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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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SYS-CON Events announced today that Bsquare has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For more than two decades, Bsquare has helped its customers extract business value from a broad array of physical assets by making them intelligent, connecting them, and using the data they generate to optimize business processes.
Identity is in everything and customers are looking to their providers to ensure the security of their identities, transactions and data. With the increased reliance on cloud-based services, service providers must build security and trust into their offerings, adding value to customers and improving the user experience. Making identity, security and privacy easy for customers provides a unique advantage over the competition.
There are several IoTs: the Industrial Internet, Consumer Wearables, Wearables and Healthcare, Supply Chains, and the movement toward Smart Grids, Cities, Regions, and Nations. There are competing communications standards every step of the way, a bewildering array of sensors and devices, and an entire world of competing data analytics platforms. To some this appears to be chaos. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, Bradley Holt, Developer Advocate a...
If you’re responsible for an application that depends on the data or functionality of various IoT endpoints – either sensors or devices – your brand reputation depends on the security, reliability, and compliance of its many integrated parts. If your application fails to deliver the expected business results, your customers and partners won't care if that failure stems from the code you developed or from a component that you integrated. What can you do to ensure that the endpoints work as expect...
So, you bought into the current machine learning craze and went on to collect millions/billions of records from this promising new data source. Now, what do you do with them? Too often, the abundance of data quickly turns into an abundance of problems. How do you extract that "magic essence" from your data without falling into the common pitfalls? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Natalia Ponomareva, Software Engineer at Google, provided tips on how to be successful in large scale machine learning...
If you had a chance to enter on the ground level of the largest e-commerce market in the world – would you? China is the world’s most populated country with the second largest economy and the world’s fastest growing market. It is estimated that by 2018 the Chinese market will be reaching over $30 billion in gaming revenue alone. Admittedly for a foreign company, doing business in China can be challenging. Often changing laws, administrative regulations and the often inscrutable Chinese Interne...
In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee Atchison, Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic, discussed cloud as a ‘better data center’ and how it adds new capacity (faster) and improves application availability (redundancy). The cloud is a ‘Dynamic Tool for Dynamic Apps’ and resource allocation is an integral part of your application architecture, so use only the resources you need and allocate /de-allocate resources on the fly.
Enterprise IT has been in the era of Hybrid Cloud for some time now. But it seems most conversations about Hybrid are focused on integrating AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google ECM into existing on-premises systems. Where is all the Private Cloud? What do technology providers need to do to make their offerings more compelling? How should enterprise IT executives and buyers define their focus, needs, and roadmap, and communicate that clearly to the providers?
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform moder...
The many IoT deployments around the world are busy integrating smart devices and sensors into their enterprise IT infrastructures. Yet all of this technology – and there are an amazing number of choices – is of no use without the software to gather, communicate, and analyze the new data flows. Without software, there is no IT. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will look at the protocols that communicate data and the emerging data analy...
Digital innovation is the next big wave of business transformation based on digital technologies of which IoT and Big Data are key components, For example: Business boundary innovation is a challenge to excavate third-party business value using IoT and BigData, like Nest Business structure innovation may propose re-building business structure from scratch, as Uber does in the taxicab industry The social model innovation is also a big challenge to the new social architecture with the design fr...
Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at EMC, will introduce a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organizati...
IoT is fundamentally transforming the auto industry, turning the vehicle into a hub for connected services, including safety, infotainment and usage-based insurance. Auto manufacturers – and businesses across all verticals – have built an entire ecosystem around the Connected Car, creating new customer touch points and revenue streams. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Macario Namie, Head of IoT Strategy at Cisco Jasper, will share real-world examples of how IoT transforms the car from a static p...
There is little doubt that Big Data solutions will have an increasing role in the Enterprise IT mainstream over time. Big Data at Cloud Expo - to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - has announced its Call for Papers is open. Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is...