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CallidusCloud Announces Third Quarter 2012 Results

PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/01/12 --


  • Q3 Total Revenues up 14% Year over Year
  • Q3 SaaS Revenue up 19% Year over Year
  • Q3 SaaS Bookings highest in 11 Quarters
  • Total Contracted Value Exceeded $100 Million
  • Non-GAAP Recurring Revenue Gross Margin a record 65%
  • 157 New Subscription Customers added in Q3

Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), a leading provider of hiring, learning, marketing and selling cloud software today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.

"I am pleased with our third quarter performance. This is the eighth consecutive double-digit revenue growth quarter for CallidusCloud," said Leslie Stretch, President and CEO, CallidusCloud. "Our Selling, Marketing, Learning and Hiring clouds all performed well. We had another strong SaaS bookings quarter and we exceeded the top end of our revenue guidance. We expanded our Non-GAAP recurring revenue gross margins again to a record of 65%. We added a record number of new subscription customers and signed two of the world's largest telcos for our Commissions solution making us the de-facto standard for SPM in this important vertical. We also saw increased instances of multi-product and cross-sell contracts. We were recognized as the leader in the SPM sector by Gartner Group with the only 'Strong Positive' rating in the history of the sector and we received no less than 10 International and American business awards."

Financial Highlights for the Third Quarter 2012

  • Total revenue was $23.9 million for the third quarter, representing an increase of 14% compared to the same quarter last year. Total recurring revenues, which include SaaS revenues and maintenance and support, were $17.5 million, up approximately 10% compared to the third quarter of 2011. SaaS revenues of $13.6 million were up 19%, while maintenance and support revenues of $3.9 million were down 14% as compared to the third quarter of 2011. Service and other revenues of $6.4 million were up 27% as compared to the same quarter of 2011 driven by perpetual licenses of $2.0 Million in the quarter.

  • Total GAAP gross margin was 50% for the third quarter up from 42% in the same quarter in 2011.

  • Non-GAAP gross margin was 56% for the third quarter of 2012 up from 48% for the third quarter of 2011. Non-GAAP gross margin for the third quarter of 2012 excludes $931,000 of stock-based compensation expense and $464,000 of amortization of acquired intangibles.

  • Third quarter 2012 GAAP recurring revenue gross margin was 61% up from 48% for the third quarter of 2011. Third quarter non-GAAP recurring revenue gross margin, which excludes $353,000 of stock-based compensation and $472,000 of amortization of acquired intangibles was 65%, up from 53% for the third quarter of 2011.

  • GAAP net loss was $6.5 million, or ($0.18) per share, for the third quarter of 2012, which included $3.5 million of stock-based compensation expense, $837,000 of convertible note related interest and amortization expense, $824,000 of amortization of acquired intangible assets, $232,000 of acquisition-related expense and $113,000 of patent litigation defense and restructuring costs. This compares to a GAAP net loss of $4.6 million, or ($0.14) per share, for the third quarter of 2011, which included $2.8 million of stock-based compensation expense, $1,031,000 of convertible note related expense items, gain on extinguishment of debt of $904,000, $697,000 of acquisition related expense, a tax benefit from release of valuation allowance of $572,000, $494,000 of patent litigation cost, $409,000 of amortization of acquired intangible assets, impairment of marketable securities for $375,000 and $99,000 of restructuring expense.

  • Non-GAAP net loss was $946,000, or ($0.03) per fully diluted share, for the quarter, compared to non-GAAP net loss of $130,000, for the same period last year excluding the items identified above.

Business Highlights for the Third Quarter 2012

  • CallidusCloud was the only vendor to receive the highest "Strong Positive" rating in the 2012 MarketScope for SPM Software by Gartner, the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. The report, which estimates the SPM market size at $1.5-$2 billion during 2012 and 2013, focused on vendors that provide technology for managing training, coaching, hiring, onboarding, territories, quotas and incentive compensation.

  • CallidusCloud collected 10 awards at the American Business Awards and International Business Awards including favorite company, best website, best new product and best new financial management cloud app for CallidusCloud's Commissions solution.

  • CallidusCloud's CPQ solution joined the Oracle ISV program following on from its addition to the salesforce.com ISV program.

  • CallidusCloud sponsored key industry events including Dreamforce, Cloudforce, Oracle Open World, Aberdeen Marketing Leadership Summit, Sales 2.0, Sales Management Association Sales Productivity Conference and the World at Work, Spotlight on Sales Compensation conference.

Financial Outlook
Total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2012 is expected to be between $24.8 million and $25.8 million. For the full year 2012 this translates to total revenues of between $94.5 million and $95.5 million. GAAP operating expenses are expected to be between $20.0 million and $21.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, which includes stock-based compensation expense of approximately $3.6 million, approximately $1.0 million in one-time transfer fees related to converting our Hyderabad contractors to employees, amortization of acquired intangibles of $825,000 and $340,000 of patent litigation defense costs.

Conference Call

A conference call to discuss the third quarter results and outlook is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) today. The conference call will be available via live webcast at the Investor Relations section of Callidus Software's website.

Webcast site: http://www.calliduscloud.com/about-us/investor-relations/

Dial-in: 800-561-2693 (International callers: 617-614-3523)
Passcode: 79945512

Replay information: A webcast replay will be available on the Investor Relations section of our website under Calendar of Events.

For more information, please visit: http://www.calliduscloud.com/about-us/investor-relations/

About CallidusCloud
Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), doing business as CallidusCloud, is a leading provider of cloud software. CallidusCloud enables organizations to drive performance and productivity across their business with our hiring, learning, marketing and selling clouds. From back office to the field, from desktop to mobile, we ensure organizations have the right tools to be more effective and perform better. The combined power of our clouds, our people, and our partners fuels growth, empowers the work force and delivers real value. CallidusCloud drives performance and productivity for over 1500 leading organizations. Small, medium and large enterprises across multiple industries and geographies rely on CallidusCloud for quicker hiring, simpler learning, better marketing, and smarter selling.

For more information, please visit www.calliduscloud.com.

Note on Forward-Looking Statements

The forward-looking statements included in this press release, including discussion of our commercial prospects, estimates of fourth quarter and full year 2012 revenues, operating expenses, stock-based compensation expense and amortization of acquired intangibles expenses reflect management's best judgment based on factors currently known and involve risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, potential disruption of customer purchase decisions resulting from global economic conditions, timing and size of orders, potential material fluctuations in financial results and future growth rates, decreases in customer spending, uncertainty regarding purchasing trends in the SPM market, customer cancellations or non-renewal of maintenance contracts or on-demand services, our potential inability to manage effectively any growth we experience, uncertainty regarding the demand for and profitability of our on-demand services, increased competition or new entrants in the marketplace, and other risks detailed in Callidus' reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including its Form 10-K for 2011 and its second quarter 2012 Form 10-Q which may be obtained by contacting Callidus Software's Investor Relations department at 925-251-2248, or from the Investor Relations section of Callidus Software's website (CallidusCloud Investor Relations). Actual results may differ materially from those presently reported. We assume no obligation to update the information contained in this release.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Callidus has provided in this release financial information that has not been prepared in accordance with GAAP. This information includes non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP recurring revenue gross margin, non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP net loss per share. Callidus uses non-GAAP measures internally in analyzing its financial results and believes that they are useful to investors, as a supplement to GAAP measures, in evaluating Callidus' operating performance. Callidus believes that the use of these non-GAAP measures provides additional insight for investors to use in evaluation of ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing its financial measures with other companies in Callidus' industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors. As noted, the non-GAAP financial measures exclude stock-based compensation expense, a benefit from a purchase acquisition-related adjustment, restructuring expense, acquisition related expense, patent litigation defense cost, convertible note interest expense, amortization of convertible note issuance cost and amortization of acquired intangibles. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.

©2012. Callidus Software Inc. All rights reserved. Callidus, Callidus Software, the Callidus Software logo, CallidusCloud, the CallidusCloud logo, TrueComp Manager, ActekSoft, ACom3, ForceLogix, Salesforce Assessments, iCentera, Webcom, LeadFormix, Litmos, the Litmos logo, Rapid Intake, and 6FigureJobs are trademarks, service marks, or registered trademarks of Callidus Software Inc. and its affiliates in the United States and other countries. All other brand, service or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or owners.


                           CALLIDUS SOFTWARE INC.
              CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

                 (In thousands, except for per share data)
                                (unaudited)

                               Three months ended       Nine months ended
                                  September 30,           September 30,
                             ----------------------  ----------------------
                                2012        2011        2012        2011
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

Revenues:
  Recurring                  $   17,533  $   16,015  $   52,446  $   46,067
  Services and other              6,393       5,044      17,273      15,158
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

    Total revenues               23,926      21,059      69,719      61,225

Cost of revenues:
  Recurring (1) (2)               6,923       8,363      22,365      24,860
  Services and other (1) (2)      5,084       3,937      14,271      11,952
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

    Total cost of revenues       12,007      12,300      36,636      36,812
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

Gross profit                     11,919       8,759      33,083      24,413

Operating expenses:
  Sales and marketing (1)
   (2)                            8,351       5,253      23,573      14,303
  Research and development
   (1) (2)                        4,023       3,145      12,116       8,416
  General and administrative
   (1) (2) (3) (4)                4,831       4,673      14,685      12,500
  Acquisition-related
   adjustment                        50           -      (1,787)          -
  Restructuring                     (53)         99         561         136
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

    Total operating expenses     17,202      13,170      49,148      35,355
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

Operating loss                   (5,283)     (4,411)    (16,065)    (10,942)

Interest and other income
 (expense), net (5) (6) (8)
 (9)                               (737)       (638)     (2,476)     (1,079)
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

Loss before provision
 (benefit) for income taxes      (6,020)     (5,049)    (18,541)    (12,021)

Provision (benefit) for
 income taxes (7)                   444        (478)        213        (279)
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------


Net loss                     $   (6,464) $   (4,571) $  (18,754) $  (11,742)
                             ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========


Basic and diluted net loss
 per share                   $    (0.18) $    (0.14) $    (0.53) $    (0.36)
                             ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========


Shares used in basic and
 diluted per share
 computation                     35,853      32,327      35,070      32,826
                             ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========


----------------------------
(1) Stock-based compensation included
 in amounts above by category:

  Cost of recurring          $      353  $      731  $    1,282  $    2,523
  Cost of services and other        578         370       1,623       1,054
  Sales and marketing             1,026         502       2,971       1,320
  Research and development          485         366       1,384       1,090
  General and administrative      1,070         843       3,747       2,907
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
    Total stock-based
     compensation                 3,512       2,812      11,007       8,894

(2) Acquisition, acquired and
 settlement related asset amortization

  Cost of recurring                 472         163       1,378         286
  Cost of services and other         (8)          -          36           -
  Sales and marketing               233         222         646         519
  Research and development           68           -         136           -
  General and administrative         59          24         180          47
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
    Total acquisition
     related asset
     amortization                   824         409       2,376         852

(3) Acquisition-related
 expense                            182         697         820       1,080
(4) Patent litigation cost          166         494         786       1,072
(5) Interest expense on
 convertible notes                  703         874       2,110       1,265
(6) Amortization of
 convertible note issuance
 cost                               134         157         402         216
(7) Tax benefit from release
 of valuation allowance               -        (572)       (224)       (572)
(8) Gain on extinguishment
 of convertible note                  -        (904)          -        (904)
(9) Impairment of asset               -         375           -         375


                           CALLIDUS SOFTWARE INC.
                   CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

                               (In thousands)
                                (unaudited)

                                               September 30,   December 31,
Assets                                              2012           2011
                                               -------------  -------------

Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents                    $       6,631  $      17,383
  Short-term investments                              19,856         35,406
  Accounts receivable, net                            29,490         21,778
  Deferred income taxes                                  110            110
  Prepaid and other current assets                     7,773          5,831
                                               -------------  -------------

    Total current assets                              63,860         80,508


Property and equipment, net                            9,827          6,772
Goodwill                                              31,213         24,416
Intangible assets, net                                22,362         17,769
Deferred income taxes, noncurrent                        206            206
Deposits and other assets                              3,212          3,936
                                               -------------  -------------

    Total assets                               $     130,680  $     133,607
                                               =============  =============

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current liabilities:
  Accounts payable                             $       5,040  $       3,515
  Accrued payroll and related expenses                 4,011          4,278
  Accrued expenses                                    12,118         12,272
  Deferred income taxes                                  596            596
  Deferred revenue                                    32,794         30,211
  Capital lease obligations                            1,107          1,196
                                               -------------  -------------

    Total current liabilities                         55,666         52,068

Deferred revenue, noncurrent                           3,450          4,257
Deferred income taxes, noncurrent                        308            197
Other liabilities                                      1,881          2,413
Capital lease obligations, noncurrent                    128            915
Convertible notes                                     59,215         59,215
                                               -------------  -------------

    Total liabilities                                120,648        119,065
                                               -------------  -------------

Stockholders' equity:
  Common stock                                            34             33
  Additional paid-in capital                         252,948        238,798
  Treasury stock                                     (14,430)       (14,430)
  Accumulated other comprehensive income                 282            189
  Accumulated deficit                               (228,802)      (210,048)
                                               -------------  -------------

    Total stockholders' equity                        10,032         14,542
                                               -------------  -------------

    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $     130,680  $     133,607
                                               =============  =============


                           CALLIDUS SOFTWARE INC.
              CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                               (In thousands)
                                (unaudited)

                                                         Nine months ended
                                                           September 30,
                                                       --------------------
                                                          2012       2011
                                                       ---------  ---------


Cash flows from operating activities:
  Net loss                                             $ (18,754) $ (11,742)
  Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash
   provided by (used in) operating activities:
    Depreciation expense                                   2,184      2,338
    Amortization of intangible assets                      3,818      2,284
    Provision for doubtful accounts and service
     remediation reserves                                    188         88
    Stock-based compensation                              11,007      8,852
    Stock-based compensation related to acquisition            -         42
    Release of valuation allowance                          (350)         -
    Gain on disposal of property and equipment                (6)         -
    Impairment of investments                                  -        375
    Amortization of convertible note issuance cost           402        217
    Gain on extinguishment of convertible notes                -       (904)
    Net amortization on investments                          310        351
    Acquisition-related adjustment                        (1,787)         -
      Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
      Accounts receivable                                 (7,628)      (593)
      Prepaid and other current assets                    (1,875)     1,594
      Other assets                                           322     (2,923)
      Accounts payable                                      (114)      (302)
      Accrued expenses                                       742       (257)
      Accrued payroll and related expenses                  (267)       313
      Accrued restructuring                                   37       (251)
      Deferred revenue                                     1,635     (1,648)
      Deferred income taxes                                  111        144
                                                       ---------  ---------
Net cash used in operating activities                    (10,025)    (2,022)
                                                       ---------  ---------

  Cash flows from investing activities:
  Purchases of investments                               (16,536)   (47,864)
  Proceeds from maturities and sale of investments        31,811     22,595
  Purchases of property and equipment                     (4,927)    (1,827)
  Proceeds from disposal of property and equipment             6          -
  Purchases of intangible assets                          (4,485)    (1,381)
  Acquisitions, net of cash acquired                      (7,721)   (12,237)
                                                       ---------  ---------
Net cash used in investing activities                     (1,852)   (40,714)
                                                       ---------  ---------

  Cash flows from financing activities:
  Proceeds from issuance of common stock                   5,223      5,424
  Repurchases of common stock                                  -    (14,430)
  Repurchase of common stock from employees for
   payment of taxes onvesting of restricted stock
   units                                                  (2,079)    (1,046)
  Payment of consideration related to acquisitions        (1,160)    (1,175)
  Repurchase of convertible notes                              -    (19,188)
  Proceeds from issuance of convertible notes, net of
   issuance costs                                              -     77,369
  Repayment of debt assumed through acquisition              (30)         -
  Payment of principal under capital lease                  (887)      (896)
                                                       ---------  ---------
Net cash provided by financing activities                  1,067     46,058
                                                       ---------  ---------
Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents         58          1
                                                       ---------  ---------
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents     (10,752)     3,323
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period          17,383     12,830
                                                       ---------  ---------
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period             $   6,631  $  16,153
                                                       =========  =========


                           CALLIDUS SOFTWARE INC.
           RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
         (In thousands, except for percentages and per share data)
                                (unaudited)

                                     Three months ended   Nine months ended
                                       September 30,        September 30,
                                    -------------------  ------------------
                                       2012      2011      2012      2011
                                    ---------  --------  --------  --------

Non-GAAP gross profit reconciliation

Gross profit                        $  11,919    $8,759   $33,083   $24,413

  Profit margin, as a % of total
   revenues                                50%       42%       47%       40%
Add back:
  Non-cash stock-based compensation       931     1,101     2,905     3,577
  Non-cash amortization of acquired
   intangible assets                      464       163     1,414       286
                                    ---------  --------  --------  --------
Non-GAAP gross profit               $  13,314   $10,023   $37,402   $28,276
                                    ---------  --------  --------  --------

  Profit margin, as a % of total
   revenues                                56%       48%       54%       46%


Non-GAAP recurring revenue gross
 profit reconciliation

Recurring revenue gross profit      $  10,610    $7,652   $30,081   $21,207
  Recurring revenue profit margin,
   as a % of recurring revenues            61%       48%       57%       46%
Add back:
  Non-cash stock-based compensation       353       731     1,282     2,523
  Non-cash amortization of acquired
   intangible assets                      472       163     1,378       286
                                    ---------  --------  --------  --------
Non-GAAP Recurring revenue gross
 profit                             $  11,435    $8,546   $32,741   $24,016
                                    ---------  --------  --------  --------
  Recurring revenue profit margin,
   as a % of recurring revenues            65%       53%       62%       52%


Non-GAAP operating expense
 reconciliation:

Operating expenses                  $  17,202   $13,170   $49,148   $35,355
  Operating expenses, as a % of
   total revenues                          72%       63%       70%       58%
Add back:
  Non-cash stock-based compensation    (2,581)   (1,711)   (8,102)   (5,317)
  Non-cash amortization of acquired
   intangible assets                     (360)     (246)     (962)     (566)
  Acquisition-related expense            (182)     (697)     (820)   (1,080)
  Patent litigation cost                 (166)     (494)     (786)   (1,072)
  Acquisition-related adjustment          (50)        -     1,787         -
  Restructuring                            53       (99)     (561)     (136)
                                    ---------  --------  --------  --------
Non-GAAP Operating Expenses         $  13,916    $9,923   $39,704  $ 27,184
                                    ---------  --------  --------  --------
  Non-GAAP Operating expenses, as a
   % of total revenues                     58%       49%       57%       44%


Non-GAAP operating income (loss)
 reconciliation:

Operating loss                      $  (5,283)  $(4,411) $(16,065) $(10,942)
  Operating loss, as a % of total
   revenues
                                          -22%      -21%      -23%      -18%
Add back:
  Non-cash stock-based compensation     3,512     2,812    11,007     8,894
  Non-cash amortization of acquired
   intangible assets                      824       409     2,376       852
  Acquisition-related expense             182       697       820     1,080
  Patent litigation cost                  166       494       786     1,072
  Acquisition-related adjustment           50         -    (1,787)        -
  Restructuring                           (53)       99       561       136
                                    ---------  --------  --------  --------
Non-GAAP Operating income (loss)    $    (602)     $100   $(2,302)   $1,092
                                    ---------  --------  --------  --------
  Non-GAAP Operating income (loss),
   as a % of total revenues                -3%        0%       -3%        2%


                           CALLIDUS SOFTWARE INC.
           RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
         (In thousands, except for percentages and per share data)
                                (unaudited)

                                     Three months ended   Nine months ended
                                        September 30,       September 30,
                                     ------------------  ------------------
                                       2012      2011      2012      2011
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------

Non-GAAP net loss reconciliation:

Net loss                             $ (6,464) $ (4,571) $(18,754) $(11,742)
  Net loss, as a % of total revenues      -27%      -22%      -27%      -19%
Add back:
  Non-cash stock-based compensation     3,512     2,812    11,007     8,894
  Non-cash amortization of acquired
   intangible assets                      824       409     2,376       852
  Acquisition related expenses            182       697       820     1,080
  Patent litigation costs                 166       494       786     1,072
  Acquisition-related adjustment           50         -    (1,787)        -
  Restructuring                           (53)       99       561       136
  Interest expense on convertible
   notes                                  703       874     2,110     1,265
  Amortization of convertible note
   issuance cost                          134       157       402       216
  Tax benefit from release of
   valuation allowance                      -      (572)     (224)     (572)
  Gain on extinguishment of
   convertible note                         -      (904)        -      (904)
  Impairment of asset                       -       375         -       375
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
Non-GAAP Net income (loss)           $   (946) $   (130) $ (2,703) $    672
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
  Non-GAAP Net income (loss), as a %
   of total revenues                       -4%       -1%       -4%        1%


Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share
 reconciliation:

Net loss per basic and diluted share $  (0.18) $  (0.14) $  (0.53) $  (0.36)
Add back:
  Non-cash stock-based compensation      0.10      0.09      0.31      0.27
  Non-cash amortization of acquired
   intangible assets                     0.02      0.01      0.07      0.03
  Acquisition related expenses           0.01      0.02      0.02      0.03
  Patent litigation costs                   -      0.02      0.02      0.03
  Acquisition-related adjustment            -         -     (0.05)        -
  Restructuring                             -         -      0.02         -
  Interest expense on convertible
   notes                                 0.02      0.03      0.06      0.04
  Amortization of convertible note
   issuance cost                            -         -      0.01      0.01
  Tax benefit from release of
   valuation allowance                      -     (0.02)    (0.01)    (0.02)
  Gain on extinguishment of
   convertible note                         -     (0.03)        -     (0.03)
  Impairment of asset                       -      0.01         -      0.01
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
Non-GAAP net income (loss) per basic
 share                               $  (0.03) $  (0.01) $  (0.08) $   0.01
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------

Non-GAAP net income (loss) per
 diluted share                       $  (0.03)      - $  $  (0.08) $   0.02
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------


Basic and fully diluted shares
 reconciliation:

Basic shares                           35,853    32,327    35,070    32,826
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
Add back:
  Weighted average effect of
   dilutive securities                      -    10,740         -     6,877
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
Diluted shares                         35,853    43,067    35,070    39,703
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------

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Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
Whether your IoT service is connecting cars, homes, appliances, wearable, cameras or other devices, one question hangs in the balance – how do you actually make money from this service? The ability to turn your IoT service into profit requires the ability to create a monetization strategy that is flexible, scalable and working for you in real-time. It must be a transparent, smoothly implemented strategy that all stakeholders – from customers to the board – will be able to understand and comprehe...
Businesses and business units of all sizes can benefit from cloud computing, but many don't want the cost, performance and security concerns of public cloud nor the complexity of building their own private clouds. Today, some cloud vendors are using artificial intelligence (AI) to simplify cloud deployment and management. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ajay Gulati, Co-founder and CEO of ZeroStack, will discuss how AI can simplify cloud operations. He will cover the following topics: why clou...
"Dice has been around for the last 20 years. We have been helping tech professionals find new jobs and career opportunities," explained Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
More and more brands have jumped on the IoT bandwagon. We have an excess of wearables – activity trackers, smartwatches, smart glasses and sneakers, and more that track seemingly endless datapoints. However, most consumers have no idea what “IoT” means. Creating more wearables that track data shouldn't be the aim of brands; delivering meaningful, tangible relevance to their users should be. We're in a period in which the IoT pendulum is still swinging. Initially, it swung toward "smart for smar...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform and how we integrate our thinking to solve complicated problems. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and sh...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life sett...
We are always online. We access our data, our finances, work, and various services on the Internet. But we live in a congested world of information in which the roads were built two decades ago. The quest for better, faster Internet routing has been around for a decade, but nobody solved this problem. We’ve seen band-aid approaches like CDNs that attack a niche's slice of static content part of the Internet, but that’s it. It does not address the dynamic services-based Internet of today. It does...
The WebRTC Summit New York, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 20th International Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo. WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web ...
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. The 6th WebRTC Summit continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use cases that have already leveraged the power and convenience of WebRTC.
"We're a cybersecurity firm that specializes in engineering security solutions both at the software and hardware level. Security cannot be an after-the-fact afterthought, which is what it's become," stated Richard Blech, Chief Executive Officer at Secure Channels, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to simplify and streamline our lives by automating routine tasks that distract us from our goals. This promise is based on the ubiquitous deployment of smart, connected devices that link everything from industrial control systems to automobiles to refrigerators. Unfortunately, comparatively few of the devices currently deployed have been developed with an eye toward security, and as the DDoS attacks of late October 2016 have demonstrated, this oversight can ...
Fact is, enterprises have significant legacy voice infrastructure that’s costly to replace with pure IP solutions. How can we bring this analog infrastructure into our shiny new cloud applications? There are proven methods to bind both legacy voice applications and traditional PSTN audio into cloud-based applications and services at a carrier scale. Some of the most successful implementations leverage WebRTC, WebSockets, SIP and other open source technologies. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Da...
Internet-of-Things discussions can end up either going down the consumer gadget rabbit hole or focused on the sort of data logging that industrial manufacturers have been doing forever. However, in fact, companies today are already using IoT data both to optimize their operational technology and to improve the experience of customer interactions in novel ways. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Gordon Haff, Red Hat Technology Evangelist, will share examples from a wide range of industries – includin...
We're entering the post-smartphone era, where wearable gadgets from watches and fitness bands to glasses and health aids will power the next technological revolution. With mass adoption of wearable devices comes a new data ecosystem that must be protected. Wearables open new pathways that facilitate the tracking, sharing and storing of consumers’ personal health, location and daily activity data. Consumers have some idea of the data these devices capture, but most don’t realize how revealing and...
Unless your company can spend a lot of money on new technology, re-engineering your environment and hiring a comprehensive cybersecurity team, you will most likely move to the cloud or seek external service partnerships. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Darren Guccione, CEO of Keeper Security, revealed what you need to know when it comes to encryption in the cloud.