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How to Capitalize on the Rise of Online Gaming
In the award-winning documentary The King of Kong, a classic arcade game enthusiast opines that, in the end, we are all gamers. Whether we like BINGO, card games, Left 4 Dead 2 or crossword puzzles, everybody has some form of gaming that they enjoy. And more and more, these games are migrating to online platforms, from Xbox Live to Yahoo! Games, from Puzzlenation.com to the PlayStation Network. More gamers than ever are playing their games online, and that means that online games are generating more revenue than ever.
Business Insights recently forecasted that online gaming revenue will increase from the $13.2 billion mark in 2009 to $25.4 billion in 2014. That is a compound annual growth rate of 13.9 percent. With such a wide variety of games, from first person shooters to word games to social games, the potential revenue streams from online gaming are just waiting to be tapped. But this rush of popularity in the online gaming space also comes with some potential pitfalls. For example, are IT infrastructure providers prepared to keep up with game developers, publishers and distributors who feel that they must keep up a brisk pace of innovation in order to keep gamers interested and satisfied?
In order to answer this question and more, Internap (News - Alert) is sponsoring a free webinar titled “Online Infrastructure Trends Capitalizing on a Growing Industry.” To be held at 2pm ET/11am PT on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, the webinar will feature a panel of gaming IT infrastructure experts. They will discuss trends in the industry and the optimization of online gaming environments. Anyone in the gaming industry seeking to maximize IT infrastructure will benefit from the webinar.
The panel will discuss whether gaming in the cloud is ready for prime time. They will also talk about the best environments for different game types, from massive multiplayer online role playing games to social games. Other topics to be covered include how the impact of mobile devices such as tablets affects gaming what infrastructure trends will have the most impact.
For more information, or to register, click here.
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Edited by Rachel Ramsey