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
Wearables move beyond the wrist
The market for wearables is advancing beyond the realm of wristbands and
smart watches. Connected wear is now available from head to toe.
Headgear: Headsets that alter reality are nothing new. But Microsoft
HoloLens, announced shortly after CES, is certainly new. It enables users to
interact with holograms in the real world and, according to company
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)
This Year Give the Gift That Keeps on Giving: 10 Valentine's Day Gifts to
Valentine’s Day is around the corner and most of us fall into one of the
following categories: 1) In a relationship and gifts/dates have been
purchased/planned for weeks; 2) In a relationship but you don’t care to
celebrate the holiday; or 3) Single and avoiding every drugstore greeting
card and seasonal gifts section.
Then there are those of us who fit somewhere in between. Perhaps, like me,
you’re in a relationship but just haven’t found the time or have no clue
what to give for a gift.... (more)
The benefits of cloud billing can be irresistible. Always-on availability,
flexibility, elastic scalability, low cost, global reach. But with
high-profile security breaches from the likes of Target, Sony and health
insurer Anthem, it's understandable that thinking about turning your billing
system over to the cloud could give you the willies. How can you capitalize
on the cloud's tantalizing advantages while minimizing risk? Here are three
things to look for in a cloud billing system you can trust.
Security and privacy certifications. The first thing to assess in a cloud
Can Your System Support the Switch to a Recurring Revenue Model?
A successful recurring revenue business requires a focus on monetization
across every aspect of the customer relationship, not just billing or
payments. Monetization is an end-to-end process from activation through
cancellation. While traditional billing systems are designed to manage
one-time sales, modern systems are designed to support recurring revenue
management with the functionality and integration capabilities necessary to
coordinate and manage business processes and customer touch points.
As the demand for ... (more)