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Enbridge Reports First Quarter Adjusted Earnings of $492 Million or $0.60 Per Common Share

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/07/14 -- Enbridge Inc. (TSX: ENB)(NYSE: ENB) -


(all financial figures are unaudited and in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted)

--  First quarter earnings were $390 million, including the impact of net
    unrealized non-cash mark-to-market gains and losses

--  First quarter adjusted earnings were $492 million or $0.60 per common

--  Enbridge Inc. and Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. announced the Line 3
    Replacement Project, an approximate $7 billion mainline investment

--  Enbridge Inc. continued to execute its long-term funding plan and raised
    approximately $2.1 billion since the end of 2013 through debt and
    preferred equity, as well as increased its enterprise-wide general
    purpose credit facilities to $18.1 billion

Enbridge Inc. (Enbridge or the Company) - "Enbridge performed well in the first quarter of 2014, reflecting solid operating results across our businesses," said Al Monaco, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Adjusted earnings for the first quarter of 2014 were $492 million, or $0.60 per common share. Backed by the successful execution of our organic growth program, including projects recently placed into service and those expected to be completed over the balance of 2014, we are on track to be within our full year adjusted earnings per share guidance range of $1.84 to $2.04 per share.

"During the quarter, we added to our portfolio of commercially secured growth projects, reflecting continued demand for safe and reliable energy infrastructure," said Mr. Monaco. "In March, we announced the $7 billion Line 3 Replacement Program, the largest project in our Company's history. This is a very important project for us as it represents a major enhancement of our mainline liquids pipeline system and it comes with significant benefits to our customers. The increased reliability of throughput on our system will provide customers with greater certainty of service to key markets, and aligns well with our number one priority of safety and operational reliability."

Investments in the Company's regional oil sands systems and renewable power generation business also added to the Company's growth portfolio in the first quarter. In January, Enbridge announced the $0.2 billion Sunday Creek Terminal expansion which will improve service in the oil sands and contribute to maintaining Enbridge's leading position in the region. Earlier in the same month, Enbridge announced the approximate US$0.2 billion investment in the 110-megawatt (MW) Keechi Wind Project (Keechi), located in Jack County, Texas.

"With a commercially secured portfolio of growth projects totalling a record $36 billion, and an additional $5 billion of projects expected to be secured and placed into service by 2017, there is a high degree of transparency that we will deliver average annual earnings per share growth of 10 to 12% to 2017. The secured slate of organically driven projects also provides confidence in our ability to generate industry leading earnings per share growth well beyond 2017."

Forward-Looking Information and Non-GAAP Measures

This news release contains forward-looking information and references to non-GAAP measures. Significant related assumptions and risk factors, and reconciliations are described under the Forward-Looking Information and Non-GAAP Measures sections of this news release, respectively.

Mr. Monaco commented on the Company's focus on project execution. "In 2014 and 2015, we expect to place into service more than $18 billion of projects to expand capacity and extend market access for our customers," said Mr. Monaco. "Since 2008, we've put over 40 projects into service representing about $18 billion of capital. We continue to build on our proven project management expertise, experience in cost estimation, ability to anticipate challenges and solid on-the-ground execution.

"We're also working to enhance and strengthen our relationships with project stakeholders. The National Energy Board's approval in March of the Line 9B Reversal and Line 9B Expansion Project was supported in large part by the extra lengths taken to engage communities along the right of way and to incorporate stakeholder input, which led to further safety enhancements to the project."

Financing the growth plan also remains a top priority and Enbridge continues to bolster funding and liquidity support. Since the end of 2013, Enbridge has issued $275 million in preference shares, approximately $1.8 billion in medium-term notes and increased its entity-wide general purpose credit facilities by approximately $0.5 billion. Included in the total debt offerings, was a $130 million issuance with a 50-year maturity date, which is a rarity in the Canadian debt capital market. Enbridge also issued a $300 million three-year medium-term note at a coupon rate of 1.9%, the lowest ever by a Canadian corporate issuer.

"Our consistent access to debt and equity markets demonstrates the confidence investors have in Enbridge, our ability to execute on our record growth capital program and the reliability of our business model," Mr. Monaco said.

Results of Operations

Enbridge delivered a strong first quarter in 2014 and the Company is on track to achieve its full year adjusted earnings per share guidance range. Liquids Pipelines performance was slightly below last year as throughput growth on Canadian Mainline, primarily owing to strong supply from western Canada, was offset by lower tolls and the absence of revenues from Line 9B. As part of the Company's Eastern Access program, Line 9B is currently in the process of being reversed and expanded and is expected to return to service later in the year. Higher volumes on the Athabasca mainline and contributions from growth projects, including the Suncor Bitumen Blending facilities completed in 2013, provided a small earnings growth within Regional Oil Sands System.

Enbridge's sponsored vehicles, Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (EEP) and Enbridge Income Fund (the Fund), both had strong starts to 2014. EEP's adjusted earnings reflected higher volumes and tolls across the majority of its liquids business. Also contributing to the increase in adjusted earnings were new assets recently placed into service by EEP, in particular the Bakken Expansion and Access programs which enhanced crude oil gathering capabilities on the North Dakota system. Similarly, the Fund also experienced positive contributions from its portion of the Bakken Expansion Program and benefitted from higher wind and solar resources across its renewable energy portfolio.

Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. (EGD) continued to contribute to Enbridge's reliable business model in the first quarter, with a slight increase in customer base offset by an increase in expenses. EGD is currently operating under interim rates pending review by the Ontario Energy Board of a new five-year Customized Incentive Regulation mechanism.

Adjusted earnings from Energy Services for the first quarter of 2014 were not as favourable as in the exceptionally strong first quarter of 2013. Adjusted earnings were unfavourably affected by narrowing location spreads and less favourable market conditions in certain physical markets, along with realized losses on certain financial contracts intended to hedge physical transportation capacity but which were not effective in doing so. Partially offsetting the decrease were favourable natural gas location differentials which arose due to abnormal winter weather conditions.

The adjusted earnings discussed above excludes the impact of unusual, non-recurring or non-operating factors, the most significant of which are changes in unrealized derivative fair value gains and losses from the Company's long-term hedging program, gains on the disposal of non-core assets and investments, as well as certain costs and related insurance recoveries arising from crude oil releases. See Non-GAAP Measures.


For more information on Enbridge's growth projects and operating results, please see the Management's Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) which is filed on SEDAR and EDGAR and also available on the Company's website at

--  Earnings attributable to common shareholders increased from $250 million
    in the first quarter of 2013 to $390 million in the first quarter of
    2014. The Company's earnings increased quarter-over-quarter; however,
    the comparability of the Company's earnings is impacted by a number of
    unusual, non-recurring or non-operating factors, the most significant of
    which is changes in unrealized derivative fair value gains and losses.
    The Company has a comprehensive long-term economic hedging program to
    mitigate interest rate, foreign exchange and commodity price exposures.
    The changes in unrealized mark-to-market accounting impacts from this
    program create volatility in short-term earnings, but the Company
    believes over the long-term it supports reliable cash flows and dividend
    growth. Other non-recurring factors which impacted the first quarter of
    2014 included a $43 million after-tax gain recognized on the disposal of
    non-core assets within Enbridge Offshore Pipelines (Offshore) and a $14
    million after-tax gain on the sale of an Alternative and Emerging
    Technologies investment within the Corporate segment. Finally, in the
    first quarter of 2013, the Company recognized an accrual of US$175
    million ($24 million after-tax attributable to Enbridge) associated with
    a United States Environmental Protection Agency order relating to the
    Line 6B crude oil release.

--  Enbridge's adjusted earnings for the first quarter of 2014 and 2013 were
    $492 million and $488 million, respectively. Liquids Pipelines adjusted
    earnings were down slightly as lower quarter-over-quarter earnings from
    Canadian Mainline and Seaway Crude Pipeline System were offset by higher
    earnings from Regional Oil Sands System. A lower Canadian Mainline
    International Joint Tariff Residual Benchmark Toll and the absence of
    revenues from Line 9B were partially offset by higher throughput. In Gas
    Distribution, EGD adjusted earnings decreased primarily due to timing of
    a gas transportation cost adjustment related to the first quarter of
    2013 which was recorded in the second half of 2013. Excluding the impact
    of the gas transportation adjustment, EGD adjusted earnings were
    comparable between quarters. Energy Services results declined in the
    first quarter of 2014 relative to the exceptionally strong first quarter
    of 2013 due to narrowing location spreads and less favourable conditions
    in certain markets accessed by committed transportation capacity, and
    losses realized in the first quarter of 2014 on certain financial
    contracts intended to hedge the value of committed transportation
    capacity, but which were not effective in doing so. This was partially
    offset by an increase in adjusted earnings due to more favourable
    natural gas location differentials caused by abnormal winter weather
    conditions. The Company's sponsored vehicles, EEP and the Fund, both
    realized strong operating results from their core assets in the first
    three months of 2014. EEP adjusted earnings reflected higher throughput
    and tolls on EEP's major liquids pipelines, contributions from assets
    recently placed into service and the impact of Enbridge's May 2013
    investment in preferred units of EEP. Adjusted earnings for the Fund
    reflected primarily stronger wind and solar resources on the majority of
    the Fund's renewable energy assets, higher earnings from new assets
    placed into service and the absence of a write-off of a regulatory
    deferral balance which occurred in the first quarter of 2013.

--  On March 3, 2014, Enbridge and EEP announced that shipper support was
    received for an approximate $7 billion investment in their Canadian and
    United States mainline system running from Edmonton, Alberta to
    Superior, Wisconsin (collectively, the L3R Program). The Canadian
    portion of the Line 3 Replacement Program (Canadian L3R Program) will
    complement existing integrity programs by replacing approximately 1,084-
    kilometres (673-miles) of the remaining line segments of the existing
    Line 3 pipeline between Hardisty, Alberta and Gretna, Manitoba. EEP will
    undertake the United States portion of the Line 3 Replacement Program
    (U.S. L3R Program) which will replace approximately 576-kilometres (358-
    miles) of pipeline between Neche, North Dakota and Superior. While the
    L3R Program will not provide an increase in the overall capacity of the
    mainline system, it will support the safety and operational reliability
    of the system, enhance flexibility and allow the Company to optimize
    throughput. The L3R Program is expected to achieve an equivalent 34-inch
    diameter pipeline capacity of approximately 760,000 barrels per day.
    Subject to finalization of a definitive cost estimate, regulatory and
    other approvals, the Canadian L3R Program and the U.S. L3R Program are
    targeted to be completed in the second half of 2017 at estimated capital
    costs of approximately $4.2 billion and US$2.6 billion, respectively.
    Costs of the Canadian L3R Program will be recovered through a 15-year
    toll surcharge mechanism under the Competitive Toll Settlement, while
    EEP will recover the costs based on its existing Facilities Surcharge
    Mechanism with the initial term of the agreement being 15 years. For the
    purpose of the toll surcharge, the agreement specifies a 30-year
    recovery of the capital based on a cost of service methodology. The U.S.
    L3R Program will be jointly funded by Enbridge and EEP at participation
    levels that are subject to finalization.

--  On January 29, 2014, Enbridge announced it will construct additional
    facilities at its Sunday Creek Terminal, located in the Christina Lake
    area of northern Alberta, to support production growth from the
    Christina Lake oil sands project operated by Cenovus Energy Inc. and
    jointly owned with ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Corp. The expansion
    includes development of a new site adjacent to the existing terminal,
    construction of a new 350,000 barrel tank with associated piping, pumps
    and measurement equipment, as well as civil construction work for a
    future tank. The estimated cost for the expansion is approximately $0.2
    billion with a targeted in-service date of 2015.

--  On January, 6, 2014, Enbridge announced it had entered into an agreement
    with Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) to own and
    operate the 110-MW Keechi project, located in Jack County, Texas, at an
    investment of approximately US$0.2 billion. RES Americas is constructing
    the wind project under a fixed price, engineering, procurement and
    construction agreement. Construction on the project commenced in
    December 2013, with expected completion in 2015. Keechi will deliver
    100% of the electricity generated into the Electric Reliability Council
    of Texas, Inc. market under a 20-year power purchase agreement with
    Microsoft Corporation.

--  Since the end of 2013, the Company completed the following financing
    --  On April 22, 2014, Enbridge issued medium-term notes of $300 million
        with a three-year maturity through its subsidiary EGD.
    --  On March 28, 2014, Enbridge issued medium-term notes of $130 million
        with a 50-year maturity.
    --  On March 13, 2014, Enbridge completed an offering of 11 million
        Cumulative Redeemable Preference Shares, Series 9, for gross
        proceeds of $275 million.
    --  On March 11, 2014 Enbridge issued medium term notes of $500 million
        with a three-year maturity, $400 million with a seven-year maturity
        and $500 million with a 30-year maturity.
    --  In the first quarter of 2014, Enbridge increased its enterprise
        wide-general purpose credit facilities to approximately $18.1


On April 23, 2014, the Enbridge Board of Directors declared the following quarterly dividends. All dividends are payable on June 1, 2014 to shareholders of record on May 15, 2014.

Common Shares                                    $0.35000
Preference Shares, Series A                      $0.34375
Preference Shares, Series B                      $0.25000
Preference Shares, Series D                      $0.25000
Preference Shares, Series F                      $0.25000
Preference Shares, Series H                      $0.25000
Preference Shares, Series J                    US$0.25000
Preference Shares, Series L                    US$0.25000
Preference Shares, Series N                      $0.25000
Preference Shares, Series P                      $0.25000
Preference Shares, Series R                      $0.25000
Preference Shares, Series 1                    US$0.25000
Preference Shares, Series 3                      $0.25000
Preference Shares, Series 5                    US$0.27500
Preference Shares, Series 7                      $0.27500
Preference Shares, Series 9(1)                   $0.24110

(1) This first dividend declared for the Preference Shares, Series 9
includes accrued dividends from March 13, 2014, the date the shares were
issued. The regular quarterly dividend of $0.275 per share will take effect
on September 1, 2014.


Enbridge will hold a conference call on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (7:00 a.m. Mountain Time) to discuss the first quarter 2014 results. Analysts, members of the media and other interested parties can access the call toll-free at 1-800-708-4540 from within North America and outside North America at 1-847-619-6397, using the access code of 36975702#. The call will be audio webcast live at A webcast replay and podcast will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the event and a transcript will be posted to the website within 24 hours. The replay will be available toll-free at 1-888-843-7419 within North America and outside North America at 1-630-652-3042 (access code 36975702#) until May 14, 2014.

The conference call will begin with presentations by the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer, followed by a question and answer period for investment analysts. A question and answer period for members of the media will then immediately follow.

Enbridge Inc., a Canadian Company, is a North American leader in delivering energy and has been included on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World ranking for the past six years. As a transporter of energy, Enbridge operates, in Canada and the U.S., the world's longest crude oil and liquids transportation system. The Company also has a significant and growing involvement in the natural gas gathering transmission and midstream businesses, and an increasing involvement in power transmission. As a distributor of energy, Enbridge owns and operates Canada's largest natural gas distribution company, and provides distribution services in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and New York State. As a generator of energy, Enbridge has interests in over 1,800 megawatts of renewable and alternative energy generating capacity and is expanding its interests in wind, solar and geothermal energy. Enbridge employs more than 10,000 people, primarily in Canada and the U.S., and is ranked as one of Canada's Greenest Employers, and one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2013. Enbridge's common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ENB. For more information, visit None of the information contained in, or connected to, Enbridge's website is incorporated in or otherwise part of this news release.


Forward-looking information, or forward-looking statements, have been included in this news release to provide the Company's shareholders and potential investors with information about the Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates, including management's assessment of Enbridge's and its subsidiaries' future plans and operations. This information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as "anticipate", "expect", "project", "estimate", "forecast", "plan", "intend", "target", "believe" and similar words suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding an outlook. Forward-looking information or statements included or incorporated by reference in this document include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to: expected earnings/(loss) or adjusted earnings/(loss); expected earnings/(loss) or adjusted earnings/(loss) per share; expected future cash flows; expected costs related to projects under construction; expected in-service dates for projects under construction; expected capital expenditures; estimated future dividends; and expected costs related to leak remediation and potential insurance recoveries.

Although Enbridge believes these forward-looking statements are reasonable based on the information available on the date such statements are made and processes used to prepare the information, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and readers are cautioned against placing undue reliance on forward-looking statements. By their nature, these statements involve a variety of assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors, which may cause actual results, levels of activity and achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Material assumptions include assumptions about: the expected supply and demand for crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGL) and renewable energy; prices of crude oil, natural gas, NGL and renewable energy; expected exchange rates; inflation; interest rates; the availability and price of labour and pipeline construction materials; operational reliability; customer and regulatory approvals; maintenance of support and regulatory approvals for the Company's projects; anticipated in-service dates; and weather. Assumptions regarding the expected supply and demand of crude oil, natural gas, NGL and renewable energy, and the prices of these commodities, are material to and underlie all forward-looking statements. These factors are relevant to all forward-looking statements as they may impact current and future levels of demand for the Company's services. Similarly, exchange rates, inflation and interest rates impact the economies and business environments in which the Company operates, may impact levels of demand for the Company's services and cost of inputs, and are therefore inherent in all forward-looking statements. Due to the interdependencies and correlation of these macroeconomic factors, the impact of any one assumption on a forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty, particularly with respect to expected earnings/(loss) or adjusted earnings/(loss) and associated per share amounts, or estimated future dividends. The most relevant assumptions associated with forward-looking statements on projects under construction, including estimated in-service date and expected capital expenditures include: the availability and price of labour and construction materials; the effects of inflation and foreign exchange rates on labour and material costs; the effects of interest rates on borrowing costs; and the impact of weather and customer and regulatory approvals on construction schedules.

Enbridge's forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties pertaining to operating performance, regulatory parameters, project approval and support, weather, economic and competitive conditions, changes in tax law and tax rate increases, exchange rates, interest rates, commodity prices and supply and demand for commodities, including but not limited to those risks and uncertainties discussed in this news release and in the Company's other filings with Canadian and United States securities regulators. The impact of any one risk, uncertainty or factor on a particular forward-looking statement is not determinable with certainty as these are interdependent and Enbridge's future course of action depends on management's assessment of all information available at the relevant time. Except to the extent required by law, Enbridge assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements made in this news release or otherwise, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. All subsequent forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, attributable to Enbridge or persons acting on the Company's behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements.


This news release contains references to adjusted earnings/(loss), which represent earnings or loss attributable to common shareholders adjusted for unusual, non-recurring or non-operating factors on both a consolidated and segmented basis. These factors, referred to as adjusting items, are reconciled and discussed in the financial results sections for the affected business segments in the Company's MD&A. Adjusting items referred to as changes in unrealized derivative fair value gains or loss are presented net of amounts realized on the settlement of derivative contracts during the applicable period. Management believes the presentation of adjusted earnings/(loss) provides useful information to investors and shareholders as it provides increased transparency and predictive value. Management uses adjusted earnings/(loss) to set targets, including setting the Company's dividend payout target, and to assess performance of the Company. Adjusted earnings/(loss) and adjusted earnings/(loss) for each of the segments are not measures that have a standardized meaning prescribed by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (U.S. GAAP) and are not considered GAAP measures; therefore, these measures may not be comparable with similar measures presented by other issuers.


                                                         Three months ended
                                                                  March 31,
                                                           2014        2013
(millions of Canadian dollars)
Earnings attributable to common shareholders                390         250
Adjusting items:
Liquids Pipelines
 Canadian Mainline - changes in unrealized
  derivative fair value loss                                172          72
 Regional Oil Sands System - make-up rights
  adjustment                                                  2           -
Gas Distribution
 EGD - warmer/(colder) than normal weather                  (33)          6
Gas Pipelines, Processing and Energy Services
 Energy Services - changes in unrealized derivative
  fair value (gains)/loss                                  (136)         30
 Offshore - gain on sale of non-core assets                 (43)          -
 Other - changes in unrealized derivative fair value
  loss                                                        1           -
Sponsored Investments
EEP - leak remediation costs                                  -          24
EEP - changes in unrealized derivative fair value
 loss                                                         -           1
Noverco - changes in unrealized derivative fair
 value (gains)/loss                                           4          (1)
 Other Corporate - changes in unrealized derivative
  fair value loss                                           149         105
 Other Corporate - gain on sale of investment               (14)          -
 Other Corporate - foreign tax recovery                       -          (4)
 Other Corporate - impact of tax rate changes                 -           5
Adjusted earnings                                           492         488


                                                         Three months ended
                                                                  March 31,
                                                           2014        2013
(unaudited; millions of Canadian dollars, except per
 share amounts)
Earnings attributable to common shareholders
 Liquids Pipelines                                           44         147
 Gas Distribution                                           136         107
 Gas Pipelines, Processing and Energy Services              191          29
 Sponsored Investments                                       84          42
 Corporate                                                 (111)        (75)
 Earnings attributable to common shareholders from
  continuing operations                                     344         250
 Discontinued operations - Gas Pipelines, Processing
  and Energy Services                                        46           -
                                                            390         250
 Earnings per common share                                 0.48        0.32
 Diluted earnings per common share                         0.47        0.31
Adjusted earnings(1)
 Liquids Pipelines                                          218         219
 Gas Distribution                                           103         113
 Gas Pipelines, Processing and Energy Services               59          59
 Sponsored Investments                                       84          67
 Corporate                                                   28          30
                                                            492         488
 Adjusted earnings per common share                        0.60        0.62
Cash flow data
 Cash provided by operating activities                      333         793
 Cash used in investing activities                       (2,743)     (1,643)
 Cash provided by financing activities                    2,465         420
 Common share dividends declared                            291         254
 Dividends paid per common share                         0.3500      0.3150
Shares outstanding (millions)
 Weighted average common shares outstanding                 820         789
 Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding         830         801
Operating data
Liquids Pipelines - Average deliveries (thousands of
 barrels per day)
 Canadian Mainline(2)                                     1,904       1,783
 Regional Oil Sands System(3)                               671         462
 Spearhead Pipeline                                         184         165
Gas Distribution - Enbridge Gas Distribution (EGD)
 Volumes (billions of cubic feet)                           212         181
 Number of active customers (thousands)(4)                2,076       2,042
 Heating degree days(5)
  Actual                                                  2,206       1,798
  Forecast based on normal weather                        1,777       1,871
Gas Pipelines, Processing and Energy Services -
 throughput volume (millions of cubic feet per day)
  Alliance Pipeline US                                    1,728       1,632
  Vector Pipeline                                         1,783       1,720
  Enbridge Offshore Pipelines                             1,371       1,452

(1) Adjusted earnings represent earnings attributable to common shareholders
adjusted for unusual, non-recurring or non-operating factors. Adjusted
earnings and adjusted earnings per common share are non-GAAP measures that
do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP.

(2) Canadian Mainline includes deliveries ex-Gretna, Manitoba which is made
up of United States and eastern Canada deliveries originating from western

(3) Volumes are for the Athabasca mainline and Waupisoo Pipeline and exclude
laterals on the Regional Oil Sands System.

(4) Number of active customers is the number of natural gas consuming EGD
customers at the end of the period.

(5) Heating degree days is a measure of coldness that is indicative of
volumetric requirements for natural gas utilized for heating purposes in
EGD's franchise area. It is calculated by accumulating, for the fiscal
period, the total number of degrees each day by which the daily mean
temperature falls below 18 degrees Celsius. The figures given are those
accumulated in the Greater Toronto Area.

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As a company adopts a DevOps approach to software development, what are key things that both the Dev and Ops side of the business must keep in mind to ensure effective continuous delivery? In his session at DevOps Summit, Mark Hydar, Head of DevOps, Ericsson TV Platforms, will share best practices and provide helpful tips for Ops teams to adopt an open line of communication with the development side of the house to ensure success between the two sides.
SYS-CON Events announced today that ProfitBricks, the provider of painless cloud infrastructure, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. ProfitBricks is the IaaS provider that offers a painless cloud experience for all IT users, with no learning curve. ProfitBricks boasts flexible cloud servers and networking, an integrated Data Center Designer tool for visual control over the cloud and the best price/performance value available. ProfitBricks was named one of the coolest Clo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM Cloud Data Services has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 17th Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. IBM Cloud Data Services offers a portfolio of integrated, best-of-breed cloud data services for developers focused on mobile computing and analytics use cases.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Sandy Carter, IBM General Manager Cloud Ecosystem and Developers, and a Social Business Evangelist, will keynote at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Developing software for the Internet of Things (IoT) comes with its own set of challenges. Security, privacy, and unified standards are a few key issues. In addition, each IoT product is comprised of at least three separate application components: the software embedded in the device, the backend big-data service, and the mobile application for the end user's controls. Each component is developed by a different team, using different technologies and practices, and deployed to a different stack/target - this makes the integration of these separate pipelines and the coordination of software upd...
Mobile messaging has been a popular communication channel for more than 20 years. Finnish engineer Matti Makkonen invented the idea for SMS (Short Message Service) in 1984, making his vision a reality on December 3, 1992 by sending the first message ("Happy Christmas") from a PC to a cell phone. Since then, the technology has evolved immensely, from both a technology standpoint, and in our everyday uses for it. Originally used for person-to-person (P2P) communication, i.e., Sally sends a text message to Betty – mobile messaging now offers tremendous value to businesses for customer and empl...
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
WebRTC converts the entire network into a ubiquitous communications cloud thereby connecting anytime, anywhere through any point. In his session at WebRTC Summit,, Mark Castleman, EIR at Bell Labs and Head of Future X Labs, will discuss how the transformational nature of communications is achieved through the democratizing force of WebRTC. WebRTC is doing for voice what HTML did for web content.
Nowadays, a large number of sensors and devices are connected to the network. Leading-edge IoT technologies integrate various types of sensor data to create a new value for several business decision scenarios. The transparent cloud is a model of a new IoT emergence service platform. Many service providers store and access various types of sensor data in order to create and find out new business values by integrating such data.