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PRESS RELEASE: Research and Markets: Consumer Storage Opportunities - Identify Key Trends in Hardware and Software Development

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Consumer Storage Opportunities" report to their offering.

This report examines the consumer electronic ecosystem for data and media backup, safekeeping, storage, and sharing. It analyzes key trends in hardware and software development and provides industry forecasts for network-attached storage products.

The rapidly declining cost for storage has created the opportunity for affordable backup, safekeeping, and network-oriented storage for the mass market, said Kurt Scherf, vice president, principal analyst. What will drive developments in 2010 and beyond are networking, media sharing and streaming, and the role of consumer storage products as true media hubs.

Key Topics Covered:

  • 1.0 Notes on Methodology

  • 2.0 Consumer Storage Devices: An Overview

  • 3.0 Catalysts for the Home Server

  • 4.0 Market Forecasts

  • 5.0 Conclusions and Recommendations List of Figures:

    • Portable Device Adoption and Usage

    • Broadband Households with Hard-Drive Failures

    • Consumer Storage Product Categories

    • Portable Storage Devices

    • Direct Attached Storage Devices

    • Networked Attached Storage Devices and Home Servers

    • Storage Vendors and Digital Media Players

    • Digital Media Activities

    • Gigabytes of Storage Needed for U.S. Households

    • Current and Potential Future for Place-shifting

    • Data Backup Habits

    • Attitudes about Digital Media, Storage and Sharing

    • How Do Consumers Backup Content?

    • Consumers and Backup (2006 vs. 2009)

    • Important Storage Features for NAS Devices

    • Sharing Features for NAS Devices

    • Households with Data Networks

    • Important Networking Features for NAS Devices

    • Evolution of NAS Devices

    • Seagate: Unit Shipments of Consumer Electronics Hard Drives

    • Interest in a Network-Hosted Storage Solution

    • Network-hosted Storage vs. Physical Storage

    • Hardware Vendors and Online Storage

    • No-New-Wires Home Networking Solutions

    • Software/Middleware Providers

    • DLNA Certified NAS Products

    • DLNA Vision

    • DLNA Interoperability Stack

    • Quarterly Revenues Seagate and Western Digital

    • NAS Sales Forecast Methodology

    • NAS Unit Sales

    • NAS Revenue Forecast

    • Importance of Brand by Product Category

    • Purchasing Factors by Product Category

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/85de58/consumer_storage_o

(First posted on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 20:24 EDT)

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