Technology-as-a-Service Playbook: How to Grow a Profitable Subscription Business

Technology-as-a-Service Playbook: How to Grow a Profitable Subscription Business

by Thomas Lah, J.B. Wood

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780986046230
Publisher: Point B, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/11/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 349
Sales rank: 510,601
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Thomas Lah is the executive director of the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA). He is a frequent speaker and co-author of several best-selling books, including B4B (2013) and Consumption Economics (2011). Through TSIA, Lah uses his incisive analysis, strategic thinking, and creative solutions to help some of the world's largest technology companies improve the efficiency of their daily operations. Lah is a leading authority on optimizing technology service businesses within product companies, business outcome engineering, customer success funding models, x-as-a-service (XaaS) financial models, the art of helping customers successfully adopt technology, and the latest market trends impacting service organizations worldwide.

J.B. Wood is president and CEO of the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA). He is a frequent speaker and author of the best-selling books B4B (2013), Consumption Economics (2011), and Complexity Avalanche (2009). He has also appeared in leading publications, such as Fortune, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Through TSIA, Wood works to advise many of the world’s largest technology companies on transformation strategies in the age of cloud and managed services. He has also helped communicate to thousands of channel partners, sales teams, and end customers how the next wave of technology will reshape their business.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Disruption Happens 1

Chapter 2 The 3x3 of XaaS 19

Chapter 3 Digging an Economic Moat for Your XaaS Business 39

Chapter 4 Stressing Traditional Organizational Structures 81

Chapter 5 Swallowing the Fish 119

Chapter 6 The Power of XaaS Portfolios 155

Chapter 7 XaaS Customer Engagement Models 185

Chapter 8 The Financial Keys of XaaS 243

Chapter 9 The Case for Managed Services 283

Chapter 10 Changes in the Channel 307

Endnotes 339

Index 345

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