|By PR Newswire||
|October 12, 2012 04:02 AM EDT||
BANGALORE, India, October 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Q2 Revenues grew by 2.9% Year on Year
Consolidated results under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the quarter ended September 30, 2012
Revenues were $1,797 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2012; YoY growth was 2.9%
Net income after tax was $431 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2012; YoY growth was 4.9%
Earnings per American Depositary Share (EPADS) was $0.75 for the quarter ended September 30, 2012; YoY growth was 4.2%
39 clients were added during the quarter by Infosys and its subsidiaries
Gross addition of 10,420 employees (net addition of 2,610) for the quarter by Infosys and its subsidiaries
153,761 employees as on September 30, 2012 for Infosys and its subsidiaries
Declared an interim dividend of `15 per ADS (equivalent to an interim dividend of $0.28 per ADS, at the prevailing exchange rate of `53.00 per US$). The record date for the payment of dividend is October 19, 2012.
"Global economic uncertainties continue to face the industry," said S. D. Shibulal, CEO and Managing Director. "We have increased employee wages, used some of our cash in a transformational acquisition of a consulting business and enhanced our investment in R&D and solutions. These initiatives will position us well in the industry and provide a strong platform for future growth."
The company's outlook (consolidated) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, under IFRS is as follows:
Revenues are expected to be at least $7.343bn; YoY growth of 5% (5.7% in constant currency terms)
Earnings per American Depositary Share (EPADS) is expected to be at least $2.97 ( Fiscal 2013 guidance given on July 12, 2012 was $ 3.03 which is reset at the current exchange rate at $2.97)
* Exchange rates considered for major global currencies: AUD / USD - 1.04; GBP / USD - 1.62; Euro / USD - 1.29 for rest of fiscal 2013
Awards and Recognition
Infosys was recognized by analysts, industry bodies and other influencers in the last quarter
- We were recognized as one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in the United States (U.S.) for our leadership and innovation towards engaging employees.
- We were ranked second on The 2012 Global Outsourcing 100 List compiled annually by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) for our performance across all four survey assessment categories, namely, size and growth, customer references, organizational competencies, and management capabilities.
- For the second consecutive year, we have won the P&G Global Business Services Organization's External Business Partner Excellence Award for the quality of our execution, commitment to relationship and work with P&G's ecosystem of partners and co-creating innovation.
- Infosys China has been listed among the Top 10 Global Service Providers in China by the China Council for International Investment Promotion for the second consecutive year.
- Infosys BPO won the Award for Innovation in Learning at the Best Learning & Development Awards 2012.
- Infosys BPO won the Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award 2012.
- Infosys BPO won the Award for Institution Building at the Asia Pacific HRM Congress Awards - 2012.
Expansion of services and significant projects
Infosys is focused on delivering measurable business value to clients by enabling transformational process changes, accelerating innovation and optimizing their operations
Consulting and Systems Integration
An elevator and escalator manufacturer chose us to implement service and maintenance solutions using Oracle Siebel Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application for its India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) businesses. A provider of consumer and commercial banking, trust, securities brokerage, mortgage and insurance products and services, selected us to implement a single sign-on solution for its commercial banking customers - to provide simplified access to all commercial banking applications in a unified portal, thereby improving customer experience.
A life insurance firm in the U.S. has partnered with us to implement a next-generation CRM solution based on the Microsoft Dynamics platform; covering more than 12,000 active field force members, 21 million client contacts and 2 million households. For an integrated energy company we will implement an enterprise wide identity and access management solution.
India Business Unit
We were selected by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) to further strengthen and transform the new phase of the MCA 21 V2 project. MCA 21 is the first Mission Mode Project (MMP) under National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) of India and has been a transformational and successful project that has enabled easy and secure access to MCA services by its stakeholders, corporate sector as well as investors, through an online portal.
Business IT Services
A manufacturer of paints, coatings and powder coatings selected us to develop a solution for its Research and Development (R&D) department to standardize paint test information storage and retrieval, thereby enhancing productivity. We have been selected to partner with the quality assurance and testing division of a bank for the assessment, solution, roadmap definition, and establishment of a Testing Center of Excellence (CoE).
A property and casualty insurer in the U.S. chose us as its strategic partner for infrastructure management services. We have been engaged as a preferred partner to provide business IT services across application development and support, testing, infrastructure and change management to a public personal lines insurer in the U.S.
We signed a managed services contract with a company in the food industry to outsource its application services, infrastructure operations and deployment activities in its SAP transformation program. A U.S. logistics and freight transportation provider partnered with us to optimize, support, and administer its complete IT infrastructure aimed at higher infrastructure reliability, on-time performance, and enhanced customer service.
Infosys Public Services
We are partnering with leading healthcare and public sector organizations in the U.S. and Canada to help them leverage technology solutions and services to derive business value.
A postal solution provider engaged us to create a robust business intelligence system to provide accurate health and safety data to field personnel to increase self-service, improve efficiency and reduce costs. For a Blue Cross-Blue Shield Plan we are enhancing its provider portal to support self-service functions and information updates via web, to improve data accuracy and productivity. Another Blue Cross-Blue Shield Plan engaged us to provide end-to-end migration and testing services to support the strategic migration of its business processes from an enterprise legacy platform to third party administrators
We offer a wide range of engineering and technology services that cover our client's entire product lifecycle from design to sustenance. With a global footprint supported by 9,000 engineers working with more than 200 clients in 30 countries, Infosys' Engineering Services are delivered across nine different industry verticals.
A global retail corporation engaged us in the design and implementation of a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to transform its production operations by reducing product development cycle time and cost of raw material resulting in significant financial savings. A food and beverage corporation chose us to assess its network infrastructure readiness for its Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative spanning hundreds of locations across the U.S. and Canada; we will also recommend the network foundation for its future enterprise mobility strategy.
An independent software vendor partnered with us for development, testing, sustaining engineering and support for network monitoring, digital forensics and network security management solutions that protect its worldwide information ecosystem. An Indian telecommunications conglomerate chose us to help define its video, enhanced communications, device, identity and implementation strategies for infrastructure and services in support of its new 4G service.
A not-for-profit health plan provider partnered with us to improve its claims process in terms of accuracy and turnaround time through a comprehensive solution leveraging our automated workflow, reporting and auditing solutions. An integrated healthcare delivery provider in Asia-Pacific partnered with us to standardize and harmonize its processes by setting up a shared service environment.
Products, Platforms and Solutions
We continue to see momentum across industries for Products and Platforms. This quarter we added 15 wins across industries and geographies. Our products and platforms (excluding Finacle™) are now adopted by more than 60 global clients.
A hotel operator in Europe has selected Infosys CommerceEdge™ to provide its online customers with an enhanced social shopping experience. The platform supports the purchase process by connecting consumers with their friends on social channels. Customers will be able to compare and seek opinions on their purchases and share travel experiences seamlessly. A multinational consumer food products company has selected Infosys TradeEdge™ to gain secondary sales visibility in emerging markets, enabling better distributor collaboration and supply chain planning.
A global research-based biopharmaceutical company has selected Infosys Edge business platform to transform its information management process by enhancing collaboration between teams and driving regulatory compliance during drug discovery process. A global apparel brand selected Infosys Omni Channel Personalization Engine to create the next-generation online consumers experience to drive deeper personalization and enhance consumer engagement resulting in higher conversion rate.
This quarter we also took new products to the market. Through a jointly developed solution with AT&T, we redefined customer service with SpeedSolve - a comprehensive next-generation product that makes communication faster and more efficient for call centers and related operations.
Finacle™ from Infosys has been positioned as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for International Retail Core Banking (IRCB) 2012*. Gartner Inc. positioned vendor/product based on two broad parameters - ability to execute and completeness of vision. Finacle™ was positioned as a leader in the market among the 19 vendor/product evaluated.
Finacle™ continued its business momentum, adding six wins this quarter. Of these, four were from Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and two were from the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Nine client projects went live on Finacle™ in the quarter. Of these, four went live in APAC, three in EMEA and two in the Americas.
The implementation of Finacle at Denmark's Nykredit bank went live recently. Commenting on this major milestone in the bank's strategic journey, Group Managing Director Per Ladegaard from Nykredit said: "Adopting a partnership with Finacle has been important to the success of this project. The integrated Nykredit and Finacle team worked closely with the bank's IT and business teams. They laid a solid foundation from which we will be able to offer superior products and service to our clients, and achieve our business growth objectives."
We are seeing good momentum in the market for our Cloud business and have executed more than 170 engagements. In the last quarter, we won more than 20 engagements across Cloud services, Big Data and Security.
As a Cloud Ecosystem Integrator, we work with more than 30 partners and have made significant investments in solutions and intellectual property with the successful launch of the Infosys Cloud Ecosystem Hub solution. This is the first solution that effectively helps enterprises build, manage and govern a unified hybrid cloud environment.
A life-sciences major engaged us to migrate and support its legacy integration services to a Cloud based platform, including new native Cloud application development along with integration services for Cloud. A financial services major in the U.S. selected us to build the foundation of an online services marketplace and leverage a Cloud based model to enable subscription, brokering, federation and monetization of services and data with the required security, policy and standards. We will also manage the Windows Azure operations for the client.
A financial services company chose to leverage our Big Data solutions to understand and reduce its risk when lending to commercial clients. The solution will help the client process its voluminous data around non-performing assets and draw real-time insights and streamline its loan origination process.
Mobility continues to be a business priority and focus area for Enterprises. Till date, the business unit has executed more than 250 projects, 300 application rollouts, and serviced more than 70 clients. In the last quarter, we have won more than 18 new engagements in key areas such as enterprise mobility strategy, advisory and envisioning services, mobile field service, mobile sales force automation, enterprise IT, multi-channel commerce, and mobile asset management.
We were engaged to define the enterprise and consumer mobility strategy for an American food major, helping the company make the right investments to achieve its business goals and return on investment. For a large American bank, we are redesigning the architecture of its mobile banking solution to be more scalable and robust. The new architecture will reduce efforts in adding new services, and supporting new platforms.
We are creating a mobile-based field service solution for the technicians of an Asian storage and computing systems vendor. The solution improves technician collaboration, order-taking for spares and accessories, and overall time to resolve complaints. A European consumer packaged goods major selected us to develop a mobile-based sales and order management system to improve efficiency in its sales processes and effectiveness of its local marketing campaigns.
A Nordic retailer chose us to help rollout a mobile channel for shopping that will provide its customers a seamless and convenient cross-channel shopping experience.
During the second quarter, Infosys applied for 33 patent applications in Indiaand the U.S. With this, Infosys has an aggregate of 533 unique patent applications (at various prosecution stages) in India, U.S. and other jurisdictions and has been granted 56 patents by the United StatesPatent and Trademark Office and two patent by Luxembourgpatent office.
As on September 30, 2012, cash and cash equivalents, including investments in available-for-sale financial assets, certificates of deposits and government bonds was $4.3bn ($3.8bn as on September 30, 2011).
"Our operating cash flows continue to be strong while our cash and cash equivalents crossed US $4bn," said V. Balakrishnan, Member of the Board and Chief Financial Officer. "We are focused on high quality growth despite global currency and economic volatility."
Senior Management Changes
After six years at the helm of the Company's finances, Mr. V. Balakrishnan, Member of the Board and CFO, will be giving up his position as CFO from October 31, 2012. Mr. Rajiv Bansal, currently Vice President - Finance, will take over as CFO from November 1, 2012.
Mr. V. Balakrishnan will continue as a member of the Board and will be responsible for three key businesses - Business Process Management (or Infosys BPO), Finacle™ and the India Business Unit.
Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan, Executive Co- Chairman of Infosys had this to say: "Bala is one of the finest CFO in the country. He has led his team in setting new standards in financial reporting, corporate governance and compliance. A top performer, he successfully managed a high quality financial model which has withstood the pressure of the current economic downturn. Given his belief that younger people should get strategic opportunities to shape this company, he has voluntarily given up his CFO position and instead chosen to focus on Infosys BPO, Finacle™ and the India Business Unit."
"Rajiv Bansal has been a very bright star in the Finance Department. He has been with Infosys for 13 years and has been heading the finance function under Bala for the past four years. We wish this outstanding professional the best in his new role," said Kris Gopalakrishnan.
*Source: Gartner, "Magic Quadrant for International Retail Core Banking" Don Free, 26 September 2012
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
About Infosys Ltd
Infosys partners with global enterprises to drive their innovation-led growth. That's why Forbes ranked Infosys 19th among the top 100 most innovative companies. As a leading provider of next-generation consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions, Infosys helps clients in more than 30 countries realize their goals.
Visit http://www.infosys.com and see how Infosys (NASDAQ: INFY), with its 153,000 people, is Building Tomorrow's Enterprise® today.
Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, industry segment concentration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks or system failures, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which Infosys has made strategic investments, withdrawal or expiration of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our United States Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012 and on Form 6-K for the quarter ended September 30, 2011, December 31, 2011 and June 30, 2012. These filings are available at http://www.sec.gov. Infosys may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. The company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the company.
Infosys Limited and subsidiaries Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of (Dollars in millions except share data) September 30, March 31, 2012 2012 ASSETS Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $3,265 $4,047 Available-for-sale financial assets 943 6 Investment in certificates of deposit 49 68 Trade receivables 1,264 1,156 Unbilled revenue 368 368 Derivative financial instruments 27 - Prepayments and other current assets 329 300 Total current assets 6,245 5,945 Non-current assets Property, plant and equipment 1,097 1,063 Goodwill 191 195 Intangible assets 34 34 Available-for-sale financial assets 2 2 Investment in government bonds 12 - Deferred income tax assets 67 62 Income tax assets 199 204 Other non-current assets 32 32 Total non-current assets 1,634 1,592 Total assets $7,879 $7,537 LIABILITIES AND EQUITY Current liabilities Derivative financial instruments - $9 Trade payables 6 5 Current income tax liabilities 241 207 Client deposits 2 3 Unearned revenue 144 107 Employee benefit obligations 109 98 Provisions 40 26 Other current liabilities 501 482 Total current liabilities 1,043 937 Non-current liabilities Deferred income tax liabilities 10 2 Other non-current liabilities 13 22 Total liabilities 1,066 961 Equity Share capital- `5 ($0.16) par value 600,000,000 equity shares authorized, issued and outstanding 571,398,846 and 571,396,401, net of 2,833,600 treasury shares each as of September 30, 2012 and March 31, 2012, respectively 64 64 Share premium 703 703 Retained earnings 6,974 6,509 Other components of equity (928) (700) Total equity attributable to equity holders of the company 6,813 6,576 Non-controlling interests - - Total equity 6,813 6,576 Total liabilities and equity $7,879 $7,537 Infosys Limited and subsidiaries Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Dollars in millions except share and per equity share data) Three Three months months Six months Six months ended ended ended ended September September September September 30, 2012 30, 2011 30, 2012 30, 2011 Revenues $1,797 $1,746 $3,549 $3,417 Cost of sales 1,114 1,025 2,173 2,047 Gross profit 683 721 1,376 1,370 Operating expenses: Selling and marketing expenses 92 98 178 187 Administrative expenses 119 133 237 258 Total operating expenses 211 231 415 445 Operating profit 472 490 961 925 Other income, net 129 85 216 184 Profit before income taxes 601 575 1,177 1,109 Income tax expense 170 164 330 314 Net profit $431 $411 $847 $795 Other comprehensive income Fair value changes on available - for-sale financial asset, net of tax effect $1 $(2) - $(2) Exchange differences on translating foreign operations 324 (555) (228) (562) Total other comprehensive income $325 $(557) $(228) $(564) Total comprehensive income $756 $(146) $619 $231 Profit attributable to: Owners of the company $431 $411 $847 $795 Non-controlling interests - - - - $431 $411 $847 $795 Total comprehensive income attributable to: Owners of the company $756 $(146) $619 $231 Non-controlling interests - - - - $756 $(146) $619 $231 Earnings per equity share Basic ($) 0.75 0.72 1.48 1.39 Diluted ($) 0.75 0.72 1.48 1.39 Weighted average equity shares used in computing earnings per equity share Basic 571,397,749 571,359,222 571,397,150 571,346,361 Diluted 571,398,613 571,392,924 571,398,353 571,394,391
1. The unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance sheets and Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the three months and six months ended September 30, 2012 has been taken on record at the Board meeting held on October 12, 2012
2. A Fact Sheet providing the operating metrics of the company can be downloaded from http://www.infosys.com
Sarah Vanita Gideon, India
Danielle D'Angelo, USA
Cloud computing delivers on-demand resources that provide businesses with flexibility and cost-savings. The challenge in moving workloads to the cloud has been the cost and complexity of ensuring the initial and ongoing security and regulatory (PCI, HIPAA, FFIEC) compliance across private and public clouds. Manual security compliance is slow, prone to human error, and represents over 50% of the cost of managing cloud applications. Determining how to automate cloud security compliance is critical to maintaining positive ROI. Raxak Protect is an automated security compliance SaaS platform and ma...
Nov. 28, 2015 08:00 PM EST Reads: 420
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly by extending current technologies, products and networks. By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices. Gartner has forecast revenues of over $300 billion, just to IoT suppliers. Now is the time to figure out how you’ll make money – not just create innovative products. With hundreds of new products and companies jumping into the IoT fray every month, there’s no shortage of innovation. Despite this, McKinsey/VisionMobile data shows "less than 10 percent of IoT developers are making enough to support a reasonably sized team....
Nov. 28, 2015 01:00 PM EST Reads: 476
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
Nov. 28, 2015 12:00 PM EST Reads: 335
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York and Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound cha...
Nov. 28, 2015 12:00 PM EST Reads: 550
DevOps is about increasing efficiency, but nothing is more inefficient than building the same application twice. However, this is a routine occurrence with enterprise applications that need both a rich desktop web interface and strong mobile support. With recent technological advances from Isomorphic Software and others, rich desktop and tuned mobile experiences can now be created with a single codebase – without compromising functionality, performance or usability. In his session at DevOps Summit, Charles Kendrick, CTO and Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, demonstrated examples of com...
Nov. 28, 2015 11:45 AM EST Reads: 405
As organizations realize the scope of the Internet of Things, gaining key insights from Big Data, through the use of advanced analytics, becomes crucial. However, IoT also creates the need for petabyte scale storage of data from millions of devices. A new type of Storage is required which seamlessly integrates robust data analytics with massive scale. These storage systems will act as “smart systems” provide in-place analytics that speed discovery and enable businesses to quickly derive meaningful and actionable insights. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Paul Turner, Chief Marketing Officer at...
Nov. 28, 2015 11:15 AM EST Reads: 414
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
Nov. 28, 2015 11:00 AM EST Reads: 514
In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Campaign, explored the key ingredients of cross-channel marketing in a digital world. Learn how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects).
Nov. 28, 2015 10:30 AM EST Reads: 313
We all know that data growth is exploding and storage budgets are shrinking. Instead of showing you charts on about how much data there is, in his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing at HGST, showed how to capture all of your data in one place. After you have your data under control, you can then analyze it in one place, saving time and resources.
Nov. 28, 2015 10:00 AM EST Reads: 196
The Internet of Everything is re-shaping technology trends–moving away from “request/response” architecture to an “always-on” Streaming Web where data is in constant motion and secure, reliable communication is an absolute necessity. As more and more THINGS go online, the challenges that developers will need to address will only increase exponentially. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Todd Greene, Founder & CEO of PubNub, exploreed the current state of IoT connectivity and review key trends and technology requirements that will drive the Internet of Things from hype to reality.
Nov. 28, 2015 08:45 AM EST Reads: 437
Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessions, I wanted to share some of my observations on emerging trends. As cyber security serves as a fou...
Nov. 28, 2015 08:45 AM EST Reads: 331
With all the incredible momentum behind the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, it is easy to forget that not a single CEO wakes up and wonders if “my IoT is broken.” What they wonder is if they are making the right decisions to do all they can to increase revenue, decrease costs, and improve customer experience – effectively the same challenges they have always had in growing their business. The exciting thing about the IoT industry is now these decisions can be better, faster, and smarter. Now all corporate assets – people, objects, and spaces – can share information about themselves and thei...
Nov. 28, 2015 06:00 AM EST Reads: 248
Continuous processes around the development and deployment of applications are both impacted by -- and a benefit to -- the Internet of Things trend. To help better understand the relationship between DevOps and a plethora of new end-devices and data please welcome Gary Gruver, consultant, author and a former IT executive who has led many large-scale IT transformation projects, and John Jeremiah, Technology Evangelist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), on Twitter at @j_jeremiah. The discussion is moderated by me, Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.
Nov. 28, 2015 05:30 AM EST Reads: 733
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the “newest shiny object syndrome” is understandable given that virtually all of us are heavily engaged in technology. But it is also mistaken. Without concrete business cases driving its deployment, IoT, like many other technologies before it, will fade into obscurity.
Nov. 28, 2015 05:00 AM EST Reads: 363
Discussions of cloud computing have evolved in recent years from a focus on specific types of cloud, to a world of hybrid cloud, and to a world dominated by the APIs that make today's multi-cloud environments and hybrid clouds possible. In this Power Panel at 17th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the importance of customers being able to use the specific technologies they need, through environments and ecosystems that expose their APIs to make true change and transformation possible.
Nov. 28, 2015 04:00 AM EST Reads: 542
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound effect on the world, and what should we expect to see over the next couple of years.
Nov. 28, 2015 03:30 AM EST Reads: 475
The cloud. Like a comic book superhero, there seems to be no problem it can’t fix or cost it can’t slash. Yet making the transition is not always easy and production environments are still largely on premise. Taking some practical and sensible steps to reduce risk can also help provide a basis for a successful cloud transition. A plethora of surveys from the likes of IDG and Gartner show that more than 70 percent of enterprises have deployed at least one or more cloud application or workload. Yet a closer inspection at the data reveals less than half of these cloud projects involve production...
Nov. 28, 2015 03:00 AM EST Reads: 482
Microservices are a very exciting architectural approach that many organizations are looking to as a way to accelerate innovation. Microservices promise to allow teams to move away from monolithic "ball of mud" systems, but the reality is that, in the vast majority of organizations, different projects and technologies will continue to be developed at different speeds. How to handle the dependencies between these disparate systems with different iteration cycles? Consider the "canoncial problem" in this scenario: microservice A (releases daily) depends on a couple of additions to backend B (re...
Nov. 28, 2015 03:00 AM EST Reads: 452
Growth hacking is common for startups to make unheard-of progress in building their business. Career Hacks can help Geek Girls and those who support them (yes, that's you too, Dad!) to excel in this typically male-dominated world. Get ready to learn the facts: Is there a bias against women in the tech / developer communities? Why are women 50% of the workforce, but hold only 24% of the STEM or IT positions? Some beginnings of what to do about it! In her Day 2 Keynote at 17th Cloud Expo, Sandy Carter, IBM General Manager Cloud Ecosystem and Developers, and a Social Business Evangelist, wil...
Nov. 28, 2015 02:00 AM EST Reads: 581
PubNub has announced the release of BLOCKS, a set of customizable microservices that give developers a simple way to add code and deploy features for realtime apps.PubNub BLOCKS executes business logic directly on the data streaming through PubNub’s network without splitting it off to an intermediary server controlled by the customer. This revolutionary approach streamlines app development, reduces endpoint-to-endpoint latency, and allows apps to better leverage the enormous scalability of PubNub’s Data Stream Network.
Nov. 28, 2015 02:00 AM EST Reads: 330