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MasTec Announces Second Quarter Results In-line with Guidance

- Q2 Revenue of $1.1 Billion

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MasTec, Inc. (NYSE: MTZ) today announced 2014 second quarter financial results in-line with guidance issued in June 2014.

Second quarter 2014 revenue increased 13% to $1.1 billion from $978 million for the prior year quarter.  The quarterly revenue increase was driven by a 23% increase in the Oil & Gas segment, a 49% increase in the Power Generation segment and a 6% increase in the Communications segment, reflecting lower wireless project revenue growth levels as indicated in the Company's June 2014 guidance. Net income from continuing operations was $32.1 million, or $0.37 per diluted share compared to $35.5 million, or $0.42 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2013.

Second quarter 2014 adjusted net income from continuing operations, a non-GAAP measure, was $34.7 million compared to $39.9 million in 2013. Second quarter 2014 continuing operations adjusted diluted earnings per share, a non-GAAP measure, was $0.40, compared to $0.47 last year.  Second quarter 2014 continuing operations adjusted EBITDA, also a non-GAAP measure, was $106 million compared to $110 million in 2013.

Adjusted net income from continuing operations, continuing operations adjusted diluted earnings per share and continuing operations adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP measures, exclude the impact of discontinued operations, loss on extinguishment of debt from the 2013 refinancing of our senior notes due 2017, the 2013 Sintel litigation charge and non-cash stock based compensation expense. Reconciliations of these and other non-GAAP measures to GAAP-reported measures are attached.

Jose R. Mas, MasTec's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We had a challenging second quarter, primarily because of slowdown in revenue growth of wireless projects.  Our guidance for the second half of 2014 reflects reduced levels of expected wireless project revenue, when compared to prior year, and we have taken and will continue to take steps to mitigate the impact of these reduced revenue levels. We anticipate a return to a more normalized level of wireless project revenue in 2015."

Mr. Mas continued, "We are very encouraged by the long term outlook in all our businesses. The recently completed acquisition of Pacer Construction will be an important part of MasTec's future expansion in the growing Canadian energy infrastructure market, including oil sands, oil and gas, high-voltage electrical infrastructure and LNG markets.

Mr. Mas concluded, "We see unprecedented bidding opportunity in multiple markets.  We continue to see excellent growth opportunities in oil & gas, electrical transmission, wireless, power generation and 1-gigabit fiber expansion. In fact, subsequent to quarter end, we were awarded a contract for approximately a quarter of a billion dollars of 1-gigabit fiber deployment work, which was not included in our second quarter backlog number. In short, we are well positioned for growth in numerous markets throughout North America and expect 2015 to be a strong year for both revenue growth and profit margin expansion." 

George Pita, MasTec's Executive Vice President and CFO, added, "We improved cash flow from operations during the second quarter, and expect strong cash flow from operations during the second half of the year. During the second quarter, we retired our $115 million principal amount of senior convertible notes that matured in June and expanded our senior credit facility to $1 billion, while adding the capability to borrow in Mexican pesos.  These transactions both lower our financing costs on a rate basis and further strengthen our financial flexibility to pursue strategic growth opportunities in the markets we serve across North America."  

The Company currently estimates fiscal year 2014 revenue of $4.4 to $4.5 billion. 2014 continuing operations adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, is estimated at $420- $425 million, with continuing operations adjusted diluted earnings per share, a non–GAAP measure, at $1.55 to  $1.58.

For the third quarter of 2014, the Company expects revenue of approximately $1.30 - $1.35 billion.  Third quarter 2014 continuing operations adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, is estimated at $132 million with continuing operations adjusted diluted earnings per share, a non-GAAP measure, of approximately $0.56.

Reconciliations of these and other non-GAAP measures to GAAP-reported measures are attached.

Management will hold a conference call to discuss these results on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time.  The call-in number for the conference call is (913) 312-0687 and the replay number is (719) 457-0820, with a pass code of 6006689.  The replay will be available for 30 days.  Additionally, the call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed and replayed through the Investors section of the Company's website at www.mastec.com.

Summary financial statements for the quarters are as follows:


Condensed Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share amounts)




For the Three Months Ended

June 30,



2014


2013






Revenue                                                                                  

$

1,104,556

$

977,624

Costs of revenue, excluding depreciation and amortization


950,889


822,655

Depreciation and amortization


36,755


33,602

General and administrative expenses


54,237


51,900

Interest expense, net


12,949


11,838

Other (income) expense, net


(2,051)


322

   Income from continuing operations before income taxes

$

51,777

$

57,307

Provision for income taxes


(19,714)


(21,776)

   Net income from continuing operations

$

32,063

$

35,531

Discontinued operations:





   Net loss from discontinued operations

$

(149)

$

(484)

Net income

$

31,914

$

35,047

   Net (loss) income attributable to non-controlling interests


(136)


106

            Net income attributable to MasTec, Inc.

$

32,050

$

34,941











Earnings per share:





Basic earnings (loss) per share:





   Continuing operations

$

0.41

$

0.46

   Discontinued operations


(0.00)


(0.01)

          Total basic earnings per share

$

0.41

$

0.46

   Basic weighted average common shares outstanding


78,269


76,741






Diluted earnings (loss) per share:   





   Continuing operations

$

0.37

$

0.42

   Discontinued operations


(0.00)


(0.01)

          Total diluted earnings per share

$

0.37

$

0.41

   Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding


86,730


84,558

 

 

                                               

Condensed Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)




June 30,

2014


December 31,

2013

Assets





Current assets, including discontinued operations

$

1,489,652

$

1,307,026

Property and equipment, net


618,672


488,132

Goodwill and other intangibles, net


1,213,725


1,067,650

Long-term assets, including discontinued operations


73,821


60,390

        Total assets

$

3,395,870

$

2,923,198






Liabilities and Equity





Current liabilities, including discontinued operations

$

868,474

$

829,225

Acquisition-related contingent consideration, net of current portion


116,929


112,370

Long-term debt


1,088,666


765,425

Long-term deferred tax liabilities, net     


186,538


154,763

Other liabilities


43,949


40,357

Equity


1,091,314


1,021,058

        Total liabilities and equity

$

3,395,870

$

2,923,198

 

 


Condensed Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)




For the Six Months Ended

June 30,



2014


2013

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

55,319

$

22,857

Net cash used in investing activities


(221,142)


(168,017)

Net cash provided by financing activities


159,167


132,272

     Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents


(6,656)


(12,888)

Net effect of currency translation on cash


(347)


(274)

Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period


22,927


26,767

Cash and cash equivalents - end of period


15,924


13,605

    Cash and cash equivalents of discontinued operations


-


310

    Cash and cash equivalents of continuing operations

$

15,924

$

13,295






 

 

 

Supplemental Disclosures and Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Disclosures - Unaudited

(In millions, except for percentages and per share amounts)




For the Three Months Ended

June 30,


For the Six Months Ended

June 30,

Segment Information


2014


2013


2014


2013










Revenue by Reportable Segment









Communications

$

528.1

$             $

496.6

$

975.2

$

921.6

Oil and Gas


365.7


296.9


745.5


615.7

Electrical Transmission


114.5


118.6


194.6


203.1

Power Generation and Industrial


94.5


63.3


148.8


152.2

Other


2.7


3.4


5.4


5.7

Eliminations


(0.9)


(1.2)


(0.9)


(2.0)

Consolidated revenue

$

1,104.6

$

977.6

$

2,068.6

$

1,896.3





















For the Three Months Ended

June 30,


For the Six Months Ended

June 30,



2014


2013


2014


2013

EBITDA by Reportable Segment – Continuing Operations









Communications

$

57.9

$

63.4

$

101.4

$

109.8

Oil and Gas


35.7


51.2


70.6


93.6

Electrical Transmission


17.0


11.5


20.5


14.9

Power Generation and Industrial


4.0


(8.0)


4.5


(8.2)

Other


0.3


0.4


0.5


0.4

Corporate


(13.4)


(15.8)


(24.4)


(34.3)

   EBITDA – continuing operations

$

101.5

$

102.7

$

173.1

$

176.2










   Non-cash stock-based compensation expense


4.2


4.3


7.5


6.6

   Loss on debt extinguishment


-


-


-


5.6

   Sintel legal settlement


-


2.8


-


2.8

Adjusted EBITDA – continuing operations

$

105.7

$

109.8

$

180.6

$

191.2





















For the Three Months Ended

June 30,


For the Six Months Ended

June 30,



2014


2013


2014


2013

EBITDA Margin by Reportable Segment – Continuing Operations









Communications


11.0%


12.8%


10.4%


11.9%

Oil and Gas


9.8%


17.2%


9.5%


15.2%

Electrical Transmission


14.9%


9.7%


10.5%


7.3%

Power Generation and Industrial


4.2%


(12.6)%


3.0%


(5.4)%

Other


11.3%


10.5%


8.5%


7.8%

Corporate


NA


NA


NA


NA

EBITDA margin  – continuing operations


9.2%


10.5%


8.4%


9.3%










   Non-cash stock-based compensation expense


0.4%


0.4%


0.4%


0.3%

   Loss on debt extinguishment


-


-


-


0.3%

   Sintel legal settlement


-


0.3%


-


0.1%

Adjusted EBITDA margin – continuing operations


9.6%


11.2%


8.7%


10.1%

 

 


Supplemental Disclosures and Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Disclosures - Unaudited

(In millions, except for percentages and per share amounts)




For the Three Months Ended


For the Six Months

Ended



March 31,

2014


June 30,

2014


June 30,

2014

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation – Continuing Operations







Net income from continuing operations

$

16.2

$

32.1

$

48.3

Interest expense, net


12.0


12.9


25.0

Provision for income taxes


9.9


19.7


29.6

Depreciation and amortization


33.5


36.8


70.2

EBITDA - continuing operations

$

71.6

$

101.5

$

173.1

Non-cash stock-based compensation expense


3.3


4.2


7.5

Adjusted EBITDA - continuing operations

$

74.9

$

105.7

$

180.6















EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin Reconciliation – Continuing Operations







Net income from continuing operations


1.7%


2.9%


2.3%

Interest expense, net


1.2%


1.2%


1.2%

Provision for income taxes


1.0%


1.8%


1.4%

Depreciation and amortization


3.5%


3.3%


3.4%

EBITDA margin - continuing operations


7.4%


9.2%


8.4%

Non-cash stock-based compensation expense


0.3%


0.4%


0.4%

Adjusted EBITDA margin - continuing operations


7.8%


9.6%


8.7%





For the Three Months Ended


For the Six Months

Ended



March 31,

2013


June 30,

2013


June 30,

2013

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation – Continuing Operations







Net income from continuing operations

$

19.3

$

35.5

$

54.9

Interest expense, net


10.0


11.8


21.9

Provision for income taxes


12.3


21.8


34.1

Depreciation and amortization


31.8


33.6


65.4

EBITDA - continuing operations

$

73.5

$

102.7

$

176.2

Non-cash stock-based compensation expense


2.4


4.3


6.6

Loss on debt extinguishment


5.6


-


5.6

Sintel legal settlement


-


2.8


2.8

Adjusted EBITDA - continuing operations

$

81.4

$

109.8

$

191.2








EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin Reconciliation – Continuing Operations







Net income from continuing operations


2.1%


3.6%


2.9%

Interest expense, net


1.1%


1.2%


1.2%

Provision for income taxes


1.3%


2.3%


1.8%

Depreciation and amortization


3.5%


3.4%


3.4%

EBITDA margin - continuing operations


8.0%


10.5%


9.3%

Non-cash stock-based compensation expense


0.3%


0.4%


0.3%

Loss on extinguishment of debt


0.6%


-


0.3%

Sintel legal settlement


-


0.3%


0.1%

Adjusted EBITDA margin - continuing operations


8.9%


11.2%


10.1%

 

 

Supplemental Disclosures and Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Disclosures - Unaudited

(In millions, except for percentages and per share amounts)




For the Three Months Ended


For the Six Months

Ended



March 31, 2014


June 30, 2014


June 30, 2014

Adjusted Net Income Reconciliation







Net income from continuing operations

$

16.2

$

32.1

$

48.3

Non-cash stock-based compensation expense, net of tax


2.0


2.6


4.6








Adjusted net income from continuing operations

$

18.2

$

34.7

$

52.9

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax


(0.1)


(0.1)


(0.3)

Adjusted net income

$

18.1

$

34.5

$

52.6

















For the Three Months Ended


For the Six Months

Ended



March 31, 2014


June 30, 2014


June 30, 2014

Adjusted Diluted EPS Reconciliation







Diluted earnings per share – continuing operations

$

0.19

$

0.37

$

0.56








Non-cash stock-based compensation expense, net of tax


0.02


0.03


0.05








Adjusted diluted earnings per share - continuing operations

$

0.21

$

0.40

$

0.61

Diluted loss per share – discontinued operations


(0.00)


(0.00)


(0.00)

Adjusted diluted earnings per share

$

0.21

$

0.40

$

0.61





For the Three Months Ended


For the Six Months

Ended



March 31, 2013


June 30, 2013


June 30, 2013

Adjusted Net Income Reconciliation







Net income from continuing operations

$

19.3

$

35.5

$

54.9








Non-cash stock-based compensation expense, net of tax


1.4


2.6


4.1

Loss on debt extinguishment, net of tax


3.4


-


3.5

Sintel legal settlement, net of tax


-


1.7


1.7








Adjusted net income from continuing operations

$

24.2

$

39.9

$

64.1

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax


(0.9)


(0.5)


(1.4)

Adjusted net income

$

23.2

$

39.4

$

62.7

















For the Three Months Ended


For the Six Months

Ended



March 31, 2013


June 30, 2013


June 30, 2013

Adjusted Diluted EPS Reconciliation







Diluted earnings per share – continuing operations

$

0.23

$

0.42

$

0.65








Non-cash stock-based compensation expense, net of tax


0.02


0.03


0.05

Loss on debt extinguishment, net of tax


0.04


-


0.04

Sintel legal settlement, net of tax


-


0.02


0.02








Adjusted diluted earnings per share - continuing operations

$

0.29

$

0.47

$

0.76

Diluted loss per share – discontinued operations


(0.01)


(0.01)


(0.02)

Adjusted diluted earnings per share

$

0.28

$

0.47

$

0.74

 

 

 

Supplemental Disclosures and Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Disclosures - Unaudited

(In millions, except for percentages and per share amounts)




Guidance for the

Three Months Ended

September 30,



For the

Three Months Ended

September 30,



2014 Est.



2013

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation – Continuing Operations












Net income from continuing operations

$

45


$

49.9

Interest expense, net


13



12.7

Provision for income taxes


28



31.7

Depreciation and amortization


42



37.8

EBITDA - continuing operations

$

128


$

132.1

Non-cash stock-based compensation expense


4



3.0

Adjusted EBITDA  - continuing operations

$

132


$

135.1













EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin Reconciliation –     Continuing Operations












Net income from continuing operations


3.3% - 3.5%



3.9%

Interest expense, net


0.9% - 1.0%



1.0%

Provision for income taxes


2.0% - 2.1%



2.5%

Depreciation and amortization


3.1% - 3.3%



3.0%

EBITDA margin  - continuing operations


9.5% - 9.8%



10.4%







Non-cash stock-based compensation expense


0.3%



0.2%

Adjusted EBITDA margin - continuing operations


9.8% - 10.2%



10.6%















Guidance for the

Three Months Ended

September 30,



For the

Three Months Ended

September 30,



2014 Est.



2013

Adjusted Net Income from Continuing Operations and Adjusted Diluted EPS – Continuing Operations Reconciliation






Adjusted Net Income from Continuing Operations Reconciliation






Net income from continuing operations

$

45


$

49.9

Non-cash stock-based compensation expense, net of tax


3



1.8

Adjusted net income from continuing operations

$

48


$

51.8















Guidance for the

Three Months Ended

September 30,



For the

Three Months Ended

September 30,



2014 Est.



2013

Adjusted Diluted EPS Reconciliation -  Continuing Operations






Diluted earnings per share – continuing operations

$

0.52


$

0.59

Non-cash stock-based compensation                 expense, net of tax


0.03



0.02

Adjusted diluted earnings per share - continuing operations

$

0.56


$

0.61











 

 

 

Supplemental Disclosures and Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Disclosures - Unaudited

(In millions, except for percentages and per share amounts)




Guidance for

the Year Ended

December 31,


For the

Year Ended

December 31,


For the

Year Ended

December 31,



2014 Est.


2013


2012

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation– Continuing Operations














Net income from continuing operations

$

123 - 126

$

147.7

$

116.6

Interest expense, net


50


46.4


37.4

Provision for income taxes


76 - 77


92.5


76.1

Depreciation and amortization


156


140.9


92.0

EBITDA - continuing operations

$

404 - 409

$

427.6

$

322.1

Non-cash stock-based compensation expense


16


12.9


4.4

Loss on debt extinguishment


-


5.6


-

Sintel legal settlement


-


2.8


9.6

Adjusted EBITDA - continuing operations

$

420 - 425

$

448.9

$

336.1








EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin Reconciliation – Continuing Operations














Net income from continuing operations


2.8%


3.4%


3.1%

Interest expense, net


1.1%


1.1%


1.0%

Provision for income taxes


1.7%


2.1%


2.0%

Depreciation and amortization


3.5%


3.3%


2.5%

EBITDA margin- continuing operations


9.1% - 9.2%


9.9%


8.6%

Non-cash stock-based compensation expense


0.4%


0.3%


0.1%

Loss on debt extinguishment


-


0.1%


-

Sintel legal settlement


-


0.1%


0.3%

Adjusted EBITDA margin - continuing operations


9.5% - 9.6%


10.4%


9.0%

 



Guidance for

the Year Ended

  December 31,


For the

Year Ended

 December 31,


For the

Year Ended

December 31,



2014 Est.


2013


2012

Adjusted Net Income from Continuing Operations and Adjusted Diluted EPS – Continuing Operations Reconciliations














Adjusted Net Income from Continuing Operations Reconciliation







Net income from continuing operations

$

123 - 126

$

147.7

$

116.6

Non-cash stock-based compensation expense, net of tax


10


8.0


2.7

Loss on debt extinguishment, net of tax


-


3.5


-

Sintel legal settlement, net of tax


-


1.7


5.8

Adjusted net income from continuing operations

$

133 - 136

$

160.8

$

125.1

















Guidance for

the Year Ended

December 31,


For the

Year Ended

December 31,


For the
Year Ended
December 31,



2014 Est.


2013


2012

Adjusted Diluted EPS Reconciliation – Continuing Operations







Diluted earnings per share – continuing operations

$

1.43 - 1.47

$

1.74

$

1.42








Non-cash stock-based compensation expense, net of tax


0.12


0.09


0.03

Loss on debt extinguishment, net of tax


-


0.04


-

Sintel legal settlement, net of tax


-


0.02


0.07

Adjusted diluted earnings per share - continuing operations

$

1.55 - 1.58

$

1.90

$

1.53










Tables may contain differences due to rounding.

MasTec, Inc. is a leading infrastructure construction company operating mainly throughout North America across a range of industries. The Company's primary activities include the engineering, building, installation, maintenance and upgrade of energy, utility and communications infrastructure, such as: electrical utility transmission and distribution; natural gas and petroleum pipeline infrastructure; wireless, wireline and satellite communications; power generation, including renewable energy infrastructure; and industrial infrastructure.  MasTec's customers are primarily in these industries.  The Company's corporate website is located at www.mastec.com.  The Company's website should be considered as a recognized channel of distribution, and the Company may periodically post important, or supplemental, information regarding contracts, awards or other related news on the Presentations/Webcasts page in the Investors section therein.  Jose Mas, CEO of MasTec, has led the Company since April of 2007.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, including the effect of economic downturns on demand for our services, reduced capital expenditures by our customers, reduced financing availability, customer consolidation and technological and regulatory changes in the industries we serve; market conditions, technological developments and regulatory changes that affect us or our customers' industries; trends in electricity, oil, natural gas and other energy source prices; our ability to accurately estimate the costs associated with our fixed price and other contracts, including any material changes in estimates for completion of projects, and performance on such projects; customer disputes related to our performance of services; disputes with, or failures of, our subcontractors to deliver agreed-upon supplies or services in a timely fashion; any material changes in estimates for legal costs or case settlements or adverse determinations on any claim, lawsuit or proceeding; our ability to replace non-recurring projects with new projects; the timing and extent of fluctuations in geographic, weather, equipment and operational factors affecting the industries in which we operate; our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, key management and skilled employees, including from acquired businesses, and our ability to enforce any noncompetition agreements, integrate acquired businesses within expected timeframes and achieve the revenue, cost savings and earnings levels from such acquisitions at or above the levels projected; any exposure related to divested businesses; any exposure resulting from system or information technology interruptions or data security breaches; the impact of U.S. federal, local or state tax legislation and other regulations affecting renewable energy, electricity prices, electrical transmission, oil and gas production, broadband and related projects and expenditures; the effect of state and federal regulatory initiatives, including costs of compliance with existing and future environmental requirements; increases in fuel, maintenance, materials, labor and other costs; fluctuations in foreign currencies; risks associated with operating in international markets, which could restrict our ability to expand globally and harm our business and prospects or any failure to comply with laws applicable to our foreign activities; the highly competitive nature of our industry; our dependence on a limited number of customers; the ability of our customers, including our largest customers, to terminate or reduce the amount of work, or in some cases, the prices paid for services on short or no notice under our contracts; the impact of any unionized workforce on our operations, including labor availability and relations; liabilities associated with multi-employer pension plans, including underfunding and withdrawal liabilities, for our operations that employ unionized workers; the adequacy of our insurance, legal and other reserves and allowances for doubtful accounts; the collectability of amounts owed us by our customers; restrictions imposed by our credit facility, senior notes, convertible notes and any future loans or securities; our ability to obtain performance and surety bonds; the outcome of our plans for future operations, growth and services, including business development efforts and cost reduction measures, backlog, acquisitions and dispositions; any dilution or stock price volatility that shareholders may experience in connection with shares we may issue as consideration for earn-out obligations or as purchase consideration in connection with past or future acquisitions, or as a result of conversions of convertible notes or other stock issuances; liabilities associated with our participation in joint ventures and other losses associated with non-consolidated investees; our ability to settle conversions of our convertible notes in cash due to contractual restrictions, including those contained in our credit facility, and the availability of cash; as well as other risks detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ significantly from results expressed or implied in these statements.  We do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements.

SOURCE MasTec, Inc.

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Red Hat is investing in Tesora, the number one contributor to OpenStack Trove Database as a Service (DBaaS) also ranked among the top 20 companies contributing to OpenStack overall. Tesora, the company bringing OpenStack Trove Database as a Service (DBaaS) to the enterprise, has announced that Red Hat and others have invested in the company as a part of Tesora's latest funding round. The funding agreement expands on the ongoing collaboration between Tesora and Red Hat, which dates back to Febr...
IBM’s Blue Box Cloud, powered by OpenStack, is now available in any of IBM’s globally integrated cloud data centers running SoftLayer infrastructure. Less than 90 days after its acquisition of Blue Box, IBM has integrated its Blue Box Cloud Dedicated private-cloud-as-a-service into its broader portfolio of OpenStack® based solutions. The announcement, made today at the OpenStack Silicon Valley event, further highlights IBM’s continued support to deliver OpenStack solutions across all cloud depl...
Everyone talks about continuous integration and continuous delivery but those are just two ends of the pipeline. In the middle of DevOps is continuous testing (CT), and many organizations are struggling to implement continuous testing effectively. After all, without continuous testing there is no delivery. And Lab-As-A-Service (LaaS) enhances the CT with dynamic on-demand self-serve test topologies. CT together with LAAS make a powerful combination that perfectly serves complex software developm...
Through WebRTC, audio and video communications are being embedded more easily than ever into applications, helping carriers, enterprises and independent software vendors deliver greater functionality to their end users. With today’s business world increasingly focused on outcomes, users’ growing calls for ease of use, and businesses craving smarter, tighter integration, what’s the next step in delivering a richer, more immersive experience? That richer, more fully integrated experience comes ab...
With the proliferation of connected devices underpinning new Internet of Things systems, Brandon Schulz, Director of Luxoft IoT – Retail, will be looking at the transformation of the retail customer experience in brick and mortar stores in his session at @ThingsExpo. Questions he will address include: Will beacons drop to the wayside like QR codes, or be a proximity-based profit driver? How will the customer experience change in stores of all types when everything can be instrumented and a...
Culture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership. As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership ab...
WSM International, the pioneer and leader in server migration services, has announced an agreement with WHOA.com, a leader in providing secure public, private and hybrid cloud computing services. Under terms of the agreement, WSM will provide migration services to WHOA.com customers to relocate some or all of their applications, digital assets, and other computing workloads to WHOA.com enterprise-class, secure cloud infrastructure. The migration services include detailed evaluation and planning...
In today's digital world, change is the one constant. Disruptive innovations like cloud, mobility, social media, and the Internet of Things have reshaped the market and set new standards in customer expectations. To remain competitive, businesses must tap the potential of emerging technologies and markets through the rapid release of new products and services. However, the rigid and siloed structures of traditional IT platforms and processes are slowing them down – resulting in lengthy delivery ...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is about the digitization of physical assets including sensors, devices, machines, gateways, and the network. It creates possibilities for significant value creation and new revenue generating business models via data democratization and ubiquitous analytics across IoT networks. The explosion of data in all forms in IoT requires a more robust and broader lens in order to enable smarter timely actions and better outcomes. Business operations become the key driver of I...
Puppet Labs has announced the next major update to its flagship product: Puppet Enterprise 2015.2. This release includes new features providing DevOps teams with clarity, simplicity and additional management capabilities, including an all-new user interface, an interactive graph for visualizing infrastructure code, a new unified agent and broader infrastructure support.
A producer of the first smartphones and tablets, presenter Lee M. Williams will talk about how he is now applying his experience in mobile technology to the design and development of the next generation of Environmental and Sustainability Services at ETwater. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lee Williams, COO of ETwater, will talk about how he is now applying his experience in mobile technology to the design and development of the next generation of Environmental and Sustainability Services at ET...
U.S. companies are desperately trying to recruit and hire skilled software engineers and developers, but there is simply not enough quality talent to go around. Tiempo Development is a nearshore software development company. Our headquarters are in AZ, but we are a pioneer and leader in outsourcing to Mexico, based on our three software development centers there. We have a proven process and we are experts at providing our customers with powerful solutions. We transform ideas into reality.
Skeuomorphism usually means retaining existing design cues in something new that doesn’t actually need them. However, the concept of skeuomorphism can be thought of as relating more broadly to applying existing patterns to new technologies that, in fact, cry out for new approaches. In his session at DevOps Summit, Gordon Haff, Senior Cloud Strategy Marketing and Evangelism Manager at Red Hat, discussed why containers should be paired with new architectural practices such as microservices rathe...
In their Live Hack” presentation at 17th Cloud Expo, Stephen Coty and Paul Fletcher, Chief Security Evangelists at Alert Logic, will provide the audience with a chance to see a live demonstration of the common tools cyber attackers use to attack cloud and traditional IT systems. This “Live Hack” uses open source attack tools that are free and available for download by anybody. Attendees will learn where to find and how to operate these tools for the purpose of testing their own IT infrastructu...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IceWarp will exhibit 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. IceWarp, the leader of cloud and on-premise messaging, delivers secured email, chat, documents, conferencing and collaboration to today's mobile workforce, all in one unified interface