Cloud Application Marketplace 2013 - 2018
There are thousands of cloud applications in the market that are offered by hundreds of vendors. To gain a competitive advantage in the cloud applications market, companies are collaborating in the development and/or delivery of solutions that solve enterprise problems, optimize operations, improve customer relations and services delivery. Many of these solutions rely upon open APIs for access to hybrid enterprise/telephony cloud-based applications. This trend is expected to accelerate as the lower cost of cloud application operations is a significant deployment factor.
At the consumer user level, the global cloud applications marketplace is driven largely by the increasing adoption of a variety of mobile devices including smartphones, tablets, and wearable wireless devices. Mobile device penetration and usage drives application demand with the latter indicating a strong correlation with cloud adoption rates. Mobile network operator motivation to develop new sources of top-line revenue and high-margin services represents an additional driving factor.
Cloud Application Marketplace 2013 - 2018 informs decision makers and provides an understanding of the key trends impacting the cloud application marketplace. This research evaluates the key benefits, challenges, trends and development process impacting the market for cloud-based applications. This study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report includes comprehensive market and vendor analysis as wells as forecasting.
- Telecom service providers
- API management companies
- SDN and virtualization vendors
- Telecom managed service providers
- Wireless/mobile infrastructure providers
- Cloud infrastructure and service providers
- SMB and enterprise companies of all types
- Regulatory bodies and governmental organizations
- Investors: venture capital, private equity and hedge funds
Companies in Report:
- America Movil
- China Mobile
- Easy Vista
- Range International
- Sun Microsystems
Mind Commerce Publishing's research methodology encompasses input from a wide variety of sources.
We rely heavily upon our Subject Matter Experts (SME) in terms of their market knowledge, unique perspective, and vision. We utilize SME industry contacts as well as previous customers and participants in our market surveys and interactive interviews.
In addition, we rely upon our extensive internal database, which contains modeling, qualitative analysis, and quantitative data. We review secondary sources and compare to our primary sources to update previous findings (for prior version reports) and/or compile baseline information for technology and market modeling.
We share preliminary models with industry contacts (select previous clients, experts, and thought leaders) to verify the veracity of initial modeling. Prior to final report production (analysis, findings, and conclusions), we engage in an internal review with internal SMEs as well as cross-expertise, senior staff members to challenge results.
We believe that forecasts should be prepared as part of an integrated process which involves both quantitative as well as qualitative factors. We follow the following 3-step process for forecasting.
Step 1 - Forecasts Input:
The inputs for the present and historical revenues are derived from industry players. Financial and other quantitative data for individual sub-market categories are derived from original research and tested with interviews with major industry constituents.
Step 2 - Forecasting of Future Years:
Mind Commerce extends forecasts based on a variety of factors including demand drivers as well as supply side data. Key success factors and assumptions are considered.
Step 3 - Validation of Data:
The final step is to validate projections, which is accomplished in consultation with both internal and external industry experts, including both topic and regional experts. Adjustments are made to the forecasts based on factors identified throughout this process.