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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-business customers. Business Versions of Consumer Offerings It’s true; many IoT offerings do indeed target consumers. But often, those same products and services are equally applicable to business. A prime example is DropCam. With its namesake consumer version, you can keep an eye on hearth and h... (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)

An Unparalleled Opportunity By @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Recurring Revenue - An Unparalleled Opportunity How do you surge ahead of the competitors and completely shake up the game? What determines who becomes the next Netflix, Apple, or Salesforce of your industry? It all comes down to identifying the opportunity to grow revenue and gain the competitive advantage. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel – just reinvent how you package and sell your products and services. Consider the brands above – each company is not the sole provider, or even the inventor, of the products and services they sell. A convergence of cloud computing technolo... (more)

Internet of Things Trends to Watch By @AriaSystemsInc | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

3 IoT Trends to Watch in 2015 The dust has settled from CES 2015. The Internet of Things was front and center throughout the show, a reflection of its rapidly expanding presence in products and services for consumers and businesses alike. IoT played a vital role in hundreds of products on display, including dazzling innovations such as self-driving cars and the latest drones. Here are three trends that emerged from CES that will shape the direction of IoT monetization in 2015 and beyond. Wearables move beyond the wrist The market for wearables is advancing beyond the realm of wri... (more)

Customer Lifetime Value Is Key Metric By @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Customer Lifetime Value Is the Key Metric to Recurring Revenue Success Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE If your business had the choice between one million lifetime customers or two million one-time transaction customers, which would you choose? Selecting the former guarantees a recurring revenue stream for years while the latter only guarantees revenue for that individual transaction. Sounds like a no-brainer, right? There are many factors that contribute to a successful recurring revenue cycle for your business, from product packaging and pricing to configuring existi... (more)