Technology As A Service Playbook

Author: Thomas Lah
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780986046230
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Technology-as-a-Service Playbook defines the tactical and strategic plays technology companies must run to build a profitable subscription business. Whether you are a pure-play cloud company or a traditional technology provider making the pivot to the cloud, this book will help guide your decision-making and execution around the as-a-service model to put your company on a path to profitable growth. This cloud-driven journey will affect every part of the organization. How offers are designed, built, marketed, sold, and serviced will all need to change. And these transformations are not limited to OEMs they will also directly impact the vast network of channel partners. After all, it s not just about building recurring revenue, it s about building PROFITABLE recurring revenue. Technology-as-a-Service Playbook is the road map to the next-generation tech business model."

Subscribed

Author: Tien Tzuo
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241363683
Size: 79.76 MB
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Today's consumers prefer the advantages of access over the hassles of ownership. It's not just internet services like Netflix and Spotify; even industrial firms like GE and Caterpillar are reinventing themselves as solutions providers. Whether you sell software, clothes, insurance, or industrial machines, you need to master the transition to the subscription model. Adapting to the subscription economy takes more than just deciding to sell subscriptions instead of products. You'll have to reinvent your company from the inside out -- from your accounting to your entire IT architecture. No matter how large or small your company, Subscribed gives you a practical, step-by-step framework to rebuild your business around a customer-centric, recurring revenue model.In ten years, we'll be subscribing to everything: information technology, transportation, retail, healthcare, even housing. Informed by insights straight from the servers of Zuora, the world's largest subscription finance platform, Subscribed is the book that explains how this shift really works -- and how business leaders can prepare and prosper.

The Managed Services Playbook

Author: Ed Nalbandian
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491733632
Size: 41.20 MB
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"Ed has taken thirty years of battle-hardened experience running managed services businesses as a systems integrator, communications provider, equipment manufacturer, offshore provider and an independent start-up and put it in a highly readable, yet incredibly detailed and indispensable book." Bob Boles CEO, Hostway Corporation "The Managed Services Playbook is the blueprint for building and running a successful managed services business. The explosion in managed services at Avaya was fueled by many of the strategies and plans Ed has outlined in this book." Mike Runda President, Avaya Client Services "Successfully running a managed services business is a difficult task with many nuances which make it very different from other IT services. Ed has unlocked these secrets which have eluded so many businesses. The advice in The Managed Services Playbook is priceless." Chris Formant President, Verizon Enterprise Solutions "Ed's proven ability to build high growth, high profit managed services businesses has made him one of the top managed services executive in the industry. The Managed Services Playbook details the keys to success for all those involved in managed and cloud businesses and can be mapped to proven, measurable results." George Humphrey Senior Director, Research and Advisory - Managed Services, Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) "As IT vendors of all shapes and sizes rush to move their businesses to the cloud and managed services, The Managed Services Playbook should be required reading for anyone involved in those businesses." Dave D'Aprano Group Executive - IT Outsourcing, Dimension Data

The Marketing Playbook

Author: John Zagula
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440684979
Size: 41.33 MB
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Every company needs to figure out the best way to beat the competition. What do you do if the other guy is already dominating the market? Should you challenge them head on or lie low for a while? Should you offer customers high-end features or a low-end price? Or both? During their years at Microsoft, John Zagula and Richard Tong answered such questions so effectively that they helped Microsoft Office and Windows grow from a 10 percent to 90 percent market share. As venture capitalists, Zagula and Tong have continued to test and perfect their system with hundreds of companies of all sizes and at all stages. Now they’re sharing their best ideas and methods in an easy-to-apply book that will be enormously helpful to marketers in every industry and leaders in every size company. The Marketing Playbook explains the five basic strategies for a competitive market—The Drag Race Play, The Best of Both Play, The High-Low Play, The Platform Play, and The Stealth Play. It illustrates how each one works, how to pick the best one for a given situation, and then how to implement it effectively in the real world. Just like a great sports coach with a well-designed playbook, managers who read this book will have the tools, tips, and tricks they need to leapfrog market research, craft a smart strategy, motivate their team, and start scoring major points with customers and against the opposition.

The B2b Executive Playbook

Author: Sean Geehan
Publisher: Clerisy Press
ISBN: 157860446X
Size: 42.16 MB
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The first book completely focused on successfully running B2B, which is very different from B2C. The fate of a B2B lies in the hands of a few individuals so what ultimately determines if a company thrives, or even survives, is how these key relationships are targeted, structured and managed. Over 30 percent of all B2B product development, marketing, and other discretionary dollars are wasted. When the realities of B2B marketplace are not integrated into a company’s SOP, it is more likely that the company is wasting money as well as the employees’ time and efforts. If the budget and plans aren’t structured for B2B specifically, they won’t move the meter. But there is good news — there is a corresponding equal amount of potential revenue, growth and prosperity. The leading B2B companies dramatically build their top and bottom lines when leaders realize that success, undeniably and unquestionably, resides with how they engage with the their customers and how that will drive their internal alignment and operations. What is it that they are doing differently than their competition and others in their industry that drive revenue growth, deliver predictable earnings, retain and grow customers and develop new offerings that customers will not only buy, but for which they will pay premiums.

Selling Strategically

Author: Terry Barge
Publisher: Dagmar Miura
ISBN: 1942267142
Size: 79.69 MB
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In this post-recessionary era, sales professionals in every business-to-business sector must “up their game” significantly in order to create sustainable success for organisations and individuals alike. Selling Strategically: A 21st-Century Playbook provides a proven and practical journey through the pivotal sales “upgrades” necessary to achieve and sustain revenue growth and profitability in a demanding and highly competitive 21st-century business environment. This book provides both the “Why?” and the “How?” of “selling strategically” and tracks why this business-to-business sales methodology plays a key role in delivering sales success for forward-thinking organisations. It introduces the role of the Sales Strategist and delves deeply into the four key attributes that define that role. And to ensure that the book’s key sales principles can be applied immediately, there is a unique, step-by-step Playbook that provides the essential “how to” steps.

The Pmo Playbook

Author: Leslie O. Magsalay
Publisher: The PMO Practice
ISBN: 1466266368
Size: 43.45 MB
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Containing practical guidance for program managers involved in high tech mergers and acquisitions who need a framework. This book describes the top 10 industries for growth, the decision making process, criteria and the playbook to integrate products, people and process. It provides checklists and dashboards to the deal flow for the high tech industry, merger and acquisition scenarios, dashboards to best in class organizational effectiveness to assess the areas of improvement as well as action summaries to remind you of what you need to do to prepare for the next merger and acquisition in the future. It also combines information for program managers, project managers, individual contributors and executives into a single package they can apply directly.

The Essential Cfo

Author: Bruce P. Nolop
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118240030
Size: 74.71 MB
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Discover the power of the CFO's role in delivering shareholder value During the past decade, the CFO role has expanded dramatically in its breadth, complexity, and criticality. Filled with proven strategies, best practices, and keen insights, The Essential CFO describes how today's CFOs are responding to their expanded roles within both public and private companies. With straightforward and pragmatic guidance, author Bruce Nolop shows how CFOs are partnering with CEOs to deliver shareholder value by articulating a strategic plan, determining capital allocations, managing the capital structure, driving financial performance, and implementing strategic transactions. Covers how CFOs are establishing robust accounting and risk management processes and effectively communicating with both external and internal constituencies Looks at the role of the CFO in transforming financial organizations to drive effectiveness and efficiencies Examines how CFOs can develop talent with the experience, expertise, and leadership skills to meet the challenges of the future Written from a balanced, top-down perspective of the modern CFO, The Essential CFO provides you with practical prescriptions for executing impactful corporate finance strategies.

The Digital Transformation Playbook

Author: David L. Rogers
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231541651
Size: 61.44 MB
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The fast-moving digital environment has been disorienting for traditional businesses, and many may not even realize their strategies are outdated. If managed correctly, lagging businesses can transition by harnessing the power of the digital age to create new value for customers and outperform their competitors. Drawing on years of experience as an educator, researcher, and consultant, David L. Rogers identifies five key rules—and provides practical, hands-on tools—that will help businesses of all sizes adapt, innovate, and maximize value creation. Rogers’s rules address critical categories for every business: customers, competition, data, innovation, and the value proposition. For each, he presents diverse case studies (from companies such as Apple and Uber to GE and the New York Times), discusses common challenges to adopting the digital approach, and provides companies and business leaders clear, tested steps to implement new practices. Rogers shows that, rather than being “disrupted” by digital business models, any business can learn the rules of today’s leading digital enterprises. This playbook is all business leaders need to create and pursue a digital plan that works.