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Personalizing the Monetization of the IoT
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

This article is based on an interview by Internet of Business It takes more than just a good Thing Devices may be the IoT’s ‘shiny objects’, but that the real money will flow to those companies that enable enterprises to actually make dollars and sense from all the data that devices generate. […]

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The EU’s Audacious IoT Moon Shot
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

There are many ways to approach the topic of ‘achieving monetization success’ in the Internet of Things (IoT), and I’ve endeavored in recent years to explore potential avenues. The recommended approaches tend benefit individual business units, not the functionality of the IoT as a whole. It can’t be emphasized enough […]

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Automakers are on Board with Connected Services
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

This article was originally published at VentureBeat. The Internet of Things has created a new market in the automotive industry, one which is showing no signs of slowing down. Connected cars and their associated services are expected to grow from $13.6 to over $42 billion by 2022. A glimpse of […]

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2017 Opportunities for CSPs, 5G, and Connected Vehicles
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

2017 could be a year of great opportunities for communications service providers (CSPs) or it could be the year that they truly fall behind. We have said time and time again that CSPs must become Digital Service Providers in order to remain competitive, and with a tidal wave of IoT-related […]

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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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