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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)

Recurring Revenue and the 'Internet of Things' By @AriaSystemsInc | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

2014 was a big year for Aria. Most notably, the company announced a record-setting year with revenue best across the board. While this is indicative of Aria’s success as a company, the findings are even more indicative of the space Aria occupies – recurring revenue, now estimated to be a $300 billion market across all industries and companies, is on the fast track with no signs of slowing down. So now that we know the space is hot, let’s look back to the top read blog posts* of 2014 and identify the key takeaways to bring into the new year. Customer Lifetime Value: The Litmus Tes... (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)

A New Way of Thinking By @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

A New Way of Thinking with Recurring Revenue Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Today’s most successful brands have switched focus from managing sales transactions to managing customer experiences with the goal of maximizing the lifetime value of each relationship. In an environment where customers have increasing control over the relationships with companies they do business with, managing every moment of the customer experience is crucial to a successful recurring revenue business. Customers want what they want, how they want it, and when they want it. The businesses t... (more)

Cloud Monetization and the 'Internet of Things' By @AriaSystemsInc | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Strong Privacy Management is Key for Cloud Monetization and IoT As healthcare providers move into mobile device applications and across enterprise and cloud technologies in the U.S. and abroad, businesses and consumers are demanding more layers of protection. And it’s needed: Recent online security breaches highlight the importance of security, especially as cloud transactions and the IoT become more commonplace. Attracting new customers and retaining old ones is paramount for most companies, and creating trust goes a long way when it comes to the monetization of online data. Con... (more)