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WANdisco (WAND)     

dreamcatcher - 07 Jul 2012 23:31

WANdisco stands for Wide Area Network Distributed Computing, and we make software happen.

This is because our technology is the secret ingredient behind the products that you use every day – from mobile phones to machinery. We are an active member of the community that develops the world’s most popular Source Code product: Subversion, and our technology is used by half of the world’s software developers.

Our customers include a host of Fortune 1000 companies such as Hewlett Packard, Intel, John Deere, European Southern Observatory, Barclays Capital, Walmart, GE and Cisco.

How it works

With our patented technology, software developers in distributed locations can work simultaneously, creating a seamless global network. Users at every site where WANdisco is installed have local access to the same data at all times, which means that they can make changes locally and see each other’s changes immediately.

We are proud to have a 98% customer renewal rate – which is driven by compelling ROI data: a recent study from Forrester Research has shown that our Subversion MultiSite offers a 167% return on investment with a nine-month payback period.

The company

Co-founded in 2005 by David Richards, Jim Campigli and Dr Yeturu Aahlad, WANdisco has dual headquarters in Silicon Valley and Sheffield, England. WANdisco grew, without raising any private equity, venture capital or angel finance to become a leading provider of global collaboration software to the software development industry.

On June 1st, 2012 the company had a highly successful IPO on the London Stock Exchange raising over $24 million. The IPO was oversubscribed by over 300% and the list of investors included Fidelity, Legal & General, Blackrock, Artemis, Hargreave Hale, Cazenove, M&G, Octopus and Standard Life. WANdisco's ticker is WAND.L


dreamcatcher - 12 Jul 2012 18:34 - 2 of 716

dreamcatcher - 12 Jul 2012 20:59 - 3 of 716

WANdisco has chance to turn up the volume, says Panmure
12:10 pm by Giles Gwinnett O'Connor explained how WANdisco software (WAN standing for "wide area network") enabled distributed servers to stay "synchronised" at all times, solving data problems for firms who may be geographically apart but working collaboratively There are big opportunities for the recently AIM listed software specialist WANdisco (LON:WAND) to grow, says City broker Panmure, which retains its 'buy' rating.

It comes after a highly positive trading update today from the firm, which basically develops and sells infrastructure software, which showed strong trading in the first half.

Investors liked the news too and the shares rose 2.32 per cent. As at 11.15 am, they stood at 220.5 pence each.

In the six months to June 30 this year, subscription bookings, on which the firm's business model is based, were up 60 per cent, year-on-year, to stand at $3.38 million.

New customers in the period included Ricoh, which purchased WANdisco's new uberSVN product and Pitney Bowes, which has adopted the firm's subversion MultiSite product, it revealed.

Meanwhile, notable renewals of the firm's technology came from Juniper Networks, Cisco Systems, Vanguard, McGraw Hill, Telenav, McAfee, ING and Disney.

The company, whose technolgy is included in such everyday items as mobile phones, also made its first product sale in China with Huawei and sold two significant deals to existing customers - John Deere and Syniverse.

"WANdisco has achieved 60 per cent YOY growth in subscription bookings, generated cash in addition to its US$23mln IPO funds and describes trading as "strong"", said Panmure analyst George O'Connor.

The analyst also highlighted the firm's shares had put on 18 per cent since the IPO last month and today's statement supported investor confidence.

He said the firm was in a strong position to accelerate growth further by enlarging its sales team and investing in new products.

O'Connor explained how WANdisco software (WAN standing for "wide area network") enabled distributed servers to stay "synchronised" at all times, solving data problems for firms who may be geographically apart but working collaboratively.

He added that the firm's technology could now be developed to feed into other areas, such as database replication.

In exploiting "big data" (the term given to large amounts of information which are difficult to work with) the firm also has much potential, said the analyst.

The Hadoop software framework is the database of choice for many, including giant social media giant Facebook, he noted. Others such as eBay and JP Morgan, it is suggested, use Hadoop, he said.

He said Hadoop was designed to 'scale up' data from single servers to thousands of machines but that WANdisco's technology could have a role in directing the traffic between different sources in a big database.

It could also have potential in making sure data was secure, he noted.

Panmure has upped its target price for WANdisco shares to 261 pence on the back of currency moves

dreamcatcher - 17 Jul 2012 15:34 - 4 of 716

Progressing nicely. 6% rise today

dreamcatcher - 18 Jul 2012 16:20 - 5 of 716

up 5.23% today

dreamcatcher - 23 Jul 2012 17:37 - 6 of 716

23 July 2012

WANdisco plc

("WANdisco" or the "Company")

Sales Team Expansion

- WANdisco Welcomes Two IBM Veterans to its Sales Organization -

- Former UK Managing Director of IBM's TeleLogic Division and Veteran of IBM's Rational Software Group Join to Support WANdisco's Rapid Growth -

Sheffield, UK - WANdisco plc (LSE: WAND) a leading provider of global collaboration software to the software development industry today announces that two former IBM employees - Paul Hewitt and Scott Rudenstein - have joined WANdisco's sales management team. As members of this team they will help to support the Company's rapid expansion, focusing particularly on opportunities for large enterprise software deployments.

Paul Hewitt brings more than 25 years of software industry experience to his new position as WANdisco's Sales Director for EMEA. Paul spent ten of those 25 years at IBM Telelogic where he rose from the rank of Principal Account Manager to become UK Managing Director and Senior Vice President for Western Europe. After assuming this leadership position, Paul was able to grow Telelogic's revenue by more than 50 percent.

After leaving Telelogic in 2010, Paul was appointed Regional Sales Director for the UK and Ireland at Serena Software. Whilst at Serena, he doubled the size of the sales team and closed a number of strategic deals and consistently exceeded targets.

Scott Rudenstein brings over 20 years of industry experience to his new position as Director of Technical Sales and Services at WANdisco. Scott spent over 5 years as a Senior Sales Engineer in the IBM Rational Software Group specialising in software development tools. Scott was a member of the Rational Software team that was acquired by IBM for $2.1bn in February 2003. Scott has also held various Sales Director positions at US-based software companies such as Quest Software and Surgient.

David Richards, Chairman and Chief Executive of WANdisco said:

"We are delighted to have recruited experienced and talented individuals like Paul and Scott. Part of our goal post-IPO is to expand our sales team and our latest recruits are among the best in the industry with proven track records of growing sales in our industry sector. We are putting in place solid foundations for growth."

dreamcatcher - 04 Aug 2012 16:34 - 7 of 716

WANdisco feels ‘wonderful effect’ of exchange listing

SOFTWARE company WANdisco, which floated on the stock exchange last month, reported a 60 per cent increase in subscriptions in the first half of 2012.

The Sheffield-based company said trading for the first six months of the year has been strong and it has signed up a number of new clients including office equipment company Ricoh and postage machine group Pitney Bowes.

WANdisco’s chief executive David Richards said the group’s float – the first Yorkshire company to list on the London Stock Exchange in two years – has had “a wonderful effect”.

“It’s been very positive. The main effect is when hiring people. We’ve been able to hire people without recruiters – people are coming to us,” he said.

Ahead of the opening of an office in Belfast, Mr Richards said the group has attracted “real top talent”.

He said that the IPO has also given customers confidence in the business.

“Customers are committing to longer term deals at a higher price,” he said.

During the first half WANdisco won its first customer in China, signing up telecoms equipment company Huawei.

“There’s a lot of scope for growth in China,” said Mr Richards.

“China is a huge market and we’re opening an office in Chengdu, which is a twin city of Sheffield. Chengdu is our Chinese equivalent with a vast industrial sector.”

In the second quarter of 2012, WANdisco’s subscription bookings reached a record level of £1.2m, representing a 43 per cent increase year-on-year.

When combined with bookings of £1m achieved in the first quarter, the company achieved total bookings for the first half of £2.2m, a 60 per cent increase year-on-year.

A number of existing clients renewed their subscriptions including Disney, Juniper Networks, Cisco Systems, Vanguard, McGraw Hill, Telenav, McAfee and ING.

Renewal rates by value rose 230 per cent, based on subscription licence values booked during the period.

WANdisco said many of these customers bought additional user licences, added on more sites or committed for longer time periods.

After adjusting for multi-year deals, the annualised renewal rate by booking value rose by 113 per cent.

During the first half the company launched a new online training subscription product.

“We were getting a lot of requests from customers who wanted to learn how to use our products so we recorded the training material on to a video and we are beginning to sell them,” said Mr Rich- ards.

“We’ve earned $100,000 from this new product. That wasn’t in our forecasts.”

The company generated further cash during the period.

The group said that once it adds the cash generated during the first half with the £15m raised from the float, the business is in a strong position to accelerate growth by increasing the sales team and investing in new products.

“This year we’re hoping to go from a sales team of five to between 20 and 25.

“We’re well on our way to getting there,” added Mr Richards.

Historically WANdisco’s second half is its strongest, due to higher levels of renewals.

The group said it is confident the company is on track to achieve its targets for the current financial year.

Much of WANdisco’s appeal is that nearly 80 per cent of its sales come from the US, which is far more insulated against the recession than the UK and Continental Europe.

The company currently has around 200 customers, which it believes is a small proportion of the total number of companies using its kind of software.

Its blue chip clients include Wal-Mart/Asda, Aviva, AT&T, Barclays, Hewlett Packard, Honda, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Motorola and Nokia

dreamcatcher - 21 Aug 2012 15:44 - 8 of 716

up 9.90%

dreamcatcher - 07 Sep 2012 16:46 - 9 of 716

Notice of Results
RNS Number : 6438L
WANdisco Plc
06 September 2012

6 September 2012

WANdisco plc

Notification of Results Date

WANdisco plc (LSE: "WAND"), a leading provider of global collaboration software to the software development industry, will report Half Year Results for the six months ended 30 June 2012 on Thursday, 27 September 2012.

dreamcatcher - 14 Sep 2012 18:06 - 10 of 716

All time high, lets hope it carries on till the results due on the 27th.

dreamcatcher - 17 Sep 2012 16:08 - 11 of 716

Up 6% - singing d.i.s.c.o -

dreamcatcher - 17 Sep 2012 18:30 - 12 of 716

WANdisco buys German software product
Mon 17 Sep 2012

WAND - Wandisco

Latest Prices
Name Price %
Wandisco 310.00p +6.16%

LONDON (SHARECAST) - WANdisco, a California-based collaboration software developer with operations in Sheffield, has completed the purchase of SmartSVN software from German company, Syntevo.

The $1.0m acquisition was made to enable WANdisco to potentially offer a more complete solution with the provision of a low cost end-user product that can be leveraged to drive sales in WANdisco's target SME market.

SmartSVN, which was launched in 2005 and has been adopted by software developers across more than 2,500 companies, has "platform independence", with versions available for Windows, Linux, Unix and Mac OS X operating systems.

David Richards, WANdisco Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said: "SmartSVN is proven in the marketplace and the feedback from our existing customers who have used it for years has been excellent. Traditionally our products have been used by large global IT organizations to enable their Subversion servers to perform and scale with 24/7 availability.

"Our primary users have been the Subversion system administrators who maintain the servers in these organisations. Now SmartSVN will enable us to broaden out our solution stack to reach Subversion's millions of end-users, as well as enable us to embolden our efforts to target the important SME market."

WANdisco has engaged the vendor to provide consulting and training services to facilitate the smooth integration of SmartSVN into WANdisco's existing product line.

dreamcatcher - 19 Sep 2012 07:04 - 13 of 716

Belfast Software Development Centre Established
RNS Number : 5751M
WANdisco Plc
19 September 2012

19 September 2012

WANdisco plc

("WANdisco" or the "Company")

Belfast Software Development Centre Established

WANdisco doubles software engineering capacity with additional UK base

Sheffield, UK - WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a leading provider of global collaboration software to the software development industry, announces that it has established a new software development centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The centre - the Company's second site in the UK - was opened yesterday by Northern Ireland Enterprise Minister, Arlene Foster, and has been supported by a £360,000 commitment from inward investment agency, Invest Northern Ireland.

WANdisco will hire up to 36 staff at the site, effectively doubling the Company's existing software engineering capacity, and playing a key role in supporting WANdisco's stated growth strategy.

Announcing the centre's opening David Richards, WANdisco Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said:

"We are aiming to achieve substantial growth within the next three years and the Belfast centre will play a critical role in supporting that growth. When we came to market we made a number of specific commitments, one of which was to invest in developing products that could help us move in to exciting new markets and geographies. The establishment of our new centre in Belfast is a clear example of our continued delivery on these promises."

dreamcatcher - 23 Sep 2012 13:00 - 14 of 716

Wandisco rns stating results on Thurs, money am saying monday?

WANdisco plc (LSE: "WAND"), a leading provider of global collaboration software to the software development industry, will report Half Year Results for the six months ended 30 June 2012 on Thursday, 27 September 2012.

dreamcatcher - 27 Sep 2012 07:14 - 15 of 716

Interim Results

Operational Highlights

· IPO successfully completed raising $26m in significantly oversubscribed placing

· 21 new customer wins including McAfee; Cisco; Huawei; Honeywell; FINRA; Nokia Siemens Networks; Pitney Bowes; Huntington Bank; and Ricoh

· Up-sell to 21 existing customers who purchased additional subscription licenses such as Hewlett Packard, John Deere; Fiserv; Sherwin Williams; Emerson; EMC; Syniverse; Prudential; Wells Fargo; and Wal-Mart

· 41 subscription renewals, representing a renewal rate of 114% including customers such as Juniper Networks; Cisco Systems; Vanguard; McGraw Hill; and Disney

· Plans to expand into new geographic markets underway with Huawei signed as maiden customer in China

· Launch of the new UberSVN product with enterprise class access control

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dreamcatcher - 27 Sep 2012 10:16 - 17 of 716

Keep going Wan

dreamcatcher - 27 Sep 2012 16:33 - 18 of 716

16% up, a very good day

dreamcatcher - 27 Sep 2012 16:55 - 19 of 716

WANdisco, a California-based collaboration software developer with operations in Sheffield, posted a 53% rise in revenue for the six months ended June 30th, from $1.91m to $2.92m, with cash bookings up 57% from $2.16m to $3.39m year-on-year. However the loss for period totalled $3.64m compared to $1.2m the same period the previous year, hit by increased operating expenses. Net cash soared to $22.0m from $0.12m a year earlier.

dreamcatcher - 27 Sep 2012 23:19 - 20 of 716

New customers over the period included McAfee, Cisco, Honeywell, Nokia Siemens Networks, Pitney Bowes and Ricoh. But what has got investors in the stock excited is the emergence of Huawei as a major client in China.

Should WANdisco make further inroads into the burgeoning Chinese techno market, super bulls roar that the stock could double again from current levels.

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dreamcatcher - 28 Sep 2012 15:18 - 21 of 716

Had visions of a profit taking day, but no, up 5%
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