STORAGE MEDIA ANALYTICS, DATA AND RESEARCH

SERVICE OVERVIEW

Since 1987 Futuresource has become a leading provider of strategic market information and consulting relating to the worldwide storage market. We help the world's biggest companies in the optical, flash and HDD field as well as major players in content, media and hardware industries navigate this challenging market space. Our services provide a holistic view across the major categories, supported by granular detail at a product and country level.

  • Flash USB Drives

  • OTG Drives

  • MicroSD Cards

  • Imaging Cards

  • SSD Drives

  • External HDD

  • Internal HDD

  • Recordable Optical Discs

Services

Our team of experts includes specialists for all major storage media categories. Our unrivalled network of industry contacts and our unique blend of methodologies are leveraged across the categories we track, to provide accurate and meaningful market insights to support our clients' business decisions. We understand both industry and consumer pull and push drivers. Our continuous and custom services provide strategic insights and advice, as well as highly granular market information by brand, feature, price and country.

  • Strategic Market Outlook - covering Flash Memory Cards and USB Drives, comprising market reports, 5-year forecasts and analyst Helpline support.

  • Product Track - providing quarterly tracking of key markets globally

    • HDD Worldwide Tracking (40 Countries)

    • SSD EMEA Tracking (22 Countries)

  • Price Track - comprising feeds from more than 1,000 retailer websites delivering over 1 million CE prices daily


Methodologies

We combine expertise and forecasting skills with data drawn from primary research, including interviews with manufactures, vendors, distributors, retailers, hardware vendors, technology companies, official bodies and industry associations. Background information and supporting data is also collected through Futuresource's internal tracking of related hardware and media categories. Secondary research is collated from a wide range of publications such as trade journals, company financial reports and conference proceedings, in order to allow data to be further cross-checked and placed within the wider industry context.


Why Futuresource?

  • Unparalleled coverage and granularity of the storage market

  • Market information relating to consumption, competition and consumers

  • Benefitting from Futuresource's cross-platform hardware and digital delivery tracking services

  • Direct access to our analysts for ad hoc inquiries


Contact Us

We would like to demonstrate our expertise to you.

For more information about how Futuresource Consulting's suite of storage media services can benefit your business, contact:

Mats Larsson, Senior Market Analyst

Mats Larsson

Senior Market Analyst

+44 (0) 1582 500 170

e: mats.larsson@futuresource-hq.com

FLASH MEMORY RESEARCH AND TRACKING

The worldwide flash memory tracker is an annual strategic market outlook service which has been running since 1999 and covers the total available worldwide market.

  • Coverage of 40 countries, spanning both established and growing regions

  • 4 detailed regional-level market reports providing commentary and data interpretation

  • Comprehensive database of 40 countries, including historical and 5 year forecasts, delivered through our interactive online portal

  • Detailed breakdown of the market in each tracked country by form factor, brand, configuration and channel

  • Ongoing access to the analyst team for ad-hoc enquires and on-site debriefs

Product Coverage

  • Flash USB Drives

  • MicroSD Cards

  • Imaging Cards

  • USB On-the-Go (OTG) Drives (New for 2016)

Geographical Coverage

  • Western Europe: France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and the UK

  • Central, Eastern Europe and CIS: Belarus, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine

  • Middle East: Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and UAE

  • Africa: Egypt and South Africa

  • North America: Canada and the USA

  • Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay and Peru

  • Asia Pacific: Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam

SOLID STATE DRIVE RESEARCH AND TRACKING

The EMEA SSD tracker is a quarterly programme tracking total distribution and the retail market for external and internal SSD. It has been running since Q1 2013 for EMEA and will be launched worldwide in 2017.

  • Coverage of 22 countries, spanning both established and growing regions

  • Four detailed quarterly market data deliverables with overview summary reports providing commentary and data interpretation

  • Comprehensive database of 22 countries, including historical quarterly data. Delivered through our interactive online portal

  • Detailed breakdown of the market quarterly in each country by form factor, brand and configuration

  • Ongoing access to the analyst team for ad-hoc enquires and on-site debriefs

Product Coverage

  • External SSD 2.5"/3.5"

  • Internal SSD 2.5"/3.5"

Geographical Coverage

  • Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK

  • Middle East and Africa: Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey and UAE

HARD DISK DRIVE RESEARCH AND TRACKING

The worldwide hard disk drive tracker is a quarterly programme tracking total distribution and the retail market for external and internal HDD. This programme has been running since Q3 2009 for EMEA and since Q1 2016 has covered the total worldwide market.

  • Coverage of 40 countries, spanning both established and growing regions

  • Four detailed quarterly market data deliverables with overview summary reports providing commentary and data interpretation

  • Comprehensive database of 40 countries, including historical quarterly data. Delivered through our interactive online portal

  • Detailed breakdown of the market quarterly in each tracked country by form factor, brand and configuration

  • Ongoing access to analyst team for ad-hoc enquires and on-site debriefs

Product Coverage

  • External Desktop Drives 3.5"

  • External Portable Drives 2.5"

  • External NAS Drives 2.5"/3.5"

  • Internal Client Drives 2.5"/3.5"

  • Internal Retail Packed Client Drives 2.5"/3.5"

  • Internal NAS Drives 2.5"/3.5"

  • Internal Surveillance Drives 2.5"/3.5"

  • Internal Enterprise Drives 2.5"/3.5"

Geographical Coverage

  • Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK

  • Middle East and Africa: Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey and UAE

  • North America: Canada and the USA

  • Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay and Peru

  • Asia Pacific: Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand

GET IN TOUCH

We would like to demonstrate our expertise to you.

For more information about how Futuresource Consulting's suite of storage media services can benefit your business, contact:

Mats Larsson

Senior Market Analyst

Futuresource Consulting

+44 (0) 1582 500 170

mats.larsson@futuresource-hq.com