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Cape Bancorp, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual 2012 Results

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 02/01/13 -- Cape Bancorp, Inc. ("Cape Bancorp" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: CBNJ), the parent company of Cape Bank, announces its operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012.

For the quarter ended December 31, 2012, Cape Bancorp reported net income of $1.0 million, or $.08 per common and fully diluted share, and $5.1 million, or $.41 per common and fully diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2012. This compares to a net loss of $2.0 million, or $.16 per common and fully diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2011, and net income of $8.0 million, or $.64 per common and fully diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2011. Included in the full year operating results for 2011 were tax benefits totaling $12.2 million representing the reversal of a portion of the deferred tax valuation allowance.

On November 28, 2012, the Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.05 per common share to shareholders of record as of the close of business December 12, 2012. The dividend was paid on December 26, 2012.

Michael D. Devlin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cape Bancorp and Cape Bank, provided the following statement:

"In 2012, Cape Bank was able to make advancements in several key areas. Both earnings and tangible capital grew on improving performance. Balance sheet restructuring improved NIM through a recasting of FHLB advances. Most importantly, management continued to reduce troubled credits ending the year with non-performing loans at 2.51% of total gross loans -- down from 3.77% the previous year. The Adversely Classified Assets ratio dropped to 30%, the best showing in three years.

"Both the performance and the capital levels provided the confidence to reconsider the Bank's capital plans. As a result, the Board acknowledged the patience of our shareholders by declaring a $0.05 dividend. With the tangible equity to tangible assets ratio ending the year at 12.62%, the Board feels that additional strategies should be reviewed in 2013."

The following are significant factors which contributed to the operating results of the comparative quarters and year-to-date:

  • The net interest margin was 3.77% for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012, an increase of 28 basis points from the quarter ended December 31, 2011. Average interest-earning assets declined $28.1 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 compared to the 2011 period while interest-bearing liabilities declined $45.8 million during the same period. The yield on interest-earning assets declined 18 basis points to 4.45% for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 compared to 4.63% for the same quarter a year ago, while the cost of interest-bearing liabilities declined 51 basis points to 0.80% for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 compared to 1.31% for the 2011 three month period. For the year ended December 31, 2012, the net interest margin was 3.75%, an increase of 15 basis points over the 3.60% for the year ended December 31, 2011. Average interest-earning assets declined $23.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2012 compared to the 2011 period while interest-bearing liabilities declined $33.6 million during the same period. The yield on interest-earning assets declined 17 basis points to 4.62% for the year ended December 31, 2012 compared to 4.79% for the year ended December 31, 2011, while the cost of interest-bearing liabilities declined 36 basis points to 1.01% for the year ended December 31, 2012 compared to 1.37% for the same period last year. Both the three and twelve month periods of 2012 benefited from the previously disclosed debt extinguishment in the second quarter of 2012, and the further restructuring of debt in the third quarter of 2012.

  • The loan loss provision for the fourth quarter of 2012 totaled $1.1 million compared to $4.5 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011. Loan charge-offs for the fourth quarter of 2012 totaled $3.5 million compared to charge-offs totaling $6.1 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2011. For the year ended December 31, 2012, the loan loss provision totaled $3.6 million compared to $19.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2011. Included in the $19.6 million loan loss provision in the prior year was $5.5 million related to the transfer of loans to the loans held for sale account. These loans were written-down to their estimated fair market value on the date of transfer. Loan charge-offs for the year ended December 31, 2012 were significantly lower and totaled $6.4 million compared to loan charge-offs and write-downs of $19.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2011.

  • Net gains on sales of investment securities totaled $641,000 for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012, compared to net losses of $18,000 for the quarter ended December 31, 2011. For the year ended December 31, 2012, net gains on sales of investment securities totaled $1.6 million compared to $149,000 for the year ended December 31, 2011.

  • Net gains on the sale of loans totaled $23,000 and $423,000 for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2012, compared to net losses of $191,000 and $67,000 for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2011, respectively.

  • The year ended December 31, 2012 included the recognition of a deferred gain related to the sale of bank premises of $425,000 compared to the initial $1.8 million gain recorded in the second quarter of 2011. The additional gain of $425,000 resulted from vacating leased space in the second quarter of 2012, which accelerated the recognition of a portion of the deferred gain.

  • The year ended December 31, 2012 included an other-than-temporary-impairment (OTTI) charge of $8,000 compared to an OTTI charge of $1.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2011. The fourth quarter of 2011 included an OTTI charge of $1.2 million. There was no OTTI related charge in the fourth quarter of 2012.

  • Included in the twelve month period of 2012 was a $350,000 gain on the sale of the Company's merchant card business.

  • Loan related expenses (real estate taxes, insurance, legal and other) totaled $574,000 for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012 compared to $729,000 for the same period in 2011. For the year ended December 31, 2012, loan related expenses totaled $2.1 million compared to $2.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2011.

  • Other Real Estate Owned (OREO) expenses were $497,000 for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012 compared to $1.4 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011. Included in these expenses were write-downs totaling $266,000 in the fourth quarter of 2012 and $1.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. For the year ended December 31, 2012, these expenses were $2.1 million compared to $2.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2011. Included in these expenses were write-downs totaling $1.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2012 compared to $1.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2011.

  • The quarter ended December 31, 2012 included net losses on OREO sales of $3,000 compared to net losses of $196,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2011. For the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, net losses on the sale of OREO totaled $260,000 and $218,000, respectively. OREO rental income totaled $294,000 for the year ended December 31, 2012 compared to $95,000 for the same period a year ago.

  • The year ended December 31, 2012 included a prepayment penalty of $921,000 related to the previously disclosed debt extinguishment in the second quarter of 2012.

  • For the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012, income tax expense was negatively impacted by approximately $300,000 of deferred tax asset valuation allowance related to the Cape Charitable Foundation.

Cape Bancorp's total assets at December 31, 2012 totaled $1.041 billion, a decrease of $29.8 million from the December 31, 2011 level of $1.071 million.

Total net loans decreased $1.1 million to $715.2 million at December 31, 2012, from $716.3 million at December 31, 2011. An increase in commercial loans was more than offset by decreases in mortgage and consumer loans. Mortgage loans decreased $16.5 million as a result of early pay-offs and the Bank selling approximately 54% of originations made during the year in an effort to manage interest rate risk. An increase in commercial loan activity within our market resulted in growth of $14.5 million. Consumer loans declined $1.7 million. The allowance for loan losses totaled $10.1 million, or 1.40% of gross loans and 55.53% of non-performing loans at December 31, 2012. The Company's Adversely Classified Asset ratio at December 31, 2012 was 30%, a significant improvement from 57% at December 31, 2011.

At December 31, 2012, the Company had $18.2 million in non-performing loans, or 2.51% of total gross loans, a significant decrease from 3.77% of total gross loans at December 31, 2011. Included in non-performing loans are troubled debt restructurings totaling $3.5 million at December 31, 2012 and $405,000 at December 31, 2011, respectively.

Other real estate owned (OREO) decreased $1.1 million from $8.3 million at December 31, 2011 to $7.2 million at December 31, 2012, and consisted at December 31, 2012 of thirteen commercial properties and thirty-five residential properties (including twenty-seven building lots). During the quarter ended December 31, 2012, the Company added two commercial properties and four residential properties to OREO with aggregate carrying values of $304,000 and $458,000, respectively. Three commercial OREO properties and four residential OREO properties with aggregate carrying values totaling $868,000 were sold during the quarter ended December 31, 2012 with recognized net losses of $3,000. For the year ended December 31, 2012, the Company sold thirteen residential OREO properties and fourteen commercial OREO properties with aggregate carrying values totaling $10.2 million with recognized net losses totaling $260,000. Currently, the Company has agreements of sale for eleven OREO properties with an aggregate carrying value totaling $3.1 million, all of which are expected to close in the first quarter 2013.

At December 31, 2012, Cape Bancorp's core deposits totaled $542.4 million which represented an increase of $61.9 million from the December 31, 2011 level of $480.5 million. Non-interest bearing deposits increased $11.7 million, NOW and money market accounts increased $42.0 million, and savings accounts increased $8.2 million. Certificates of deposit totaled $238.6 million, a decline of $50.5 million from December 31, 2011. At December 31, 2012, deposits totaled $784.6 million compared to $774.4 million at December 31, 2011, an increase of $10.2 million.

Cape Bancorp's total equity increased to $151.4 million at December 31, 2012 from $145.7 million at December 31, 2011, an increase of $5.7 million, or 3.88%. Tangible equity to tangible assets increased to 12.62% at December 31, 2012 compared to 11.72% at December 31, 2011. Cape Bank's regulatory capital ratios for Tier I Leverage Ratio, Tier I Risk-Based Capital and Total Risk-Based Capital are 10.43%, 14.20% and 15.46%, respectively, all of which exceed well capitalized status.

                             Cape Bancorp, Inc.

                  Twelve Months Ended            Three Months Ended
                ----------------------- -----------------------------------
                  December    December    December   September    December
                  31, 2012    31, 2011    31, 2012    30, 2012    31, 2011
                ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

Statements of
 Income Data:
Interest income $    43,704 $    46,467 $    10,531 $    10,949 $    11,300
Interest
 expense              8,204      11,611       1,617       1,897       2,782
                ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
  Net interest
   income            35,500      34,856       8,914       9,052       8,518
Provision for
 loan losses          3,638      19,607       1,087         710       4,534
                ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
  Net interest
   income after
   provision
   for loan
   losses            31,862      15,249       7,827       8,342       3,984
Non-interest
 income               7,814       5,311       1,978       1,601        (352)
Non-interest
 expense             31,622      30,928       7,507       8,011       8,554
                ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
Income (loss)
 before income
 taxes                8,054     (10,368)      2,298       1,932      (4,922)
Income tax
 expense
 (benefit)            2,947     (18,355)      1,287         399      (2,882)
                ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
Net income
 (loss)         $     5,107 $     7,987 $     1,011 $     1,533 $    (2,040)
                =========== =========== =========== =========== ===========

Basic Earnings
 (loss) per
 share1         $      0.41 $      0.64 $      0.08 $      0.12 $     (0.16)
                =========== =========== =========== =========== ===========
Basic Average
 shares
 outstanding     12,441,219  12,393,359  12,474,434  12,447,659  12,416,256
                =========== =========== =========== =========== ===========
Diluted
 Earnings
 (loss) per
 share1         $      0.41 $      0.64 $      0.08 $      0.12 $     (0.16)
                =========== =========== =========== =========== ===========
Diluted Average
 shares
 outstanding     12,443,298  12,398,178  12,475,574  12,451,333  12,416,256
                =========== =========== =========== =========== ===========
Shares
 outstanding     13,336,776  13,314,111  13,336,776  13,337,601  13,314,111
                =========== =========== =========== =========== ===========

Statements of
 Condition Data
 (Period End):
Investments     $   170,857 $   190,714 $   170,857 $   169,349 $   190,714
Loans, net of
 allowance      $   715,219 $   716,341 $   715,219 $   718,837 $   716,341
Allowance for
 loan losses    $    10,122 $    12,653 $    10,122 $    12,483 $    12,653
Total assets    $ 1,041,349 $ 1,071,128 $ 1,041,349 $ 1,043,307 $ 1,071,128
Total deposits  $   784,591 $   774,403 $   784,591 $   753,655 $   774,403
Total
 borrowings     $    97,965 $   144,019 $    97,965 $   130,023 $   144,019
Total equity    $   151,377 $   145,719 $   151,377 $   150,993 $   145,719

Statements of
 Condition Data
 (Average
 Balance):
Total interest-
 earning assets $   945,489 $   969,340 $   940,535 $   935,099 $   968,613
Total interest-
 bearing
 liabilities    $   811,403 $   845,003 $   799,436 $   794,832 $   845,207

Operating
 Ratios:
ROAA                   0.49%       0.75%       0.39%       0.59%      -0.76%
ROAE                   3.42%       5.61%       2.66%       4.09%      -5.56%
Yield on
 Earning Assets        4.62%       4.79%       4.45%       4.66%       4.63%
Cost of
 Interest
 Bearing
 Liabilities           1.01%       1.37%       0.80%       0.95%       1.31%
Net interest
 margin                3.75%       3.60%       3.77%       3.85%       3.49%
Efficiency
 ratio                71.65%      72.93%      70.60%      71.73%      78.66%

Capital Ratios:
Tier 1 Leverage
 Ratio                10.43%       9.15%      10.43%       9.94%       9.15%
Tier 1 Risk-
 Based Capital
 Ratio                14.20%      12.57%      14.20%      13.49%      12.57%
Total Risk-
 Based Capital
 Ratio                15.46%      13.82%      15.46%      14.74%      13.82%
Tangible
 equity/tangibl
 e assets             12.62%      11.72%      12.62%      12.56%      11.72%
Book value      $     11.35 $     10.94 $     11.35 $     11.32 $     10.94
Tangible book
 value          $      9.64 $      9.22 $      9.64 $      9.61 $      9.22
Stock price     $      8.69 $      7.85 $      8.69 $      9.36 $      7.85
Price to book
 value                76.56%      71.76%      76.56%      82.69%      71.76%
Price to
 tangible book
 value                90.15%      85.14%      90.15%      97.40%      85.14%

Quality Ratios:
Non-performing
 loans to total
 gross loans           2.51%       3.77%       2.51%       2.47%       3.77%
Non-performing
 assets to
 total assets          2.50%       3.38%       2.50%       2.51%       3.38%
Texas ratio           18.76%      26.72%      18.76%      18.64%      26.72%
Allowance for
 loan losses to
 non-performing
 loans                55.53%      46.10%      55.53%      69.13%      46.10%
Allowance for
 loan losses to
 total gross
 loans                 1.40%       1.74%       1.40%       1.71%       1.74%
Net charge-offs
 to average
 loans                 0.85%       2.02%       1.89%       0.49%       3.28%

1 Earnings Per Share calculations use average outstanding shares which
include earned ESOP shares.



   Cape Bancorp, Inc.
   Delinquency Summary



Period Ending:                                  12/31/2012
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                  Balances    % total loans     # Loans
                               -------------  -------------  -------------
31-59                          $     638,991           0.09%             7
60-89                                988,791           0.14%            10
90+                               12,914,553           1.78%            70
                               -------------  -------------  -------------
                                  14,542,335           2.01%            87
Non-Accrual Other                  5,313,543           0.73%            15
                               -------------  -------------  -------------
Total Delinquency and Non-
 Accrual                       $  19,855,878           2.74%           102
                               =============  =============  =============
Total Loans                                   $ 725,340,633
                               -------------  -------------  -------------

Days                                     CML             IL             ML
--------------------------------------------  -------------  -------------
31-59                          $           -  $     106,781  $     532,210
60-89                                517,065        218,869        252,857
90+                                8,388,810        841,528      3,684,215
                               -------------  -------------  -------------
                                   8,905,875      1,167,178      4,469,282
Non-Accrual Other*                 5,313,543
                               -------------  -------------  -------------
Total Delinquency by Type      $  14,219,418  $   1,167,178  $   4,469,282
                               =============  =============  =============
Total Loans by Type            $ 442,014,635  $  46,648,973  $ 236,677,025
                               =============  =============  =============
% of Total Loans in Type                3.22%          2.50%          1.89%
                               =============  =============  =============
Total Delinquency and Non-
 Accrual                                      $  19,855,878           2.74%
                               -------------  -------------  -------------

Period Ending:                                  9/30/2012
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                  Balances    % total loans     # Loans
                               -------------  -------------  -------------
31-59                          $     889,754           0.12%            14
60-89                                658,957           0.09%             8
90+                               15,204,300           2.08%            70
                               -------------  -------------  -------------
                                  16,753,011           2.29%            92
Non-Accrual Other                  2,853,525           0.39%             7
                               -------------  -------------  -------------
Total Delinquency and Non-
 Accrual                       $  19,606,536           2.68%            99
                               =============  =============  =============
Total Loans                                   $ 731,322,718
                               -------------  -------------  -------------

Days                                     CML             IL             ML
--------------------------------------------  -------------  -------------
31-59                          $       4,325  $     132,677  $     752,752
60-89                                      -        146,993        511,964
90+                                9,687,251        818,585      4,698,464
                               -------------  -------------  -------------
                                   9,691,576      1,098,255      5,963,180
Non-Accrual Other*                 2,853,525
                               -------------  -------------  -------------
Total Delinquency by Type      $  12,545,101  $   1,098,255  $   5,963,180
                               =============  =============  =============
Total Loans by Type            $ 438,589,518  $  47,108,626  $ 245,624,574
                               =============  =============  =============
% of Total Loans in Type                2.86%          2.33%          2.43%
                               =============  =============  =============
Total Delinquency and Non-
 Accrual                                      $  19,606,536           2.68%
                               -------------  -------------  -------------

Period Ending:                                  12/31/2011
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                  Balances    % total loans     # Loans
                               -------------  -------------  -------------
31-59                          $   2,111,666           0.29%            17
60-89                              2,130,969           0.29%             8
90+                               26,407,001           3.62%            98
                               -------------  -------------  -------------
                                  30,649,636           4.20%           123
Non-Accrual Other                  1,041,958           0.15%             4
                               -------------  -------------  -------------
Total Delinquency and Non-
 Accrual                       $  31,691,594           4.35%           127
                               =============  =============  =============
Total Loans                                   $ 728,994,167
                               -------------  -------------  -------------

Days                                     CML             IL             ML
--------------------------------------------  -------------  -------------
31-59                          $           -  $     279,338  $   1,832,328
60-89                              1,362,864         94,675        673,430
90+                               21,047,586        683,227      4,676,188
                               -------------  -------------  -------------
                                  22,410,450      1,057,240      7,181,946
Non-Accrual Other*                 1,041,958
                               -------------  -------------  -------------
Total Delinquency by Type      $  23,452,408  $   1,057,240  $   7,181,946
                               =============  =============  =============
Total Loans by Type            $ 427,483,454  $  48,346,112  $ 253,164,601
                               =============  =============  =============
% of Total Loans in Type                5.49%          2.19%          2.84%
                               =============  =============  =============
Total Delinquency and Non-
 Accrual                                      $  31,691,594           4.35%
                               -------------  -------------  -------------
*Non-Accrual Other means loans that are less than 90 days past due, that are
classified by management as non-performing.
NOTE: Excluded from the table above are $911,000 of commercial loans
classified as Loans Held for Sale all of which are over 90 days delinquent.



For further information contact Michael D. Devlin, President and Chief Executive Officer or Guy Hackney, Chief Financial Officer, Cape Bancorp: (609) 465-5600.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release discusses primarily historical information. However, certain statements contained herein are "forward looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward looking statements may be identified by reference to a future period or periods, or by the use of forward looking terminology, such as "may," "will," "believe," "expect," "estimate," "anticipate," "continue," or similar terms or variations on those terms, or the negative of those terms. Forward looking statements are subject to numerous risks, as described in our SEC filings, and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those related to the economic environment, particularly in the market areas in which the Company operated, competitive products and pricing, fiscal and monetary policies of the U.S. Government, changes in government regulations affecting financial institutions, including regulatory fees and capital requirements, changes in prevailing interest rates, acquisitions and the integration of acquired businesses, credit risk management, asset-liability management, the financial and securities markets and the availability of and costs associated with sources of liquidity.

The Company wishes to caution readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company wishes to advise readers that the factors listed above could affect the Company's financial performance and could cause the Company's actual results for future periods to differ materially from any opinions or statements expressed with respect to future periods in any current statements. The Company does not undertake and specifically declines any obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions, which may be made to any forward looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.

Further information on factors that could affect Cape Bancorp's financial results can be found in the filings listed below with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
         SEC Form                 Reported Period        Date filed with SEC
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
            10K          Year ended December 31, 2011         March 14, 2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
            10Q          Quarter ended March 31, 2012            May 1, 2012
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            10Q          Quarter ended June 30, 2012          August 2, 2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
            10Q          Quarter ended September 30, 2012   November 5, 2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Michael D. Devlin
President and Chief Executive Officer
Guy Hackney
Chief Financial Officer
Cape Bancorp
(609) 465-5600

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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 ...