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Three Ways CSPs Can Monetize IoT
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

For communications service providers reeling from losses in their traditional lines of business, the Internet of Things provides tantalizing opportunities to reverse their fortunes. At first glance, you’d think monetizing IoT would be a slam-dunk for the comms industry. After all, they control the networks that IoT devices must traverse. […]

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GoPro Stock Slide Shows MoT™ Isn’t About the ‘Thing’
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

In the years since Aria coined the term Monetization of Things™ (MoT), we’ve been pretty relentless in our efforts to inform the players (and would-be players) in the Internet of Things of a single critical point: To make money in the IoT, don’t look to the margin earned from selling […]

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Why the IoT Needs Artificial Intelligence – Part 2
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

In the previous installment of this blog, we discussed the critical role Artificial Intelligence (more specifically, Machine Learning) has to play in the all-important “Analyze” phase of IoT services. To expand upon that point, let’s begin by examining simple hypothetical versions of a service both with and without the benefits […]

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Why the IoT Needs Artificial Intelligence to Succeed
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

This article appeared at insidebigdata.com At its core, the Internet of Things is about sensors embedded into devices of all kinds, which provide streams of data via internet connectivity to one or more central locations. The purposes for transmitting sensor data are myriad, but the assumption in all cases is […]

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Aria for Connected Vehicles Puts IoT on Wheels
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

When Aria first released its cloud-based billing platform in 2003, the terms “SaaS” and “cloud” still referred to attitude and weather. That pioneering spirit lives on in our current approach to offerings and the release of Aria for Connected Vehicles. It’s incredibly gratifying to watch new market segments like the […]

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The Afterglow of Monetize 2016
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

Aria just wrapped its annual Monetize user conference at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. In its wake, I’m basking in more than the predictable pride (and fatigue) that comes from successfully completing a daunting task. I’m also struck by the payoff resulting from making a big bet that few […]

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4 Monetization Opportunities for Wireless Operators
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) are confronting threats to their core recurring revenues on multiple fronts. Over-the-top (OTT) services continue to siphon off customers and profits by the millions. The rise of eSIMs, where mobile customers can change carriers at will, have brought the era of the two-year contract to a […]

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Connecting the Unconnected Car
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

This article was originally published at LightReading.com About one-third of U.S. adults want connected car features. However, in 2015, only about 5.3% bought a new car, and the average age of cars on the road in the U.S. is 11.4 years old. That leaves a lot of people who want […]

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3 Ways Telecoms Can Complete the Digital Metamorphosis
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

Now that everything depends so heavily on connectivity, you would think the businesses that own the communications infrastructure would be on top of monetizing their connections. Instead, Telcos, largely in the communications service providers (CSPs) category, are being run roughshod by faster moving digital service players like Netflix, Skype, and […]

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Why is Everyone Chasing the Connected Car?
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

The hottest thing in the Internet of Things today is the connected car. The connected home, wearables, and industrial automation IoT markets are still chugging along, but not at the speed of the connected car. Is it because cars inspire more passion in people? Are cars just cooler? Yes and […]

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