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Google’s and Samsung’s Smart Home Deals Lead the Internet of Things Land Rush By Marie Martin If you’re like me – with my busy schedule and all – it’s easy to forget things, especially when I am in a rush to get out of the house for work or for some critical appointment. Usually my mind is fixated elsewhere. I invariably have to ask myself whether I’ve switched off the iron or whatever appliance I happened to be using before I left. Oh, and did I lock the door? Somebody could make a million bucks if they came up with a device that remotely shuts down any appliance large or small (not to mention the lights), and makes sure everything is locked up. Oh, wait! Somebody already has. Such devices and connected technologies exist today, and the sector is driving the leading edge of the Internet of Things under the label of the “Connected Home” or “Smart Home”. Fact is, so... (more)

Cloud Fulfills the Best-of-Breed Dream

How the Cloud Fulfills the Best-of-Breed Dream By Dan McAloon The Internet has changed the way businesses are constructed: vertical integrations and home-grown systems are being steadily replaced by off-the-shelf solutions, SaaS integrations, and web-based workflows. Documents are no longer stored on a file server halfheartedly maintained by your IT department, they’re centralized in a document-storage site like Dropbox or Box.com. Productivity software is no longer something that lives on your desktop computer in your office, but rather on the cloud using Google Drive or Office... (more)

Easing Consumer Doubts About the Internet of Things By @AriaSystemsInc | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

By Sean Kirk According to several recent studies, consumers are still very much on the fence about the Internet of Things. Before they’ll give IoT a thumbs up, these studies say, companies will need to earn their trust and offer more steak and less sizzle in their IoT offerings. While visiting my sister’s family in the Midwest over Christmas, I encountered two IoT moments I found revealing. The first showed IoT’s darker side. While we were walking, my millennial generation niece received a GPS-triggered message on her iPhone from an establishment nearby. The promo was apparentl... (more)

Bain Capital Ventures Prediction 'Ranking' By @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

By Salil Deshpande At the end of 2013, Salil Deshpande, Managing Director with Bain Capital Ventures and member of the Aria Systems board, popularly made a few predictions in the cloud and virtualization industries for 2014. Among Salil’s predictions were the notions that moving apps to the cloud includes moving your ancillary problems to the cloud and that apps will need to manage their data in memory rather writing them to a disk. So how did Salil fare with his predictions? He recently took a look back with some interesting results. His full article, which first appeared on VM ... (more)

Recurring Revenue Systems Performance By @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

New Research Reveals Enterprise Need for Increased Recurring Revenue Systems Performance Are you satisfied with your recurring revenue systems? Aria recently sponsored a first-of-its kind study that found: while 80 percent of companies are satisfied overall with their recurring revenue business, over 66 percent of organizations are looking for better performance from the operations that support them. The results detailed from Ventana Research’s survey of finance and IT professionals highlight the value enterprises place on a recurring revenue business for increasing the top line... (more)