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Proofpoint Announces First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/14 -- Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT)

  • Total revenue of $42.7 million, up 39% year-over-year
  • Billings of $46.6 million, up 33% year-over-year
  • GAAP EPS loss of $0.39; Non-GAAP EPS loss of $0.12
  • Generated operating cash flow of $4.1 million and free cash flow of $1.8 million
  • Increasing FY 2014 revenue and billings guidance

Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading security-as-a-service provider, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014.

"We are very pleased with the strong start to the year, which was highlighted by our robust revenue and billings growth during the first quarter," stated Gary Steele, chief executive officer of Proofpoint. "Our ability to exceed expectations across all key operating metrics was driven by our continued high win rates across our entire product line, strong renewals, and expansion with our existing customers."

Steele continued, "As the competitive landscape continues to shift in our favor, Proofpoint remains in position to grow market share globally. Consequently, we remain committed to innovation in product development to extend our leadership position and to expansion of our sales and marketing infrastructure."

First Quarter 2014 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue: Total revenue for the first quarter of 2014 was $42.7 million, an increase of 39% compared to $30.8 million in the prior-year period. Within total revenue, subscription revenue was $41.2 million, an increase of 45% on a year-over-year basis. Hardware and services revenue contributed the remaining $1.5 million of total revenue.

  • Billings: Total billings were $46.6 million for the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 33% compared to $35.1 million in the first quarter of 2013. The company defines billings, a non-GAAP financial measure, as revenue recognized during the period plus the change in deferred revenue from the beginning to the end of the period.

  • Gross Profit: GAAP gross profit for the first quarter was $29.0 million compared to $21.7 million for the first quarter of 2013. Non-GAAP gross profit for the quarter was $30.4 million compared to $22.3 million in the year ago period. Non-GAAP gross margin was 71% for the first quarter of 2014, compared to 72% for the same period last year.

  • Operating Loss: GAAP operating loss for the first quarter was $11.3 million compared to a loss of $5.9 million during the first quarter last year. Non-GAAP operating loss for the first quarter of 2014 was $3.2 million, compared to a loss of $3.4 million during the same period last year.

  • Net Loss: GAAP net loss for the first quarter was $14.4 million or $0.39 per share based on 36.6 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding. This compares to a GAAP net loss of $6.4 million or $0.19 per share based on 33.5 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding in the prior-year period.

    Non-GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2014 was $4.2 million or $0.12 per share based on 36.6 million weighted average shares outstanding. This compares to a loss of $3.9 million or $0.12 per share based on 33.5 million weighted average shares outstanding during the same period last year.

  • Adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2014 was negative $1.4 million compared to negative $2.1 million for the first quarter of 2013.

  • Cash and Cash Flow: As of March 31, 2014, Proofpoint had cash, cash equivalents and short term investments of $257.2 million, an increase of $5.4 million from the end of the prior quarter.

    The company generated $4.1 million in net cash from operations for the first quarter of 2014 compared to generating $1.2 million during the first quarter of 2013. The company generated $1.8 million in free cash flow for the quarter compared to $0.2 million during the first quarter of 2013.

A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures has been provided in the financial tables included in this press release. An explanation of these measures and how they are calculated are also included below under the heading "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

First Quarter and Recent Business Highlights:

  • Selected as a Reader Trust award winner in the Best Email Security Solution category for the 2014 SC Magazine Awards.

  • Launched Proofpoint Malvertising Protection for publishers & demand side platforms and Targeted Attack Protection for enterprise defense against attackers' use of malware via internet advertising network.

  • Added Next-Generation Predictive Defense™ to Targeted Attack Protection solution.

  • Joined the Ready for IBM Security Intelligence program and unveiled a new device support module (DSM) that enables information and event integration between IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform products and the Proofpoint Enterprise Protection and Proofpoint Enterprise Privacy offerings.

"Proofpoint's execution was strong during the first quarter, as evidenced by our year-over-year growth rates in subscription revenue and in billings of 45% and 33%, respectively," stated Paul Auvil, chief financial officer of Proofpoint. "The combination of our strong balance sheet and ability to generate free cash flow positions the company to maintain momentum and grow market share globally."

Financial Outlook
As of April 30, 2014 Proofpoint is providing guidance for its second quarter and full year 2014 as follows:

  • Second Quarter 2014 Guidance: Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $43.0 million to $44.0 million. Billings are expected to be in the range of $45.5 million to $47.5 million. Adjusted EBITDA loss is expected to be in the range of $1.0 million to $2.0 million. Non-GAAP EPS loss is expected to be in the range of $0.11 to $0.13 based on approximately 37.3 million weighted average shares outstanding.

  • Full Year 2014 Guidance: Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $178.0 million to $180.0 million. Billings is expected to be in the range of $207.0 million to $209.0 million. Adjusted EBITDA loss is expected to be in the range of $3.0 million to $5.0 million. Non-GAAP EPS loss is expected to be in the range of $0.41 to $0.46 based on approximately 37.7 million weighted average shares outstanding. Free cash flow, defined as operating cash flow less capital expenditures, is expected to be approximately positive $10.0 million, which assumes capital expenditures of $13.0 million to $15.0 million for the full year.

Quarterly Conference Call
Proofpoint will host a conference call today at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time) to review the company's financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. To access this call, dial 888-296-4305 for the U.S. and Canada or 719-325-2307 for international callers with conference ID #9531561. A live webcast of the conference call will be accessible from the Investors section of Proofpoint's website at investors.proofpoint.com, and a recording will be archived and accessible at investors.proofpoint.com. An audio replay of this conference call will also be available through May 14, 2014, by dialing 877.870.5176 for the U.S. and Canada or 858.384.5517 for international callers and entering passcode #9531561.

About Proofpoint, Inc.
Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT) is a leading security-as-a-service provider that focuses on cloud-based solutions for threat protection, compliance, archiving & governance, and secure communications. Organizations around the world depend on Proofpoint's expertise, patented technologies, and on-demand delivery system to protect against phishing, malware and spam, safeguard privacy, encrypt sensitive information, and archive and govern messages and critical enterprise information. More information is available at www.proofpoint.com.

Proofpoint is a trademark or registered trademark of Proofpoint, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding momentum in the company's business, market position, future growth, market share and future financial results. It is possible that future circumstances might differ from the assumptions on which such statements are based. Important factors that could cause results to differ materially from the statements herein include: other risks that may inhibit our drive to expand our business and global market share; failure to maintain or increase renewals and increased business from existing customers and failure to generate increased business through existing or new channel partner relationships; uncertainties related to continued success in sales growth and market share gains; failure to convert sales opportunities into definitive customer agreements; risks associated with successful implementation of multiple integrated software products and other product functionality; competition, particularly from larger companies with more resources than Proofpoint; risks related to new target markets, new product introductions and innovation; the ability to attract and retain key personnel; changes in strategy; risks associated with management of growth; lengthy sales and implementation cycles, particularly in larger organizations; the time it takes new sales personnel to become fully productive; unforeseen delays in developing new technologies and the uncertain market acceptance of new products or features; technological changes that make Proofpoint's products and services less competitive; risks associated with the adoption of, and demand for, the Security-as-a-Service model in general and by specific industries; the effect of general economic conditions, including as a result of specific economic risks in different geographies and among different industries; risks related to integrating the employees, customers and technologies of acquired businesses; assumption of unknown liabilities from acquisitions; ability to retain customers of acquired entities; and the other risk factors set forth from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, and the other reports we file with the SEC, copies of which are available free of charge at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or upon request from our investor relations department. All forward-looking statements herein reflect our opinions only as of the date of this release, and Proofpoint undertakes no obligation, and expressly disclaims any obligation, to update forward-looking statements herein in light of new information or future events.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
We have provided in this release financial information that has not been prepared in accordance with GAAP. We use these non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing our financial results and believe they are useful to investors, as a supplement to GAAP measures, in evaluating our ongoing operational performance. We believe that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing our financial results with other companies in our industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors.

Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures below. As previously mentioned, a reconciliation of our non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures has been provided in the financial statement tables included below in this press release.

Non-GAAP gross profit. We define non-GAAP gross profit as GAAP gross profit, less stock-based compensation expense and the amortization of intangibles associated with acquisitions. We consider this non-GAAP financial measure to be a useful metric for management and investors because they exclude the effect of stock-based compensation expense and the amortization of intangibles associated with acquisitions so that our management and investors can compare our recurring core business operating results over multiple periods. There are a number of limitations related to the use of non-GAAP gross profit versus gross profit calculated in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP gross profit excludes stock-based compensation expense. Stock-based compensation has been and will continue to be for the foreseeable future a significant recurring expense in our business. Stock-based compensation is an important part of our employees' compensation and impacts their performance. In addition, the components of the costs that we exclude in our calculation of non-GAAP gross profit may differ from the components that our peer companies exclude when they report their non-GAAP results. Management compensates for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from non-GAAP gross profit and evaluating non-GAAP gross profit together with gross profit calculated in accordance with GAAP.

Non-GAAP operating loss. We define non-GAAP operating loss as operating loss less stock-based compensation expense and the amortization of intangibles and non-recurring costs associated with acquisitions and litigation. We consider this non-GAAP financial measure to be a useful metric for management and investors because they exclude the effect of stock-based compensation expense and the amortization of intangibles and non-recurring costs associated with acquisitions so that our management and investors can compare our recurring core business operating results over multiple periods. There are a number of limitations related to the use of non-GAAP operating loss versus operating loss calculated in accordance with GAAP. For example, non-GAAP operating loss excludes stock-based compensation expense. Stock-based compensation has been and will continue to be for the foreseeable future a significant recurring expense in our business. Stock-based compensation is an important part of our employees' compensation and impacts their performance. In addition, the components of the costs that we exclude in our calculation of non-GAAP operating loss may differ from the components that our peer companies exclude when they report their non-GAAP results of operations. Management compensates for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from non-GAAP operating loss and evaluating non-GAAP operating loss together with operating loss calculated in accordance with GAAP.

Non-GAAP net loss. We define non-GAAP net loss as net loss less stock-based compensation expense and the amortization of intangibles and non-recurring costs associated with acquisitions and litigation, and non-cash interest expense related to the convertible debt discount and non-recurring issuance costs for the convertible debt offering. We consider this non-GAAP financial measure to be a useful metric for management and investors for the same reasons that we use non-GAAP operating loss. However, in order to provide a complete picture of our recurring core business operating results, we also exclude from non-GAAP net loss the tax effects associated with stock-based compensation and the amortization of intangibles and non-recurring costs associated with acquisitions and litigation, and non-cash interest expense related to the convertible debt discount and non-recurring issuance costs for the convertible debt offering. We used a 5 percent effective tax rate to calculate non-GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2014 and 4 percent for the first quarter of 2013. We believe that a 15-20% effective tax rate range is a reasonable estimate of the near-term normalized tax rate under our current global operating structure. The same limitations described above regarding our use of non-GAAP operating loss also apply to our use of non-GAAP net loss.

Billings. We define billings as revenue recognized plus the change in deferred revenue from the beginning to the end of the period, but excluding additions to deferred revenue from acquisitions. We consider billings to be a useful metric for management and investors because billings drive deferred revenue, which is an important indicator of the health and visibility of our business, and has historically represented a majority of the quarterly revenue that we recognize. There are a number of limitations related to the use of billings versus revenue calculated in accordance with GAAP. Billings include amounts that have not yet been recognized as revenue, but excluding additions to deferred revenue from acquisitions. We may also calculate billings in a manner that is different from other companies that report similar financial measures. Management compensates for these limitations by providing specific information regarding GAAP revenue and evaluating billings together with revenues calculated in accordance with GAAP.

Adjusted EBITDA. We define adjusted EBITDA as net loss, adjusted to exclude: depreciation, amortization of intangibles, interest income (expense), net, provision for income taxes, stock-based compensation, acquisition- and litigation-related expense, other income, and other expense. We believe that the use of adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors and other users of our financial statements in evaluating our operating performance because it provides them with an additional tool to compare business performance across companies and across periods. We use adjusted EBITDA in conjunction with traditional GAAP operating performance measures as part of our overall assessment of our performance, for planning purposes, including the preparation of our annual operating budget, to evaluate the effectiveness of our business strategies and to communicate with our board of directors concerning our financial performance. We do not place undue reliance on adjusted EBITDA as our only measure of operating performance. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as a substitute for other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP. There are limitations to using this non-GAAP financial measure, including that other companies may calculate this measure differently than we do, that it does not reflect our capital expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures and that it does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital.

Free cash flow. We define free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities minus capital expenditures. We consider free cash flow to be a liquidity measure that provides useful information to management and investors about the amount of cash generated by the business that, after the acquisition of property and equipment, can be used for strategic opportunities, including investing in our business, making strategic acquisitions, and strengthening the balance sheet. Analysis of free cash flow facilitates management's comparisons of our operating results to competitors' operating results. A limitation of using free cash flow versus the GAAP measure of net cash provided by operating activities as a means for evaluating our company is that free cash flow does not represent the total increase or decrease in the cash balance from operations for the period because it excludes cash used for capital expenditures during the period. Management compensates for this limitation by providing information about our capital expenditures on the face of the cash flow statement and in the "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations - Liquidity and Capital Resources" section of our quarterly and annual reports filed with the SEC.


                              Proofpoint, Inc.
              Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
                             (On a GAAP basis)
                  (In thousands, except per share amounts)
                                (Unaudited)

                                                        Three Months Ended
                                                             March 31,
                                                       --------------------
                                                          2014       2013
                                                       ---------  ---------
Revenue:
  Subscription                                         $  41,204  $  28,452
  Hardware and services                                    1,500      2,312
                                                       ---------  ---------
    Total revenue                                         42,704     30,764
Cost of revenue:(1)(2)
  Subscription                                            11,451      7,829
  Hardware and services                                    2,260      1,239
                                                       ---------  ---------
    Total cost of revenue                                 13,711      9,068
                                                       ---------  ---------
Gross profit                                              28,993     21,696
Operating expense:(1)(2)
  Research and development                                11,948      7,562
  Sales and marketing                                     22,818     16,128
  General and administrative                               5,506      3,902
                                                       ---------  ---------
    Total operating expense                               40,272     27,592
                                                       ---------  ---------
Operating loss                                           (11,279)    (5,896)
Interest (expense) income, net                            (2,773)        12
Other expense, net                                          (199)      (367)
                                                       ---------  ---------
Loss before provision for income taxes                   (14,251)    (6,251)
Provision for income taxes                                  (144)      (142)
                                                       ---------  ---------
Net loss                                               $ (14,395) $  (6,393)
                                                       =========  =========
Net loss per share, basic and diluted                  $   (0.39) $   (0.19)
                                                       =========  =========
Weighted average shares outstanding, basic and diluted    36,564     33,461

(1) Includes stock-based compensation expense as
 follows:
      Cost of subscription revenue                     $     412  $     232
      Cost of hardware and services revenue                  129         36
      Research and development                             2,034        505
      Sales and marketing                                  2,097        774
      General and administrative                           1,301        524
                                                       ---------  ---------
        Total stock-based compensation expense         $   5,973  $   2,071
                                                       =========  =========
(2) Includes intangible amortization expense as
 follows:
      Cost of subscription revenue                     $     829  $     326
      Research and development                                23          8
      Sales and marketing                                  1,097         70
      General and administrative                              11          -
                                                       ---------  ---------
        Total intangible amortization expense          $   1,960  $     404
                                                       =========  =========



                              Proofpoint, Inc.
                   Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
                             (On a GAAP basis)
                  (In thousands, except per share amounts)
                                (Unaudited)

                                                 March 31,     December 31,
                                               -------------  -------------
                                                    2014           2013
                                               -------------  -------------
Assets
Current assets
  Cash and cash equivalents                    $     257,247  $     243,786
  Short-term investments                                   -          8,015
  Accounts receivable, net                            22,347         26,221
  Inventory                                            1,296            860
  Deferred product costs, current                      1,222          1,004
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets            8,750          7,963
                                               -------------  -------------
    Total current assets                             290,862        287,849
Property and equipment, net                           12,853         11,221
Deferred product costs, noncurrent                       282            357
Goodwill                                              63,764         63,764
Intangible assets, net                                21,016         22,976
Other noncurrent assets                                4,297          4,392
                                               -------------  -------------
    Total assets                               $     393,074  $     390,559
                                               =============  =============
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current liabilities
  Accounts payable                             $       8,804  $       7,281
  Accrued liabilities                                 18,519         19,260
  Notes payable and lease obligations, current         1,659          1,655
  Deferred rent, current                                 246            297
  Deferred revenue, current                           92,643         89,450
                                               -------------  -------------
    Total current liabilities                        121,871        117,943
Convertible senior notes                             155,058        152,928
Notes payable and lease obligations,
 noncurrent                                              280            695
Other long term liabilities, noncurrent                7,324          7,300
Deferred revenue, noncurrent                          35,250         34,533
                                               -------------  -------------
    Total liabilities                                319,783        313,399
                                               -------------  -------------

Stockholders' equity
Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 200,000
 shares authorized at March 31, 2014 and
 December 31, 2013; 36,926 and 36,140 shares
 issued and outstanding at March 31, 2014 and
 December 31, 2013, respectively                           4              4
Additional paid-in capital                           297,691        287,165
Accumulated deficit                                 (224,404)      (210,009)
                                               -------------  -------------
  Total stockholders' equity                          73,291         77,160
                                               -------------  -------------
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $     393,074  $     390,559
                                               =============  =============



                              Proofpoint, Inc.
              Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
                             (On a GAAP basis)
                               (In thousands)
                                (Unaudited)

                                                        Three Months Ended
                                                             March 31,
                                                       --------------------
                                                          2014       2013
                                                       ---------  ---------
Cash flows from operating activities
  Net loss                                             $ (14,395) $  (6,393)
  Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash
   provided by operating activities
    Depreciation and amortization                          3,802      1,677
    Accretion of discounts on investments                     15        239
    Provision for allowance for doubtful accounts             (7)        17
    Stock-based compensation                               5,973      2,071
    Deferred income taxes                                    117          -
    Change in fair value of contingent earn-outs               5          -
    Amortization of debt issuance costs and accretion
     of debt discount                                      2,143          -
    Changes in assets and liabilities:
      Accounts receivable                                  3,881     (2,446)
      Inventory                                             (435)       157
      Deferred products costs                               (143)       (47)
      Prepaid expenses and other current assets             (789)       (68)
      Noncurrent assets                                      (89)         6
      Accounts payable                                       762      1,738
      Accrued liabilities                                   (613)      (126)
      Deferred rent                                          (18)        49
      Deferred revenue                                     3,910      4,321
                                                       ---------  ---------
        Net cash provided by operating activities          4,119      1,195
                                                       ---------  ---------
Cash flows from investing activities
  Proceeds from sales and maturities of short-term
   investments                                             8,000     21,836
  Purchase of short-term investments                           -    (20,413)
  Purchase of property and equipment                      (2,291)      (988)
                                                       ---------  ---------
      Net cash provided by investing activities            5,709        435
                                                       ---------  ---------
Cash flows from financing activities
  Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of
   repurchases                                             4,155      4,184
  Payments of debt issuance costs                           (111)         -
  Repayments of notes payable and loans                     (411)      (414)
                                                       ---------  ---------
      Net cash provided by financing activities            3,633      3,770
                                                       ---------  ---------
      Net increase in cash and cash equivalents           13,461      5,400
Cash and cash equivalents
  Beginning of period                                    243,786     39,254
                                                       ---------  ---------
  End of period                                        $ 257,247  $  44,654
                                                       =========  =========



                    Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures
                  (In thousands, except per share amounts)
                                (Unaudited)

                                                        Three Months Ended
                                                             March 31,
                                                       --------------------
                                                          2014       2013
                                                       ---------  ---------

GAAP gross profit                                      $  28,993  $  21,696
Plus:
Stock-based compensation expense                             541        268
Intangible amortization expense                              829        326
                                                       ---------  ---------
Non-GAAP gross profit                                     30,363     22,290
                                                       ---------  ---------

GAAP operating loss                                      (11,279)    (5,896)
Plus:
Stock-based compensation expense                           5,973      2,071
Intangible amortization expense                            1,960        404
Non-recurring acquisition expense                             12         39
Non-recurring litigation expense                             122          -
                                                       ---------  ---------
Non-GAAP operating loss                                   (3,212)    (3,382)
                                                       ---------  ---------

GAAP net loss                                            (14,395)    (6,393)
Plus:
Stock-based compensation expense                           5,973      2,071
Intangible amortization expense                            1,960        404
Non-recurring acquisition expense                             12         39
Non-recurring litigation expense                             122          -
Interest expense - debt discount and debt issuance
 costs                                                     2,143          -
Non-recurring income tax benefit                             (57)         -
                                                       ---------  ---------
Non-GAAP net loss                                         (4,242)    (3,879)
                                                       ---------  ---------


                                                       ---------  ---------
Shares used in computing non-GAAP net loss per share,
 basic and diluted                                        36,564     33,461
                                                       ---------  ---------

Non-GAAP net loss, basic and diluted                   $   (0.12) $   (0.12)



               Reconciliation of Net Loss to Adjusted EBITDA
                               (In thousands)
                                (Unaudited)

                                                        Three Months Ended
                                                             March 31,
                                                       --------------------
                                                          2014       2013
                                                       ---------  ---------

Net loss                                               $ (14,395) $  (6,393)
Depreciation                                               1,842      1,273
Amortization of intangible assets                          1,960        404
Interest expense (income), net                             2,773        (12)
Provision for income taxes                                   144        142
                                                       ---------  ---------
EBITDA                                                 $  (7,676) $  (4,586)
                                                       ---------  ---------

Stock-based compensation expense                       $   5,973  $   2,071
Acquisition-related expenses                                  12         39
Litigation-related expenses                                  122          -
Other income                                                 (10)        (2)
Other expense                                                209        369
                                                       ---------  ---------
Adjusted EBITDA                                        $  (1,370) $  (2,109)
                                                       ---------  ---------



                Reconciliation of Total Revenue to Billings
                               (In thousands)
                                (Unaudited)

                                                        Three Months Ended
                                                             March 31,
                                                       --------------------
                                                          2014       2013
                                                       ---------  ---------

Total revenue                                          $  42,704  $  30,764

Deferred revenue
Ending                                                   127,893     91,180
Beginning                                                123,983     86,859
                                                       ---------  ---------
Net Change                                                 3,910      4,321
                                                       ---------  ---------

                                                       ---------  ---------
Billings                                               $  46,614  $  35,085
                                                       ---------  ---------


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The Internet of Things is not new. Historically, smart businesses have used its basic concept of leveraging data to drive better decision making and have capitalized on those insights to realize additional revenue opportunities. So, what has changed to make the Internet of Things one of the hottest topics in tech? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Gray, Director, Embedded and Internet of Things, discussed the underlying factors that are driving the economics of intelligent systems. Discover how hardware commoditization, the ubiquitous nature of connectivity, and the emergence of Big Data a...
“In the past year we've seen a lot of stabilization of WebRTC. You can now use it in production with a far greater degree of certainty. A lot of the real developments in the past year have been in things like the data channel, which will enable a whole new type of application," explained Peter Dunkley, Technical Director at Acision, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete at launch. DevOps may be disruptive, but it is essential.
"People are a lot more knowledgeable about APIs now. There are two types of people who work with APIs - IT people who want to use APIs for something internal and the product managers who want to do something outside APIs for people to connect to them," explained Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at SOA Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Nigeria has the largest economy in Africa, at more than US$500 billion, and ranks 23rd in the world. A recent re-evaluation of Nigeria's true economic size doubled the previous estimate, and brought it well ahead of South Africa, which is a member (unlike Nigeria) of the G20 club for political as well as economic reasons. Nigeria's economy can be said to be quite diverse from one point of view, but heavily dependent on oil and gas at the same time. Oil and natural gas account for about 15% of Nigera's overall economy, but traditionally represent more than 90% of the country's exports and as...
The Internet of Things is a misnomer. That implies that everything is on the Internet, and that simply should not be - especially for things that are blurring the line between medical devices that stimulate like a pacemaker and quantified self-sensors like a pedometer or pulse tracker. The mesh of things that we manage must be segmented into zones of trust for sensing data, transmitting data, receiving command and control administrative changes, and peer-to-peer mesh messaging. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ryan Bagnulo, Solution Architect / Software Engineer at SOA Software, focused on desi...
"At our booth we are showing how to provide trust in the Internet of Things. Trust is where everything starts to become secure and trustworthy. Now with the scaling of the Internet of Things it becomes an interesting question – I've heard numbers from 200 billion devices next year up to a trillion in the next 10 to 15 years," explained Johannes Lintzen, Vice President of Sales at Utimaco, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"For over 25 years we have been working with a lot of enterprise customers and we have seen how companies create applications. And now that we have moved to cloud computing, mobile, social and the Internet of Things, we see that the market needs a new way of creating applications," stated Jesse Shiah, CEO, President and Co-Founder of AgilePoint Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 15th Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built to optimize Microsoft workloads, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Gridstore™ is the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built for Microsoft workloads and designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Gridstore’s hyper-converged infrastructure is the industry’s first all flash version of HyperConverged Appliances that include both compute and storag...
Today’s enterprise is being driven by disruptive competitive and human capital requirements to provide enterprise application access through not only desktops, but also mobile devices. To retrofit existing programs across all these devices using traditional programming methods is very costly and time consuming – often prohibitively so. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jesse Shiah, CEO, President, and Co-Founder of AgilePoint Inc., discussed how you can create applications that run on all mobile devices as well as laptops and desktops using a visual drag-and-drop application – and eForms-buildi...
We certainly live in interesting technological times. And no more interesting than the current competing IoT standards for connectivity. Various standards bodies, approaches, and ecosystems are vying for mindshare and positioning for a competitive edge. It is clear that when the dust settles, we will have new protocols, evolved protocols, that will change the way we interact with devices and infrastructure. We will also have evolved web protocols, like HTTP/2, that will be changing the very core of our infrastructures. At the same time, we have old approaches made new again like micro-services...
Code Halos - aka "digital fingerprints" - are the key organizing principle to understand a) how dumb things become smart and b) how to monetize this dynamic. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robert Brown, AVP, Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant Technology Solutions, outlined research, analysis and recommendations from his recently published book on this phenomena on the way leading edge organizations like GE and Disney are unlocking the Internet of Things opportunity and what steps your organization should be taking to position itself for the next platform of digital competition.
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
As the Internet of Things unfolds, mobile and wearable devices are blurring the line between physical and digital, integrating ever more closely with our interests, our routines, our daily lives. Contextual computing and smart, sensor-equipped spaces bring the potential to walk through a world that recognizes us and responds accordingly. We become continuous transmitters and receivers of data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Andrew Bolwell, Director of Innovation for HP's Printing and Personal Systems Group, discussed how key attributes of mobile technology – touch input, sensors, social, and ...