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Personal Cloud Market by Revenue Type (Direct Revenue and Indirect Revenue), User Type (Individual, Small Business and Medium Business), Hosting Type (Providers’ Premises and Users’ Premises), & by Region - Global Forecast to 2020

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: September 2015
Report Code: TC 1285

 

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The emergence of cloud-based services by various companies for several purposes such as digitalization of work, and real-time access has increased the demand for personal cloud among users.

Presently, personal cloud has been adopted by various organizations for storing, sharing, and syncing files and folders without using computer systems. Personal cloud is a cloud-based service offered to the users to store, share, and access their personal documents, photos, and other files anywhere without using a computer system.

With the consumerization of IT services in the past few years, users have become technologically savvy. The increasing use of internet has also helped people to start demanding innovative technologies. The introduction of cloud-based applications has improved the usage of cloud-based services as users find apps more customers friendly and comfortable to use anywhere.. This has encouraged personal cloud service providers to integrate personal cloud applications within personal cloud services.
Presently, the emergence, of personal cloud has encouraged small and medium organizations to provide their employees with personal cloud services to access business information from anywhere on their personal systems. Moreover, the small and medium enterprises are also adopting personal cloud service as these services are less expensive and do not require expansion of the IT staff.

The report spans the overall structure of the personal cloud market and provides premium insights that can help personal cloud service providers, technology providers, application developers, consumer electronics manufacturers, third-party service providers, and internet service providers to identify the need of various users. The report analyzes the growth rate and penetration of personal cloud across all the major regions.

The personal market is gaining traction which is evident from the recent partnership of Microsoft Corporation with Rackspace. Key players such as Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Box, Dropbox, Google, Seagate, Buffalo Technology, Engyte, and Sugarsync are offering their solutions to several organizations in various industry verticals.

The market report is segmented on the basis of revenues, user types, hosted types, and regions. The revenues category is further categorized as direct revenues and indirect revenues. The user type is categorized into individual, small enterprises, and medium enterprises. The personal cloud market by hosted type is segmented into hosted from providers’ premises and hosted from users’ premises.

This report analyzes the global adoption trends, future growth potentials, key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and best practices in the personal cloud market. The report also examines growth potential, market sizes, and revenue forecasts across different regions. Available customization for this report includes country level data and client specific company profiling. The report forecasts the market sizes and trends of personal cloud in the following submarkets:

On the basis of revenues:

  • Direct Revenues
  • Indirect Revenues

On the basis of user types:

  • Individual
  • Small Enterprises
  • Medium Enterprises

On the basis of hosted types:

  • Hosted from providers’ premises
  • Hosted from users’ premises

On the basis of regions:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific (APAC)
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
  • Latin America

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 15)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Limitations
    1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 19)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.3 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
    2.4 Assumptions

3 Personal Cloud Market: Executive Summary (Page No. - 28)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 32)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Personal Cloud Market
    4.2 Global Market: Top Two Users
    4.3 Global Personal Cloud Market
    4.4 Global Market Potential
    4.5 Global Market (2015)
    4.6 Personal Cloud Regional Market
    4.7 Personal Cloud Growth Matrix
    4.8 Life Cycle Analysis, By Region, 2015

5 Personal Cloud Market Overview (Page No. - 39)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Evolution
    5.3 Market Segmentation
           5.3.1 By Revenue Type
           5.3.2 By User Type
           5.3.3 By Hosting Type
           5.3.4 By Region
    5.4 Market Dynamics
           5.4.1 Drivers
                    5.4.1.1 Rising Data Generation Activities
                    5.4.1.2 Digital Contingency and Disaster Recovery Planning
                    5.4.1.3 Escalating Mobility Trends
           5.4.2 Restraints
                    5.4.2.1 Prevalence of Data Security Apprehensions
                    5.4.2.2 Lack of Awareness About Network Connectivity
           5.4.3 Opportunities
                    5.4.3.1 Increasing Business Tie-Ups With Device Manufacturers
                    5.4.3.2 Bridging the Connectivity and Accessibility Gap
           5.4.4 Challenge
                    5.4.4.1 Vendor Lock-In and Interoperability
           5.4.5 Winning Imperative
                    5.4.5.1 Turning Personal Cloud Alluring to Business Users

6 Personal Cloud Market: Industry Trends (Page No. - 50)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
    6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.3.1 Threat From New Entrants
           6.3.2 Threat From Substitutes
           6.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.3.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
    6.4 Impact of Standards and Regulations
           6.4.1 ISO/IEC27018
           6.4.2 European Data Protection Directives
           6.4.3 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

7 Personal Cloud Market, Business Models Analysis (Page No. - 57)
    7.1 Current Business Models
           7.1.1 Personal Cloud Hosted From Providers’ Premises (Data Center)
                    7.1.1.1 Overall Approach
                    7.1.1.2 Key Features and Pricing
           7.1.2 Personal Cloud Hosted From Users’ Premises
                    7.1.2.1 Overall Approach
                    7.1.2.2 Key Features and Pricing

8 Personal Cloud Market, Pricing Strategies (Page No. - 60)
    8.1 Pricing Strategies
           8.1.1 Freemium Overview
           8.1.2 Free Users vs Paid Users
           8.1.3 is This Model Profitable?
           8.1.4 Pricing Models for Future

9 Global Personal Cloud Market Analysis, By Revenue Type (Page No. - 62)
    9.1 Personal Cloud By Revenue Type
           9.1.1 Introduction
           9.1.2 Direct Revenue
           9.1.3 Indirect Revenue

10 Global Personal Cloud Market Analysis, By User Type (Page No. - 67)
     10.1 Personal Cloud By User Type
             10.1.1 Introduction
             10.1.2 Individual
             10.1.3 Small Business
             10.1.4 Medium Business

11 Global Personal Cloud Market Analysis, By Hosting Type (Page No. - 76)
     11.1 Introduction
             11.1.1 Providers’ Hosting (Hosted From Providers’ Premises)
             11.1.2 Users’ Hosting (Hosted From Users’ Premises)

12 Geographic Analysis (Page No. - 83)
     12.1 Introduction
     12.2 North America
             12.2.1 U.S.
             12.2.2 Canada
     12.3 Europe
     12.4 Asia-Pacific
     12.5 Middle East and Africa
     12.6 Latin America

13 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 113)
     13.1 Overview
     13.2 Competitive Situation and Trends
             13.2.1 Partnerships
             13.2.2 New Product Launches
             13.2.3 Mergers and Acquisitions

14 Company Profile (Page No. - 121)
     14.1 Introduction
     14.2 Apple, Inc.
             14.2.1 Business Overview
             14.2.2 Products and Services Offered
             14.2.3 Recent Developments
             14.2.4 MnM View
                        14.2.4.1 Key Strategies
                        14.2.4.2 SWOT Analysis
     14.3 Microsoft Corporation
             14.3.1 Business Overview
             14.3.2 Products and Services Offered
             14.3.3 Recent Developments
             14.3.4 MnM View
                        14.3.4.1 Key Strategies
                        14.3.4.2 SWOT Analysis
     14.4 Google, Inc.
             14.4.1 Business Overview
             14.4.2 Products and Services Offered
             14.4.3 Recent Developments
             14.4.4 MnM View
                        14.4.4.1 Key Strategies
                        14.4.4.2 SWOT Analysis
     14.5 Box, Inc.
             14.5.1 Business Overview
             14.5.2 Products and Services Offered
             14.5.3 Recent Developments
             14.5.4 MnM View
                        14.5.4.1 Key Strategies
                        14.5.4.2 SWOT Analysis
     14.6 Amazon Web Services
             14.6.1 Business Overview
             14.6.2 Products and Services Offered
             14.6.3 Recent Developments
             14.6.4 MnM View
                        14.6.4.1 Key Strategies
                        14.6.4.2 SWOT Analysis
     14.7 Seagate Technology, LLC.
             14.7.1 Business Overview
             14.7.2 Products and Services Offered
             14.7.3 Recent Developments
             14.7.4 MnM View
                        14.7.4.1 Key Strategies
     14.8 Dropbox, Inc.
             14.8.1 Business Overview
             14.8.2 Products and Services Offered
             14.8.3 Recent Developments
             14.8.4 MnM View
                        14.8.4.1 Key Strategies
     14.9 Egnyte, Inc.
             14.9.1 Business Overview
             14.9.2 Products and Services Offered
             14.9.3 Recent Developments
             14.9.4 MnM View
                        14.9.4.1 Key Strategies
     14.10 Buffalo Technology, Inc.
             14.10.1 Business Overview
             14.10.2 Products and Services Offered
             14.10.3 Recent Developments
             14.10.4 MnM View
                        14.10.4.1 Key Strategies
     14.11 Sugarsync, Inc.
             14.11.1 Business Overview
             14.11.2 Products and Services Offered
             14.11.3 Recent Developments
             14.11.4 MnM View
                        14.11.4.1 Key Strategies

15 Key Innovators (Page No. - 149)
     15.1 Funambol
             15.1.1 Business Overview
     15.2 F-Secure
             15.2.1 Business Overview
     15.3 Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.
             15.3.1 Business Overview

16 Appendix (Page No. - 151)
     16.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     16.2 Discussion Guide
     16.3 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     16.4 Available Customizations
     16.5 Related Reports


List of Tables (67 Tables)

Table 1 Global Personal Cloud Market Size and Growth, 2013–2020 (USD Million, Y-O-Y %)
Table 2 Drivers: Impact Analysis
Table 3 Restraints: Impact Analysis
Table 4 Opportunities: Impact Analysis
Table 5 Challenge: Impact Analysis
Table 6 Global Market Size, By Revenue Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 7 Direct Revenue: Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 8 Indirect Revenue: Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 9 Global Personal Cloud Market Size, By User Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 10 Individual: Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 11 Individual: Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 12 Small Business: Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 13 Small Business: Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 14 Medium Business: Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 15 Medium Business: Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 16 Global Personal Cloud Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 17 Providers’ Hosting: Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 18 Providers’ Hosting: Market Size, By User Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 19 Users’ Hosting: Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 20 Users’ Hosting: Market Size, By User Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 21 Global Personal Cloud Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 22 North America: Market Size, By Revenue Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 23 North America: Market Size, By User Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 24 North America: Individual Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 25 North America: Small Business Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 26 North America: Medium Business Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 27 North America: Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 28 North America: Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 29 U.S.: Market Size, By Revenue Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 30 U.S.: Market Size, By User Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 31 U.S.: Individual Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 32 U.S.: Small Business Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 33 U.S.: Medium Business Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 34 U.S.: Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 35 Canada: Market Size, By Revenue Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 36 Canada: Market Size, By User Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 37 Canada: Individual Personal Cloud Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 38 Canada: Small Business Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 39 U.S.: Medium Business Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 40 Canada: Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 41 Europe: Market Size, By Revenue Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 42 Europe: Market Size, By User Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 43 Europe: Individual Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 44 Europe: Small Business Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 45 Europe:  Medium Business Personal Cloud Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 46 Europe: Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 47 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Revenue Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 48 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By User Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 49 Asia-Pacific: Individual Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 50 Asia-Pacific: Small Business Personal Cloud Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 51 Asia-Pacific: Medium Business Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 52 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 53 Middle East and Africa: Market Size, By Revenue Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 54 Middle East and Africa: Market Size, By User Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 55 Middle East and Africa: Individual Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 56 Middle East and Africa: Small Business Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 57 Middle East and Africa: Medium Business Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 58 Middle East and Africa: Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 59 Latin America: Market Size, By Revenue Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 60 Latin America: Market Size, By User Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 61 Latin America: Individual Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 62 Latin America: Small Business Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 63 Latin America: Medium Business Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 64 Latin America: Market Size, By Hosting Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 65 Partnerships, 2013–2015
Table 66 New Product Launches, 2013–2015
Table 67 Mergers and Acquisitions, 2013–2015


List of Figures (57 Figures)

Figure 1 Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Personal Cloud Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Breakdown of Primary Interview: By Company Type, Designation, and Region
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 5 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 6 Data Triangulation
Figure 7 Medium Business in the Personal Cloud Market is Expected to Grow Rapidly During the Forecast Period
Figure 8 Asia-Pacific and Latin America Expected to Exhibit the Highest Growth During the Forecast Period
Figure 9 Global Market Share, 2015: North America is Expected to Account for the Highest Market Share During the Period of 2015–2020
Figure 10 Increasing Business Tie-Ups With Device Manufacturers Acts as an Attractive Market Opportunity in the Global Market
Figure 11 Medium Business is the Fastest Growing User Type Among Others
Figure 12 North America Holds the Maximum Share in the Personal Cloud User Market in 2015
Figure 13 Asia-Pacific is Expected to Have the Highest Market Growth Potential for the Personal Cloud Market
Figure 14 Providers’ Hosting is Expected to Continue to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 15 Asia-Pacific is Expected to Grow Faster Than Europe and North America During 2015–2020
Figure 16 Global Personal Cloud, Growth Matrix
Figure 17 Asia-Pacific Market is Expected to Grow Exponentially During the Forecast Period
Figure 18 Integration of Wearable Technology in the Personal Cloud Market is Expected to Play A Crucial Role
Figure 19 Market Segmentation: By Revenue Type
Figure 20 Market Segmentation: By User Type
Figure 21 Market Segmentation: By Hosting Type
Figure 22 Market Segmentation: By Region
Figure 23 Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenge Analysis
Figure 24 Value Chain Analysis (2015): Major Role Played By Personal Cloud Service Providers
Figure 25 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis (2015): High Market Growth Rate is Increasing the Competition in the Industry
Figure 26 Direct Revenue is Expected to Continue Contribute the Highest to the Market
Figure 27 North America is Expected to Contribute Substantially Toward Direct Revenue in the Personal Cloud Market
Figure 28 Medium Business is Growing Substantially Among Other Users in the Market
Figure 29 Asia-Pacific Market is Expected to Grow Substantially With the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 30 Providers’ Hosting Has the Largest Contribution Toward the Market for Small Business
Figure 31 Providers’ Hosting is Expected to Continue to Dominate the Personal Cloud Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 32 Providers’ Hosting is Expected to Show the Highest Traction in Asia-Pacific During the Forecast Period
Figure 33 Users’ Hosting is Expected to Grow at A Considerable Rate Among Medium Business During the Forecast Period
Figure 34 Geographic Snapshot: Rapid-Growth Markets are Emerging as New Hotspot
Figure 35 Asia-Pacific: an Attractive Destination for Personal Cloud
Figure 36 North America Market Snapshot: Providers’ Hosting to Contribute Maximum to the Market
Figure 37 Asia-Pacific Personal Cloud Market Snapshot: Users’ Hosting is Expected to Gain Popularity Among the Users
Figure 38 Companies Adopted New Product Launches as the Key Growth Strategy Between 2013 and 2015
Figure 39 Apple and Google  Grew at the Fastest Rate Between 2010 and 2014
Figure 40 Market Evaluation Framework
Figure 41 Battle for Market Share: Partnerships and New Product Launches Were the Key Strategies
Figure 42 Geographic Revenue Mix of Top 4 Market Players
Figure 43 Apple, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 44 Apple, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 45 Microsoft Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 46 Microsoft Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 47 Google, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 48 Google, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 49 Box, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 50 Box, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 51 Amazon Web Services: Company Snapshot
Figure 52 Amazon Web Services: SWOT Analysis
Figure 53 Seagate Technology, LLC.: Company Snapshot
Figure 54 Dropbox, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 55 Egnyte, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 56 Buffalo Technology, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 57 Sugarsync, Inc.: Company Snapshot

Personal cloud means a place where user can store, share, and sync their documents, files, and folders without requiring any system. This service allows users to access their important documents, photos, and other files from any location with the help of internet.

In the 1950s, main frame computers were developed that allowed users to have physical access to computers from various terminals. In the 1990s, companies developed online platforms for personal and business communications. In the 2000’s, companies started introducing various storage spaces for promoting the growth of the personal cloud market.

Presently, the market is growing progressively with consistent technological advancements. Moreover, organizations are offering enterprise-based applications so that enterprise users can use personal cloud services for their business purposes. In the years to come, it is expected that the personal cloud market will grow substantially with the demand of integration within wearable technology.

Internet service providers also play a vital role in this market as they allow sending and receiving of information over the networks such as ZyXEL and Tetherview. This personal cloud market consists of various stakeholders including personal cloud service providers, device manufacturers, network providers, internet service providers, application developers, white label cloud service providers, and consumer electronics providers. These stakeholders play an important role in the significant growth of the market by providing the technologies needed, communication devices, networks, and applications, to name a few.

Rising data generation activities and escalating mobility trends are the driving forces prevailing in the market, due to which the market is gaining traction. Rise in the generation, access, and sharing of content owing to the growing usage of diverse computing devices, has led to an increase in the need for robust services to store and share documents.

There are various factors such as increasing business tie-ups with device manufacturers and bridging the connectivity and accessibility gap in this market, creating opportunities for vendors. For augmenting profitability and extending their customer base, some service providers have entered into business agreements with electronic device/computing device manufacturers to integrate their services.

The personal cloud market is growing consistently with the existence of large service vendors and other third-party providers such as Amazon, Apple, Google, Box, Dropbox, Seagate, Microsoft, Sugarsync, and Buffalo Technology offering advanced technological solutions to various small and medium enterprises.

This report analyzes the global adoption trends, future growth potential, key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and best practices in the market. MarketsandMarkets expects the personal cloud market to grow from USD 12.02 Billion in 2015 to USD 80.02 Billion by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 46.1% during the forecast period.

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