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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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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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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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Who Will Profit Most from Connected Cars?
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

This article was originally published at DisruptiveViews.com Connected cars are shaping up to be the fastest growing sector of the IoT. Revenue projections from connected cars range from $40 billion to north of $100 billion a year by 2020. Auto manufacturers will profit from connected vehicles and mobility services, but […]

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The Future Didn’t Arrive Fast Enough for Ford CEO Mark Fields
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

This post originally ran in VentureBeat Ford announced that CEO Mark Fields retired on Monday and will be replaced by Jim Hackett.  After months of shareholder grumblings about Ford’s tumbling stock price, it’s obvious that Fields’ hand was forced, but he was allowed a graceful exit. Ford’s stock has tumbled […]

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Two Big Ways Companies Can Monetize Artificial Intelligence
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

It still may be many years before the thinking machines of science fiction become reality. No system today can match the reasoning abilities and conversational skills of HAL 9000, the onboard computer from 2001 a Space Odyssey, or mimic humans with the lifelike precision of the androids on HBO’s hit […]

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Platforms-as-a-Service to Enable the IoT
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

No matter what enterprise industry you’re in, it’s likely that somewhere between the water cooler and the boardroom you’ve caught wind an IoT initiative that’s underway. Your organization might be in the highly visible minority that’s actually made material progress toward an IoT strategy, but for most companies, a fully […]

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Communications Providers Must Lead IoT Security
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

This article was originally published at RCRwireless.com Communications service providers stand to make big gains from the internet of things. But security issues could put a huge dent in their revenue projections. If they want to maximize the monetization potential of IoT, they’ll need to become leaders in ensuring its […]

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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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