This week on Gigaom Research: picking the right infrastructure, machine data analytics, and tablets

This week on Gigaom Research, popular reports covered topics such as machine-to-machine data analytics for the energy sector, key Infrastructure-as-a-Service components that should be evaluated in cloud migration, and the trends effecting future global tablet shipments.

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Mobile: “Forecast: Global tablet shipments, 2012-2017” by Peter Crocker

This week Peter Crocker analyzed both global and regional trends in the tablet market. In 2014, many expect that a low-priced tablet will emerge in the $40 to $100 range. Despite dropping prices, Peter projects that shipment growth will decrease due to competition from wearables, “phablets,” and convertible laptops.

Cloud: “A checklist for stacking up IaaS providers” by Janakiram MSV

This report lists the key players in the IaaS market and then breaks down the key infrastructure components that should be evaluated before migrating workloads. This report will help shed more light on the fastest growing segment of the worldwide cloud services market.

Cleantech: “Internet of things: the influence of M2M data on the energy industry” by Adam Lesser

Gigaom’s cleantech curator takes a look at how machine-to-machine data is transforming the energy industry. This early market has found opportunity addressing many of the risks faced by the smart-grid and the oil and gas sectors. According to Adam Lesser, “both are adopting M2M networking combined with a layer of data analytics to help lower costs and drive efficiencies.”

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