Welcome!

News Feed Item

Brightcove Announces Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2016

Brightcove Inc. (Nasdaq: BCOV), a leading global provider of cloud services for video, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.

“Brightcove reported solid fourth quarter financial results that capped a very strong year for the company,” said David Mendels, Chief Executive Officer of Brightcove. “The momentum we are seeing across our business drove a number of important milestones for our company in 2016, including the return to double-digit revenue growth, 15% bookings growth for the year, the signing of multiple seven-figure, multi-year media wins and strong performance in our digital marketing and enterprise group, marked by an impressive fourth quarter performance. In addition, we delivered on a number of exciting product innovations like Dynamic Delivery and Brightcove Social.”

Mendels added, “The investments we made throughout the year significantly strengthened our competitive position in the market and we enter 2017 more confident in our ability to continue to drive improved long-term revenue growth and profitability. We are focused on executing even better in the year ahead in order to generate meaningful shareholder value.”

Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Highlights:

  • Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $38.6 million, an increase of 10% compared to $35.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2015. Subscription and support revenue was $36.1 million, an increase of 6% compared with $34.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2015.
  • Gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $23.3 million, representing a gross margin of 60%, compared to a gross profit of $23.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2015. Non-GAAP gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $24.8 million, representing a non-GAAP gross margin of 64%, compared to a non-GAAP gross profit of $24.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2015. Non-GAAP gross profit and non-GAAP gross margin exclude stock-based compensation expense, the amortization of acquired intangible assets and costs to exit a facility.
  • Loss from operations was $3.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to a loss from operations of $214,000 for the fourth quarter of 2015. Non-GAAP loss from operations, which excludes stock-based compensation expense, the amortization of acquired intangible assets, merger-related expenses and costs to exit a facility, was $309,000 for the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to non-GAAP income from operations of $2.3 million during the fourth quarter of 2015.
  • Net loss was $4.4 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2016. This compares to a net income of $172,000, or $0.01 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2015. Non-GAAP net loss, which excludes stock-based compensation expense, the amortization of acquired intangible assets, merger-related expenses, gain from settlement of escrow claim and costs to exit a facility, was $988,000 for the fourth quarter of 2016, or $0.03 per diluted share, compared to a non-GAAP net income of $1.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2015, or $0.05 per diluted share.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $803,000 for the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to $3.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2015. Adjusted EBITDA excludes stock-based compensation expense, the amortization of acquired intangible assets, merger-related expenses, depreciation expense, other income/expense, the provision for income taxes and costs to exit a facility.
  • Cash flow from operations was $3.4 million, compared to $4.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2015.
  • Free cash flow was $2.4 million after the company invested $1.0 million in capital expenditures and capitalization of internal-use software during the fourth quarter of 2016. Free cash flow was $5.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2015.
  • Cash and cash equivalents were $36.8 million as of December 31, 2016 compared to $35.2 million at September 30, 2016.

Full Year 2016 Financial Highlights:

  • Revenue for the full year 2016 was $150.3 million, an increase of 12% compared to $134.7 million for 2015. Subscription and support revenue for 2016 was $142.0 million, an increase of 8% compared with $131.0 million for 2015.
  • Gross Profit was $94.4 million for 2016, compared to $88.2 million for 2015, representing a gross margin of 63% for 2016. Non-GAAP gross profit was $97.8 million for 2016, representing a year-over-year increase of 8% and a non-GAAP gross margin of 65%. Non-GAAP gross profit and non-GAAP gross margin exclude stock-based compensation expense, the amortization of acquired intangible assets and costs to exit a facility.
  • Loss from operations was $9.0 million for 2016, compared to a loss from operations of $6.9 million for 2015. Non-GAAP income from operations, which excludes stock-based compensation expense, the amortization of acquired intangible assets, merger-related expenses and costs to exit a facility, was $1.0 million for 2016, compared to a non-GAAP income from operations of $2.4 million for 2015.
  • Net loss was $10.0 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, for 2016. This compares to a net loss of $7.6 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, for 2015. Non-GAAP net income, which excludes stock-based compensation expense, the amortization of acquired intangible assets, merger-related expenses, gain from settlement of escrow claim and costs to exit a facility, was $8,000 for 2016, or $0.00 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $876,000 for 2015, or $0.03 per diluted share.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $5.7 million for 2016, compared to $8.0 million for 2015. Adjusted EBITDA excludes stock-based compensation expense, the amortization of acquired intangible assets, merger-related expenses, depreciation expense, other income/expense, the provision for income taxes and costs to exit a facility.
  • Cash flow from operations was $11.1 million for 2016, compared to $9.1 million for 2015.
  • Free cash flow was $5.9 million after we invested $5.2 million in capital expenditures and capitalization of internal-use software during 2016. Free cash flow was $6.2 million for 2015.

A Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP results has been provided in the financial statement tables included at the end of this press release. An explanation of these measures is also included below under the heading “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

Other Fourth Quarter and Recent Highlights:

  • Average revenue per premium customer was $71,000 in the fourth quarter of 2016, excluding starter customers who had annualized revenue of $4,500 per customer. This is an increase of 3% from $69,000 in the comparable period in 2015.
  • Recurring dollar retention rate was 93% in the fourth quarter of 2016, which was in-line with our historical target in the low to mid 90% range.
  • Ended the quarter with 4,571 customers, of which 2,007 were premium.
  • New media customers and media customers who expanded their relationship during the quarter included: Barstool Sports, Comicbook.com, Dallas Mavericks, Discovery Networks - Asia, Forbes, National HotRod Association, Playboy Enterprises, Sony Pictures - India, and Snap Inc, among others.
  • New digital marketing customers and digital marketing customers who expanded their relationship during the quarter included: BNP Paribas, Kennedy Center, Lifetime Fitness, Loews Hotels, McDonald’s, Quinnipiac University, and US Bank, among others.
  • Released Brightcove Social, a video solution that enables organizations to manage their presence across social networks from a single interface. From Brightcove’s Video Cloud, users are able to edit, publish and track their videos in the native playback environments of Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, as well as their own websites.
  • Named a leader in both Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Video Content Management and the Forrester Wave™: Online Video Platforms (OVPs) for Sales And Marketing

Business Outlook

Based on information as of today, February 16, 2017, the Company is issuing the following financial guidance:

First Quarter 2017:

  • Revenue is expected to be in the range of $37.0 million to $37.75 million, including approximately $2.6 million of professional services revenue.
  • Non-GAAP loss from operations is expected to be in the range of $1.0 million to $1.5 million, which excludes stock-based compensation of approximately $1.7 million and the amortization of acquired intangible assets of approximately $700,000.
  • Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of breakeven to $500,000, which excludes stock-based compensation of approximately $1.7 million, the amortization of acquired intangible assets of approximately $700,000, depreciation expense of approximately $1.5 million and other income/expense and the provision for income taxes of approximately $200,000.
  • Non-GAAP net loss per diluted share is expected to be $0.03 to $0.05, which excludes stock-based compensation of approximately $1.7 million and the amortization of acquired intangible assets of approximately $700,000, and assumes approximately 35.2 million shares outstanding.

Full Year 2017:

  • Revenue is expected to be in the range of $163.0 million to $167.0 million. Professional services is expected to be in a range of $9 million to $10 million.
  • Non-GAAP income from operations is expected to be in the range of $3.5 million to $6.0 million, which excludes stock-based compensation of approximately $8.2 million and the amortization of acquired intangible assets of approximately $2.7 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $7.5 to $10.0 million, which excludes stock-based compensation of approximately $8.2 million, the amortization of acquired intangible assets of approximately $2.7 million, depreciation expense of approximately $4.0 million and other income/expense and the provision for income taxes of approximately $800,000.
  • Non-GAAP net income per diluted share is expected to be $0.07 to $0.14, which excludes stock-based compensation of approximately $8.2 million and the amortization of acquired intangible assets of approximately $2.7 million, and assumes approximately 35.5 million shares outstanding.

Conference Call Information

Brightcove will host a conference call today, February 16, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss the Company's financial results and current business outlook. A live webcast of the call will be available at the “Investors” page of the Company’s website, http://investor.brightcove.com. To access the call, dial 877-407-3982 (domestic) or 201-493-6780 (international). A replay of this conference call will be available for a limited time at 844-512-2921 (domestic) or 412-317-6671 (international). The replay conference ID is 13652432. A replay of the webcast will also be available for a limited time at http://investor.brightcove.com.

About Brightcove

Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOV) is the leading global provider of powerful cloud solutions for delivering and monetizing video across connected devices. The company offers a full suite of products and services that reduce the cost and complexity associated with publishing, distributing, measuring and monetizing video across devices. Brightcove has thousands of customers in over 70 countries that rely on the company's cloud solutions to successfully publish high-quality video experiences to audiences everywhere. To learn more, visit www.brightcove.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes certain “forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements concerning our financial guidance for the first fiscal quarter of 2017 and full year 2017, our position to execute on our growth strategy, and our ability to expand our leadership position and market opportunity. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts and statements identified by words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates" or words of similar meaning. These forward-looking statements reflect our current views about our plans, intentions, expectations, strategies and prospects, which are based on the information currently available to us and on assumptions we have made. Although we believe that our plans, intentions, expectations, strategies and prospects as reflected in or suggested by those forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that the plans, intentions, expectations or strategies will be attained or achieved. Furthermore, actual results may differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements and will be affected by a variety of risks and factors that are beyond our control including, without limitation: our history of losses; our limited operating history; expectations regarding the widespread adoption of customer demand for our products; our ability to expand the sales of our products to customers located outside the U.S.; keeping up with the rapid technological change required to remain competitive in our industry; our ability to retain existing customers; our ability to manage our growth effectively and successfully recruit additional highly-qualified personnel; the price volatility of our common stock; and other risks set forth under the caption "Risk Factors" in our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, as updated by our subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and our other SEC filings. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this document as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Brightcove has provided in this release the non-GAAP financial measures of non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP income (loss) from operations, non-GAAP net income(loss), adjusted EBITDA and non-GAAP diluted net income (loss) per diluted share. Brightcove uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing its financial results and believes they are useful to investors, as a supplement to GAAP measures, in evaluating Brightcove's ongoing operational performance. Brightcove believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing its financial results with other companies in Brightcove’s industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors. As noted, the non-GAAP financial results discussed above of non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP income (loss) from operations, non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP diluted net income (loss) per diluted share exclude stock-based compensation expense, the amortization of acquired intangible assets, merger-related expenses, gain from settlement of escrow claim and costs to exit a facility. The non-GAAP financial results discussed above of adjusted EBITDA is defined as consolidated net income (loss), plus stock-based compensation expense, the amortization of acquired intangible assets, merger-related expenses, depreciation expense, other income/expense, including interest expense and interest income, the provision for income taxes and costs to exit a facility. Merger-related expenses include fees incurred in connection with closing an acquisition in addition to fees associated with the retention of key employees. The gain from settlement of escrow claim represents the value of shares settled from escrow claims in connection with the purchase of substantially all the assets of Unicorn Media, Inc. and subsidiaries. Costs to exit a facility include termination fees and the disposal of property and equipment in connection with the closure of certain facilities for the purpose of consolidating its data centers. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. As previously mentioned, a reconciliation of our non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures has been provided in the financial statement tables included below in this press release. The Company’s earnings press releases containing such non-GAAP reconciliations can be found on the Investors section of the Company’s web site at http://www.brightcove.com.

 
Brightcove Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
 
                   
December 31, 2016 December 31, 2015
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 36,813 $ 27,637
Accounts receivable, net of allowance 21,575 21,213
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   5,897     4,579  
Total current assets 64,285 53,429
Property and equipment, net 9,264 8,689
Intangible assets, net 10,970 13,786
Goodwill 50,776 50,776
Deferred tax asset 121 63
Restricted cash - 201
Other assets   1,008     724  
Total assets $ 136,424   $ 127,668  
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 5,327 $ 3,302
Accrued expenses 15,705 12,849
Capital lease liability 489 850
Equipment financing 307 -
Deferred revenue   34,665     29,836  
Total current liabilities 56,493 46,837
Deferred revenue, net of current portion 91 95
Other liabilities   1,644     2,601  
Total liabilities 58,228 49,533
 
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock 34 33
Additional paid-in capital 230,788 220,458
Treasury stock, at cost (871 ) (871 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (1,172 ) (888 )
Accumulated deficit   (150,583 )   (140,597 )
Total stockholders’ equity   78,196     78,135  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 136,424   $ 127,668  
 
 
Brightcove Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
                   
 
Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Revenue:
Subscription and support revenue $ 36,086 $ 34,098 $ 142,022 $ 131,010
Professional services and other revenue   2,539     1,038     8,244     3,696  
Total revenue 38,625 35,136 150,266 134,706
Cost of revenue: (1) (2)
Cost of subscription and support revenue 12,970 10,718 48,011 41,735
Cost of professional services and other revenue   2,383     1,097     7,836     4,742  
Total cost of revenue   15,353     11,815     55,847     46,477  
Gross profit   23,272     23,321     94,419     88,229  
Operating expenses: (1) (2)
Research and development 7,786 6,982 30,171 29,302
Sales and marketing 14,193 11,389 54,038 45,795
General and administrative 4,977 5,101 19,167 19,862
Merger-related   -     63     21     201  
Total operating expenses   26,956     23,535     103,397     95,160  
Loss from operations (3,684 ) (214 ) (8,978 ) (6,931 )
Other (expense) income, net   (471 )   522     (598 )   (258 )
Net (loss) income before income taxes (4,155 ) 308 (9,576 ) (7,189 )
Provision for income taxes   208     136     410     391  
Net (loss) income $ (4,363 ) $ 172   $ (9,986 ) $ (7,580 )
 
Net (loss) income per share—basic and diluted
Basic $ (0.13 ) $ 0.01 $ (0.30 ) $ (0.23 )
Diluted   (0.13 )   0.01     (0.30 )   (0.23 )
 
Weighted-average shares—basic and diluted
Basic 33,877 32,709 33,189 32,598
Diluted 33,877 33,682 33,189 32,598
 
(1) Stock-based compensation included in above line items:
Cost of subscription and support revenue $ 120 $ 80 $ 324 $ 181
Cost of professional services and other revenue 59 50 217 181
Research and development 333 332 1,275 1,392
Sales and marketing 690 391 2,320 2,155
General and administrative 545 849 1,876 2,105
 
 
(2) Amortization of acquired intangible assets included in the above line items:
Cost of subscription and support revenue $ 508 $ 508 $ 2,031 $ 2,031
Research and development 31 32 126 126
Sales and marketing 244 219 959 955
 
           
Brightcove Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
 
 
Twelve Months Ended December 31,
Operating activities 2016 2015
Net loss $ (9,986 ) $ (7,580 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 7,796 8,687
Stock-based compensation 6,012 6,014
Deferred income taxes (47 ) (27 )
Provision for reserves on accounts receivable 230 408
Loss on disposal of equipment 155 68
Gain from settlement of escrow claim - (871 )
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (559 ) (157 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (894 ) 680
Other assets (299 ) (256 )
Accounts payable 733 1,751
Accrued expenses 3,172 137
Deferred revenue   4,764     227  
Net cash provided by operating activities   11,077     9,081  
 
Investing activities
Cash paid for purchase of intangible asset (300 ) -
Purchases of property and equipment, net of returns (1,307 ) (1,390 )
Capitalization of internal-use software costs (3,887 ) (1,456 )
Decrease in restricted cash   201     -  
Net cash used in investing activities   (5,293 )   (2,846 )
 
Financing activities
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 4,555 129
Payments of withholding tax on RSU vesting (405 ) (209 )
Proceeds from equipment financing 604 1,704
Payments on equipment financing (271 ) (1,704 )
Payments under capital lease obligation   (850 )   (1,332 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   3,633     (1,412 )
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   (241 )   (102 )
 
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 9,176 4,721
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   27,637     22,916  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 36,813   $ 27,637  
 
                     
Brightcove Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP Gross Profit, GAAP Loss From Operations, GAAP Net (Loss) Income and GAAP Net (Loss) Income Per Share to
Non-GAAP Gross Profit, Non-GAAP (Loss) Income From Operations, Non-GAAP Net (Loss) Income and Non-GAAP Net (Loss) Income Per Share
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
 
Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
GROSS PROFIT:
GAAP gross profit $ 23,272 $ 23,321 $ 94,419 $ 88,229
Stock-based compensation expense 179 130 541 362
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 508 508 2,031 2,031
Costs to exit a facility   845     -     845     -  
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 24,804   $ 23,959   $ 97,836   $ 90,622  
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS:
GAAP loss from operations $ (3,684 ) $ (214 ) $ (8,978 ) $ (6,931 )
Stock-based compensation expense 1,747 1,702 6,012 6,014
Merger-related expenses - 63 21 201
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 783 759 3,116 3,112
Costs to exit a facility   845     -     845     -  
Non-GAAP (loss) income from operations $ (309 ) $ 2,310   $ 1,016   $ 2,396  
NET LOSS:
GAAP net (loss) income $ (4,363 ) $ 172 $ (9,986 ) $ (7,580 )
Stock-based compensation expense 1,747 1,702 6,012 6,014
Merger-related expenses - 63 21 201
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 783 759 3,116 3,112
Gain from settlement of escrow claim - (871 ) - (871 )
Costs to exit a facility   845     -     845     -  
Non-GAAP net (loss) income $ (988 ) $ 1,825   $ 8   $ 876  
GAAP diluted net (loss) income per share $ (0.13 ) $ 0.01   $ (0.30 ) $ (0.23 )
Non-GAAP diluted net (loss) income per share $ (0.03 ) $ 0.05   $ 0.00   $ 0.03  
 
Shares used in computing GAAP diluted net (loss) income per share 33,877 32,709 33,189 32,598
Shares used in computing Non-GAAP diluted net (loss) income per share 33,877 33,682 34,620 33,591
 
                     
Brightcove Inc.
Calculation of Adjusted EBITDA
(in thousands)
 
 
Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Net (loss) income $ (4,363 ) $ 172 $ (9,986 ) $ (7,580 )
Other expense, net 471 (522 ) 598 258
Provision for income taxes 208 136 410 391
Merger-related expenses - 63 21 201
Depreciation and amortization 1,895 1,789 7,796 8,687
Stock-based compensation expense 1,747 1,702 6,012 6,014
Costs to exit a facility   845     -     845     -  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 803   $ 3,340   $ 5,696   $ 7,971  
 

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
IoT is at the core or many Digital Transformation initiatives with the goal of re-inventing a company's business model. We all agree that collecting relevant IoT data will result in massive amounts of data needing to be stored. However, with the rapid development of IoT devices and ongoing business model transformation, we are not able to predict the volume and growth of IoT data. And with the lack of IoT history, traditional methods of IT and infrastructure planning based on the past do not app...
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Niagara Networks exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. Niagara Networks offers the highest port-density systems, and the most complete Next-Generation Network Visibility systems including Network Packet Brokers, Bypass Switches, and Network TAPs.
WebRTC services have already permeated corporate communications in the form of videoconferencing solutions. However, WebRTC has the potential of going beyond and catalyzing a new class of services providing more than calls with capabilities such as mass-scale real-time media broadcasting, enriched and augmented video, person-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Luis Lopez, CEO of Kurento, introduced the technologies required for implementing these idea...
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
Apache Hadoop is emerging as a distributed platform for handling large and fast incoming streams of data. Predictive maintenance, supply chain optimization, and Internet-of-Things analysis are examples where Hadoop provides the scalable storage, processing, and analytics platform to gain meaningful insights from granular data that is typically only valuable from a large-scale, aggregate view. One architecture useful for capturing and analyzing streaming data is the Lambda Architecture, represent...
SYS-CON Events announced today that delaPlex will exhibit at SYS-CON's @CloudExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. delaPlex pioneered Software Development as a Service (SDaaS), which provides scalable resources to build, test, and deploy software. It’s a fast and more reliable way to develop a new product or expand your in-house team.
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. 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 June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
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...
FinTech is the sum of financial and technology, and it’s one of the fastest growing tech industries. Total global investments in FinTech almost reached $50 billion last year, but there is still a great deal of confusion over what it is and what it means – especially as it applies to retirement. Building financial startups is not simple, but with the right team, technology and an innovative approach it can be an extremely interesting domain to disrupt. FinTech heralds a financial revolution that...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IoT Now has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6–8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. IoT Now explores the evolving opportunities and challenges facing CSPs, and it passes on some lessons learned from those who have taken the first steps in next-gen IoT services.
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 meaningf...
SYS-CON Events announced today that WineSOFT will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Based in Seoul and Irvine, WineSOFT is an innovative software house focusing on internet infrastructure solutions. The venture started as a bootstrap start-up in 2010 by focusing on making the internet faster and more powerful. WineSOFT’s knowledge is based on the expertise of TCP/IP, VPN, SSL, peer-to-peer, mob...