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NYSE Euronext Announces Trading Volumes for December 2012 and Other Metrics

NYSE Euronext (NYX) today announced trading volumes for its global derivatives and cash equities exchanges for December 20121. Global derivatives average daily volume (“ADV”) of 7.5 million contracts in December 2012 was down slightly compared to December 2011 and decreased 8.0% from November 2012 levels on seasonally slower trading activity. European derivatives fixed income ADV, however, increased 17.4% from December 2011 levels. Trading volumes in European and U.S. equities, declined both year-over-year and month-over-month.

Highlights

  • NYSE Euronext global derivatives ADV in December 2012 of 7.5 million contracts decreased 0.2% compared to December 2011, and decreased 8.0% from November 2012 levels.
  • NYSE Euronext European derivatives products ADV in December 2012 of 3.5 million contracts increased 1.5% compared to December 2011, but decreased 12.4% from November 2012 levels. Excluding Bclear, NYSE Liffe's trade administration and clearing service for OTC products, European derivatives products ADV increased 8.5% compared to December 2011 and increased 1.5% from November 2012.
  • NYSE Euronext U.S. equity options (NYSE Arca and NYSE Amex Options) ADV of 3.9 million contracts in December 2012 decreased 1.2% compared to December 2011 levels, and decreased by 4.4% from November 2012 levels. NYSE Euronext’s U.S. options exchanges accounted for 27.2% of total U.S. consolidated equity options trading in December 2012, down from 27.7% in December 2011 and down from 28.1% in November 2012.
  • NYSE Liffe U.S. ADV of approximately 72,600 contracts decreased from 89,600 contracts in December 2011, but increased from 51,500 contracts in November 2012.
  • NYSE Euronext European cash products ADV of 1.1 million transactions in December 2012 decreased 20.2% compared to December 2011 and decreased 8.7% compared to November 2012.
  • NYSE Euronext U.S. cash products (NYSE, NYSE Arca and NYSE-MKT) handled ADV of 1.5 billion shares in December 2012 decreased 14.7% compared to December 2011 and decreased 3.4% compared to November 2012. NYSE Euronext’s Tape A matched market share in December 2012 was 31.9%, down from 33.4% in December 2011, but up from 31.7% in November 2012.
  • The preliminary average net revenue per transaction type (as defined below) for each of the primary trading venues in the fourth quarter of 2012 is included below:
 
                Preliminary
Trading Venue         4Q11     3Q12     4Q12
European Derivatives (ex. Bclear)1 $0.698 $0.657 $0.67
U.S. Derivatives2 $0.148 $0.144 $0.14
European Cash3 $0.582 $0.537 $0.58
U.S. Cash4         $0.039     $0.040     $0.040
1 Average net revenue per contract, excluding Bclear.
2 Average net revenue per contract. Excludes NYSE Liffe U.S. trading volume.
3 Average net revenue per transaction.
4 Average net revenue per 100 shares handled.
 

Derivatives Trading

European Derivatives

  • NYSE Euronext European derivatives products ADV in December 2012 was 3.5 million futures and options contracts, an increase of 1.5% from December 2011, but a decrease of 12.4% from November 2012.
  • The 3.5 million in European derivatives futures and options contracts ADV in December 2012 consisted of 2.4 million contracts executed through our full-service LIFFE CONNECT trading platform and 1.1 million contracts, or 31.6%, executed through Bclear, NYSE Liffe's trade administration and clearing service for OTC products. Excluding Bclear, European derivatives products ADV increased 8.5% compared to December 2011 and increased 1.5% from November 2012.
  • In the fourth quarter of 2012, European derivatives products ADV of 3.5 million contracts was 2.3% below prior year levels. The 3.5 million in futures and options contracts ADV in the fourth quarter of 2012 consisted of 2.3 million contracts executed through LIFFE CONNECT trading platform and 1.2 million contracts, or 33.7%, executed through Bclear.
  • For the full-year 2012, European derivatives products ADV of 3.7 million contracts was 16.8% below prior year levels. The 3.7 million in futures and options contracts ADV year-to-date consisted of 2.6 million contracts executed through LIFFE CONNECT trading platform and 1.1 million contracts, or 29.7%, executed through Bclear.
  • Total fixed income products ADV of 1.6 million contracts in December 2012 increased 17.4% from December 2011 and increased 0.3% from November 2012. In the fourth quarter of 2012, total fixed income products ADV of 1.6 million contracts was 13.3% below prior year levels. For the full-year 2012, total fixed income products ADV of 1.8 million contracts was 22.0% below prior year levels.
  • Total equity products (including Bclear) ADV of 1.8 million contracts in December 2012 decreased 10.6% compared to December 2011 and decreased 21.9% from November 2012. The 1.8 million contracts in equity products ADV consisted of 1.3 million contracts in individual equity products ADV and 0.5 million contracts in equity index products ADV. The 1.3 million contracts in individual equity products ADV consisted of 0.9 million in futures contracts, which represented a 14.0% decrease compared to December 2011 and 0.4 million in options contracts, which represented a 17.9% decrease compared to December 2011. In the fourth quarter of 2012, total equity products ADV of 1.9 million contracts were 7.6% below prior year levels. For the full-year 2012, total equity products ADV of 1.9 million contracts were 12.3% below prior year levels.
  • Total commodities products ADV of 97,000 contracts in December 2012 increased 43.3% compared to December 2011 and increased 12.5% compared to November 2012. In the fourth quarter of 2012, total commodities product ADV of 96,500 contracts was 34.3% above prior year levels. For the full-year 2012, total commodities product ADV of 89,000 contracts was 10.6% above prior year levels.

U.S. Derivatives

  • NYSE Euronext U.S. equity options (NYSE Arca and NYSE Amex Options) ADV of 3.9 million contracts in December 2012 decreased 1.2% compared to December 2011 and decreased 4.4% compared to November 2012. In the fourth quarter of 2012, U.S. equity options ADV of 4.0 million contracts was 6.7% below prior year levels. For the full-year 2012, U.S. equity options ADV of 3.9 million contracts was 11.6% below prior year levels.
  • Total U.S. consolidated equity options ADV increased 0.4% to 14.3 million contracts in December 2012 compared to December 2011, but decreased 1.5% compared to November 2012. In the fourth quarter of 2012, U.S. consolidated equity options ADV of 14.3 million contracts was 7.6% below prior year levels. For the full-year 2012, U.S. consolidated equity options ADV of 14.7 million contracts was 12.2% below prior year levels.
  • NYSE Euronext’s U.S. options exchanges accounted for 27.2% of the total U.S. consolidated equity options trading in December 2012, down from 27.7% in December 2011 and down slightly from a record 28.1% in November 2012.
  • NYSE Liffe U.S. ADV of approximately 72,600 contracts decreased from 89,600 contracts in December 2011, but increased from 51,500 contracts in November 2012. In December 2012, the mini MSCI Index futures traded a record ADV of 41,570 contracts, an increase of 108% compared to December 2011, and open interest across the entire MSCI complex hit an all time high on December 19, 2012 of 267,932 contracts. In the fourth quarter of 2012, U.S. futures and futures options ADV of 55,200 contracts was 39.4% below prior year levels. For the full-year 2012, U.S. futures and futures options ADV of 72,700 contracts was 10.4% below prior year levels.

Cash Trading

European Cash

  • NYSE Euronext European cash products ADV of 1.1 million transactions in December 2012 decreased 20.2% compared to December 2011 and decreased 8.7% compared to November 2012.
  • NYSE Euronext market share in European Cash products in December 2012 was 68.7%, up from 66.0% in December 2011 and up from 64.9% in November 2012.
  • In the fourth quarter of 2012, European cash products market share was 66.5% with ADV of 1.2 million transactions which was 25.6% below prior year levels.
  • For the full-year 2012, European cash products market share was 66.2% with ADV of 1.4 million transactions which was 15.5% below prior year levels.

U.S. Cash

  • NYSE Euronext U.S. cash products handled ADV in December 2012 decreased 14.7% to 1.5 billion shares compared to December 2011 and decreased 3.4% from November 2012.
  • In the fourth quarter of 2012, U.S. cash products handled ADV was 1.6 billion shares, down 27.3% from prior year levels.
  • For the full-year 2012, U.S. cash products handled ADV was 1.7 billion shares, down 26.2% from prior year levels.
  • NYSE Euronext’s Tape A matched market share in December 2012 was 31.9%, down from 33.4% in December 2011, but up from 31.7% in November 2012.

Exchange Traded Funds

  • NYSE Euronext U.S. matched exchange-traded funds ADV (included in volumes for Tape B and Tape C) of 193 million shares in December 2012 decreased 22.1% compared to December 2011 and decreased 7.5% compared to November 2012.
  • In the fourth quarter of 2012, NYSE Euronext U.S. matched exchange-traded funds ADV of 197 million shares was 38.9% below prior year levels.
  • For the full-year 2012, NYSE Euronext U.S. matched exchange-traded funds ADV of 211 million shares was 34.9% below prior year levels.

Other Metrics

  • On October 5, 2012, NYSE Euronext closed on the public offering of $850 million 2.00% notes due in October 2017. The proceeds from this offering were used to fund the purchase of $336 million of our outstanding $750 million 4.80% notes due in June 2013 and €80 million of our €1 billion 5.375% notes due in June 2015 and for other general corporate purposes, including the reduction in outstanding commercial paper. As a result of the refinancing, interest expense is expected to decline by approximately $1 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, excluding a $24 million one-time charge for the refinancing which will be excluded from fourth quarter 2012 non-GAAP financial results. The refinancing is expected to save an annualized $15 million and $24 million in interest expense in 2013 and 2014, respectively.
  • The average EUR/USD exchange rate for the fourth quarter of 2012 of $1.30 represented an increase of 3.7% from the third quarter of 2012 and a decrease of 3.8% compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. The average GBP/USD exchange rate for the fourth quarter of 2012 of $1.61 represented an increase of 1.6% from the third quarter of 2012 and an increase of 2.1% compared to the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • During the fourth quarter of 2012, a total of 1.1 million shares were repurchased at an average price of $24.67. As a result of these repurchases, the weighted average diluted shares outstanding in the fourth quarter of 2012 was 245 million shares.

Please click here for the Monthly Transaction Activity Data Table.

About NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets - the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE MKT, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca - represent one-third of the world’s equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by words such as “may,” “hope,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” “could,” “future” or the negative of those terms or other words of similar meaning. You should carefully read forward-looking statements, including statements that contain these words, because they discuss our future expectations or state other “forward-looking” information. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. ICE and NYSE Euronext caution readers that any forward-looking statement is not a guarantee of future performance and that actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statement. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the benefits of the proposed merger involving ICE and NYSE Euronext, including future financial results, ICE’s and NYSE Euronext’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, the expected timing of completion of the transaction and other statements that are not historical facts. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are set forth in ICE’s and NYSE Euronext’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the following: the inability to close the merger in a timely manner; the inability to complete the merger due to the failure of NYSE Euronext stockholders to adopt the merger agreement or the failure of ICE stockholders to approve the issuance of ICE common stock in connection with the merger; the failure to satisfy other conditions to completion of the merger, including receipt of required regulatory and other approvals; the failure of the proposed transaction to close for any other reason; the possibility that any of the anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction will not be realized; the risk that integration of NYSE Euronext’s operations with those of ICE will be materially delayed or will be more costly or difficult than expected; the challenges of integrating and retaining key employees; the effect of the announcement of the transaction on ICE’s, NYSE Euronext’s or the combined company’s respective business relationships, operating results and business generally; the possibility that the anticipated synergies and cost savings of the merger will not be realized, or will not be realized within the expected time period; the possibility that the merger may be more expensive to complete than anticipated, including as a result of unexpected factors or events; diversion of management’s attention from ongoing business operations and opportunities; general competitive, economic, political and market conditions and fluctuations; actions taken or conditions imposed by the United States and foreign governments and regulatory authorities; and adverse outcomes of pending or threatened litigation or government investigations. In addition, you should carefully consider the risks and uncertainties and other factors that may affect future results of the combined company described in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the joint proxy statement/prospectus to be delivered to ICE’s and NYSE Euronext’s respective shareholders, and in ICE’s and NYSE Euronext’s respective filings with the SEC that are available on the SEC’s web site located at www.sec.gov, including the sections entitled “Risk Factors” in ICE’s Form 10−K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, as filed with the SEC on February 8, 2012, and ICE's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended June 30, 2012, as filed with the SEC on August 1, 2012 and September 30, 2012, as filed with the SEC on November 5, 2012, and “Risk Factors” in NYSE Euronext’s Form 10−K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, as filed with the SEC on February 29, 2012. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Except for any obligations to disclose material information under the Federal securities laws, NYSE Euronext undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

Important Information About the Proposed Transaction and Where to Find It:

In connection with the proposed transaction, ICE intends to file with the SEC a registration statement on Form S−4, which will include a joint proxy statement/prospectus with respect to the proposed acquisition of NYSE Euronext. The final joint proxy statement/prospectus will be delivered to the stockholders of ICE and NYSE Euronext. Investors and security holders of both ICE and NYSE Euronext are urged to read the joint proxy statement/prospectus regarding the proposed transaction carefully and in its entirety, including any documents previously filed with the SEC and incorporated by reference into the joint proxy statement/prospectus, when it becomes available because it will contain important information regarding ICE, NYSE Euronext and the proposed merger. Investors will be able to obtain a free copy of the joint proxy statement/prospectus, as well as other filings containing information about ICE and NYSE Euronext, without charge, at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov/. Investors may also obtain these documents, without charge, from ICE’s website at http://www.theice.com.

Participants in the Merger Solicitation:

ICE, NYSE Euronext and their respective directors, executive officers and other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement.

You can find information about ICE and ICE’s directors and executive officers in ICE’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, as filed with the SEC on February 8, 2012, and ICE’s proxy statement for its 2012 annual meeting of stockholders, as filed with the SEC on March 30, 2012.

You can find information about NYSE Euronext and NYSE Euronext’s directors and executive officers in NYSE Euronext’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, as filed with the SEC on February 29, 2012, and NYSE Euronext’s proxy statement for its 2012 annual meeting of stockholders, filed with the SEC on March 26, 2012.

Additional information about the interests of potential participants will be included in the joint proxy statement/prospectuses, if and when it becomes available, and the other relevant documents filed by ICE and NYSE Euronext with the SEC.

This announcement does not constitute and offer or any solicitation of any offer, to buy or subscribe for any securities.

1 All NYSE Euronext derivatives transactions count buy and sell orders together as a single transaction. NYSE Euronext European equities transactions count each buy and sell order as separate transactions, NYSE Euronext U.S. equities transactions count buy and sell orders together as a single transaction.

 

NYSE Euronext

Monthly Volume Summary

       
Average Daily Volume     Total Volume     Average Daily Volume     Total Volume
(Unaudited; contracts in thousands) Dec-12     Dec-11     % Chg Dec-12     Dec-11     % Chg YTD 2012    

% Chg vs.

YTD 2011

YTD 2012    

% Chg vs.

YTD 2011

 
Number of Trading Days - European Cash 19 21 19 21 256 256
Number of Trading Days - European Derivatives 19 21 19 21 257 257
Number of Trading Days - U.S. Markets 20 21 20 21 250 250
 
European Derivatives Products 3,491 3,440 1.5% 66,326 72,245 -8.2% 3,719 -16.8% 955,802 -16.8%
of which Bclear 1,103 1,240 -11.1% 20,949 26,046 -19.6% 1,103 -3.3% 283,554 -3.3%
 
Total Fixed Income Products 1,587 1,352 17.4% 30,146 28,390 6.2% 1,754 -22.0% 450,896 -22.0%
 
Short Term Interest Rate Products 1,468 1,268 15.8% 27,897 26,625 4.8% 1,602 -24.1% 411,806 -24.1%
Medium and Long Term Interest Rate Products 1 118 84 40.8% 2,249 1,766 27.4% 152 9.5% 39,089 9.5%
 
Total Equity Products 2 1,807 2,021 -10.6% 34,335 42,432 -19.1% 1,875 -12.3% 481,969 -12.3%
 
Individual Equity Products 1,296 1,529 -15.2% 24,626 32,109 -23.3% 1,398 -10.4% 359,382 -10.4%
Futures 907 1,056 -14.0% 17,241 22,168 -22.2% 959 -1.6% 246,542 -1.6%
Options 389 473 -17.9% 7,385 9,941 -25.7% 439 -25.1% 112,841 -25.1%
Equity Index Products 511 492 3.9% 9,709 10,323 -6.0% 477 -17.5% 122,587 -17.5%
 
of which Bclear 1,103 1,240 -11.1% 20,949 26,046 -19.6% 1,103 -3.3% 283,554 -3.3%
Individual Equity Products 983 1,142 -14.0% 18,671 23,986 -22.2% 1,027 -3.1% 263,840 -3.1%
Futures 907 1,055 -14.0% 17,241 22,165 -22.2% 938 -2.2% 240,967 -2.2%
Options 75 87 -13.2% 1,430 1,820 -21.4% 89 -11.9% 22,873 -11.9%
Equity Index Products 120 98 22.2% 2,278 2,060 10.6% 77 -5.5% 19,714 -5.5%
 
Commodity Products 97 68 43.3% 1,844 1,422 29.7% 89 10.6% 22,937 10.6%
 
U.S. Derivatives Products
 
Equity Options 3
 
NYSE Euronext Options Contracts 3,888 3,936 -1.2% 77,767 82,656 -5.9% 3,893 -11.6% 973,140 -12.3%
Total Consolidated Options Contracts 14,275 14,224 0.4% 285,492 298,702 -4.4% 14,727 -12.2% 3,681,821 -12.8%
 
NYSE Group Share of Total 27.2% 27.7% 27.2% 27.7% 26.4% 0.1% 26.4% 0.1%
 
NYSE Liffe U.S.
 
Futures and Futures Options Volume* 72.6 89.6 -19.0% 1,452 1,882 -22.8% 72.7 -10.4% 18,769.2 -10.4%
 
European Cash Products (trades in thousands) 1,068 1,338 -20.2% 20,297 28,095 -27.8% 1,445 -15.5% 370,013 -15.9%
 
Equities 1,026 1,287 -20.2% 19,503 27,023 -27.8% 1,396 -15.1% 357,365 -15.4%
Exchange-Traded Funds 12 15 -25.0% 221 325 -32.1% 13 -35.0% 3,412 -35.2%
Structured Products 24 31 -20.9% 459 642 -28.4% 31 -25.7% 7,885 -26.0%
Bonds 6 5 20.5% 114 104 9.0% 5 5.8% 1,350 5.3%
 
U.S. Cash Products (shares in millions) 5 1,531 1,794 -14.7% 30,623 37,682 -18.7% 1,685 -26.2% 421,338 -26.8%
 
NYSE Listed (Tape A) Issues 4
 
Handled Volume 5 1,110 1,277 -13.1% 22,196 26,821 -17.2% 1,207 -24.9% 301,769 -25.5%
Matched Volume 6 1,068 1,212 -11.8% 21,363 25,445 -16.0% 1,147 -24.7% 286,785 -25.3%
Total NYSE Listed Consolidated Volume 3,353 3,623 -7.4% 67,069 76,086 -11.9% 3,659 -16.3% 914,654 -16.9%
 
Share of Total Consolidated Volume
Handled Volume 5 33.1% 35.3% -2.2% 33.1% 35.3% -2.2% 33.0% -3.8% 33.0% -3.8%
Matched Volume 6 31.9% 33.4% -1.5% 31.9% 33.4% -1.5% 31.4% -3.5% 31.4% -3.5%
 
NYSE Arca, MKT and Regional (Tape B) Listed Issues
 
Handled Volume 5 225 295 -23.7% 4,501 6,192 -27.3% 248 -35.0% 61,957 -35.5%
Matched Volume 6 209 263 -20.6% 4,171 5,517 -24.4% 225 -34.6% 56,127 -35.1%
Total NYSE Arca & MKT Listed Consolidated Volume 970 1,170 -17.1% 19,403 24,580 -21.1% 1,055 -28.4% 263,832 -29.0%
 
Share of Total Consolidated Volume
Handled Volume 5 23.2% 25.2% -2.0% 23.2% 25.2% -2.0% 23.5% -2.4% 23.5% -2.4%
Matched Volume 6 21.5% 22.4% -0.9% 21.5% 22.4% -0.9% 21.3% -2.0% 21.3% -2.0%
 
Nasdaq Listed (Tape C) Issues
 
Handled Volume 5 196 222 -11.7% 3,926 4,669 -15.9% 230 -21.8% 57,612 -22.4%
Matched Volume 6 175 189 -7.5% 3,506 3,979 -11.9% 199 -21.6% 49,756 -22.2%
Total Nasdaq Listed Consolidated Volume 1,689 1,615 4.6% 33,776 33,911 -0.4% 1,749 -13.5% 437,168 -14.2%
 
Share of Total Consolidated Volume
Handled Volume 5 11.6% 13.8% -2.2% 11.6% 13.8% -2.2% 13.2% -1.4% 13.2% -1.4%
Matched Volume 6 10.4% 11.7% -1.3% 10.4% 11.7% -1.3% 11.4% -1.2% 11.4% -1.2%
 
Exchange-Traded Funds 5,7
 
Handled Volume 5 208 279 -25.3% 4,166 5,854 -28.8% 233 -35.4% 58,195 -35.9%
Matched Volume 6 193 248 -22.1% 3,858 5,202 -25.8% 211 -34.9% 52,682 -35.5%
Total ETF Consolidated Volume 929 1,139 -18.5% 18,575 23,917 -22.3% 1,020 -28.2% 255,004 -28.7%
 
Share of Total Consolidated Volume
Handled Volume 5 22.4% 24.5% -2.1% 22.4% 24.5% -2.1% 22.8% -2.5% 22.8% -2.5%
Matched Volume 6 20.8% 21.7% -0.9% 20.8% 21.7% -0.9% 20.7% -2.1% 20.7% -2.1%
 
1   Data includes currency products.

2

Includes all trading activities for Bclear, NYSE Liffe's clearing service for wholesale derivatives.
3 Includes trading in U.S. equity options contracts, not equity-index options.
4 Includes all volume executed in NYSE Group crossing sessions.
5 Represents the total number of shares of equity securities and ETFs internally matched on the NYSE Group's exchanges or routed to and executed at an external market center. NYSE Arca routing includes odd-lots.
6 Represents the total number of shares of equity securities and ETFs executed on the NYSE Group's exchanges.
7 Data included in previously identified categories.
* ADVs calculated with the appropriate number of NYSE Liffe U.S. trading days.
Source: NYSE Euronext, Options Clearing Corporation and Consolidated Tape as reported for equity securities.
All trading activity is single-counted, except European cash trading which is double counted to include both buys and sells.
 

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There will be 50 billion Internet connected devices by 2020. Today, every manufacturer has a propriety protocol and an app. How do we securely integrate these "things" into our lives and businesses in a way that we can easily control and manage? Even better, how do we integrate these "things" so that they control and manage each other so our lives become more convenient or our businesses become more profitable and/or safe? We have heard that the best interface is no interface. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Co-Founder & CTO at Octoblu, Inc., will discuss how these devices generate enough data to learn our behaviors and simplify/improve our lives. What if we could connect everything to everything? I'm not only talking about connecting things to things but also systems, cloud services, and people. Add in a little machine learning and artificial intelligence and now we have something interesting...
Last week, while in San Francisco, I used the Uber app and service four times. All four experiences were great, although one of the drivers stopped for 30 seconds and then left as I was walking up to the car. He must have realized I was a blogger. None the less, the next car was just a minute away and I suffered no pain. In this article, my colleague, Ved Sen, Global Head, Advisory Services Social, Mobile and Sensors at Cognizant shares his experiences and insights.
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will want to use their existing identities, but these will have credentials already that are (hopefully) irreversibly encoded. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Peter Dunkley, Technical Director at Acision, will look at how this identity problem can be solved and discuss ways to use existing web identities for real-time communication.
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. Attendees will learn real-world benefits of WebRTC and explore future possibilities, as WebRTC and IoT intersect to improve customer service.
From telemedicine to smart cars, digital homes and industrial monitoring, the explosive growth of IoT has created exciting new business opportunities for real time calls and messaging. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Ivelin Ivanov, CEO and Co-Founder of Telestax, will share some of the new revenue sources that IoT created for Restcomm – the open source telephony platform from Telestax. Ivelin Ivanov is a technology entrepreneur who founded Mobicents, an Open Source VoIP Platform, to help create, deploy, and manage applications integrating voice, video and data. He is the co-founder of TeleStax, an Open Source Cloud Communications company that helps the shift from legacy IN/SS7 telco networks to IP-based cloud comms. An early investor in multiple start-ups, he still finds time to code for his companies and contribute to open source projects.
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to create new business models as significant as those that were inspired by the Internet and the smartphone 20 and 10 years ago. What business, social and practical implications will this phenomenon bring? That's the subject of "Monetizing the Internet of Things: Perspectives from the Front Lines," an e-book released today and available free of charge from Aria Systems, the leading innovator in recurring revenue management.
The Internet of Things will put IT to its ultimate test by creating infinite new opportunities to digitize products and services, generate and analyze new data to improve customer satisfaction, and discover new ways to gain a competitive advantage across nearly every industry. In order to help corporate business units to capitalize on the rapidly evolving IoT opportunities, IT must stand up to a new set of challenges.
There’s Big Data, then there’s really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at 6th Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, to discuss how IoT, Big Data and deployments are processing massive data volumes from wearables, utilities and other machines.
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Erik Lagerway, Co-founder of Hookflash, will walk through the shifting landscape of traditional telephone and voice services to the modern P2P RTC era of OTT cloud assisted services.
While great strides have been made relative to the video aspects of remote collaboration, audio technology has basically stagnated. Typically all audio is mixed to a single monaural stream and emanates from a single point, such as a speakerphone or a speaker associated with a video monitor. This leads to confusion and lack of understanding among participants especially regarding who is actually speaking. Spatial teleconferencing introduces the concept of acoustic spatial separation between conference participants in three dimensional space. This has been shown to significantly improve comprehension and conference efficiency.
The Internet of Things is tied together with a thin strand that is known as time. Coincidentally, at the core of nearly all data analytics is a timestamp. When working with time series data there are a few core principles that everyone should consider, especially across datasets where time is the common boundary. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies, will discuss single-value, geo-spatial, and log time series data. By focusing on enterprise applications and the data center, he will use OpenTSDB as an example to explain some of these concepts including when to use different storage models.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in software-defined storage (SDS) purpose-built for Windows Servers and Hyper-V, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Gridstore™ is the leader in software-defined storage purpose built for virtualization that is designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Using its patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender effect and accelerate applications Gridstore delivers vmOptimized™ Storage that self-optimizes to each application or VM across both virtual and physical environments. Leveraging a grid architecture, Gridstore delivers the first end-to-end storage QoS to ensure the most important App or VM performance is never compromised. The storage grid, that uses Gridstore’s performance optimized nodes or capacity optimized nodes, starts with as few a...
The Transparent Cloud-computing Consortium (abbreviation: T-Cloud Consortium) will conduct research activities into changes in the computing model as a result of collaboration between "device" and "cloud" and the creation of new value and markets through organic data processing High speed and high quality networks, and dramatic improvements in computer processing capabilities, have greatly changed the nature of applications and made the storing and processing of data on the network commonplace. These technological reforms have not only changed computers and smartphones, but are also changing the data processing model for all information devices. In particular, in the area known as M2M (Machine-To-Machine), there are great expectations that information with a new type of value can be produced using a variety of devices and sensors saving/sharing data via the network and through large-scale cloud-type data processing. This consortium believes that attaching a huge number of devic...