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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)

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)

Nickelodeon Embraces Recurring Revenue By @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Nickelodeon - The Newest Brand to Embrace the Move to Recurring Revenue Can’t get enough of SpongeBob SquarePants? You’re in luck! Soon you’ll be able to watch your favorite show on demand. Nickelodeon owner Viacom recently announced its plan to offer a stand-alone Internet offering that focuses on mobile viewers for the popular cable channel. Full details and offerings for the plan, which launches in March, haven’t been released yet so it’s still unclear how much subscribers will pay and if they will get the same services as cable and satellite TV subscribers or access to supple... (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)

Moving to Recurring Revenue Models @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Five Reasons Fortune 500 Companies Are Moving to Recurring Revenue Models Implementing a recurring revenue business model guarantees stable, predictable income and a high customer lifetime value (CLV). It’s no surprise, then, that nearly half of U.S. businesses have either adopted or are planning to adopt recurring revenue models. Recurring revenue is a disruptive trend that empowers companies to grow revenue, gain the competitive advantage, and increase market share across all industries, from healthcare to entertainment to retail. Some estimates place the total market value of ... (more)