Increasingly, hospitals and medical centers are moving away from traditional up-front medical equipment purchasing toward a variety of more flexible paradigms. At the same time, medical device manufacturers are starting to realize the potential of the software that resides in their equipment. This embedded software enables Pay-Per-Use (PPU) and other flexible pricing models, which open up new business opportunities.
On November 1-3, the Juniper Hotel in Cupertino, CA will play host to LicensingLive! 2016 – the most comprehensive software monetization event dedicated to ISVs and hardware manufacturers. The two-and-a-half-day convention is the highlight of the software industry calendar, jam-packed with insightful sessions from industry experts and senior software leaders. Attendees at this year’s event will discover the next-generation monetization strategies that are enabling business transformation in the NOW economy.
Innovation in farming technology can tell you a lot about how the IoT affects business models in the 21st century. Whether you’re a device manufacturer or software developer, it is important to evaluate the type of offering you bring to market in light of emerging markets and trends. In this article, we present five lessons every IoT player can learn from technological advancements in agriculture.
Nostradamus predicted a number of interesting trends for 2016, such as a single world language that many speculate will emerge from the Internet. It is surprising, then, that he did not foresee the accelerated pace of technological innovation and adoption we are currently witnessing. Had technology forecasting existed in the sixteenth century, he might have predicted the disruptive impact this would have on business today.
Bill Gates once said that “The way to be successful in the software world is to come up with breakthrough software… New ideas, surprising the marketplace, so good engineering and good business are one in the same”. And who better to advise on such matters than the man behind one of the most pervasive and enduring software empires in the world? But history might not have been so kind to Gates had he overlooked one fundamental business principle: protect your intellectual property. Indeed, without proper IP protection, any one of his competitors could have easily hitched a ride on his coattails and taken his innovations to a very different place.
Twenty years ago, the idea of intelligent machines that could communicate with one another wirelessly might’ve seemed like something out of a dystopian sci-fi novel. I suppose all disruptive technologies do before their time. But there’s nothing far-fetched about the Internet of Things (IoT) and its web of interconnected, software-driven devices. Chances are it’s already a part of your everyday life.