Virtual collaboration and online meeting technologies are advancing SMBs’ reach without huge investments, thus allowing them to not only save costs and land more sales but to better educate consumers and business partners and serve a greater number of people lost by former logistical barriers. In turn, this knowledge transfer is allowing smaller companies to gain greater mindshare and reach new markets through numerous, innovative applications for traditional Web-based knowledge transfer technology.
This first-of-its-kind e-book on Recurring Revenue Innovators showcases 29 real-world examples of smart businesses that have boldly exploited recurring revenue business models to expand markets, boost sales, and reap greater profits.
These daring recurring revenue innovators, many in the Fortune 1000, offer inspiring case studies on how to use recurring revenue models in new, innovative, and impactful ways. These cutting-edge companies are using recurring revenue to disrupt their markets or carve out new ones.
You will find familiar names like Amazon, United Airlines and ESPN, under-the-radar surprises like Ingersoll Rand’s Nexia home automation service and Philips’ Community Without Walls, unexpected upstarts like BarkBox and Entitle, and market disruptors like Stitch Fix and Blue Apron.
Recent Gartner research indicates that roughly half of U.S. businesses currently have or are considering adopting a recurring revenue model. If you’re reading this paper, then chances are that half includes you. Gartner estimates the revenue opportunity at greater than $300 billion per year and growing. Even a small piece of that pie would look good on your bottom line.
This growing trend toward recurring revenue monetization strategies presents both opportunities and challenges for your company. Opportunities include reaching new customers and markets, and creating reliable and predictable revenue streams.
Find out how to build a sustainable extended enterprise, one that extends business processes beyond the firewall by outsourcing, enabling subsidiaries and business partners to share information and resources, and collecting business intelligence while cutting costs, streamlining operations, and opening up new markets.
To realize a competitive advantage, small-business leaders must address five common obstacles: inefficient operations, inability to support rapid growth or new markets, disjointed business processes, lack of visibility into daily operations, and limited resources. Overcoming each of these challenges gives you the power to generate valuable insights into your business, operate more efficiently, and gain the flexibility to maximize your competitive advantage.
"The API economy is the source of much of the innovation that is happening today, both in how companies manage their information technology and how they do business. To succeed in the API economy and reach new markets, companies need a clear strategy to define the best way to achieve monetization.
But what, really, is this thing we call API economy? And how do you take advantage of it?
In this exciting broadcast, experts will explore how companies are leveraging APIs to disrupt entire industries and how organizations can get started today. Who Should Attend this Webcast: business audience"
In this webcast you will hear how clients are already benefiting from the world of waitless computing. You'll see the simple steps you can take to get started, and hear some exciting news about what's coming next from IBM Power Systems. New insights, new products, new markets - this is what IBM Power Systems is all about.
IBM MobileFirst is designed to enable organizations turn their interactions into an opportunity to drive return on engagement and investment. IBM combines deep industry expertise with mobile, analytics, cloud, social and security technologies. This can help enterprises capture new markets, efficiently extend their businesses to mobile employees, customers and business partners and maintain the integrity of their assets.
Technology advances are changing the way employees work, consumers buy, and enterprises conduct business. Old methods for marketing products are taking a back seat to online distribution, and mobile devices are ubiquitous access points to the Internet. The resulting environment is ripe for the creation and distribution of new software for handling a constantly expanding array of functions. When there is an app for everything, organizations have no choice but to adapt or risk getting left behind as markets enter the era of the Web application programming interface (API).
Companies now need to evolve quickly, which means being able to move some or all business operations to an existing or new ERP instance quickly and inexpensively, anywhere in the world. Small companies are increasingly likely to become multi-national as emerging markets take on larger roles in revenue growth. Larger companies continue to optimize and innovate through organic development, as well as through mergers and acquisitions.
In this increasingly competitive environment, the ERP deployment choice is a signi?cant advantage for companies seeking an agile response to constantly changing and often-volatile market conditions. In particular, cloud-based ERP systems are increasingly seen as an effective means for companies to economically deploy new ERP or expand IT operations as their commercial reach broadens globally.
Published By: xMatters
Published Date: Aug 22, 2014
More and more IT leaders are seeing themselves as strategic business value generators for the company. According to a 2013 Ponemon Institute report on the IBM Global Study on the Economic Impact of IT Risk, top concerns among IT leaders now include maximizing employee productivity, enhancing the company’s brand value and reputation,expanding into new global markets, minimizing customer defection, maximizing customer acquisition, and increasing revenues and positive cash flow. So how do you get there? Start by developing a notification plan.
The ability to find customers, to tap into new markets or new regions that are
actively seeking your products, to understand what prospects are looking for .
to gain an integrated marketing program and a wealth of practical advice about
online marketing - this is the GlobalSpec approach.
With the advent of a new globally-based economy, process manufacturers face significant challenges. Rapidly shifting markets, more empowered buyers, increasing regulation, commodity volatility, and margin pressures, and the effects of a credit crunch bring a “new normal” of constant volatility, variability, and variety to today’s landscape. In order to survive, process manufacturers need to become far more flexible, risk aware, and responsive to generate healthy revenues and profits. But above all else, they need to understand the importance of finding the right software application to drive maximum return on their investment. Business-Software.com profiles the leading process manufacturing software vendors in this white paper, download it now!
SaaS is one of the hottest trends in the enterprise application market, but it remains unchartered territory for many software businesses. This eBook discusses some of the most important issues with SaaS that need to be addressed, including pricing your SaaS application, compensating your sales team and exporting your SaaS applications into new and emerging markets.
Market expansions are a viable strategy when a company’s growth in an existing market has stalled. However, marketers often rely on intuition and qualitative data to inform decisions around market fit and size. In this whitepaper, marketing technology expert, David Raab, explores how the shift in data and predictive solutions streamlines the market expansion process. The paper will reveal 4 keys to a successful market expansion, common mistakes to avoid, and show marketers how to win customers in new market segments.
Technology is infiltrating K-12 classrooms at a rapid clip as
educators find new ways to employ computing devices and
online resources to improve education and learning. Overall,
the global market for education-related technology, services
and content is expected to grow from $193 billion in 2016
to $586 billion in 2021, a compound annual growth rate of
nearly 25%, according to the market research firm Research
Published By: iDirect
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
The global demand for voice and data services delivered over cellular networks continues to grow as new markets open and existing ones increase capacity. The networking infrastructure to support subscriber growth and new services have experienced aggressive expansion as the worldwide economy evolves.
Access this white paper to learn how by employing technology to surmount the challenges of globalization, manufacturers can expand their businesses profitably to incorporate new markets, new levels of innovation and new revenue streams.
The financial collapse of 2008 had the greatest impact on the financial services industry since World War II, resulting in consolidation and extensive regulation. The crisis coincided with increased competition from emerging economic powers, nonbanks and fintech organizations. Consumer behavior, from the adoption of mobile banking to P2P payments, forced banks to retool and respond with innovative products and investments in new delivery channels. Technology changed rapidly as well. In the capital markets, trading became fully automated, with pricing, risk decisions and settlement across exchanges made in milliseconds
IBM conducted more than 1,700 in-depth, face-to-face interviews with CEOs, general managers and senior public sector leaders from around the globe. Our newest CEO Study, the largest of its type ever undertaken, is the latest in the IBM C-suite Study Series. It explores how CEOs are responding to the complexity of increasingly interconnected organizations, markets, societies and governments – what we call the connected economy. Three themes emerged. Today's CEOs must:
- Empower employees through values
- Engage customers as individuals
- Amplify innovation with partnerships
Register now to access the insights that can help you lead more effectively through impactful connections with your employees, customers and partners.
To succeed in the new economic environment, banks in both emerging and mature markets must become more client centric by leveraging sophisticated insights to improve risk management, pricing, channel performance and client satisfaction.
Published By: OracleSMB
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
Leaders of the Inc. 5000—some of the fastest growing private companies in America—are overwhelmingly optimistic about 2017, and they are investing accordingly.
This was just one of the key findings of the recent Oracle/Inc. study, "The Talent and Tech Driving America’s Fastest-Growing Companies."
So just how optimistic are they?
Very optimistic. Almost nine out of 10 respondents (89 percent) described themselves as either “extremely” or “very” confident about their prospects for success in 2017. Buoyed by this enthusiasm, the majority are growing virtually all aspects of their businesses.
moving into new markets
offering new products
Innovative ways to take your business efficiency and collaboration to the next level.
Across every industry, C-level executives are focusing on innovation and technology to improve the efficiency and performance of their businesses. Now more than ever they need to develop strategies that make their organizations relevant, memorable and competitive in an era where digital business transformation is not just a goal, it’s a continuous, speeding journey.
• Take advantage of new opportunities
• React to emerging threats and take advantage of new markets
• Cope with disruptive forces