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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. Concern over online security can determine what companies customers use, and that trust can be a major factor in choosing one company over another. The better a company can secure and protect this information; the more successful it will be with customer acquisition and retention rates. For ex... (more)

Accelerated Time-to-Revenue By @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Three Reasons Accelerated Time-to-Revenue Is Crucial to Your Business Strategy I read an interesting article the other day that resonated so much I felt it was worth sharing and expanding upon its premise here. The article, originally written by Andrew Dailey of MGI Research, delved into the role of growth and accelerated time-to-revenue in a successful enterprise business. According to Dailey, there’s a new mantra reverberating in the halls and conference rooms of hungry businesses: accelerated time-to-revenue equals profit and power. For example, you’re more likely to say tha... (more)

Six Ways to Turn Freemium into Premium By @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

“Free” reigns supreme when it comes to online marketing. But “pay” is more profitable to your bottom line. In the popular Freemium world of digital offerings, where free and premium content or services are offered, it’s prudent to consider how you will transition free offerings into paid subscriptions before you actually take that leap. The conversion rate is all over the boards when transforming free into premium services. Industry averages have been reported anywhere from 0.5% to 5%. When it comes to profit, that’s a huge range. Here are six factors to smartly monetize your pr... (more)

How to Embrace Cloud Billing Safely By @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

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 billin... (more)

Recurring Revenue Systems Performance By @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

New Research Reveals Enterprise Need for Increased Recurring Revenue Systems Performance Are you satisfied with your recurring revenue systems? Aria recently sponsored a first-of-its kind study that found: while 80 percent of companies are satisfied overall with their recurring revenue business, over 66 percent of organizations are looking for better performance from the operations that support them. The results detailed from Ventana Research’s survey of finance and IT professionals highlight the value enterprises place on a recurring revenue business for increasing the top line... (more)