PC World has a piece on the growth of the cloud storage space done by a research firm IHS. A pretty interesting quote that we liked: “IHS predicting there could be a half-billion personal cloud storage subscriptions by the end of this year with double-digit growth levels expected for at least the next half decade.” So I did a little googling to find the original article, and came across this chart from IHS showing the projected growth in cloud storage:
A couple of interesting quotes from the IHS press release:
” “In an environment where mobile devices like smartphones and media tablets handle broadband data on a near-ceaseless basis, businesses are realizing the importance of cloud services in allowing consumers to manage, store and sync content across their devices,” said Jagdish Rebello, Ph.D., director for consumer & communications at IHS.”
“As digital pictures, video, music and files are generated, purchased and stored across multiple clouds and devices, the material becomes increasingly difficult to find and manage. Even more challenges arise as people hoping to store and access cloud content use additional mobile and connected devices, including ebook readers, cameras, camcorders, media tablets, Internet-enabled TVs and connected car systems… It becomes critical then for a cloud service to manage the content in an organized fashion, ensuring that people know where their media is located, what devices are capable of supporting which type of content, what is backed up, and what works online or off.”
The second quote kind of reminds me of the blog post we just did on finding your cloud files – as more and more is stored the cloud, accessing and getting to a particular file becomes a lot more challenging. Unless you are using the OfficeDrop file search engine to help you find the file you are looking for, quickly and from any device!
Here is the PC World article.