"cloud services" articles

Parks Associates research shows 51% of U.S. pay-TV subscribers are very interested in unlimited DVR storage. Currently, over 50% of U.S. broadband homes either include a DVR as part of their pay-TV subscription or have purchased one at retail. Consumers are recording shows at higher volumes. Companies are looking toward cloud DVR systems to not only meet the demand of the amount of data recorded in the video industry, but to also lead to new innovations and...
 
As the IoT market comes to fruition, companies are creating future-proof strategies to secure the health of the market. As consumers learn the basics of the platform, they will want the next thing, the next innovation. New value-added services and privacy innovations can help the IoT market become a durable, future-proof industry. Parks Associates and Ayla Networks recently aired a complimentary industry webcast to outline how companies can develop future-proof IoT market...
Parks Associates research shows that online video ranks highest among younger consumers as the most important video source . Increasingly, connected devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops are becoming secondary screens for watching, discovering, and sharing video content.  However, as CE devices become a preferred tool to manage and share videos, music, and photos, incorporating these functionalities in CE devices also introduces a whole new layer of complexity....
A recent SMB Tech Support Services report by Parks Associates shows that small businesses are looking to cloud services for data storage, security, and backup. Antivirus and antispyware programs are among the most used programs, and security and backup services are used more often in SMBs with 10 or more employees. Companies with 20 or more employees tend to be the most optimally sized for cloud applications and services, the report finds. These data points are significant when...
 
by Kaitlin Hawkins | Apr. 9, 2014
Tags: cloud services, tech support
As more and more smart home control devices and offerings become available to the public, new ways to maximize their potential and their convenience become key considerations for consumers wishing to adopt. Parks Associates research finds that, from a product perspective, connectivity expands the functionality of a product and enhances the user experience. Connectivity also opens the door to new revenue opportunities from demand response (DR) and energy efficiency (EE) programs....
Staples will launch a new home automation system, called Staples Connect , which will be sold online and in its U.S. stores. The new system is similar to Lowe’s Iris , but has more than the DIY offerings from other mass marketers. The Web-connected hub can communicate with thermostats, lights, door locks and other smart devices for remote monitoring and control over the Internet. The system is powered by Zonoff , the cloud-based home-control platform that also drives Somfy’s...
 
Parks Associates and mPortal have released a complimentary whitepaper, “Mobile Collaborative Communications for Business." This whitepaper assesses the impact of connected device use on business communications and workflow strategies. It also analyzes the impact of connected devices and includes strategies for businesses to leverage mobility and cloud-based services in order to build their competitive edge. Topics in this whitepaper include: OTT applications use...
 
by Julia Homier | Sep. 19, 2013
Tags: cloud services, OTT, Whitepaper
Parks Associates has released a new industry report, Business Strategies: Profiting from the Cloud , which analyzes the ecosystem and business strategies for the storage cloud, a key segment of the personal cloud that provides online, remote access to stored content. The report details the various players within the storage cloud ecosystem, their motivations, and the business models that best align with their goals. It assesses areas of differentiation, how to reach consumers,...
 
by Julia Homier | Jul. 26, 2013
Tags: cloud services

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