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Evolution Petroleum Reports Quarterly Loss Due To Previously Announced Restructuring Charge

HOUSTON, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolution Petroleum Corporation (NYSE MKT: EPM) today reported operating highlights for the current quarter of fiscal 2014 ending December 31, 2013, with comparisons to the previous quarter ending September 30, 2013, and the year-ago quarter ending December 31, 2012.

Evolution beginning to benefit from previously announced restructuring of operations, capitalizing on:

  • Built-in growth in production, cash flow, earnings and PV-10 at our maturing Delhi EOR project
  • Growth potential from commercialization of the GARP® artificial lift technology business
  • Recently announced initiation of cash dividends to reward shareholders with portion of free cash flow
  • Improved capital structure due to exercise of most outstanding stock options and warrants, the resulting cash proceeds from exercises and resulting $31.2 million in current and potential future tax deductions

The restructure included divestment of remaining non-GARP® production and a reduction in staff to free resources for commercialization of GARP® through our wholly owned subsidiary, NGS Technologies.

Current quarter operating highlights include:

  • Previously announced $2.1 million nonrecurring pre-tax charge contributed to a $0.6 million net loss, or $0.02 per basic and diluted share
  • 27% staff reduction that will result in $1.4 million of annual pre-tax savings in overhead going forward
  • 46% sequential reduction in lease operating costs
  • 6% sequential increase in Delhi production to 464 net barrels of oil ("BO") per day (6,264 BO gross)
  • $0.10 cash dividend paid per share of common stock, which is treated as return of capital to receiving shareholders.

Results for the current quarter were impacted by three primary factors: temporarily depressed effects on production of the previously disclosed remediation work at the Delhi Field, lower realized oil prices and one-time costs associated with a restructuring and refocus of operations. Production rates in the Delhi Field started improving during the quarter.

Robert Herlin, President and CEO, said: "The important highlight for the quarter was our strategic move to focus on the harvesting of our Delhi EOR oil asset and commercialization of our patented GARP® artificial lift technology. In early January, we further reported that the refocus and related staff downsizing would result in lower overhead expense going forward, at the expense of a one-time charge to earnings for the quarter. That charge, however, is more than offset by the positive impacts of a substantial reduction of future income tax, proceeds from the exercise of options and reduction in future overhead costs. Furthermore, our Delhi Field production began to improve during the quarter due, we believe, to development activities from earlier in 2013. We further expect that the resumption of CO2 injection near the end of calendar 2013 in the area around the environmental event also should begin to improve production rate in calendar 2014.

"Subsequent to the end of the quarter, we achieved a major milestone with the execution of an agreement to install our GARP® technology on five to ten wells in the Giddings Field with the potential of adding more. Continued growth in our GARP® business will likely be accompanied by future additions of direct staff."

Financial Results

Net loss to common shareholders was $0.6 million, or $0.02 per basic and diluted share, a decrease from the previous quarter's net income of $1.3 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, and net income of $1.8 million in the year-ago quarter, or $0.06 per diluted share. The decreases were due primarily to $2.1 million of pre-tax restructuring and other nonrecurring charges, continued, but improving, effects of the Delhi remediation and lower oil prices. Revenues in the current quarter were $4.4 million, a sequential 5% decrease from the previous quarter and a 22% decrease from the year-ago quarter. 

Compared to the previous quarter, oil sales volumes increased 7% to 488 BO per day on a 12% lower oil price of $96.70 per barrel. Total volumes for the quarter increased 8% to 510 barrels of oil equivalent ("BOE") per day compared to 474 BOE per day in the previous quarter. Compared to the year-ago quarter, oil sales volumes decreased 14% on a 6% lower average oil price, and total BOE volumes declined 27%. NGL and natural gas volumes declined 84% from 128 BOE per day in the year-ago quarter to 21 BOE per day. NGL and natural gas contributed only 1% of current revenues compared to 5% during the year-ago quarter due to property divestments. The Delhi remediation and the fiscal 2013 sales of all of our non-GARP® producing assets in the Giddings Field were the primary factors in the decrease in total volumes from the year-ago quarter.

Lease operating expense declined 46% to $0.2 million compared to the previous quarter and decreased 47% over the year-ago quarter. The decrease from the year-ago quarter was primarily due to property divestments, offset partly by added GARP® installations. The decrease over the prior quarter was due primarily to reduced activity in the South Texas properties that were divested in December 2013. Lease operating expense per BOE decreased substantially to $4.77 compared to $9.39 in the previous quarter and $6.55 in the year-ago quarter.

General and administrative expense during the quarter was $2.6 million, which includes $0.8 million of nonrecurring charges. Excluding nonrecurring charges, general and administrative expense was similar to prior periods. The nonrecurring expenses include banking fees related to the sale of a portion of the stock issued from exercises of options and warrants, incremental payroll tax due on the exercises and a recruiting fee related to the hiring of our new CFO. General and administrative expense also includes $0.3 million in noncash stock compensation expense. General and administrative expense was $1.9 million in the previous quarter and $1.8 million in the year-ago quarter, including $0.4 million in noncash stock compensation expense in both periods. A separate one-time restructuring charge of $1.3 million reflects severance payments to terminated employees that will be paid over 12 months and a $0.4 million noncash charge due to accelerated vesting of restricted stock.

The board of directors elected to initiate a $0.10 quarterly dividend to common shareholders in December 2013 to begin cash distributions out of a portion of free cash flow in excess of capital expenditures needed to grow our core assets. Since stock options and warrants awarded to employees and directors from 2004 through 2008 did not provide for holders to benefit from dividends or be adjusted for such, most holders elected to exercise their options and warrants. Recognizing that a large exercise would result in a substantial volume of stock selling over a short period to fund exercise costs and significant tax liabilities, the Company elected to facilitate the transaction. Consequently, over 4 million options and warrants were exercised out of 4.8 million outstanding, and 2.2 million shares were subsequently sold in a managed process in November, primarily to fund the exercise and resulting tax obligations.

Employees paid us $2.1 million to exercise their qualified incentive stock options as part of this process. As of December 31, 2013, less than 0.8 million options remained outstanding. An additional 0.4 million shares were subsequently exercised in January 2014, producing another $0.7 million of additional cash proceeds to the Company and further reducing the number of outstanding options to less than 0.4 million.

The $2.1 million of nonrecurring charges are more than offset by $31.2 million in deductions from the Company's current and future income taxes resulting from the option and warrant exercises, the option exercise proceeds and reductions in ongoing staff costs. At the current statutory rate of 34%, the deductions would reduce actual current and potential future cash tax payments by $10.6 million.  This deduction is not reflected in our financial statements, but should generate reductions in future tax payments based on the applicable statutory tax rate and will be recorded in future financial statements as a reduction of income taxes payable and an increase in equity when applied.

Due to the large tax deduction, both the recent common stock dividend and preferred stock dividends paid from July 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013 are being treated for tax purposes as return of capital to shareholders. We similarly expect future common and preferred dividends through June 30, 2014 to be treated as return of capital.         

Delhi Field

Delhi volumes averaged 464 net BO per day (6,264 gross), an increase of 6% from the previous quarter and a 9% decrease from the prior year. Production continued to be adversely impacted by the previously disclosed remediation of the June 2013 fluids release and reduced CO2 injection in the field. Resumption of CO2 injection in that area late in the quarter is expected to restore much if not most of the previous production rate reached prior to the June 2013 event.

As previously reported, the temporary reduction in oil production and substantial remediation costs, partially offset by lower CO2 purchase costs, insurance recoveries and application of the operator's indemnification of EPM (which is being disputed by the operator), may be expected to delay reversion of our 24% working interest into calendar 2014. Due to these uncertainties and the dispute, we cannot accurately forecast when in 2014 the reversion will occur. We filed a lawsuit against the operator seeking declaration of the validity of the environmental indemnity, as well as remedies for other breaches of our operative agreements.

Looking forward and absent any unforeseen circumstances, gross production at Delhi is projected in our June 30, 2013 independent reserves report to exceed 12,000 BO per day plus associated NGLs and natural gas in calendar 2017.

GARP®

We recently announced an agreement with a large operator in the Giddings Field to install our GARP® artificial lift technology on up to ten wells in the Giddings Field. The wells have already been identified and agreed to by both parties and we are preparing definitive work plans for each.  The agreement can be amended to include additional wells in the future, and we have identified numerous additional candidates in their portfolio. The agreement calls for us to fund a limited portion of the costs of installation and provide use of our technology in return for fee based on 25% of the total net profits from each well.

We also recently announced the hiring of Randy Keys as our new Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President for Administration and Marketing of our NGS Technologies subsidiary that is commercializing our GARP® technology. Mr. Keys' experience includes positions in the oil field service sector with Core Laboratories, 3DX Technologies, Coherence Technologies and Flotek Industries.

Mississippian Lime Project

We are testing a portion of the lateral in one well that is higher in structure after plugging off the remainder of the lateral that is lower in structure. It is unlikely that we will expend any further capital on this project during the remainder of fiscal 2014 and are exploring options for this asset.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

At December 31, 2013, the Company had total liquidity of $30.5 million, which included $25.5 million of cash and equivalents and $5 million of availability on a revolving unsecured credit line. At year-end 2013, the Company had no borrowings under its revolver. Consequently, current liquidity combined with expected operating cash flows are more than sufficient to fund Evolution's capital budget in 2014 and meet expected future dividend payments.

Conference Call

As previously announced, Evolution Petroleum will host a conference call on Thursday, February 6th at 11:00 a.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Central) to discuss results. To access the call, please dial 1-877-418-5260 (U.S.), 1-412-717-9589 (International) or 1-866-605-3852 (Canada). To listen live or hear a rebroadcast, please go to http://www.evolutionpetroleum.com. A replay will be available one hour after the end of the conference call through February 21, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time by calling 1-877-344-7529 (U.S.) or 1-412-317-0088 (Canada/International) and providing the passcode 10039895. The webcast will also be archived on the Company's website.

About Evolution Petroleum

Evolution Petroleum Corporation develops incremental petroleum reserves and shareholder value by applying conventional and specialized technology to known oil and gas resources, onshore in the United States. Principal assets as of June 30, 2013 include 13.8 MMBOE of proved, 11.2 MMBOE of probable reserves, 3.7 MMBOE of possible reserves, and no debt. Assets include a CO2-EOR project with growing production in Louisiana's Delhi Field and a patented artificial lift technology designed to extend the life and ultimate recoveries of wells with oil or associated water production.  Other assets include royalty interests in almost 3,000 net acres in the Giddings Field and an interest in a joint venture in the Mississippian Lime play in Kay County, OK with substantial probable reserves. Additional information, including the Company's annual report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, is available on its website at www.evolutionpetroleum.com. Additional information regarding GARP® is available on the www.garplift.com website.

Cautionary Statement

All statements contained in this press release regarding potential results and future plans and objectives of the Company are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations include, but are not limited to, those factors that are disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in our documents filed from time to time with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory authorities. Statements regarding our ability to complete transactions, successfully apply technology applications in the re-development of oil and gas fields, realize future production volumes, realize success in our drilling and development activity and forecasts of legal claims, prices, future revenues, income, cash flows and other comments that are not historical facts contain predictions, estimates and other forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its goals will be achieved and these statements will prove to be accurate. Important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those included in the forward-looking statements.

Company Contact:
Robert Herlin, CEO
(713) 935-0122
[email protected]

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Evolution Petroleum Corporation and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)





Three Months Ended



Six Months Ended




December 31,



December 31,




2013



2012



2013



2012

Revenues













Crude oil


$

4,344,765


$

5,379,399


$

8,936,142


$

9,384,821

Natural gas liquids



25,956



86,556



50,102



206,167

Natural gas



21,568



182,103



39,744



348,616

Total revenues



4,392,289



5,648,058



9,025,988



9,939,604














Operating Costs













Lease operating expenses



223,498



419,328



633,345



735,497

Production taxes



13,032



20,863



21,435



42,236

Depreciation, depletion and amortization



327,168



350,119



636,841



647,036

Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations



12,418



17,751



25,346



38,858

General and administrative expenses *



2,642,082



1,815,276



4,571,033



3,520,700

Restructuring charges** 



1,332,186



---



1,332,186



---

Total operating costs



4,550,384



2,623,337



7,220,186



4,984,327














Income (loss) from operations



(158,095)



3,024,721



1,805,802



4,955,277














Other













Interest income



7,701



5,614



15,404



11,230

Interest (expense)



(16,582)



(16,564)



(33,095)



(32,992)




(8,881)



(10,950)



(17,691)



(21,762)














Income (loss) before income taxes



(166,976)



3,013,771



1,788,111



4,933,515














Income tax provision



241,907



1,054,499



724,543



1,814,717














Net Income (Loss)


$

(408,883)


$

1,959,272


$

1,063,568


$

3,118,798














Dividends on Preferred Stock



168,576



168,576



337,151



337,151














Net income (loss) available to common shareholders


$

(577,459)


$

1,790,696


$

726,417


$

2,781,647














Basic


$

(0.02)


$

0.06


$

0.03


$

0.10














Diluted


$

(0.02)


$

0.06


$

0.02


$

0.09














Weighted average number of common shares


























Basic



30,063,676



28,071,317



29,335,498



28,032,223














Diluted



30,063,676



31,856,417



32,377,918



31,836,983














 

* General and administrative expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2013 and 2012 included non-cash stock-based compensation expense of $316,422 and $393,579, respectively.  For the corresponding six month period's non-cash stock-based compensation expense was $689,860 and $747,369, respectively.


** Restructuring charges for the three and six months ended December 31, 2013 included non-cash stock-based compensation expense of $376,365.

 

Evolution Petroleum Corporation and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)





December 31,



June 30,




2013



2013

Assets







Current assets







Cash and cash equivalents


$

25,542,782


$

24,928,585

Certificate of deposit



---



250,000

Receivables







Oil and natural gas sales



1,497,561



1,632,853

Income taxes



281,970



281,970

Joint interest partner



2,368



49,063

Other



12,088



918

Deferred tax asset



26,133



26,133

Prepaid expenses and other current assets



633,980



266,554

Total current assets



27,996,882



27,436,076








Property and equipment, net of depreciation, depletion, and amortization







Oil and natural gas properties — full-cost method of accounting, of which $4,258,459 and $4,112,704 at December 31, 2013 and June 30, 2013, respectively, were excluded from amortization



38,244,071



38,789,032

Other property and equipment



48,182



52,217

Total property and equipment



38,292,253



38,841,249








Advances to joint interest operating partner



43,646



26,059

Other assets



235,972



252,912








Total assets


$

66,568,753


$

66,556,296








Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity







Current liabilities







Accounts payable


$

325,294


$

642,018

Due to joint interest partner



86,289



127,081

Accrued compensation



743,804



1,385,494

Accrued restructuring charges



955,821



---

Royalties payable



139,553



91,427

Income taxes payable



---



233,548

Other current liabilities



537,114



153,182

Total current liabilities



2,787,875



2,632,750








Long term liabilities







Deferred income taxes



8,748,636



8,418,969

Asset retirement obligations



156,756



615,551

Deferred rent



44,293



52,865








Total liabilities



11,737,560



11,720,135








Commitments and contingencies














Stockholders' equity







Preferred stock, par value $0.001; 5,000,000 shares authorized: 8.5% Series A Cumulative Preferred Stock, 1,000,000 shares authorized, 317,319 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013, and June 30, 2013 with a liquidation preference of $7,932,975 ($25.00 per share)



317



317

Common stock; par value $0.001; 100,000,000 shares authorized: issued 32,062,186 shares at December 31, 2013, and 29,410,858 at June 30, 2013; outstanding 32,062,186 shares and 28,608,969 shares as of December 31, 2013 and June  30, 2013, respectively



32,062



29,410

Additional paid-in capital



33,264,497



31,813,239

Retained earnings



21,534,317



24,013,035




54,831,193



55,856,001

Treasury stock, at cost,  no shares and 801,889 shares as of December 31, 2013 and June 30, 2013, respectively



---



(1,019,840)








Total stockholders' equity



54,831,193



54,836,161








Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

66,568,753


$

66,556,296

 

Evolution Petroleum Corporation and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)








Six Months Ended

December 31,




2013



2012

Cash flows from operating activities







Net Income


$

1,063,568


$

3,118,798

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:







Depreciation, depletion and amortization



657,265



667,461

Stock-based compensation



689,860



747,369

Stock-based compensation  related to restructuring



376,365



---

Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations



25,346



38,858

Settlements of asset retirement obligations



(57,247)



(47,026)

Deferred income taxes



329,667



1,498,760

Deferred rent



(8,574)



(8,574)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:







Receivables from oil and natural gas sales



135,292



(797,933)

Receivables from income taxes and other



(11,170)



(116)

Due to/from joint interest partner



4,687



40,050

Prepaid expenses and other current assets



(367,426)



48,591

Accounts payable and accrued expenses



174,842



(390,979)

Royalties payable



48,126



(74,876)

Income taxes payable



(233,548)



115,801

Net cash provided by operating activities



2,827,053



4,956,184








Cash flows from investing activities







Proceeds from asset sales



544,442



3,054,976

Capital expenditures for oil and natural gas properties



(856,943)



(4,013,430)

Capital expenditures for other property and equipment



(9,637)



Other assets



(5,957)



(26,110)

Net cash used in investing activities



(328,095)



(984,564)








Cash flows from financing activities







Proceeds on exercise of incentive stock options



2,141,500



---

Cash dividends to preferred stockholders



(337,151)



(337,151)

Cash dividends to common stockholders



(3,205,135)



---

Purchases of treasury stock



(1,127,801)



(16,968)

Windfall tax benefit



386,976



---

Maturity of certificate of deposit



250,000



---

Recovery of short swing profits



6,850



Deferred loan costs





(16,211)

Net cash used in financing activities



(1,884,761)



(370,330)








Net increase in cash and cash equivalents



614,197



3,601,290








Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period



24,928,585



14,428,548








Cash and cash equivalents, end of period


$

25,542,782


$

18,029,838

 

Supplemental Information:




Six Months Ended



December 31,



2013


2012

Income taxes paid

$

755,564

$

200,156






Non-cash transactions:





Change in accounts payable used to acquire oil and natural gas leasehold interests and develop oil and natural gas properties


(225,062)


31,885

Change in due to joint interest partner used to acquire oil and natural gas leasehold interests and develop oil and natural gas properties


1,216


(435,833)

Oil and natural gas properties incurred through recognition of asset retirement obligations


48,988


8,558

Previously acquired Company shares swapped by holders to pay stock option exercise price


618,606


---

 

Results of Operations - Quarter




Three Months Ended








December 31,




%





2013



2012



Variance



Change
















Sales Volumes, net to the Company:




























Crude oil (Bbl)



44,930



52,270



(7,340)



(14.0)

%















NGLs (Bbl)



847



2,378



(1,531)



(64.4)

%















Natural gas (Mcf)



6,723



56,210



(49,487)



(88.0)

%

Crude oil, NGLs and natural gas (BOE)



46,898



64,016



(17,118)



(26.7)

%















Revenue data:




























Crude oil


$

4,344,765


$

5,379,399


$

(1,034,634)



(19.2)

%















NGLs



25,956



86,556



(60,600)



(70.0)

%















Natural gas



21,568



182,103



(160,535)



(88.2)

%

Total revenues


$

4,392,289


$

5,648,058


$

(1,255,769)



(22.2)

%















Average price:














Crude oil (per Bbl)


$

96.70


$

102.92


$

(6.22)



(6.0)

%

NGLs (per Bbl)



30.64



36.40



(5.76)



(15.8)

%

Natural gas (per Mcf)



3.21



3.24



(0.03)



(0.9)

%

Crude oil, NGLs and natural gas (per BOE)


$

93.66


$

88.23


$

5.43



6.2

%















Expenses (per BOE)














Lease operating expense


$

4.77


$

6.55


$

(1.78)



(27.2)

%

Production taxes


$

0.28


$

0.33


$

(0.05)



(15.2)

%

Depletion expense on oil and natural gas properties (a)


$

6.80


$

5.24


$

1.56



29.8

%

 

(a)

Excludes depreciation of office equipment, furniture and fixtures, and other assets of $8,222 and $14,462, for the three months ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

 

Results of Operations – YTD




Six Months Ended

December 31,




%




2013


2012


Variance


Change












Sales Volumes, net to the Company:




















Crude oil (Bbl)


86,745


91,352


(4,607)


(5.0)

%











NGLs (Bbl)


1,644


5,759


(4,115)


(71.5)

%











Natural gas (Mcf)


12,910


122,079


(109,169)


(89.4)

%

Crude oil, NGLs and natural gas (BOE)


90,541


117,457


(26,916)


(22.9)

%











Revenue data:




















Crude oil

$

8,936,142

$

9,384,821

$

(448,679)


(4.8)

%











NGLs


50,102


206,167


(156,065)


(75.7)

%











Natural gas


39,744


348,616


(308,872)


(88.6)

%

Total revenues

$

9,025,988

$

9,939,604

$

(913,616)


(9.2)

%











Average price:










Crude oil (per Bbl)

$

103.02

$

102.73

$

0.29


0.3

%

NGLs (per Bbl)


30.48


35.80


(5.32)


(14.9)

%

Natural gas (per Mcf)


3.08


2.86


0.22


7.7

%

Crude oil, NGLs and natural gas (per BOE)

$

99.69

$

84.62

$

15.07


17.8

%











Expenses (per BOE)










Lease operating expenses

$

7.00

$

6.26

$

0.74


11.8

%

Production taxes

$

0.24

$

0.36

$

(0.12)


(33.3)

%

Depletion expense on oil and natural gas properties (a)

$

6.86

$

5.28

$

1.58


29.9

%











 

(a)

Excludes depreciation of office equipment, furniture and fixtures, and other assets of $16,143 and $26,711 for the six months ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

 

SOURCE Evolution Petroleum Corporation

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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.
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices – computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors – connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be!
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...
Innodisk is a service-driven provider of industrial embedded flash and DRAM storage products and technologies, with a focus on the enterprise, industrial, aerospace, and defense industries. Innodisk is dedicated to serving their customers and business partners. Quality is vitally important when it comes to industrial embedded flash and DRAM storage products. That’s why Innodisk manufactures all of their products in their own purpose-built memory production facility. In fact, they designed and built their production center to maximize manufacturing efficiency and guarantee the highest quality of our products.
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. Over the summer Gartner released its much anticipated annual Hype Cycle report and the big news is that Internet of Things has now replaced Big Data as the most hyped technology. Indeed, we're hearing more and more about this fascinating new technological paradigm. Every other IT news item seems to be about IoT and its implications on the future of digital business.
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With the iCloud scandal seemingly in its past, Apple announced new iPhones, updates to iPad and MacBook as well as news on OSX Yosemite. Although consumers will have to wait to get their hands on some of that new stuff, what they can get is the latest release of iOS 8 that Apple made available for most in-market iPhones and iPads. Originally announced at WWDC (Apple’s annual developers conference) in June, iOS 8 seems to spearhead Apple’s newfound focus upon greater integration of their products into everyday tasks, cross-platform mobility and self-monitoring. Before you update your device, here is a look at some of the new features and things you may want to consider from a mobile security perspective.