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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)

Easing Consumer Doubts About the Internet of Things By @AriaSystemsInc | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

By Sean Kirk According to several recent studies, consumers are still very much on the fence about the Internet of Things. Before they’ll give IoT a thumbs up, these studies say, companies will need to earn their trust and offer more steak and less sizzle in their IoT offerings. While visiting my sister’s family in the Midwest over Christmas, I encountered two IoT moments I found revealing. The first showed IoT’s darker side. While we were walking, my millennial generation niece received a GPS-triggered message on her iPhone from an establishment nearby. The promo was apparentl... (more)

Recurring Revenue Still Flying High By @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo

By Tim Clark Innovative companies who provide their products and services on a recurring basis have continued to generate new sales and drive greater profits since Aria Systems published its Big Book of Recurring Revenue Innovators e-book in Spring of this year. From established names such as Microsoft, ESPN, Toyota, and United Airlines to start-ups like JustFab, recurring revenue-based companies continue to show the potential for tremendous growth. JustFab, which sells women’s shoes, handbags, jewelry, denim, and athletic gear by subscription, joined the Billion-Dollar Club of c... (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)

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)