Computing, Content, Applications and Commerce in the Cloud: Legacy Network Operator Threats and Opportunities
Migration to the cloud will affect more than just IT outsourcing of datacenters. Cloud represents opportunities and threats to existing network operators as applications, content, commerce, and computing migrate to the cloud. Game changing technologies including 4G, IP Multimedia Subsystem, and cloud computing will transform wireless communications. This transformation will be a boon for some who recognize and seize the opportunities and a bane for others who do not adjust their strategies, products and solutions. This report evaluates the key technologies, solutions, applications and companies expected to benefit from this evolution. This research also evaluates threats and opportunities for incumbent network operators and service providers. It is imperative that they take steps now to position themselves for these significant changes in Computing, Content, Applications and Commerce (CCAC) as their existing revenue streams and future profitability will depend on successful positioning and execution. This research focuses on CCAC in the Cloud, evaluating the impacts on infrastructure planning, application deployment, facilitation of emerging solutions, competitive threats, and more. It is essential research for all telecommunications service providers including legacy wireline, cellular, fixed wireless (WiFi/WiMAX/others), MSO/cable, emerging OTT players, and others. The report analyzes the business impacts of migration as well as leading applications, competitive issues, case study analysis of players/applications, infrastructure, and the future of CCAC in the Cloud.