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The Personal Cloud: Transforming Personal Computing, Mobile, And Web Markets – A BT Futures Report

An Empowered Report: Sizing The Opportunity As Individuals Embrace New Services For Managing Their Work And Personal Digital Lives

    Why Read This Report

    The personal computing experience for individuals is broken, ruptured by the fragmentation of personal information across PCs and mobile devices and the scattering of content across a multitude of online services. This report for vendor strategists describes the emerging personal cloud ecosystem, which will dramatically transform market opportunities for web properties, PC makers, OS providers, mobile device manufacturers, ISPs and telcos, and enterprise software vendors. We spell out the emerging set of personal cloud core and component services, the three leading players and a variety of contenders, and the range of information types handled by personal cloud services. We forecast the number of users and paying subscribers to personal cloud services through 2016, and break down the business models behind what will become a $12 billion market.
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    • The Personal Computing Experience Is A Victim Of Its Own Success
    • Introducing Personal Cloud: A New Model For Personal Computing
    • Market Forecast: $6 Billion In Direct Revenue And A Total Of $12 Billion By 2016
    • User's Personal Clouds Will Contain Many Types Of Information And Content
    • Three Players Lead With Broad Capabilities, But Key Startups Drive Innovation
    • WHAT IT MEANS

      The "P Cloud" Will Transform Markets, Products, And Business Models
    • RECOMMENDATIONS

      Prepare For Major Opportunity And Turbulence Selling To Individuals
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