"Your video business is poised for dramatic growth. Can your provider keep up? SVOD revenues are rising more than 30$ annually.
Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and identify a video provider that can grow with you.
Download the first entry in IBM Cloud Video’s OTT Success Series to discover:
-Important distinctions that can mean the difference between scalable success and an embarrassing false start
-How to anticipate and avoid common pitfalls in the OTT 2.0 environment
-The right questions to ask when taking your video business to the next level
-How the right provider can help you master multiscreen delivery, drive subscriber growth and reduce churn"
Billing is a key moment of truth for all businesses. Every interaction with the customer ultimately gets filtered through billing. It’s an endless combination of quotes, account creation, orders, pricing, payments, settlement and subscriber management. If your company is looking to evaluate billing and subscription management vendors, this paper covers five must-ask questions your peers wished they had uncovered before signing the contract.
Stratecast regularly examines the monetization processes and functions within the communications service provider (CSP) sector. This week’s SPIE looks at how other industries are now benefiting from monetization concepts first developed within telecom; and how taking advantage of the details within the monetization process itself enables innovation in surprising new ways. This report also assesses how one company—goTransverse—is enabling a variety of customers across various industries to change how they do business; applying monetization principles in somewhat unconventional ways.
In Forrester’s 40-criteria evaluation of subscription billing platform solutions, we identified the eight most significant vendors in the category — Apttus, Aria Systems, Digital River,
goTransverse, Recurly, SAP hybris, Vindicia, and Zuora — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help eBusiness professionals select the right partner as they seek to develop and support alternative business models for both existing and new
products and services.
Each Red Hat® JBoss® BRMS subscription provides a compelling combination of technology, including a business rules management system (BRMS), complex event processing (CEP), system management, and an application platform to run it all on. In comparison, IBM Operational Decision Manager provides BRMS and CEP capabilities.
Check out the differences between Red Hat JBoss BRMS 6 and IBM Operational Decision Manager 8.5.1. in this competitive review.
Agile and Lean are built on a foundation of continuous improvement: You need to inspect, learn from and adapt your performance to keep improving. Enhancing performance begins with having accurate, comprehensive data. The multitenant architecture of CA Agile Central is uniquely positioned to provide access to anonymized industry benchmarking data from tens of thousands of agile teams.
CA Agile Central Insights capabilities, part of a CA Agile Central Unlimited Edition subscription, provide performance metrics and benchmarking data for individual teams, teams of teams and even whole business units, departments and organizations.
The year 2011 ended with a staggering 5.9 billion mobile phone subscriptions, especially significant considering that the total world population is around 7.011 billion. Of course, a direct comparison is not fair since many people have multiple subscriptions, but it represents a window into the pervasiveness of these devices and how they are an integral part of people’s lives today. For enterprises, this also represents the impending end to the old computing era and the emergence of the mobile worker.
Enabling mobility in the workplace is a top-of-mind goal for decision-makers within every organization. This necessity is brought about by the consumerization of IT and the requirement to develop policies to manage the “bring-your-own-device” (BYOD) trend.
Measurable business results-that's what drives companies to partner with SuccessFactors. But each customer has a unique story to tell about their path to success. In this complimentary booklet, 28 SuccessFactors customers-large to small, in a variety of industries, and from around the globe-share their processes and results.
With quotes, facts, and figures, the booklet shows business execution in action, with SuccessFactors BizX Suite. Find out how real customers moved beyond automating HR processes to actually aligning, optimizing, and accelerating workforce productivity in a way that drives measurable business results. With approximately 3,500 customers and 15 million subscription seats globally, many of the best names in the world rely on SuccessFactors software to deliver workforce performance that is second to none.
Will their path to success help guide yours? Download the booklet today and find out.
In this era of cloud computing, mobile devices, and the Internet of Things (IoT), firms are testing new product offerings that combine elements of content, software, services, and hardware together. Like the innovative products themselves, the rulebook on monetizing them is evolving. Firms are shifting from one-time perpetual sales or fixed monthly subscriptions to consumption models that blend onetime, subscription, and usage-based billing. Download this white paper to learn the eight subscription billing solution providers that matter most and how they stack up.
Just after the turn of the decade researchers are predicting there will be somewhere north of 24 million subscriptions to next generation 5G networking services. Today most of those services are little more than pilot projects. But thanks to emerging network function virtualization (NFV) software running on Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) platforms enabled by Intel most of those 5G services should be in production before the end of the decade.
Come learn how MEC platforms are about to transform every corner of the networking world to not only drive the creation of a vast array of new IT services, but also make networks more agile and responsive than anyone ever thought possible.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 25, 2014
As a strategic partner in your business, you face increasing demands from your line-of-business leaders for new functionality and advanced capabilities, which you must deliver with a constrained IT budget. What could you do to meet these expectations and add value to the business if you could contain costs, increase operational efficiency, and do more with less?
You need to overcome several challenges. The cost of software licensing management is rising as a result of maintaining proprietary platforms or legacy technology, making it difficult to modernize your datacenter and migrate to more cost-effective solutions. You’re likely burdened by regulatory compliance mandates, which create enforcement, reporting, and auditing expenses.
And, like 67% of IT organizations, your budget is probably shrinking.
Red Hat can help. Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® gives you the high-value subscription model, built-in governance processes, and simplified migration path you need to aggressively lower your
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Oct 23, 2014
The business case for standardizing on Red Hat infrastructure solutions
Read this IDC whitepaper to discover the quantifiable business benefits that standardizing on Red Hat® infrastructure has delivered organizations like yours. You'll learn how customers using Red Hat Enterprise Linux® and Red Hat's system management product, Red Hat Satellite:
• Quickly recover up-front subscription costs.
• Experience higher ratios of servers and users per administrator.
• Significantly reduce annual downtime.
Your business relies on a Microsoft® infrastructure that
stretches from your network to the cloud to endpoints located
around the world. In many ways, the success of your business
relies on how secure your Microsoft infrastructure is. Your
users do not care where the applications and data reside; they
only care about getting their job done. SharePoint®, Skype for
Business, or Active Directory® deployed on the network, in
Azure®, or as part of your Office 365® subscription should have
no impact on the success of your business.
Enterprise manufacturing is changing and enterprise applications running in the cloud are playing a big role in helping manufacturers respond to change. Moving to a subscription licensing and cost model, the ability to access anywhere, anytime, and always up-to-date software makes cloud deployment very attractive to manufacturers today.
Recurring revenue business models go far beyond just subscriptions (tiered, pre-paid, on-demand, pay-as-you-go, freemium, etc.), and can be applied to just about anything. But while opportunities abound, there are also challenges. As you look at the possibility of deploying a recurring revenue model, there are five common pitfalls along the way that you’ll want to avoid.
After featuring the Global Giants in our first edition of Recurring Revenue Innovators, we now turn our attention to the Emerging Leaders—businesses with terrific potential to break out into commercial success with a new revenue model. From subscriptions to usage to tiered and freemium models, these companies are offering products and services on terms that are irresistibleto their customers.
In this era of cloud computing, mobile devices, and the Internet of Things (IoT), firms are testing new product offerings that combine elements of content, software, services, and hardware together. Like the innovative products themselves, the rulebook on monetizing them is evolving. Firms are shifting from one-time perpetual sales or fixed monthly subscriptions to consumption models that blend onetime, subscription, and usage-based billing (see Figure 1). CEOs recognize this shift toward business
models that reflect the value of the relationship with the customer.
The move to subscription and consumption business models is pervasive in almost every industry. From retailers selling subscription box sets to industrial equipment manufacturers charging based on consumption, the increase in experimentation of alternative business models is extraordinary (see Figure 2). While B2C disrupters like Netflix and Zipcar have gotten more media attention, the growth of subscription billing plat
In Forrester’s 40-criteria evaluation of subscription billing platform solutions, we identified the eight most significant vendors in the category — Apttus, Aria Systems, Digital River, goTransverse, Recurly, SAP hybris, Vindicia, and Zuora — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help eBusiness professionals select the right partner as they seek to develop and support alternative business models for both existing and new products and services.
In the Media and Entertainment industry, it all comes down to acquiring and retaining audiences. The higher the audience value, the better. Our guide, Acquisition Evolved, gives you a four-part framework to identify and engage high-value audience segments across channels that drive engagement, subscriptions, and advertising opportunities.
Read the guide to learn:
• Tips to accelerate your data-driven marketing
• How to overcome audience acquisition and engagement obstacles
• How to identify the right marketing technology for audience acquisition
Published By: Sailthru
Published Date: Apr 07, 2016
In the past 20 years, email marketing has changed
more than any other form of direct marketing. But the
Request for Proposal process that marketers use to
select email service providers has not evolved at the
same pace. In this guide, you’ll learn how to update
your RFP process to increase subscription conversion,
advertising revenue, and content recirculation.
Published By: Sailthru
Published Date: Aug 15, 2016
Download this guide to discover how to find a partner that moves beyond antiquated batch-and-blast methodologies to impact:
-Audience retention rates
-Effective reporting and predictive analytics
Who should download:
-Online Media and Digital Publishing Executives
-Directors of Audience Development, CRM, and Engagement
-Email Marketing Managers
Published By: Symplfiied
Published Date: Nov 07, 2011
Symplified's innovative On Demand Identity leverages the software-as-a-service subscription business model to deliver breakthrough identity services with disruptive pricing. This White Paper explains how identity services eliminates all capital outlays for hardware, software and infrastructure, expenses for support and staffing. You also can reduce the costs of training and integration to reduce identity lifecycle costs by more than 80% from enterprise identity software.