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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 your phone and dishwasher.” To be sure, home automation is leading the way right now, what with Apple, Google, Microsoft and other companies jumping on the bandwagon. What is missing in the piece is the real challenge (and opportunity) of the IoT: monetization. The next set of leaders to em... (more)

@ThingsExpo | 'Internet of Things' (#IoT) and Our Homes in 2025 [@AriaSystemsInc]

By Marie Martin Some don’t know but “yes” there is a past for the Internet of Things.  What’s really interesting is what the future looks like. Just imagine the Internet of Things in the year 2025. Can you? Marie Martin The post The Internet of Things: Our Homes in 2025 [Infographic] appeared first on Recurring Revenue Blog | Aria Systems. ... (more)

@CloudExpo | How the #Cloud Fulfills the Best-of-Breed Dream (Part 2)

by Dan McAloon If the existing system does fifteen things, write down the major tasks of that system and divide them into as many verticals as necessary to describe the broad functional areas that require attention. If the replacement is intended to be a custom-developed, on-premises system, it’s perfectly reasonable for that system to be expected to accomplish most of the fifteen things in question. However, if SaaS-based solutions are being considered as replacements, keep in mind that SaaS-based solutions are narrow and deep: they are usually highly specialized to take on a ... (more)

Internet of Things Monetization By @AriaSystemsInc | @Thingsxpo [#IoT]

Internet of Things – Monetization Opportunities for B2Bs By Sean Kirk When it comes to monetizing the Internet of Things, it can appear that consumer scenarios are where all the action is. Connected cars, homes, kitchen appliances, connected clothing — connected wrists. If you’re a B2B company, you may be feeling left out of the party. Fear not. Your RSVP is waiting. In fact, the market potential for IoT may be as large for B2B companies as for B2C, if not larger. Here’s a look at just a few of the burgeoning IoT opportunities in store for companies that serve business-to-busin... (more)

Boosting Customer Retention By @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Boosting Customer Retention - The Metric More Valuable than Customer Acquisition Remember Andrew Mason, the giddy and self-deprecating GroupOn CEO who introduced daily deals into our lexicon? It’s been almost two years since he was fired, but the lessons of his ouster are, if anything, more relevant today to those who’ve bet their future on recurring revenue. The broad brush strokes of Mason’s rise are well-known. In the span of three years, the music major founded and led the Internet-coupon site to an impressive IPO that valued the company at almost $13 billion. Pundits pointed... (more)