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Amdocs Limited Reports Quarterly Revenue of $822 Million, Up 1.2% YoY

Delivers Record Diluted non-GAAP EPS of $2.71 for Fiscal 2012, up 16% YoY, and Diluted GAAP EPS of $2.31

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 

Key highlights:

  • The board of directors has authorized a share repurchase plan allowing the repurchase of up to $500 million of ordinary shares at the company's discretion; this plan has no expiration date and is in addition to the current authorization program, which, as of September 30, 2012, provided up to $203 million of remaining repurchase authority through February 2013; the board of directors also approved $0.13 per share quarterly cash dividend to be paid on January 18, 2013
  • Fourth fiscal quarter revenue of $822 million, compared to the $815-$835 million guidance range. Foreign currency movements negatively affected revenue by approximately $1 million relative to the third fiscal quarter of 2012
  • Fourth fiscal quarter non-GAAP operating income of $137 million; non-GAAP operating margin of 16.6%; GAAP operating income of $114 million
  • Fourth fiscal quarter diluted non-GAAP EPS of $0.70, compared to the $0.66-$0.72 guidance range, excluding amortization of purchased intangible assets and other acquisition related costs and equity-based compensation expense, net of related tax effects
  • Diluted GAAP EPS of $0.60 for the fourth fiscal quarter, compared to the $0.54-$0.62 guidance range
  • Free cash flow of $109 million for the fourth fiscal quarter
  • Twelve-month backlog of $2.79 billion at the end of the fourth fiscal quarter, up $30 million from the end of the third fiscal quarter of 2012
  • Repurchased $106 million of ordinary shares during the fourth fiscal quarter
  • First quarter fiscal 2013 guidance: Expected revenue of approximately $810-$840 million and diluted non-GAAP EPS of $0.68-$0.74, excluding amortization of purchased intangible assets and other acquisition-related costs and approximately $0.06-$0.07 per share of equity-based compensation expense, net of related tax effects. Diluted GAAP EPS is expected to be approximately $0.56-$0.64
  • Fiscal 2013 guidance: Expected revenue growth of 2-5% and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share growth of roughly 5-8%, including the impact of anticipated share repurchase activity over the course of the fiscal year

Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) today reported that for its fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2012, revenue was $822.1 million, up 1.6% sequentially from the third fiscal quarter of 2012 and up 1.2% as compared to last year's fourth fiscal quarter. Net income on a non-GAAP basis was $115.7 million, or $0.70 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $111.2 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. Non-GAAP net income excludes amortization of purchased intangible assets and other acquisition related costs and equity-based compensation expenses of $17.7 million, net of related tax effects, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 and excludes such amortization and other acquisition related costs and equity-based compensation expenses of $23.8 million, net of related tax effects, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. The Company's GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 was $98.0 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $87.4 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, in the prior year's fourth fiscal quarter. 

"We concluded fiscal 2012 with another strong quarter, reflecting ongoing stabilization at AT&T, double-digit growth in our emerging markets and consistent operating margin execution.  Underscoring our commitment to returning excess cash, we repurchased an additional $106 million of our ordinary shares in the fourth fiscal quarter, and, as of September 30, 2012, we had acquired a total of 25% of our shares that were outstanding in April 2010. Overall, as a result of good new sales execution, a stable operating margin and our repurchase activity, we grew non-GAAP diluted earnings per share by 16% in fiscal 2012," said Eli Gelman, chief executive officer of Amdocs Management Limited.

Gelman continued, "North American demand trends improved in the fourth quarter, with the region returning to sequential growth.  We believe that announced M&A activity among operators in North America may drive long-term opportunity for Amdocs; however, it also adds some uncertainty to our 2013 outlook as consummation of such deals remains subject to contingencies.  Emerging markets continued to be a source of strength for year-over-year growth and we expect this trend to continue in 2013.  We also achieved stable activity levels in Europe in the fourth quarter to cap a strong fiscal 2012 in the region, although we remain aware of the challenging economic conditions heading in to 2013."

Gelman concluded, "In North America, we are delighted to announce today that Sprint has agreed to expand and extend its managed services relationship with Amdocs through 2021, including the addition of its Virgin Mobile-branded subscribers to the Amdocs platform.  This agreement brings us good long-term visibility with one of our largest customers and we believe represents a true 'win-win' outcome for both Sprint and Amdocs. Similarly, agreements with new and existing customers, such as Globe in the Philippines, TIM Brasil in Latin America and, just announced today, VimpelCom in Russia, should provide for further growth in the emerging markets in fiscal 2013. While the year ahead carries macroeconomic and industry specific risks, we believe we are competitively well positioned to achieve sustained growth in 2013."

Financial Discussion of Fourth Fiscal Quarter Results

Free cash flow was $109 million for the quarter, comprised of cash flow from operations of $152 million less $43 million in net capital expenditures and other.

Twelve-month backlog, which includes anticipated revenue related to contracts, estimated revenue from managed services contracts, letters of intent, maintenance and estimated on-going support activities, was $2.79 billion at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. 

Fiscal Year 2012 Results

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012, revenue increased by 2.2% to $3.2 billion. Fiscal 2012 net income on a non-GAAP basis was $460.0 million, or $2.71 per diluted share (excluding amortization of purchased intangible assets and other acquisition related costs, gain on sale of investment and equity-based compensation expenses of $68.6 million, net of related tax effects), compared to non-GAAP net income of $434.6  million, or $2.33 per diluted share, in fiscal 2011 (excluding amortization of purchased intangible assets and other acquisition related costs and equity-based compensation expenses of $87.9 million, net of related tax effects). The Company's GAAP net income in fiscal 2012 was $391.4 million, or $2.31 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $346.7 million, or $1.86 per diluted share, in fiscal 2011.

Financial Outlook

Amdocs expects that revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 will be approximately $810-$840 million. Diluted earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis for the first fiscal quarter are expected to be $0.68-$0.74, excluding amortization of purchased intangible assets and other acquisition-related costs and approximately $0.06-$0.07 per share of equity-based compensation expense, net of related tax effects. Amdocs estimates GAAP diluted earnings per share for the first fiscal quarter will be $0.56-$0.64.

Quarterly Cash Dividend Program

On November 6, 2012, the Board approved the quarterly cash dividend payment and set December 31, 2012 as the record date for determining the shareholders entitled to receive the dividend, which is payable on January 18, 2013.

Conference Call Details

Amdocs will host a conference call on November 6, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the Company's fourth fiscal quarter results. The call will be carried live on the Internet via the Amdocs website, www.amdocs.com.  

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This release includes non-GAAP diluted earnings per share and other non-GAAP financial measures, including free cash flow, non-GAAP cost of service, non-GAAP research and development, non-GAAP selling, general and administrative, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP interest and other income (expense), net, non-GAAP income taxes, non-GAAP net income, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share growth. These non-GAAP measures exclude the following items:

  • amortization of purchased intangible assets and other acquisition related costs;
  • gain on sale of investment;
  • equity-based compensation expense; and
  • tax effects related to the above.

These non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. Amdocs believes that non-GAAP financial measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with Amdocs' results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP and that these measures should only be used to evaluate Amdocs' results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures.

Amdocs believes that the presentation of non-GAAP diluted earnings per share and other financial measures, including free cash flow, non-GAAP cost of service, non-GAAP research and development, non-GAAP selling, general and administrative, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP income taxes, non-GAAP net income, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share growth when shown in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures, provides useful information to investors and management regarding financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and results of operations, as well as the net amount of cash generated by its business operations after taking into account capital spending required to maintain or expand the business.

For its internal budgeting process and in monitoring the results of the business, Amdocs' management uses financial statements that do not include amortization of purchased intangible assets and other acquisition related costs, gain on sale of investment, equity-based compensation expense and related tax effects. Amdocs' management also uses the foregoing non-GAAP financial measures, in addition to the corresponding GAAP measures, in reviewing the financial results of Amdocs. In addition, Amdocs believes that significant groups of investors exclude these items in reviewing its results and those of its competitors, because the amounts of the items between companies can vary greatly depending on the assumptions used by an individual company in determining the amounts of the items.

Amdocs further believes that, where the adjustments used in calculating non-GAAP diluted earnings per share are based on specific, identified amounts that impact different line items in the Consolidated Statements of Income (including cost of service, research and development, selling, general and administrative, operating income, interest and other income (expense), net, income taxes and net income), it is useful to investors to understand how these specific line items in the Consolidated Statements of Income are affected by these adjustments.

Please refer to the Reconciliation of Selected Financial Metrics from GAAP to Non-GAAP tables below.

About Amdocs

For 30 years, Amdocs has ensured service providers' success and embraced their biggest challenges. To win in the connected world, service providers rely on Amdocs to simplify the customer experience, harness the data explosion, stay ahead with new services and improve operational efficiency. The global company uniquely combines a market-leading BSS, OSS and network control product portfolio with value-driven professional services and managed services operations.  With revenue of over $3.2 billion in fiscal 2012, Amdocs and its approximately 20,000 employees serve customers in more than 60 countries.

Amdocs: Embrace Challenge, Experience Success.

For more information, visit Amdocs at www.amdocs.com.

This press release includes information that constitutes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about Amdocs growth and business results in future quarters. Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be obtained or that any deviations will not be material. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ from those anticipated. These risks include, but are not limited to, the effects of general economic conditions, Amdocs ability to grow in the business markets that it serves, Amdocs ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses, adverse effects of market competition, rapid technological shifts that may render the Company's products and services obsolete, potential loss of a major customer, our ability to develop long-term relationships with our customers, and risks associated with operating businesses in the international market. Amdocs may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future; however, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These and other risks are discussed at greater length in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011 filed on December 8, 2011 and our Form 6-K furnished for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 on February 14, 2012, for the second quarter of fiscal 2012 on May 15, 2012, and for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 on August 16, 2012.

AMDOCS LIMITED

Consolidated Statements of Income

(in thousands, except per share data)

 








Three months ended


Twelve months ended



September 30,


September 30,



2012


2011


2012


2011








Revenue:









License


$          23,966


$           31,543


$     120,443


$     119,237

Service


798,162


780,660


3,126,460


3,058,491



822,128


812,203


3,246,903


3,177,728

Operating expenses:









Cost of license


541


1,099


3,523


2,627

Cost of service


528,998


524,251


2,081,945


2,066,740

Research and development


61,548


58,944


242,063


221,886

Selling, general and administrative


104,814


103,729


424,671


409,465

Amortization of purchased intangible
     assets and other


12,726


19,628


52,229


72,646



708,627


707,651


2,804,431


2,773,364

Operating income


113,501


104,552


442,472


404,364










Interest and other income (expense), net


116


(5,405)


(948)


(8,657)

Income before income taxes


113,617


99,147


441,524


395,707










Income taxes


15,596


11,768


50,153


49,042

Net income


$          98,021


$           87,379


$       391,371


$       346,665

Basic earnings per share


$              0.60


$               0.49


$             2.33


$             1.87

Diluted earnings per share


$              0.60


$               0.49


$             2.31


$             1.86

Basic weighted average number of shares
    outstanding


163,468


178,232


168,275


185,213

Diluted weighted average number of
    shares outstanding


164,689


179,378


169,437


186,559

Cash dividends declared per share


$              0.13


$                    -


$            0.13


$                 -

 

AMDOCS LIMITED

Selected Financial Metrics

(in thousands, except per share data)








Three months ended


Twelve months ended



September 30,


September 30,



2012


2011


2012


2011










Revenue


$          822,128


$         812,203


$    3,246,903


$      3,177,728










Non-GAAP operating income


136,673


133,883


538,130


513,641










Non-GAAP net income


115,684


111,187


459,998


434,580










Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share


$               0.70


$               0.62


$             2.71


$               2.33










Diluted weighted average number of
    shares outstanding


164,689


179,378


169,437


186,559

 

AMDOCS LIMITED

Reconciliation of Selected Financial Metrics from GAAP to Non-GAAP

(in thousands)




Three months ended

September 30, 2012



Reconciliation items



GAAP

Amortization of purchased intangible assets and other

Equity based compensation expense

Tax   
effect

 

Non-GAAP

Operating expenses:






Cost of license

$         541

$                 -

$             -

$             -

$           541

Cost of service

528,998

-

(5,265)

-

523,733

Research and development

61,548

-

(1,039)

-

60,509

Selling, general and administrative

104,814

-

(4,142)

-

100,672

Amortization of purchased intangible
     assets and other

12,726

(12,726)

-

-

-

Total operating expenses

708,627

(12,726)

(10,446)

-

685,455







Operating income

113,501

12,726

10,446

-

136,673







Income taxes

15,596

-

-

5,509

21,105







Net income

$  98,021

$ 12,726

$ 10,446

$ (5,509)

$    115,684














Three months ended

September 30, 2011



Reconciliation items



GAAP

Amortization of purchased intangible assets and other

Equity based compensation expense

Tax    effect

 

Non-GAAP

Operating expenses:






Cost of license

$      1,099

$                 -

$             -

$             -

$        1,099

Cost of service

524,251

-

(4,718)

-

519,533

Research and development

58,944

-

(714)

-

58,230

Selling, general and administrative

103,729

-

(4,271)

-

99,458

Amortization of purchased intangible
     assets and other

19,628

(19,628)

-

-

-

Total operating expenses

707,651

(19,628)

(9,703)

-

678,320







Operating income

104,552

19,628

9,703

-

133,883







Income taxes

11,768

-

-

5,523

17,291







Net income

$  87,379

$ 19,628

$ 9,703

$ (5,523)

$    111,187













AMDOCS LIMITED

Reconciliation of Selected Financial Metrics from GAAP to Non-GAAP

(in thousands)





Twelve months ended

September 30, 2012




Reconciliation items



GAAP

Amortization of purchased intangible assets and other

Equity based compensation expense

Gain on sale of
investment

Tax     effect

 

Non-GAAP

Operating expenses:







Cost of license

$     3,523

$                 -

$                 -

$                 -

$             -

$      3,523

Cost of service

2,081,945

-

(22,641)

-

-

2,059,304

Research and development

242,063

-

(4,320)

-

-

237,743

Selling, general and administrative

424,671

-

(16,468)

-

-

408,203

Amortization of purchased intangible 
      assets and other

52,229

(52,229)

-

-

-

-

Total operating expenses

2,804,431

(52,229)

(43,429)

-

-

2,708,773








Operating income

442,472

52,229

43,429

-

-

538,130








Interest and other expense, net

948

-

-

6,270

-

7,218








Income taxes

50,153

-

-

-

20,761

70,914








Net income

$ 391,371

$       52,229

$       43,429

$       (6,270)

$(20,761)

$ 459,998

















Twelve months ended

September 30, 2011




Reconciliation items



GAAP

Amortization of purchased intangible assets and other

Equity based compensation expense

Tax    effect

 

Non-GAAP

Operating expenses:






Cost of license

$      2,627

$                 -

$                 -

$             -

$      2,627

Cost of service

2,066,740

-

(14,641)

-

2,052,099

Research and development

221,886

-

(2,701)

-

219,185

Selling, general and administrative

409,465

-

(19,289)

-

390,176

Amortization of purchased intangible
    assets and other

72,646

(72,646)

-

-

-

Total operating expenses

2,773,364

(72,646)

(36,631)

-

2,664,087







Operating income

404,364

72,646

36,631

-

513,641







Income taxes

49,042

-

-

21,362

70,404







Net income

$  346,665

$       72,646

$       36,631

$(21,362)

$ 434,580













 

AMDOCS LIMITED

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)





As of



September 30, 


September 30,



2012


2011

ASSETS










Current assets





Cash, cash equivalents and short-term interest-bearing investments


$      1,118,177


$      1,173,470

Accounts receivable, net, including unbilled of $130,697 and $72,048,
    respectively


687,223


565,853

Deferred income taxes and taxes receivable


109,282


112,656

Prepaid expenses and other current assets


126,388


127,341

    Total current assets


2,041,070


1,979,320






Equipment and leasehold improvements, net


277,907


258,402

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net


1,883,064


1,933,154

Other noncurrent assets


443,182


465,696

Total assets


$      4,645,223


$      4,636,572






LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY










Current liabilities





Accounts payable, accruals and other


$      690,823


$      594,603

Short-term financing arrangements


200,000


250,000

Deferred revenue


145,184


151,423

Deferred income taxes and taxes payable


29,551


15,180

    Total current liabilities


1,065,558


1,011,206






Other noncurrent liabilities


546,463


602,065

Shareholders' equity


3,033,202


3,023,301

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$      4,645,223


$      4,636,572

 

AMDOCS LIMITED

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)






Year ended September 30,



2012


2011






Cash Flow from Operating Activities:





Net income


$             391,371


$             346,665

Reconciliation of net income to net cash provided by operating activities:





    Depreciation and amortization


159,614


181,477

    Equity-based compensation expense


43,429


36,631

    Deferred income taxes


(4,857)


1,252

Excess tax benefit from equity-based compensation


(181)


(178)

Gain on sale of investments


(9,172)


-

    Loss from short-term interest-bearing investments


3,041


1,386

Net changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of amounts acquired:





    Accounts receivable, net


(106,551)


38,062

    Prepaid expenses and other current assets


1,601


(10,741)

    Other noncurrent assets


19,734


(15,807)

    Accounts payable, accrued expenses and accrued personnel


60,200


(46,976)

    Deferred revenue


(55,811)


(34,444)

    Income taxes payable, net


14,305


27,289

    Other noncurrent liabilities


(2,654)


10,876

Net cash provided by operating activities


514,069


535,492






Cash Flow from Investing Activities:





Payments for purchase of equipment and leasehold improvements, net


(122,053)


(109,779)

Proceeds from sale of short-term interest-bearing investments


440,145


591,147

Purchase of short-term interest-bearing investments


(337,989)


(521,999)

Net cash paid for acquisitions


-


(162,964)

Cash received from sale of investments


11,172


-

Other


(8,564)


(18,076)

Net cash used in investing activities


(17,289)


(221,671)






Cash Flow from Financing Activities:





Borrowings under financing arrangements


200,000


250,000

Payments under financing arrangements


(250,000)


(200,000)

Repurchase of shares


(484,608)


(624,241)

Proceeds from employee stock options exercised


86,674


56,474

Payments under capital lease, short-term financing arrangements and other


(1,059)


(878)

Net cash used in financing activities


(448,993)


(518,645)






Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


47,787


(204,824)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


831,371


1,036,195

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


$             879,158


$             831,371






 

AMDOCS LIMITED

Supplementary Information

(in millions)






Three months ended



September 30,
2012


June 30,
2012


March 31,
2012


December 31,
2011


September 30,
2011

North America


$      570.4


$      558.7


$      563.2


$      573.8


$      585.1

Europe


113.1


106.5


111.8


110.3


102.0

Rest of World


138.6


143.6


133.9


122.9


125.1

Total Revenue


$      822.1


$      808.8


$      808.9


$      807.0


$      812.2

 



Three months ended



September 30,
2012


June 30,
2012


March 31,
2012


December 31,
2011


September 30,
2011

Emerging Markets

 Revenue


$      99.9


$      101.7


$      89.4


$      82.5


$      79.5

 



Three months ended



September 30,
2012


June 30,
2012


March 31,
2012


December 31,
2011


September 30,
2011

Managed Services
 Revenue


$      423.7


$      426.8


$      414.4


$      419.7


$      384.8





Three months ended



September 30,
2012


June 30,
2012


March 31,
2012


December 31,
2011


September 30,
2011

Customer Experience
 Systems


$      783.1


$      766.2


$      758.9


$      758.0


$      764.6

Directory


39.0


42.6


50.0


49.0


47.6

Total Revenue


$      822.1


$      808.8


$      808.9


$      807.0


$      812.2


 



As of



September 30,
2012


June 30,
2012


March 31,
2012


December 31,
2011


September 30,
2011


12-Month Backlog


$      2,790


$      2,760


$      2,725


$      2,690


$      2,670


 

SOURCE Amdocs

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So I guess we’ve officially entered a new era of lean and mean. I say this with the announcement of Ubuntu Snappy Core, “designed for lightweight cloud container hosts running Docker and for smart devices,” according to Canonical. “Snappy Ubuntu Core is the smallest Ubuntu available, designed for security and efficiency in devices or on the cloud.” This first version of Snappy Ubuntu Core features secure app containment and Docker 1.6 (1.5 in main release), is available on public clouds, and for ARM and x86 devices on several IoT boards. It’s a Trend! This announcement comes just as...
SYS-CON Events announced today the IoT Bootcamp – Jumpstart Your IoT Strategy, being held June 9–10, 2015, in conjunction with 16th Cloud Expo and Internet of @ThingsExpo at the Javits Center in New York City. This is your chance to jumpstart your IoT strategy. Combined with real-world scenarios and use cases, the IoT Bootcamp is not just based on presentations but includes hands-on demos and walkthroughs. We will introduce you to a variety of Do-It-Yourself IoT platforms including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, Spark and Intel Edison. You will also get an overview of cloud technologies s...
Health care systems across the globe are under enormous strain, as facilities reach capacity and costs continue to rise. M2M and the Internet of Things have the potential to transform the industry through connected health solutions that can make care more efficient while reducing costs. In fact, Vodafone's annual M2M Barometer Report forecasts M2M applications rising to 57 percent in health care and life sciences by 2016. Lively is one of Vodafone's health care partners, whose solutions enable older adults to live independent lives while staying connected to loved ones. M2M will continue to gr...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Vicom Computer Services, Inc., a provider of technology and service solutions, 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. They are located at booth #427. Vicom Computer Services, Inc. is a progressive leader in the technology industry for over 30 years. Headquartered in the NY Metropolitan area. Vicom provides products and services based on today’s requirements around Unified Networks, Cloud Computing strategies, Virtualization around Software defined Data Ce...
Dave will share his insights on how Internet of Things for Enterprises are transforming and making more productive and efficient operations and maintenance (O&M) procedures in the cleantech industry and beyond. Speaker Bio: Dave Landa is chief operating officer of Cybozu Corp (kintone US). Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dave has been on the forefront of the Cloud revolution driving strategic business development on the executive teams of multiple leading Software as a Services (SaaS) application providers dating back to 2004. Cybozu's kintone.com is a leading global BYOA (Build Your O...
“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.
What exactly is a cognitive application? In her session at 16th Cloud Expo, Ashley Hathaway, Product Manager at IBM Watson, will look at the services being offered by the IBM Watson Developer Cloud and what that means for developers and Big Data. She'll explore how IBM Watson and its partnerships will continue to grow and help define what it means to be a cognitive service, as well as take a look at the offerings on Bluemix. She will also check out how Watson and the Alchemy API team up to offer disruptive APIs to developers.
The IoT Bootcamp is coming to Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo on June 9-10 at the Javits Center in New York. Instructor. Registration is now available at http://iotbootcamp.sys-con.com/ Instructor Janakiram MSV previously taught the famously successful Multi-Cloud Bootcamp at Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo in November in Santa Clara. Now he is expanding the focus to Janakiram is the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies. He is a Microsoft Regional Director for Hyderabad, India, and one of the f...
The 17th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. 17th International Cloud Expo, to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Microservices, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal today!
In 2015, 4.9 billion connected "things" will be in use. By 2020, Gartner forecasts this amount to be 25 billion, a 410 percent increase in just five years. How will businesses handle this rapid growth of data? Hadoop will continue to improve its technology to meet business demands, by enabling businesses to access/analyze data in real time, when and where they need it. Cloudera's Chief Technologist, Eli Collins, will discuss how Big Data is keeping up with today's data demands and how in the future, data and analytics will be pervasive, embedded into every workflow, application and infra...
The best mobile applications are augmented by dedicated servers, the Internet and Cloud services. Mobile developers should focus on one thing: writing the next socially disruptive viral app. Thanks to the cloud, they can focus on the overall solution, not the underlying plumbing. From iOS to Android and Windows, developers can leverage cloud services to create a common cross-platform backend to persist user settings, app data, broadcast notifications, run jobs, etc. This session provides a high level technical overview of many cloud services available to mobile app developers, includi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ciqada will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Ciqada™ makes it easy to connect your products to the Internet. By integrating key components - hardware, servers, dashboards, and mobile apps - into an easy-to-use, configurable system, your products can quickly and securely join the internet of things. With remote monitoring, control, and alert messaging capability, you will meet your customers' needs of tomorrow - today! Ciqada. Let your products take flight. For more inform...
SYS-CON Media announced today that @WebRTCSummit Blog, the largest WebRTC resource in the world, has been launched. @WebRTCSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. @WebRTCSummit Blog can be bookmarked ▸ Here @WebRTCSummit conference site can be bookmarked ▸ Here
GENBAND introduced its Real Time Communications (RTC) Client for Lync* to seamlessly combine real-time communications with Lync Instant Messaging (IM) and Presence. “We’re shaking up the economics of delivering Unified Communications (UC) and offering a compelling way to integrate previously bespoke communications technologies,” said Carl Baptiste, GENBAND’s Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions. “We’re offering enterprises the best of both worlds by combining our own high availability voice, video and collaboration with Lync’s IM and Presence; creating a single, web centric, client. O...
SYS-CON Events announced today that GENBAND, a leading developer of real time communications software solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's WebRTC Summit, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The GENBAND team will be on hand to demonstrate their newest product, Kandy. Kandy is a communications Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that enables companies to seamlessly integrate more human communications into their Web and mobile applications - creating more engaging experiences for their customers and boosting collaboration and productiv...
Can call centers hang up the phones for good? Intuitive Solutions did. WebRTC enabled this contact center provider to eliminate antiquated telephony and desktop phone infrastructure with a pure web-based solution, allowing them to expand beyond brick-and-mortar confines to a home-based agent model. It also ensured scalability and better service for customers, including MUY! Companies, one of the country's largest franchise restaurant companies with 232 Pizza Hut locations. This is one example of WebRTC adoption today, but the potential is limitless when powered by IoT.
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place June 9-11, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place November 3–5, 2015 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SoftLayer operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. With a global footprint of data centers and network points of presence, SoftLayer provides infrastructure as a service to leading-edge customers ranging from ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that BroadSoft, the leading global provider of Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) services to operators worldwide, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's WebRTC Summit, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. BroadSoft is the leading provider of software and services that enable mobile, fixed-line and cable service providers to offer Unified Communications over their Internet Protocol networks. The Company’s core communications platform enables the delivery of a range of enterprise and consumer calling...