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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 Francisco. To be sure, I think you know what the answer to the question posed above is. The IoT is here, and it’s happening now. But there’s nothing like hearing Brendan talk about it. It’s ‘dinner and a show.’ (Well, no dinner, but you get my drift). Brendan will talk about Google and what they’... (more)

A Guide to Recurring Revenue Success By @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

A Guide to Recurring Revenue Success… Minus the BS Happy 2015 and welcome to the New Year! Regardless of the business or industry you’re in, there’s no doubt that a successful year is at the forefront of your strategy. And at the helm driving that success is revenue. But not just any kind of revenue… we’re talking recurring revenue. When an average of 80% of a company’s future profits comes from 20% of its existing customers, it’s a telling sign of where your focus should be. And if you’re like nearly 50% of U.S. businesses today, you’ve either already adopted or are planning to ... (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)

Give the Gift That Keeps on Giving By @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

This Year Give the Gift That Keeps on Giving: 10 Valentine's Day Gifts to Enjoy Year-Round Valentine’s Day is around the corner and most of us fall into one of the following categories: 1) In a relationship and gifts/dates have been purchased/planned for weeks; 2) In a relationship but you don’t care to celebrate the holiday; or 3) Single and avoiding every drugstore greeting card and seasonal gifts section. Then there are those of us who fit somewhere in between. Perhaps, like me, you’re in a relationship but just haven’t found the time or have no clue what to give for a gift.... (more)

Switch to a Recurring Revenue Model By @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Can Your System Support the Switch to a Recurring Revenue Model? A successful recurring revenue business requires a focus on monetization across every aspect of the customer relationship, not just billing or payments. Monetization is an end-to-end process from activation through cancellation. While traditional billing systems are designed to manage one-time sales, modern systems are designed to support recurring revenue management with the functionality and integration capabilities necessary to coordinate and manage business processes and customer touch points. As the demand for ... (more)