InfoTrends estimates that U.S. consumers are storing more than 380 billion photos in 2012, and that that total will approach 700 billion by 2016. Hardware manufacturers, developers, and service providers offer consumers a wide range of choices for viewing, sharing, storing, and protecting those growing collections of personal content.
The rapid growth of social networking sites and cloud services, as well as mobile devices, Internet-connected television, and apps for all platforms, make this dynamic sector of the market an interesting one to track. The players in this space are from varied backgrounds in the photography, consumer electronics, storage, networking, and telecommunications industries. They are constantly innovating, with solutions that stand on their own or integrate with other partners.
To help you prosper in this environment, InfoTrends offers the Connected Imaging Trends Consulting Service (CIT). Clients benefit from InfoTrends’ consumer research on the use of social networks, connected devices, and cloud services; profiles of existing vendors and emerging technology providers; analysis of important industry developments; and forecasts that include imaging activities and related revenue. This service provides executives, product and marketing managers, and senior managers the information and advice they need to outpace the competition and thrive in this dynamic marketplace.
You will benefit from ongoing and direct access to our staff of experts, who can answer inquires, engage in market discussions, and provide consultation. A comprehensive understanding of your industry enables our team to provide customized, actionable information and advice for your individual business needs. Inquiries and consultation can be used to:
- Provide custom cuts of our forecast data
- Identify potential business partners
- Discuss industry developments
- Interpret research
- Understand the competitive landscape
- Assist with strategic planning
- Support presentation and business planning