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Here is who will benefit most from connected cars

Here is who will benefit most from connected cars

Written by on March 29, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

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 other industries are also poised to gain from it.  Here are a […]

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4 reasons why XaaS should be on your recurring revenue radar

4 reasons why XaaS should be on your recurring revenue radar

Written by on October 19, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

What is XaaS? How do you even pronounce it? It’s (Anything) as a Service, let’s pronounce it “zaahss”, and it’s a market that is absolutely on fire. Consumption and subscription services are taking the world by storm, as evidenced by projected XaaS growth of 40% a year through 2020. Customers are flocking to on-demand XaaS […]

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Is the Cloud fuelling a pricing revolution?

Is the Cloud fuelling a pricing revolution?

Written by on March 21, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

When Alexander McCall Smith finished his latest novel, ‘The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon,’ he tweeted “the sky has been cloudless, quite empty, and yet I managed to save my manuscript to the Cloud; quite amazing…” The Cloud is quite amazing. If you ask Peter Cochrane, futurologist and one time CTO of BT, he will tell […]

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Who’s Buying Cloud Billing, or BaaS, Anyway?

Who’s Buying Cloud Billing, or BaaS, Anyway?

Written by on April 19, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

We’ve been trying to define Cloud-based billing terminology better, but we also need to look at who’s using some of the solutions. Cloud-billing, or really BaaS (because I happen to think that reflects something more sophisticated than lightweight billing for recurring subscriptions) isn’t just for telcos. Now, if a telco adopts a BaaS solution, that […]

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Now It’s BaaS – We May Never Be the Same Again

Now It’s BaaS – We May Never Be the Same Again

Written by on April 17, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 2 Comments

Direct operator billing (DOB) is seen as one of the saviours for CSPs in their battle to gain the hearts and minds of digital service providers (DSPs). This is based on the premise that CSPs can do billing better and more efficiently than anybody else and that they can give DSPs access to the vast […]

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What the Heck is Cloud Billing Anyway?

What the Heck is Cloud Billing Anyway?

Written by on April 8, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 3 Comments

A few weeks ago, we began trying to define all of the different terms that revolve around the concept of “cloud billing.” Several experts chimed in on the discussion. In some cases, we’ve made progress on drawing out better definitions. In others, we’ve uncovered more areas that need definition. There isn’t much agreement on what […]

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What is cloud billing, as opposed to SaaS, hosted, etc?

Written by on March 7, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

There’s no governance for use of the term “cloud billing.” It has become so nebulous that it is tough for those seeking billing solutions to determine what it even means. Here’s a first attempt to drive better definitions for all flavors of “off-site” or “externally managed” billing offerings . Please accept that this is my opinion…today…and […]

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What If The Cloud Isn’t What You Think?

Written by on August 31, 2012 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

What you might think the cloud is actually isn’t what the cloud is. Worse, a new survey commissioned by Citrix finds that many people don’t know what the cloud is anyway, but what they think it might be isn’t what it actually is. (Yes, this is meant to be confusing). Let’s break it down. Cloud-computing […]

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