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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 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 ... (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)

Give the Gift That Keeps on Giving By @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

This Year Give the Gift That Keeps on Giving: 10 Valentine's Day Gifts to Enjoy Year-Round 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)

IoT: Device-Focused or Service-Focused? By @AriaSystemsInc | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Everyone’s talking about the Internet of Things recently, but one topic I don’t see addressed much is the difference between Service-Focused IoT and Device-Focused IoT. The concept of “The Internet of Things” has always been about vast, heterogeneous networks of small, limited-purpose devices. However, there is a growing need to further differentiate IoT into the two delivery models. In my previous blog, I discussed how hardware manufacturers are able to leverage IoT and recurring revenue to further lock in customers, increase lifetime value, and raise exit barriers around their... (more)

@ThingsExpo | 'Internet of Things' (#IoT) and Our Homes in 2025 [@AriaSystemsInc]

By Marie Martin Some don’t know but “yes” there is a past for the Internet of Things.  What’s really interesting is what the future looks like. Just imagine the Internet of Things in the year 2025. Can you? Marie Martin The post The Internet of Things: Our Homes in 2025 [Infographic] appeared first on Recurring Revenue Blog | Aria Systems. ... (more)