GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (GWIV)
GlobalWise Investments, via wholly-owned subsidiary Intellinetics, Inc., is a leading-edge technology company focused on Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions for the digital age. The ECM industry continues to grow rapidly as a result of unrestricted proliferation of digital content within today's business environment. Leveraging its proprietary cloud-based computing software, GlobalWise is poised to capture a significant market share of this burgeoning industry.
GlobalWise's ECM service is delivered to customers via five unique delivery models which cover the spectrum of business needs: Cloud/Saas (Software as a Service), Hardware Vendor Integrated Service, Software Vendor Integrated Service, Premise (Client-Server), Hybrid (Premise & Cloud/Saas).This diversity gives advanced security & privacy features with an on-demand structure needed for large Tier 3 and Tier 4 businesses that are currently underserved by the market.
The Intellinetics platform defines a new industry benchmark and game-changing approach by combining advanced virtualization & automated content management with an open and service-oriented architecture using web services. The company provides strategies, tactics, and technologies used to manage paper and digital assets from capture to long-term archive, without the need for manual processes conducted by a full time employee.
GlobalWise's management boasts a combined total of over 150 years in ECM leadership and industry experience. The ECM industry is expected to exceed $5.1 billion by 2013 with Gartner predicting a compound annual growth rate of 9.5%. IBM Market Insights predicts adoption of cloud computing to grow by 26% CAGR between 2010 through 2013. Leveraging management and key department heads, Intellinetics has a strong foundation from which to capture significant market share within the lucrative $149 billion Business Software & Services industry.
Labor Smart, Inc. (LTNC)
Labor Smart has built a small empire in the U.S. South East, specializing in providing a comprehensive array of temporary, on-demand manpower solutions, with prime locations in some of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee's major markets.
Providing labor solutions to a variety of Construction, Demolition, Event Services, Hospitality, Landscaping, Manufacturing/Production, Restoration, Retail, and many other types of clients, Labor Smart has risen to prominence in a very short time, cementing its brand and reputation among temporary personnel and clients alike. Labor Smart has been able to distinguish itself from other operators in the space through rigorous attention to managing the complex relationships that always evolve in this business.
Today, everyone from small companies to big Fortune 500's rely on LTNC for a wide assortment of workforce multipliers; companies which have grown to be quite confident in the ability of Labor Smart to provide mission critical personnel solutions every time, without having to make any compromises. By developing tight-knit staffing partnerships, Labor Smart has been able to secure considerable market share in the SE region of the U.S. and is currently running six branches (Birmingham, AL; Greenville, SC; Marietta and Augusta, GA; Chattanooga and Nashville, TN)
Cultivating relationships on both sides of the equation has helped LTNC to smooth over the rough spots that plague other temporary labor providers and the company's code of ethics covers the rest. Known for a commitment to excellence, a strong sense of honor in all dealings, a service-focused strategy that puts the customer's needs first, and a solution-driven process, every day Labor Smart helps a growing community of clients rethink their manpower strategies.
NXT Energy Solutions, Inc. (NSFDF)
NXT Energy Solutions, an international airborne geophysical service company, utilizes their proprietary SFD® (Stress Field Detection) technology to provide a unique geophysical indicator that can be used early in the exploration cycle to provide an independent assessment of reservoir potential. When combined with seismic and other geologic data, SFD can significantly reduce exploration risks and costs.
NXT Energy Solutions' proprietary airborne SFD survey system provides a proprietary survey method that can be used onshore and offshore to identify potential hydrocarbon traps and reservoirs remotely. The SFD survey system enables the company's clients to focus their hydrocarbon exploration decisions concerning land commitments, data acquisition expenditures, and prospect prioritization, on areas with the greatest potential. SFD is environmentally friendly and unaffected by ground security issues or difficult terrain.
The company's clients utilize SFD to make time-critical regional exploration decisions about acquiring/relinquishing lands. SFD has successfully reduced the need for conventional airborne and 2D reconnaissance surveys. SFD deliverables include a report that identifies and ranks areas for trap and reservoir prospectivity. SFD interpretation results may be gridded to create a prospectivity map.
Recently, NXT Energy Solutions announced their financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2012. The company had record quarterly revenue of $2.8 million. They had earnings of $338,000 versus a loss of $793,000 in 2011. In addition, they had an EPS of $0.01 versus a loss of $0.02 in 2011. Furthermore, the company has a backlog of US $2.66 million of signed contracts, as well as a Letter of Intent (LOI) for US $1.0 million with a repeat customer.