Cloud computing has started to play a crucial role in mobile based value-added service (VAS) offering as end-users appetite for applications is ever-increasing and service providers are increasingly moving towards alternative service platforms and support infrastructure.
Mobile VAS in the Cloud includes communications, content, commerce and applications of various types. Leading companies are positioning themselves to take leverage cost improvements as well as enhanced functionality, services integration, and convergence across service types heretofore constrained by device type, network type, and/or service provider. However, ensuring a fast, flexible, and economically viable service delivery via the Cloud is a continuous challenge thanks to security issues, piracy concerns, and the threat of cybercriminals damaging consumer and enterprise data.
Mobile Value-added Services (VAS) in the Cloud: Security Challenges, Market Opportunities and Forecasts 2013 - 2018 evaluates opportunities for mobile VAS in the Cloud, company specific solutions, alliances to combat challenges, market drivers and decision factors for consumer and enterprise customers. The report includes analysis of forecasts as well as recommendations for industry players.
Companies in Report:
- Cloud services companies
- Mobile network operators
- Small to Medium Business (SMB)
- Network infrastructure providers
- VAS application development companies
- Large multinational enterprise companies
- Security and privacy protection companies
- Awareness Technologies
- Business Innovation Councils
- CA Technologies
- CREDANT Technologies
- Rand Group
- Red Hat
- Trend Micro
- Global cloud software security market is predicted to reach US$ 3 billion by 2018
- Latin America will remain the top growth market for cloud based VAS market over the next 5 years
- Cloud segment IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) will hold the highest market share of 44% by 2018
- Government agencies and large enterprises will be the top users of cloud security software by 2018
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.