Welcome!

.NET Authors: Srinivasan Sundara Rajan, Adine Deford, David Fletcher, Pat Romanski, Suresh Sambandam

News Feed Item

Unifi Announces Second Quarter Results

GREENSBORO, N.C., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) today released preliminary operating results for its second fiscal quarter ended December 23, 2012.  The Company reported net income of $2.4 million, or $0.12 per share, compared to a net loss of $7.6 million, or $0.38 per share, for the prior year fiscal quarter ended December 25, 2011.  Net sales increased $5.0 million, or 3.0%, to $172 million for the December 2012 quarter, compared to net sales of $167 million for the December 2011 quarter. 

Highlights for the December 2012 quarter over prior year quarter results include the following:

  • Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Adjusted EBITDA) improved $4.8 million to $12.2 million;
  • Gross profit improved $5.8 million as a result of volume growth in each of the Company's operating segments;
  • Conversion margins improved as a result of the increased volumes in the Company's premier value-added portfolio; and
  • Interest expense decreased $2.9 million as a result of the continuing execution of the Company's deleveraging strategy. 

The Company reported net income of $4.7 million, or $0.23 per share, for the six months ended December 23, 2012, compared to a net loss of $7.3 million, or $0.36 per share, for the prior year period.  Net sales increased $6.8 million, or 2.0%, to $345 million for the first six months of fiscal year 2013 compared to net sales of $338 million for the prior year period.  Results for the first six months of fiscal 2013 were negatively impacted by a $3.8 million reduction in earnings from the Company's equity investment in Parkdale America, caused by margin pressures related to the softness in the cotton apparel market and differences in the recognition of earnings under the Farm Bill's economic adjustment payments program.

"The results in the current quarter reflect the Company's ability to drive financial improvement in our core business through disciplined process improvement across all of our operating segments and the success of our mix enrichment strategy domestically," said Bill Jasper, Chairman and CEO of Unifi.  "Higher capacity utilization rates and moderating raw materials pricing compared to the prior year quarter resulted in lower operating costs and improved conversion margins.  Although we are encouraged that the U.S. economy continued to grow at a modest pace during the December 2012 quarter, we will continue to closely manage our operating rates and inventory in order to respond quickly to any changes in retail demand."

Cash-on-hand as of December 23, 2012 was $15.2 million, an increase of $4.3 million compared to $10.9 million cash-on-hand as of June 24, 2012.  Total debt at the end of the December 2012 quarter was $106.7 million.  "We are pleased with the financial and operating results so far in the 2013 fiscal year," said Ron Smith, Chief Financial Officer of Unifi.  "Our continued focus on cash generation and deleveraging has allowed us to reduce outstanding debt as of December 23, 2012 by $14.9 million since June 24, 2012 and resulted in reduced interest expense, while providing us with flexibility to fund future strategic opportunities." 

Subsequent to the end of the fiscal quarter, the Company prepaid the $13.8 million remaining balance outstanding on its Term B loan using cash generated from domestic operations, distributions from Parkdale America and borrowings under the Company's revolving credit facility.  The Company's weighted average interest rate now stands at 3.3%.

Roger Berrier, President and Chief Operating Officer of Unifi, added: "We continue to be on track to double our premier value-added business by 2014, which is an important part of our mix enrichment strategy.  REPREVE® has been a flagship and success story for the Company, and we are taking a more active approach by marketing to consumers and educating them about the benefits of recycling and choosing products made with recycled content.  Since REPREVE is in many winter sports products from companies such as Patagonia, The North Face and Polartec, we will be the recycling partner for X Games Aspen, which will air on ESPN from January 24, 2013 to January 27, 2013.  We believe that this exposure will help accelerate the momentum that we have for REPREVE with our brand and retail partners."

The Company will provide additional commentary regarding its second quarter results during its earnings conference call on January 23, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.  The call will be webcast live at http://investor.unifi.com/ and will be available for replay approximately two hours after the live event and archived for up to twelve months.  Additional supporting materials and information related to the call, as well as the Company's financial results for the December 2012 quarter will also be available at http://investor.unifi.com/.

Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) is a diversified producer and processor of multi-filament polyester and nylon textured yarns and related raw materials. The Company adds value to the supply chain and enhances consumer demand for its products through the development and introduction of branded yarns that provide unique performance, comfort and aesthetic advantages. Key Unifi brands include, but are not limited to: AIO® - all-in-one performance yarns, SORBTEK®, A.M.Y.®, MYNX® UV, REPREVE, REFLEXX®, MICROVISTA® and SATURA®. Unifi's yarns and brands are readily found in home furnishings, apparel, legwear, and sewing thread, as well as industrial, automotive, military, and medical applications. For more information about Unifi, visit www.unifi.com, or to learn more about REPREVE, visit the new website www.repreve.com.

Financial Statements to Follow

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)

(amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 



December 23, 2012


June 24, 2012

ASSETS







Cash and cash equivalents


$

15,246


$

10,886

Receivables, net



88,618



99,236

Inventories



107,101



112,750

Income taxes receivable



1,047



596

Deferred income taxes



4,754



7,807

Other current assets



7,714



6,722

Total current assets



224,480



237,997








Property, plant and equipment, net



119,129



127,090

Deferred income taxes



1,537



1,290

Intangible assets, net



8,694



9,771

Investments in unconsolidated affiliates



96,212



95,763

Other non-current assets



10,898



10,322

Total assets


$

460,950


$

482,233








LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY







Accounts payable


$

38,623


$

48,541

Accrued expenses



12,422



14,402

Income taxes payable



158



1,332

Current portion of long-term debt



7,263



7,237

Total current liabilities



58,466



71,512

Long-term debt



99,419



114,315

Other long-term liabilities



5,038



4,832

Deferred income taxes



1,055



794

Total liabilities



163,978



191,453

Commitments and contingencies














Common stock, $0.10 par (500,000,000 shares authorized,







20,104,189 and 20,090,094 shares outstanding)



2,011



2,009

Capital in excess of par value



35,771



34,723

Retained earnings



257,483



252,763

Accumulated other comprehensive income



415



28

Total Unifi, Inc. shareholders' equity



295,680



289,523

Non-controlling interest



1,292



1,257

Total shareholders' equity



296,972



290,780

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$

460,950


$

482,233

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)

(amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

 



For the Three Months Ended


For the Six Months Ended



December 23, 2012


December 25, 2011


December 23, 2012


December 25, 2011

Net sales


$

172,071


$

167,110


$

344,971


$

338,123

Cost of sales



155,380



156,228



310,260



315,411

Gross profit



16,691



10,882



34,711



22,712

Selling, general and administrative expenses



11,532



10,986



22,679



21,357

Provision for bad debts



73



357



183



562

Other operating expense, net



580



490



1,161



449

Operating income (loss)



4,506



(951)



10,688



344

Interest income



(144)



(495)



(268)



(1,142)

Interest expense



1,361



4,222



2,805



8,602

Loss on extinguishment of debt



114





356



462

Loss on previously held equity interest





3,656





3,656

Other non-operating income





(1,479)





(1,479)

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates



(1,258)



(844)



(1,929)



(4,303)

Income (loss) before income taxes



4,433



(6,011)



9,724



(5,452)

Provision for income taxes



2,216



1,806



5,449



2,079

Net income (loss) including non-controlling interest



2,217



(7,817)



4,275



(7,531)

Less: net (loss) attributable to non-controlling

interest



(209)



(209)



(445)



(209)

Net income (loss) attributable to Unifi, Inc


$

2,426


$

(7,608)


$

4,720


$

(7,322)














Net income (loss) attributable to Unifi, Inc. 

per common share:













Basic


$

0.12


$

(0.38)


$

0.23


$

(0.36)

Diluted


$

0.12


$

(0.38)


$

0.23


$

(0.36)

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)

(amounts in thousands)

 



For The Six Months Ended



December 23, 2012


December 25, 2011

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year


$

10,886


$

27,490

Operating activities:







Net income (loss) including non-controlling interest



4,275



(7,531)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) including non-controlling interest to

   net cash provided by operating activities:







Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates



(1,929)



(4,303)

Dividends received from unconsolidated affiliates



2,724



2,005

Depreciation and amortization expense



12,997



13,468

Loss on extinguishment of debt



356



462

Loss on previously held equity interest





3,656

Non-cash compensation expense, net



1,326



1,395

Deferred income taxes



3,159



(575)

Other



97



55

Changes in assets and liabilities, excluding effects of







foreign currency adjustments:







Receivables, net



10,447



12,130

Inventories



5,467



14,381

Other current assets and income taxes receivable



(784)



(1,561)

Accounts payable and accrued expenses



(12,235)



(19,830)

Income taxes payable



(1,161)



550

          Net cash provided by operating activities



24,739



14,302

Investing activities:







Capital expenditures



(2,872)



(3,259)

Investments in unconsolidated affiliates





(360)

Other investments



(1,620)



Acquisition, net of cash acquired





(356)

Proceeds from sale of assets



56



181

Other



(55)



14

Net cash used in investing activities



(4,491)



(3,780)

Financing activities:







Payments of notes payable





(10,288)

Proceeds from revolving credit facilities



28,700



92,800

Payments on revolving credit facilities



(35,700)



(92,400)

Payments on term loans



(10,516)



Proceeds from related party term loan



1,250



Contributions from non-controlling interest



480



120

Other



(73)



60

Net cash used in financing activities



(15,859)



(9,708)








Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents



(29)



(3,627)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents



4,360



(2,813)

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


$

15,246


$

24,677

 

RECONCILIATIONS OF NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO UNIFI, INC. TO ADJUSTED EBITDA

(Unaudited)

(amounts in thousands)



The reconciliations of Net income (loss) attributable to Unifi, Inc. to EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Including Equity Affiliates and Adjusted EBITDA are as follows:




For the Three Months Ended


For the Six Months Ended



December 23,

2012


December 25,

 2011


December 23,

 2012


December 25,

 2011

Net income (loss) attributable to Unifi, Inc


$

2,426


$

(7,608)


$

4,720


$

(7,322)

Provision for income taxes



2,216



1,806



5,449



2,079

Interest expense, net



1,217



3,727



2,537



7,460

Depreciation and amortization expense



6,298



6,454



12,631



13,015

EBITDA



12,157



4,379



25,337



15,232














Non-cash compensation expense, net



705



1,152



1,326



1,395

Loss on extinguishment of debt



114





356



462

Loss on previously held equity interest





3,656





3,656

Refund of Brazilian non-income related tax





(1,479)





(1,479)

Operating expenses for Repreve Renewables



284



287



605



287

Other



154



181



286



224

Adjusted EBITDA Including Equity Affiliates



13,414



8,176



27,910



19,777














Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates



(1,258)



(844)



(1,929)



(4,303)

Adjusted EBITDA


$

12,156


$

7,332


$

25,981


$

15,474














 

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

Included in this presentation are certain non-GAAP financial measures designed to complement the financial information presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America ("GAAP") because management believes such measures are useful to investors.

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Including Equity Affiliates and Adjusted EBITDA

EBITDA represents net income or loss attributable to Unifi, Inc. before income tax expense, net interest expense, and depreciation and amortization expense (excluding interest portion of amortization).  Adjusted EBITDA Including Equity Affiliates represents EBITDA adjusted to exclude non-cash compensation expense net of distributions, gains or losses on extinguishment of debt, loss on previously held equity interest, refund of Brazilian non-income related tax, operating expenses for Repreve Renewables and certain other adjustments.  Other adjustments include gains or losses on sales or disposals of property, plant and equipment, currency and derivative gains or losses, restructuring and employee severance expenses, and certain other non-operating income or expense items.  Adjusted EBITDA represents Adjusted EBITDA Including Equity Affiliates adjusted to exclude equity in earnings and losses of unconsolidated affiliates.  We present Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure of our operating performance. We also present Adjusted EBITDA because we believe such measure is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry.

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Including Equity Affiliates and Adjusted EBITDA are alternative views of performance used by management and we believe that investors' understanding of our performance is enhanced by disclosing these performance measures.  Our management uses Adjusted EBITDA: (i) as a measurement of operating performance because it assists us in comparing our operating performance on a consistent basis as it removes the impact of (a) items directly related to our asset base (primarily depreciation and amortization) and (b) items that we would not expect to occur as a part of our normal operating business; (ii) for planning purposes, including the preparation of our annual operating budget; (iii) as a valuation measure for evaluating our operating performance and our capacity to incur and service debt, fund capital expenditures and expand our business; and (iv) as one measure in determining the value of other acquisitions and dispositions.  Adjusted EBITDA is also a key performance metric utilized in the determination of variable compensation.

We believe that the use of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Including Equity Affiliates, and Adjusted EBITDA as operating performance measures provides investors and analysts with a measure of operating results unaffected by differences in capital structures, capital investment cycles, and ages of related assets, among otherwise comparable companies.  We also believe Adjusted EBITDA is an appropriate supplemental measure of debt service capacity, because cash expenditures on interest are, by definition, available to pay interest, and tax expense is inversely correlated to interest expense because tax expense decreases as deductible interest expense increases; depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges.  Equity in earnings and losses of unconsolidated affiliates is excluded because such earnings or losses do not reflect our operating performance.  The other items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA are excluded in order to better reflect the performance of our continuing operations.

In evaluating EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Including Equity Affiliates and Adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses similar to the adjustments in this presentation. Our presentation of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Including Equity Affiliates and Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items.  EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Including Equity Affiliates, and Adjusted EBITDA are not measurements of our financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as alternatives to net income, operating income or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP or as an alternative to cash flow from operating activities as a measure of our liquidity.    

Each of our Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Including Equity Affiliates measures has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are:

  • it does not reflect our cash expenditures, future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;
  • it does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs;
  • it does not reflect the significant interest expense or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments on our debt;
  • although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and our Adjusted EBITDA (or our Adjusted EBITDA Including Equity Affiliates) measure does not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements;
  • it is not adjusted for all non-cash income or expense items that are reflected in our statements of cash flows;
  • it does not reflect the impact of earnings or charges resulting from matters we consider not indicative of our ongoing operations;
  • it does not reflect limitations on or costs related to transferring earnings from our subsidiaries to us; and
  • other companies in our industry may calculate this measure differently than we do, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.

Because of these limitations, neither of Adjusted EBITDA or Adjusted EBITDA Including Equity Affiliates should be considered as a measure of discretionary cash available to us to invest in the growth of our business or as a measure of cash that will be available to us to meet our obligations, including those under our outstanding debt obligations. You should compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on our GAAP results and using Adjusted EBITDA only as supplemental information.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements included herein contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws about the financial condition and results of operations of Unifi, Inc. (the "Company") that are based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections about the markets in which the Company operates, as well as management's beliefs and assumptions.  Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," variations of such words and other similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements.  These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, which are difficult to predict.  Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's judgment only as of the date hereof.  The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any of these forward-looking statements to reflect new information, future events or otherwise.

Factors that may cause actual outcome and results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements include, but are not necessarily limited to, availability, sourcing and pricing of raw materials, the success of our subsidiaries, pressures on sales prices and volumes due to competition and economic conditions, reliance on and financial viability of significant customers, operating performance of joint ventures and other equity investments, technological advancements, employee relations, changes in construction spending, capital expenditures and long-term investments (including those related to unforeseen acquisition opportunities), continued availability of financial resources through financing arrangements and operations, outcomes of pending or threatened legal proceedings, negotiation of new or modifications of existing contracts for asset management and for property and equipment construction and acquisition, regulations governing tax laws, other governmental and authoritative bodies' policies and legislation, and proceeds received from the sale of assets held for disposal.  In addition to these representative factors, forward-looking statements could be impacted by general domestic and international economic and industry conditions in the markets where the Company competes, such as changes in currency exchange rates, interest and inflation rates, recession and other economic and political factors over which the Company has no control.  Other risks and uncertainties may be described from time to time in the Company's other reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

SOURCE Unifi, Inc.

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
The Internet of Things is not new. Historically, smart businesses have used its basic concept of leveraging data to drive better decision making and have capitalized on those insights to realize additional revenue opportunities. So, what has changed to make the Internet of Things one of the hottest topics in tech? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Gray, Director, Embedded and Internet of Things, discussed the underlying factors that are driving the economics of intelligent systems. Discover how hardware commoditization, the ubiquitous nature of connectivity, and the emergence of Big Data a...
"BSQUARE is in the business of selling software solutions for smart connected devices. It's obvious that IoT has moved from being a technology to being a fundamental part of business, and in the last 18 months people have said let's figure out how to do it and let's put some focus on it, " explained Dave Wagstaff, VP & Chief Architect, at BSQUARE Corporation, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The major cloud platforms defy a simple, side-by-side analysis. Each of the major IaaS public-cloud platforms offers their own unique strengths and functionality. Options for on-site private cloud are diverse as well, and must be designed and deployed while taking existing legacy architecture and infrastructure into account. Then the reality is that most enterprises are embarking on a hybrid cloud strategy and programs. In this Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo (http://www.CloudComputingExpo.com), moderated by Ashar Baig, Research Director, Cloud, at Gigaom Research, Nate Gordon, Director of T...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IDenticard will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. IDenticard™ is the security division of Brady Corp (NYSE: BRC), a $1.5 billion manufacturer of identification products. We have small-company values with the strength and stability of a major corporation. IDenticard offers local sales, support and service to our customers across the United States and Canada. Our partner network encompasses some 300 of the world's leading systems integrators and security s...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network and cloud communications, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas.

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is bringing a greater level of control, security and flexibility to cloud-based application development and delivery with a single-tenant version of Bluemix, IBM's platform-as-a-service. The new platform enables developers to build ap...

The BPM world is going through some evolution or changes where traditional business process management solutions really have nowhere to go in terms of development of the road map. In this demo at 15th Cloud Expo, Kyle Hansen, Director of Professional Services at AgilePoint, shows AgilePoint’s unique approach to dealing with this market circumstance by developing a rapid application composition or development framework.
“In the past year we've seen a lot of stabilization of WebRTC. You can now use it in production with a far greater degree of certainty. A lot of the real developments in the past year have been in things like the data channel, which will enable a whole new type of application," explained Peter Dunkley, Technical Director at Acision, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete at launch. DevOps may be disruptive, but it is essential.
"People are a lot more knowledgeable about APIs now. There are two types of people who work with APIs - IT people who want to use APIs for something internal and the product managers who want to do something outside APIs for people to connect to them," explained Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at SOA Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Nigeria has the largest economy in Africa, at more than US$500 billion, and ranks 23rd in the world. A recent re-evaluation of Nigeria's true economic size doubled the previous estimate, and brought it well ahead of South Africa, which is a member (unlike Nigeria) of the G20 club for political as well as economic reasons. Nigeria's economy can be said to be quite diverse from one point of view, but heavily dependent on oil and gas at the same time. Oil and natural gas account for about 15% of Nigera's overall economy, but traditionally represent more than 90% of the country's exports and as...
The Internet of Things is a misnomer. That implies that everything is on the Internet, and that simply should not be - especially for things that are blurring the line between medical devices that stimulate like a pacemaker and quantified self-sensors like a pedometer or pulse tracker. The mesh of things that we manage must be segmented into zones of trust for sensing data, transmitting data, receiving command and control administrative changes, and peer-to-peer mesh messaging. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ryan Bagnulo, Solution Architect / Software Engineer at SOA Software, focused on desi...
"At our booth we are showing how to provide trust in the Internet of Things. Trust is where everything starts to become secure and trustworthy. Now with the scaling of the Internet of Things it becomes an interesting question – I've heard numbers from 200 billion devices next year up to a trillion in the next 10 to 15 years," explained Johannes Lintzen, Vice President of Sales at Utimaco, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"For over 25 years we have been working with a lot of enterprise customers and we have seen how companies create applications. And now that we have moved to cloud computing, mobile, social and the Internet of Things, we see that the market needs a new way of creating applications," stated Jesse Shiah, CEO, President and Co-Founder of AgilePoint Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 15th Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built to optimize Microsoft workloads, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Gridstore™ is the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built for Microsoft workloads and designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Gridstore’s hyper-converged infrastructure is the industry’s first all flash version of HyperConverged Appliances that include both compute and storag...
Today’s enterprise is being driven by disruptive competitive and human capital requirements to provide enterprise application access through not only desktops, but also mobile devices. To retrofit existing programs across all these devices using traditional programming methods is very costly and time consuming – often prohibitively so. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jesse Shiah, CEO, President, and Co-Founder of AgilePoint Inc., discussed how you can create applications that run on all mobile devices as well as laptops and desktops using a visual drag-and-drop application – and eForms-buildi...
We certainly live in interesting technological times. And no more interesting than the current competing IoT standards for connectivity. Various standards bodies, approaches, and ecosystems are vying for mindshare and positioning for a competitive edge. It is clear that when the dust settles, we will have new protocols, evolved protocols, that will change the way we interact with devices and infrastructure. We will also have evolved web protocols, like HTTP/2, that will be changing the very core of our infrastructures. At the same time, we have old approaches made new again like micro-services...
Code Halos - aka "digital fingerprints" - are the key organizing principle to understand a) how dumb things become smart and b) how to monetize this dynamic. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robert Brown, AVP, Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant Technology Solutions, outlined research, analysis and recommendations from his recently published book on this phenomena on the way leading edge organizations like GE and Disney are unlocking the Internet of Things opportunity and what steps your organization should be taking to position itself for the next platform of digital competition.
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
As the Internet of Things unfolds, mobile and wearable devices are blurring the line between physical and digital, integrating ever more closely with our interests, our routines, our daily lives. Contextual computing and smart, sensor-equipped spaces bring the potential to walk through a world that recognizes us and responds accordingly. We become continuous transmitters and receivers of data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Andrew Bolwell, Director of Innovation for HP's Printing and Personal Systems Group, discussed how key attributes of mobile technology – touch input, sensors, social, and ...