San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 05, 2013
GigaOM Research has released its latest batch of quarterly wrap-ups, which summarize the biggest news, executive shake-ups, and mergers and acquisitions that occurred over the past three months in the cloud, cleantech, mobile, social and connected consumer markets. Other recent reports include an analysis of the Xbox One, and the future of big data analytics in the financial sector.
July 2013 Research includes:
Cloud and data second-quarter 2013: analysis and outlook (subscription required)
Analysts David Linthicum and Jo Maitand examine major news from the past three months in the cloud, infrastructure and big data sector. While the NSA leaks and the PRISM scandal dominated the quarter’s headlines — and stirred up questions about cloud privacy and data privacy across international borders — the quarter also included major acquisitions, such as the IBM-SoftLayer deal. Linthicum and Maitland highlight big executive changes, emerging trends and funding/IPO news for the cloud and data market, and they present a near-term outlook.
(See all the second quarter wrap-up reports here.)
The Xbox One’s role in the TV ecosystem (subscription required)
While the device met with mixed reviews, analyst Paul Sweeting argues that the Xbox One represents part of a greater strategy for Microsoft. Rather than releasing just another console, he believes the Xbox One is poised to capitalize on an inflection point in the video game industry, which has seen the rise of mobile and cloud-based gaming markets. Sweeting contends that Microsoft hopes to dominate the living room by providing a multipurpose entertainment device that serves up a range of non-gaming content, such as TV and video content and other media.
Proactive compliance: using big data analytics to manage human risks (subscription required)
Financial institutions are using increasingly affordable technologies like cloud computing and parallel processing to monitor and detect potentially suspicious activity. But analyst Steve Hunt contends that many of the systems in place are still insufficient for detecting more subtle cases of fraud and money laundering. Instead, he suggests that financial institutions take a proactive approach, using big data and predictive analytics tools to detect patterns in unstructured and semistructured data — capitalizing on techniques commonly used by government intelligence agencies. Hunt analyzes the compliance challenges, current practices and common threats that are affecting the financial sector today and provides a list of recommendations for CIOs and CSOs.
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