Webinar: The New Cardinal Rules of IoT Adoption

Is too much complexity killing the promise of the Internet of Things? Join PlumChoice and Zonoff, Inc.’s retail industry and IoT platform expert, Peter Gerstberger, Vice President & GM for:

The New Cardinal Rules of IoT Adoption
Four Practical Practices that Underpin Success of Connected Home Products & Solutions

Pete provides behind-the-scenes insights on how companies are cementing their success in the IoT, as well as:

Stumbling blocks to purchase – why buyers “check out” before they check out and how to convert prospects into buyers
Four essentials to increasing IoT product adoption
Revenue impact through ARPU
Lifetime value expansion
Why your current strategy is limiting your success in the IoT

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The Channel Pro Network

PlumChoice Inc., a provider of specialized technical services for the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud applications, has partnered with cloud service commerce company AppDirect. PlumChoice will now provide cloud application services for AppDirect’s cloud channel partners. The end-to-end services from PlumChoice include pre-sales guidance, onboarding, and activation, migration, and 24/7 tier-one and tier-two support services. Read more

Businesses understand the value of cloud applications, but they don’t have the time or resources to vet and manage them on their own. Through a partnership with AppDirect, PlumChoice will provide end-to-end customer support of cloud applications, enabling the channel partners who sell them to improve time to market, drive adoption and customer satisfaction and deliver greater lifetime value to businesses. Read More

Talkin Cloud
by Michael Vizard

In advance of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference next week, AppDirect announced on Tuesday that partners that plug into its online application store to distribute software can take advantage of a Dual Service Management program under which Microsoft’s existing syndication partners can continue to use that service until they make the complete transition to becoming a Microsoft cloud service provider (CSP). Read more

Recent data from CircleID shows that more than 86 percent of SMBs recognize the importance of moving to the cloud, yet 70 percent aren’t using cloud application solutions. Erick Simpson, vice president and co-founder of SPC International, will join PlumChoice’s Todd Barker and Doug Fowler to discuss how service providers, cloud distributors and resellers can ensure that SMBs are gaining value from their cloud applications. Read More

Personal technology envelopes have evolved to include anticipatory, immersive and experiential devices and there is a need for brands to incorporate a continuous, all-encompassing wrapper that supports the end-user. At CONNECTIONS, PlumChoice will discuss how IoT brands can deliver better customer experiences and driver greater value with a continuous services model – an Internet of Services. Read More

Attracting new smart home customers, creating greater customer lifetime value for their innovations and ultimately driving repeat purchases is essential for brands. PlumChoice Executive Vice President Paul Weichselbaum will join an interactive panel at the Internet of Things World Conference to discuss and analyze the current smart home landscape and how consumers are responding to emerging technologies. Read More

Business Insider Intelligence Research predicts that global connected-home device shipments will grow at a compound annual rate of 67 percent over the next five years, representing 25 percent of shipments in the IoT. The explosion of smart home devices brings increasing challenges, complexities and a need for standardization. Paul Weichselbaum, and leading experts, will discuss the need for interoperability at the CABA Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum. Read More

Are you looking for a solution to the “thing makers’ dilemma™?” If your organization is part of the connected life segment of the IoT and is seeking greater adoption and ongoing usage, join the complimentary webinar, “Tech Support for the Internet of Things,” hosted by Harvard Business Review and PlumChoice Executive Vice President, Paul Weichselbaum.
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As cloud services boom – and small business (SMB) implementations of cloud-based applications follow suit — cloud application providers and resellers seek specialized technical expertise from outside their organizations to support SMB end users and drive adoption. Read More