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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 Blog, is below. Niels Bohr, one of the greatest thinkers ever and the founder of quantum mechanics, had a sense of humor, once remarking, “prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.” I don’t feel that I can predict the future any better than my peers; however, it forces me... (more)

The Compelling Driver for the 'Internet of Things'

The Compelling Driver for IoT Is in Services, Not The Devices By Marie Martin I came across a very interesting story posted at the Reviewed.com. Website in the section covering home oven reviews. The headline read “The Smart Home Dominates the Internet of Things.” The story, based on a recent report published by Appinions, a market research firm, stated that while home automation “is used interchangeably” with the Internet of Things, the fact is that the IoT is far bigger than that. “It promises to unify a vast array of industrial and commercial devices and activities, not just y... (more)

Five Ways to 'Quickly' Monetize the Internet of Things By @AriaSystemsInc | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Five Fast Ways to move Toward the Monetization of Things It seems that every other week there’s another entrant in the booming market for IoT products. This time it’s Microsoft Band. Bully for Microsoft, but what about you? What if you don’t have an IoT device in the pipeline? What if you don’t have legions of R&D wizards at your beck and call? What if your business has nothing to do with smart homes, fitness, healthcare, transportation or any of the other industries currently being heralded as first movers in IoT? Here are five ways to move faster down the path to IoT and claim ... (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)

Customer Lifetime Value Is Key Metric By @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Customer Lifetime Value Is the Key Metric to Recurring Revenue Success Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE If your business had the choice between one million lifetime customers or two million one-time transaction customers, which would you choose? Selecting the former guarantees a recurring revenue stream for years while the latter only guarantees revenue for that individual transaction. Sounds like a no-brainer, right? There are many factors that contribute to a successful recurring revenue cycle for your business, from product packaging and pricing to configuring existi... (more)