Monetization, Agile Billing and the 'Internet of Things'

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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 Office365. As the small, everyday tasks of business move to the cloud to improve the productivity of workers and IT departments, large everyday operations are also moving to the cloud to improve the efficiency of the business as a whole. Salesforce.com is the most obvious example of this, granting ... (more)

Maximizing Customer Lifetime Value By @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Maximizing Customer Lifetime Value Through Interactions In recurring revenue models, maximizing customer lifetime value (CLV) is achieved through establishing a lifetime of customer interaction points as each provides an opportunity to win revenue and loyalty. While the previous two posts in this CLV miniseries focused on the definition of CLV and how to boost CLV, today we’ll dive into how to maximize CLV through customer interactions. The beauty of recurring revenue models is the abundance of opportunities a company has to create these customer interaction points. From an upgra... (more)

Internet of Things Trends to Watch By @AriaSystemsInc | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

3 IoT Trends to Watch in 2015 The dust has settled from CES 2015. The Internet of Things was front and center throughout the show, a reflection of its rapidly expanding presence in products and services for consumers and businesses alike. IoT played a vital role in hundreds of products on display, including dazzling innovations such as self-driving cars and the latest drones. Here are three trends that emerged from CES that will shape the direction of IoT monetization in 2015 and beyond. Wearables move beyond the wrist The market for wearables is advancing beyond the realm of wri... (more)

Recurring Revenue Still Flying High By @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo

By Tim Clark Innovative companies who provide their products and services on a recurring basis have continued to generate new sales and drive greater profits since Aria Systems published its Big Book of Recurring Revenue Innovators e-book in Spring of this year. From established names such as Microsoft, ESPN, Toyota, and United Airlines to start-ups like JustFab, recurring revenue-based companies continue to show the potential for tremendous growth. JustFab, which sells women’s shoes, handbags, jewelry, denim, and athletic gear by subscription, joined the Billion-Dollar Club of c... (more)

Internet of Things, Another Silicon Valley Invention? | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

By Marie Martin The Internet of Things: Another Silicon Valley invention to get all excited about? Or is it something that will hold up beyond the California border and next January? If you’re aching to know, then I suggest you attend the upcoming “Monetizing the ‘Internet of Things’” presentation by our illustrious, and super smart co-founder, Brendan O’Brien. He’ll fly in from the East Coast just to talk to you all about the IoT next Tuesday, October 14th at 12 noon at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Foothill-F room, just steps away from the Moscone Convention Center in San Franc... (more)