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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)

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)

Rethinking Your Products & Pricing By @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Rethinking Your Products, Packaging, and Pricing for Recurring Revenue Success Think of your new and existing products and services. Are there other ways you can package and price your offerings? Whether your goal is to grow your customer base, revenue, market share, or share of wallet, recurring revenue models can provide a multitude of options for creating new revenue streams from new or existing products. Much of the industry is still talking about the success of basic subscriptions (Amazon Prime, Netflix, Box, etc.), but many forward-thinking companies know the real value i... (more)

Enabling Your IoT Initiatives By @AriaSystemsInc | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

April 9 was IoT Day – dedicating and showcasing how The Internet of Things is revolutionizing how we live, work and monetize. But jumping in can be a daunting proposition. So many moving parts. How can you pull it off? With help. Probably a lot of it. In this post, we provide a brief overview of some of the main IoT enablement services available to help make your IoT monetization vision a reality in the marketplace. DIY Resources Just to be clear, no enterprise, no matter how large, has all the capabilities in house to bring a complex IoT product or service to market without som... (more)

@ThingsExpo | Google and Samsung Lead IoT Land Rush [by @AriaSystemsInc]

Google’s and Samsung’s Smart Home Deals Lead the Internet of Things Land Rush By Marie Martin If you’re like me – with my busy schedule and all – it’s easy to forget things, especially when I am in a rush to get out of the house for work or for some critical appointment. Usually my mind is fixated elsewhere. I invariably have to ask myself whether I’ve switched off the iron or whatever appliance I happened to be using before I left. Oh, and did I lock the door? Somebody could make a million bucks if they came up with a device that remotely shuts down any appliance large or small... (more)