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Two Emerging Technologies that Aria Can’t Wait For
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

At Aria, we care a lot about IoT.  Advance Warning: there’s a primer below as to why we care so much. Read it if you wish (I hope you will), but the real point of this article is to call out the technology forces outside of Aria, forces that will […]

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The “Thing” Is Not “The Thing”
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

It’s been an interesting journey over the last few years, watching the concept of the “Internet of Things” mature from geeky thought experiment to what is quite nearly a part of layperson parlance. On the consumer side, the quasi-joke of the “connected toaster” has become the reality of the connected […]

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Will Car Dealerships Survive the EV Revolution?
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

The speed of disruption in the automotive industry is accelerating. In less than a decade, new on-demand services and connected cars have altered business models that had endured virtually unchanged for more than 100 years. But it’s at the dealership that one of the most profound disruptions may well take […]

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Happy Holidays from Aria
By: Parker Trewin

Parker Trewin

As we take time off to enjoy friends and family, we wish you the joy of the season. Happy holidays from all of us at Aria Systems.

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Trend Tracker: Top Billing Trends for 2018
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

2017 was a dynamic year for the billing market. The space increased visibility as the back office solution to drive revenue from increasingly hot (and pervasive) recurring revenue business models. A harbinger of continued category momentum, research on billing vendors was published by two analyst firms, Forrester and IDC: The […]

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Giving thanks…
By: Parker Trewin

Parker Trewin

On this day and everyday Aria gives thanks to our customers, partners, employees and investors. Thank you for making us the best we can be.  

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Dreaming in the Cloud
By: Parker Trewin

Parker Trewin

This week’s Dreamforce, once the “show me” platform for the latest salesforce.com initiative from AppExchange to Lightening, has grown beyond its roots to 170,000 person “must attend” event for not only users but anyone in the Cloud ecosystem.  The promise is no less than in its name and the thrust […]

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The Inevitability of the Cloud
By: Parker Trewin

Parker Trewin

Back in the days when I marketed on-prem solutions, I used to pen a lot of position papers designed to create FUD around upstart “ASP” competitors. Why would you entrust your most valuable assets to someone else? What if the system goes down? What if your data get corrupted? Or […]

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13 Signs Your Legacy System Ain’t Cutting It
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

It’s Friday the 13th. There’s no better time to exercise a bit of caution — especially as it pertains to the continued use of your back systems. As we pointed out last week, the risks of maintaining legacy software is real.  But in the immortal words of 90’s screen siren […]

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The Right Time to Trade in Your Legacy Software
By: Parker Trewin

Parker Trewin

We’ve all been there. That shiny new auto — your pride and joy — which was first photographed at the dealership and countless road trips thereafter has started to show its age. At some point you start to notice the hiccups in the engine and feel the speed bumps in road. […]

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