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SIIA at ISTE 2014

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:25

Mark, Lindsay, and I were busy during the recent ISTE conference in Atlanta, Georgia! Our time was spent mPearson Exhibit halleeting with members, finding new members, promoting our reports, and learning about new and exciting trends in the Ed Tech Market.

The exhibit hall was packed with all sorts of companies, many of whom received a CODiEs sign to show that they were a finalist or a winner of the 2014 cycle. The exhibit hall was huge and took a team of myself and Lindsay Harman to get all of the signs out to our winners and finalists who represented a sizeable portion of the exhibitors present.

At our press conference on Sunday, the latest Vision K-20 report was released to a great turnout of industry professionals and reporters. The report was presented by Sue Cosuellins of CollinsConsults who help drive the development of the Vision K-20 initiative and Susan Meell of MMS Education who wrote the latest report. The crowd was highly responsive and asked lots of questions about the Vision K-20 report and the sneak peek findings from our upcoming testing and assessment report. John Richards of CS4Ed presented a sneak preview of a new qualitative report on testing and assessment. This report is a follow up to findings in last year’s K-12 Market Survey Report that showed a big increase in testing and assessment dollars in the market.

Most of the interviews we did were on video this year. We highlighted our work at ISTE with the help of C Blohm & Associates and did a summary interview with TouchCast. In between, there were more videos and phone interviews to further explain and clarify all of the results.

We co-sponsored the Ed tech start up pavilion and Pitch Fest competition, (both on the show floor) for the second year, which was very large and noisy. I spent much of Sunday judging the preliminary competition, then the finals early Monday morning. SIIA wants to congratulate the winners K and flexibleof this year’s competition. We were able to speak with all of the Pitch Fest competitors and learn about their companies and how they could leverage SIIA benefits.

Our Member Breakfast and Feedback Forum on Tuesday morning was also a rousing success – even for 7:00 am in the morning. The event was co-hosted with COSN and the Winter Group and drew 50 members who were able to learn from 10 educators who participated in the focus group. The topic at hand was apps in schools and educators from around the country discussed the challenges of using them in the classroom and beyond. We ended the forum by singing Happy Birthday to Charlene Blohm.

ISTE 2014 had both high registration numbers and energetic attendees. We hope to be at ISTE 2015 for another great conference and expect to see even more SIIA member companies there.

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Karen BillingsKaren Billings is Vice President for the Education Division at SIIA. Follow the SIIA Education Team on Twitter at @SIIAEducation




SIIA Announces CODiE™ Award Winners for Software and Services Industry

Thu, 22 May 2014 15:53

SIIA announced the 28 winners of the 2014 CODiE Awards in software and services categories during a special awards presentation, held last evening  at SIIA’s Maximize.

The CODiE Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now SIIA, so pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other’s work. Since being established in 1986, the CODiE Awards program has recognized more than 1,000 companies for achieving greatness in the software and information industries.

All of the software nominated products and services were reviewed by third-party judges, whose evaluations determined 125 finalists. SIIA members then reviewed the finalists and voted to select the 28 CODiE Awards Winners for 2014.

Here are the winners, listed by category, company, and product/service:

Best Asset Management Solution
Flexera Software, FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises

Best Big Data Solution
Sonian, Sonian Email Archive

Best Business Intelligence/Analytics Solution
Terapeak, Terapeak

Best Cloud Application Service
Adaptive Insights, Adaptive Suite

Best Cloud Infrastructure
ProfitBricks, Inc., ProfitBricks Cloud Computing – IaaS

Best Cloud Management Solution
ProfitBricks, Inc., ProfitBricks Cloud Computing – IaaS

Best Cloud Platform as a Service
Red Hat, Inc., OpenShift by Red Hat

Best Cloud Storage & Back Up Solution
Druva, inSync

Best Collaboration Solution
Gust, Gust

Best Commerce Solution
NetSuite, Inc., NetSuite SuiteCommerce

Best Consumer Mobile Application
Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting , Checkpoint Pocket Assistant

Best Customer Relationship Management Solution
GageIn, GageIn For Salesforce

Best Enterprise Mobile Application
Wolters Kluwer, CCH,  CCH Mobile

Best Financial Management Solution
 NetSuite, Inc., NetSuite OneWorld

Best Healthcare IT Solution
 Infor, Infor Cloverleaf

Best Human Capital/Talent Management Solution
Resound Marketing,  TalentBin

Best Integration Solution
MuleSoft,  MuleSoft Anypoint Platform

Best IT Support/ Support Services Solution
Promisec , Promisec Endpoint Manager

Best Marketing Automation Solution
Bizo, Inc.,  Bizo Multi-Channel Nurturing

Best Mobile Development Solution
Red Hat, Inc.,  Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio 7

Best Open Source Innovation
Metamarkets,  Druid

Best Project Management Solution
NetSuite, Inc. , NetSuite PSA

Best Security Solution
CloudPassage,  Halo Enterprise

Best Social Business Solution
Infor,  Infor Ming.le

Best Subscription Management Solution
Zuora, Inc., Z-Business

Best Supply Chain Management Solution
Acumatica, Acumatica

Best Systems Management Solution
Puppet Labs, Puppet Enterprise

Best Video Solution
Adobe Systems, Inc., Adobe Presenter 9

For more information about the CODiE Awards, visit http://www.siia.net/codies/2014/ .


Rhianna Collier is VP for the Software Division at SIIA. Follow the Software team on Twitter at @SIIASoftware




SIIA Announces 2014 CODiE Award Winners in Education

Wed, 14 May 2014 13:59

SIIA announced winners of the 2014 CODiE™ Awards in education categories during a special awards reception and dinner, held during SIIA’s annual Education Industry Summit. Overall, 31 winners were recognized for their products and services deployed specifically for the education market.

All of the nominated education products and services were first reviewed by a group of tech-savvy educators from across the nation, whose evaluations determined 146 finalists. SIIA members then reviewed these finalists and voted to select 31 CODiE Award winners, listed here by category, company, and product/service:

Best Classroom Management Solution ClassLink, Inc. LaunchPad Suite
Best Education Reference Solution Credo Reference Literati School
Best Student Assessment Solution Edmentum Edmentum’s Study Island
Best Learning Game ExploreLearning.com ExploreLearning Reflex
Best Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution Global eTraining GeT Interactive
Best Collaboration Solution for Students Houghton Mifflin Harcourt myWriteSmart
Best Solution for Special Needs Students Inclusive Technology Ltd ChooseIt! Maker 3
Best Professional Learning Solution for Education Insight Education Group myCore
Best PK-12 Personalized Learning Solution itslearning, Inc. itslearning
Best Science/Health Instructional Solution JASON Learning, National Geographic Society JASON Expedition Center
Best Education Cloud-Based Solution JASON Learning, National Geographic Society JASON Expedition Center
Best Instructional Solution in Other Curriculum Areas Learning.com Inquiry
Best K-12 Enterprise Solution Learnosity The Learnosity Publisher Toolkit
Best Campus Academic Management Solutions Pearson EQUELLA
Best Collaborative Social Media Solution for Educators Promethean Inc. (USA) Promethean Planet
Best Reading/English/ELL Instructional Solution ReadWorks ReadWorks
Best Game-Based Curriculum Solution Rullingnet VINCI Curriculum
Best K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution Schoology, Inc. Schoology
Best Cross-Curricular Solution SharpSchool SharpSchool K-12 Website Solution
Best Mathematics Instructional Solution Think Through Learning Think Through Math
Best Postsecondary Personalized Learning Solution Tutor.com Tutor.com for Higher Education
Best Postsecondary Learning Solution uCertify uCertify LABS
Best Educational App for a Mobile Device Vernier Software & Technology – Software Division Graphical Analysis for iPad
Best Project-Centered Learning Solution World Wide Workshop Globaloria
Best Postsecondary Enterprise Solution Blackboard Inc. Blackboard Analytics
Best Social Sciences Instructional Solution SAGE IntroStats Online
Best Use of Video to Support Students Learning Delmar Cengage Learning Health Care Career Exploration Learning Lab
Best Virtual Learning Solution McGraw-Hill Education Onboard for Advanced Placement

Three top winners were also announced during the awards ceremony:

Best K-12 Solution Schoology, Inc. Schoology
Best Postsecondary Solution Blackboard, Inc. Blackboard Analytics
Best Education Solution Schoology, Inc. Schoology

For more information about the CODiE Awards, visit http://www.siia.net/codies/2014/.

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Karen BillingsKaren Billings is Vice President for the Education Division at SIIA. Follow the SIIA Education Team on Twitter at @SIIAEducation




SIIA Education Industry Summit 2014 to be Streamed Live

Thu, 08 May 2014 14:52

SIIA is holding its 11th annual Education Industry Summit (Twitter: #SIIAEd14), the nation’s leading education technology conference. This year’s theme is “Meet @ the Cutting Edge.” Conference sessions will review what’s coming next in the teaching and learning process in a post-PC world, and will prepare education solution providers with the knowledge needed to build the infrastructure, products, and services that schools want or need.

JDL Horizons, using its flagship Internet streaming solution EduVision, will produce and stream three key sessions:

Monday, May 12, 4:00 – 5:30pm PDT – Live presentations by Innovation Incubator Award Finalists will be made to a panel of reviewers, to determine those that are “Most Innovative” and “Most Likely to Succeed.”
Tuesday, May 13, 12:30-1:45pm PDT – Education Technology Awards Luncheon – announcing the winners of the Innovation Incubator Program and the recipients of the Ed Tech Impact Award and Education Lifetime Achievement Award.
Tuesday, May 13, 6:30-9:00pm PDTCODiE Awards- announcing the winner of the CODiE Awards. The CODiE Awards showcase applications, products, and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services, and related technologies across the K-20 sector.

District Administration will deliver these events live to a national audience of hundreds of thousands of education leaders throughout North America and around the world. Streaming will be available at: universitybusiness.com/siia and districtadministration.com/siia

More information can be found on the summit’s web site at: http://www.siia.net/eis/2014/

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Karen BillingsKaren Billings is Vice President for the Education Division at SIIA. Follow the SIIA Education Team on Twitter at @SIIAEducation




SIIA Announces Software Finalists for 2014 CODiE Awards

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:19

The Software Division today announced the 125 finalists in the 2014 SIIA CODiE Awards for Software categories. These finalists recognize applications, products, and services which deliver solutions for use by business, government, consumers, academic, or other organizations.

This year’s program features 28 Software categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends. Winners will be announced during a special Awards dinner on May 21in San Francisco during the industry’s premier ISV gathering of SaaS, BI, and Cloud providers, Maximize.

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program. The first round review of all nominees includes industry executives and analysts, representatives of media outlets, bloggers, and investors. The judges are responsible for selecting the CODiE Awards finalists. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products and the scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.

Details about each finalist are listed at http://siia.net/codies/2014/finalists.asp

2014 CODiE Awards Software Finalists

Best Asset Management Solution

Best Big Data Solution

Best Business Intelligence/Analytics Solution

Best Cloud Application Service

Best Cloud Infrastructure

Best Cloud Management Solution

Best Cloud Platform as a Service

Best Cloud Storage & Back Up Solution

Best Collaboration Solution

Best Commerce Solution

Best Consumer Mobile Application

Best Customer Relationship Management Solution

Best Enterprise Mobile Application

Best Financial Management Solution

Best Healthcare IT Solution

Best Human Capital/Talent Management Solution

Best Integration Solution

Best IT Support/ Support Services Solution

Best Marketing Automation Solution

Best Mobile Development Solution

Best Open Source Innovation

Best Project Management Solution

Best Security Solution

Best Social Business Solution

Best Subscription Management Solution

Best Supply Chain Management Solution

Best Systems Management Solution

Best Video Solution

 

Rhianna Collier is VP for the Software Division at SIIA. Follow the Software team on Twitter at @SIIASoftware.




SIIA Announces Education Finalists for 2014 CODiE Awards

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:24

SIIA today announced the 146 finalists in Education categories for the 2014 SIIA CODiE Awards. These finalists represent applications, products, and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services, and related technologies across the K-20 sector.

This year’s program features 31 Education categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models. Winners will be announced during a special awards dinner at the nation’s leading education technology conference, the Education Industry Summit, in San Francisco on May 13.

This year’s finalists are breaking ground with new business models and innovative products. We are pleased to recognize the best in educational technology with these 119 products. I look forward to honouring them all in May at the Education Industry Summit.

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program. Educators and administrators conduct the first-round review of all education nominees. The judges are responsible for selecting the CODiE Awards finalists, and SIIA members then vote on the finalist products. The scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.

Details about each finalist are listed at siia.net/codies/2014/finalists.asp. For more information on the Education Industry Summit, attending the CODiE Awards dinner, and to see a full schedule of events, visit siia.net/etis.

2014 CODiE Awards Education Finalists

Best Campus Academic Management Solutions

Best Classroom Management Solution

Best Collaboration Solution for Students

Best Collaborative Social Media Solution for Educators

Best Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution

Best Cross-Curricular Solution

Best Education Cloud-based Solution

Best Education Reference Solution

Best Educational App for a Mobile Device

Best Game-based Curriculum Solution

Best Instructional Solution in Other Curriculum Areas

Best K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution

Best K-12 Enterprise Solution

Best Learning Game

Best Mathematics Instructional Solution

Best PK-12 Personalized Learning Solution

Best Postsecondary Enterprise Solution

Best Postsecondary Learning Solution

Best Postsecondary Personalized Learning Solution

Best Professional Learning Solution for Education

Best Project-Centered Learning Solution

Best Reading/English/ELL Instructional Solution

Best Science/Health Instructional Solution

Best Social Sciences Instructional Solution

Best Solution for Special Needs Students

Best Student Assessment Solution

Best Use of Video to Support Student Learning

Best Virtual Learning Solution

For more information on the Education Industry Summit, attending the CODiE Awards dinner, and to see a full schedule of events, visit siia.net/etis.


Karen BillingsKaren Billings is Vice President for the Education Division at SIIA. Follow the SIIA Education Team on Twitter at @SIIAEducation




SIIA Names 2014 Content CODiE Awards Winners

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:06

SIIA today announced the winners of the 24 Content categories of the 2014 CODiE Awards, representing the industry’s best products, technologies, and services created by or for media, publishers, and information services providers.

The SIIA CODiE Awards have been the premier award for the software and information industries, recognizing excellence for 29 years. The awards have over 80 categories organized by industry focus: ContentEducation and Software.  The 24 Content CODiE Award winners were announced during a special Awards luncheon today in New York City during the Information Industry Summit (IIS) 2014: Breakthrough, SIIA’s annual flagship conference for information industry leaders.

SIIA’s 2014 Content CODiE Award winners are some of the most innovative, high-impact content products out there. We congratulate all of this year’s CODiE Award winners, and thank them for the contributions they have made to the information industry.

Details about the winning products can be found at http://www.siia.net/codies/2014/winners.asp 

2014 CODiE Awards Content Winners:


Kathy Greenler Sexton is Vice President and General Manager for the SIIA Content Division. Follow the Content Division team on Twitter at @SIIAContent




The Peter E. Jackson Award at IIS2014

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:00

The SIIA Content Division Board developed the Peter Jackson Award to honor the memory of Peter Jackson, Ph.D. (pictured right), who had a profound impact on the B2B publishing industry. Dr. Jackson (1948 – 2011) was Thomson Reuters chief scientist and Vice President of research and development. He was also very involved in SIIA, serving on the Content Division Board and participating in many SIIA-driven initiatives and activities. He had an important and meaningful effect on those who worked with him. He was thoughtful, generous with his time, and genuinely interested in the thoughts and ideas of others. He was also a critical thinker who constantly pushed for innovation and was extremely giving to his community.

The Peter Jackson Award recognizes individuals who, like Peter, have been innovators in the information industry and who are generous and inspirational to the people and community around them.

The first Peter E. Jackson Award honoree was Brewster Kahle, Director & Co-Founder, Internet Archive. SIIA’s Kathy Greenler Sexton had this to say about Kahle in 2012:

Brewster Kahle is an industry pioneer who has dedicated his career to philanthropy and efforts to improve and preserve digital content. Because of his work, the Internet Archive now offers a staggering 85 billion pieces of web geology.  His unyielding vision and creativity has made it possible for our society to chronicle the growth of the Internet and continually celebrate the lasting impact of digital content. In the same spirit as Dr. Jackson, Kahle has demonstrated tremendous commitment to advancing digital media, and in doing so, has been an inspiration to so many of us.

Last year’s award was presented to Cambridge Information Group, Vice Chairman, James P. McGinty. During 2013′s Information Industry Summit, McGinty accepted the award:

I’m humbled and gratified to receive the Peter Jackson award. Anyone receiving an award for innovation in a corporate environment knows there had to be lots of people involved to make something happen. My bosses at D&B and at Cambridge Information Group gave me the resources and encouragement to take risks, and many colleagues supported my efforts – I accept the award on their behalf.

This year’s award recipient will be announced CODiE Award Luncheon at IIS 2014.


Iyana Moore is the Marketing and Membership Content Intern at SIIA. She is a recent graduate of Stevenson University, where she studied Business Communication.




Host Sponsors for IIS 2014

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:00

High level executives from the industry’s largest information service providers are gearing up for SIIA Information Industry Summit 2014, January 29-30, in NYC. Many companies took the opportunity to sponsor this year’s conference. Through sponsorship, they are able to strengthen their brand image, increase visibility, and show their company’s strong commitment the software and information industry. Of our many companies, four have signed on as Host Level Sponsors:

Content Analyst Company enables increased revenue and reduced costs for monetizable unstructured content by dramatically improving the internal and external findability of content through concept-aware, example based auto-categorization of content in any language.

The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. (JEGI) of New York, NY is the leading independent investment bank for the media, information, marketing, and technology sectors. Since 1987, JEGI has completed more than 500 M&A transactions for global corporations, middle-market and emerging companies, entrepreneurs, and private equity and venture capital firms.

Scout Analytics is the leader in cloud-based recurring revenue optimization to maximize customer value and accelerate recurring revenue growth and profits. Scout Analytics’ platform transforms usage data into predictive analytics and proactive customer engagement automations—to reduce churn, increase add-on and upgrade sales, optimize rate plans, and maximize conversions.

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is a leader in the global marketplace for IT services, consulting and business solutions and among the top 10 technology firms in the world. TCS’ continued rapid growth is a testament to the certainty our clients experience every day by adding real value to global organizations through domain expertise plus solutions with proven success in the field and world-class service.

Links to more information about the Information Industry Summit (IIS) 2014:

IIS Home
Registration
Program
About
Networking
SIIA Previews


Iyana Moore is the Marketing and Membership Content Intern at SIIA. She is a recent graduate of Stevenson University, where she studied Business Communication.




SIIA CODiE Awards at IIS 2014

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 19:09

The SIIA CODiE Awards have been the premier award for the software and information industries, recognizing excellence for 28 years. On December 16, SIIA announced the 91 finalists for the 2014 SIIA Content CODiE Awards. These finalists represent the information industry’s best products, technologies, and services created by or for media, publishers, and information services providers.

The CODiE Awards remain the only peer-recognized program in the content, education, and software industries so each CODiE Award win serves as incredible market validation for a product’s innovation, vision, and overall industry impact.

SIIA members vote on finalist products and scores are tabulated to select the winners. The finalist are then announced at a special Content CODiE Awards luncheon during the Information Industry Summit 2014, January 29-30, in New York. Details about each finalist can be found here and there is a list available for previous winners. Finalists in all content categories will showcase their products and services to IIS attendees throughout the conference.

SIIA CODiE Awards Reception: Join finalists and IIS attendees for a gala reception and networking cocktail party at 5:30PM on January 29.

SIIA CODiE Awards Celebration: Join finalists and IIS attendees as we announce the 2013 Content CODiE Award winners at 12:30 on January 30.

(If you are not attending IIS, but would like to attend the CODiE Award Ceremonies at 12:30 PM on January 30st, a la carte tickets are available.)


Iyana Moore is the Marketing and Membership Content Intern at SIIA. She is a recent graduate of Stevenson University, where she studied Business Communication.