Meet with TSIA Experts at 5 Upcoming Technology Industry Events

Posted by Technology Services Industry Association on 2/21/17 5:00 AM

Whenever a new trend emerges in the world of technology and services, TSIA is already on the front lines developing new research, frameworks, and expertise around what that trend can mean for your business and the future of our industry. To share some of their latest findings in the areas of customer success, field services, smart services and the Internet of Things (IoT), and recurring revenue, TSIA executives will be attending several upcoming conferences and speaking engagements, including: 2017 Customer Success Summit – Presented by Totango, TSIA International Field Services Summit, Executive Symposium, Technology Services World, and Gainsight Pulse 2017. 

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Topics: customer success, x-as-a-service (XaaS), field services, internet of things (IoT), summit, Technology Services World Conference, TSIA Research, smart services, speaking engagements

You’re Invited to Participate in TSIA’s 12th Annual Global Technology Survey!

Posted by John Ragsdale on 2/6/17 5:00 AM

Has it really been 12 years? When I launched the very first Global Technology Survey in 2006, the focus was just on tools for technical support and field service, with a total of 21 categories of technology. Over the years as TSIA has expanded and introduced new focus areas, the survey has expanded too, covering technology specific to education services, managed services, professional services, service revenue generation, and most recently, customer success and expand selling.

The 2017 Global Technology Survey covers a total of 42 categories. But don't worry—you won't be asked to answer all 42. Once you tell us which service discipline you belong to, we'll only prompt you to answer questions about technology relevant to your department. There is a good mix of standard tools which are highly adopted (CRM, customer portals, employee collaboration) as well as more nascent areas with limited adoption by pacesetters (upsell/cross-sell, consumption monitoring, Internet of Things). 

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Topics: customer relationship management (CRM), consumption analytics, internet of things (IoT), collaboration, customer portal, EMEA, cross-sell, upsell, service technology

Learn About Smart Services and IoT from TSIA in Switzerland!

Posted by Technology Services Industry Association on 1/19/17 5:00 AM

As the rise of smart, connected products continues to influence how today’s businesses are run, it’s imperative to understand exactly how smart services and the Internet of Things (IoT) are impacting your business and the technology and services industry as a whole. To answer common questions on this topic and offer a forum for constructive discussion, TSIA will be hosting a one-day Field Services summit called, “Transforming Your Field Service Organization with Smart Services and the Internet of Things” in Basel, Switzerland this March. 

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Topics: field services, internet of things (IoT), summit, TSIA Research, TSIA Strategic Services, smart services

Using Predictive Analytics for Cross-Sell and Upsell: Lessons from E-Tailers

Posted by Steve Frost on 12/20/16 5:00 AM

The holidays are upon us once again, and along with them, the corresponding annual shopping season. For dads like me with school-aged children, this is also the time of year when I turn to my favorite e-tailers to fulfill our family's wish lists. It's a tough call as to whether I love my children or hate the mall with more fervor, so in our house, “Santazon.com" with “Reindeer Prime" delivery has saved Christmas like the repentant Grinch at the end of the book. I know that it's certainly made me a lot merrier.

As we proceed to checkout with our shopping carts, we notice the e-tailer's recommendation engine making "frequently bought with" suggestions at the bottom of our screens. If I'm buying my 11-year-old son a new PlayStation 4 (Shhh...it's a secret), I have no problem with the e-tailer making the suggestion that he also perhaps could use an extra controller or might enjoy a specific game to go with it. 

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Topics: B2B, sales, data analytics, expand selling, internet of things (IoT), analytics, cross-sell, upsell, recommendation engine, predictive analytics, machine learning

[Infographic] Why You Need to Leverage IoT in Healthcare

Posted by Vele Galovski on 12/15/16 5:00 AM

Despite the healthcare industry experiencing steady growth year over year, many HHIT (Healthcare & Healthcare IT) providers are beginning to see the cracks in their traditional business models. This infographic outlines the various ways HHIT organizations can embrace the Internet of Things (IoT) through smart, connected products to capture new revenue streams, including optimized customer processes, and improved business outcomes.

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Topics: healthcare, infographic, internet of things (IoT), HHIT, equipment manufacturers, smart, connected products, smart services

[Free Ebook] Why Services is the Big IoT Opportunity for Hardware Manufacturers

Posted by Technology Services Industry Association on 10/13/16 5:00 AM

As our world becomes more connected, the resulting technological climate has had a growing impact on the way traditional hardware manufacturers run their businesses. “Why Services is the Big IoT Opportunity for Hardware Manufacturers," a free ebook by TSIA's Vele Galovski and Harald Kopp, is a roadmap hardware manufacturers can use to navigate the path to digitization and unlock the new business opportunities presented by smart services and the Internet of Things (IoT). 

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Topics: internet of things (IoT), Technology Services World Conference, hardware manufacturers, ebook, smart services

Learn from Auto Industry Futurist John Ellis at TSW Las Vegas 2016

Posted by Nicole Dornsife on 9/22/16 6:30 AM

The Technology Services World conference is just around the corner, and we have a great lineup of inspiring keynote speakers who will share their thoughts and expertise on subjects following this year’s theme, "Aligning for Growth and Outcomes." Presenting the closing keynote is John Ellis, Auto Industry Futurist, who will be talking about what technology companies can learn from the recent disruptions impacting the automotive industry in his keynote, “The Future of the Automotive Industry and Its Uncanny Parallel to the Future of the Tech Industry.” I spoke with John in a short Q&A session where he shared with me a bit about his background and his upcoming TSW presentation. The full interview can be viewed on the TSW website, but here's a short excerpt of what he had to say. 

Editor's Note 11/8/2016: John Ellis' presentation is now available to view online!

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Topics: internet of things (IoT), Technology Services World Conference, smart services

[Infographic] How the Internet of Things is Impacting Hardware Manufacturers

Posted by Technology Services Industry Association on 9/9/16 6:30 AM

In an increasingly connected world, the Internet of Things (IoT) is forcing traditional hardware manufacturers to rethink how they run their businesses. The historical make/sell/ship business model is no longer sufficient now that customers expect providers to help them save money and improve their business outcomes. To respond to changing customer demands and offset the industry-wide trend of declining product revenues, many hardware manufacturers are embracing smart, connected products to create new revenue streams. In this infographic, you'll see just how IoT is impacting hardware manufacturers and why embracing digitization is crucial to improving revenue growth in a rapidly changing technological climate.

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Topics: infographic, industrial equipment, internet of things (IoT), hardware manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, smart, connected products, smart services

Top 3 Technology Investments for EMEA Businesses

Posted by John Ragsdale on 7/14/16 6:30 AM

The results of our annual Global Technology Survey allows us to get a detailed look at which new technology and organizational capabilities are seeing the most investment dollars from some of the top companies in the industry. Although overall planned spending is high across all survey categories, which relate in some way to one or several of TSIA's service disciplines, there were some key investment areas that stood out, especially in the Europe, Middle East, and Asia (EMEA) regions. In fact, over 80% of our international respondents are planning the majority of their spending in three main categories over the next one to two years. For any technology organization considering additional investments in technology and services in the years ahead, it's always a good idea to see where your peers have already adopted solutions in order to avoid losing a competitive edge. In this post, I'd like to share the top three areas EMEA region companies are investing in: billing and invoicing systems, IoT/smart services platforms, and self-service portals. 

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Topics: proactive support, online support, internet of things (IoT), customer portal, EMEA, smart services

Behind the Research: Field Services

Posted by Technology Services Industry Association on 7/7/16 6:30 AM

At TSIA, we provide technology and services businesses with the insights they need to grow, advance, and achieve their desired outcomes in our rapidly evolving industry. At the heart of this in-depth research are TSIA's research executives, who keep their fingers on the pulse of what's new and what's next in technology and services in order to deliver compelling content, best practices, and tools to our members. To highlight the brilliant people behind the research that makes TSIA what it is, we've invited the VP of Field Services research, Vele Galovski, to tell us a bit about himself and his thoughts on what the future holds in his area of research, field services.

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Topics: spare parts logistics, benchmarking, field services, internet of things (IoT), TSIA outcome chains, outcome chain, smart services

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