Marketplaces are one of the most popular Internet business models. They provide a platform for sellers to aggregate their products and/or services and sell them to end consumers. They commonly provide lead generation and marketing services as well as back-office support for monetization and fulfilment.
Opencell’s CEO David Meyer is interviewed in the latest edition of the CGI Telco & Media Barometer.
When we started Opencell, we were convinced that recurring businesses needed a subscription management platform that was easy to configure and simple to set up. We wanted to provide a solution that could go live quickly and make it easy to iterate but that could still handle complex use cases and heavy usage volume.
Opencell has been selected as the monetization platform for the ThingPark marketplace launched by Actility, a major player in the IoT network and marketplace space.
Cloud computing promises IT on demand—perfectly adapted to enterprise needs and quick to react to changing business circumstances. To deliver on this promise, cloud providers require sophisticated monetization and billing go-to-market strategies that will serve as strategic differentiators in a crowded, hyper-competitive market.
In this article, we'll discuss the key drivers of cloud provider monetization models and provide a checklist of key questions a cloud provider should ask when choosing a billing solution.
Owning or buying stuff is, well, so last-century.
I have piles of old CDs and DVDs gathering dust at home but haven’t owned a DVD player for years and my latest computer doesn’t even have a CD/DVD drive. My iTunes library is empty except for a couple of films and CD titles I bought years ago. Now, I just rely on streaming subscription services like Spotify or Netflix for my entertainment.
The world’s most innovative and successful companies are increasingly turning to open source models. Last month, Google announced that it was opening up the code to Tensorflow, its AI software engine. Two weeks ago, Facebook announced that it was open sourcing the design of its AI hardware.
« You can’t manage what you can’t measure ». As Paris gets ready for ten days of snarling traffic and climate diplomacy around the COP21 summit, that old business adage rings true when thinking about pragmatic ways in which we can meaningfully reduce greenhouse emissions.