Happy Friday! Spring has sprung, so this weekend you are obliged to sit in the sun sipping on your favorite drink while listening to birds sing. That, or pulling weeds and cleaning up the mess winter has left. Before you get to that loveliness, see how Adobe designed another record quarter, why Aria is garnering more accolades, and how CSPs can help secure the IoT.
Recurring revenue lifts Adobe to recurring records
Adobe has posted yet another record-breaking quarter, with record revenue, profits, and cash flow driven by strong adoption and retention for its Creative Cloud and Document Cloud products. Fiscal Q1 2017 revenue is reported to be $1.68 billion—a 21.6% year-over-year increase. The switch to a recurring revenue subscription model continues to pay off for the design software leader. “Whether you’re a designer, student, enterprise, or government agency, reimagining your customer experience has become a critical part of every digital transformation strategy,” said Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen.
Accolades for Aria
Not to toot our own horn, but, TOOT TOOT! Aria has been listed by Constellation Research in its “Smart Services Digital Monetization Platforms Constellation ShortList.” The company selected Aria as one of 10 solutions to know for its ability to accelerate subscription and digital business models. This adds to the other awards in the trophy room from Frost & Sullivan’s Stratecast, MGI, Forrester, and others. “We are grateful to receive continued acknowledgment from industry experts, who view our cloud-based billing and monetization platform as uniquely addressing enterprises that must gain speed and agility to better meet evolving customer and market demands,” said Tom Dibble, President & CEO, Aria Systems.
Can comms providers secure the IoT?
IoT devices are notoriously riddled with security vulnerabilities from unencrypted communication protocols to a complete lack of password protection. Since the weakest connected device can serve as the entry point to an entire home or business network, this is a huge deal. The Dyn DDoS attacks in 2016 shut down huge swaths of the internet, and a botnet of infected unsecured IoT devices was to blame. Is there something that communications service providers can do to help consumers protect their networks and recognize threats?