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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.




SIIA CODiE Awards Announce 2014 Content Category Finalists

Mon, 16 Dec 2013 20:29

Today SIIA announced the 91 finalists across 26 categories 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.

This year there were 26 Content categories, featuring several new and updated ones, to reflect the latest industry trends and business models. New categories include: Best Scholarly Publishing Information Solutions and Best Content Analytics Solution.

During the SIIA’s annual flagship conference for information industry leaders, IIS 2014: Breakthrough on January 29 & 30th in New York City, all finalists will have the opportunity to showcase their products to the 300+ information industry leaders in attendance.  Codie winners will be announced at a special Content CODiE Awards luncheon that concludes the conference on January 30th. 

The CODiE Awards competition was extremely competitive this year and our finalists set the standard for innovation and quality in the media, publishing and information service markets. Each and every finalist should be commended for their innovation and market-leading products and services.  I look forward to seeing them all at the Information Industry Summit in January.

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program. The first round review of all nominees is conducted by media, publishing, and information services executives with considerable industry expertise, including members of the industry, analysts, media and bloggers, and bankers 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 Content Finalists

Best Advertising or Campaign Management Platform

Best Business Directory

Best Business Information Solution

Best Consumer Information Resource

Best Content Analytics Solution

Best Content Rights and Delivery Solution

Best Crowd Sourced Solution

Best eCommerce & Billing Platform

Best Financial & Market Data Information Solution

Best General Reference Service

Best Governance, Risk and Compliance Solution

Best Lead Generation Solution

Best Legal Information Solution

Best Media & Information Monitoring Solution

Best Medical Information Solution

Best Sales & Marketing Intelligence Solution

Best Scholarly Publishing Information Solution

Best Science and Technology Information Solution

Best Search Technology Solution

Best Semantic Technology platform, tools and applications

Best Service Using Aggregated Content

Best Solution for Integrating Content into the Workflow

Best Video Platform for Media & Publishers

Best Web Content Management Platform

For more information on the Information Industry Summit, attending the CODiE Awards lunch, and to see a full schedule of events, visit http://www.siia.net/iis/2014/


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




CODiE Awards Judge Webinar: What Is A CODiE And How Do I Judge It?

Wed, 02 Oct 2013 19:51

Last week we hosted a CODiE Awards webinar specifically for the Content, Education, and Software judges. The primary purpose of the webinar was to provide important information about the judging process, including responsibilities for all categories.

During the webinar we covered:

Watch the webinar to hear everything that the SIIA division heads; Kathy Greenler-Sexton, VP of Content, Karen Billings, VP of Education, and Rhianna Collier, VP of Software had to say.


Angel Scott Angel Scott is Awards Program Coordinator at SIIA. Follow the SIIA CODiE Awards on twitter at @CODiEAwards.




CODiE Education Judges Revealed: Everything You wanted to Know About Education CODiE Judges.

Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:19

With the CODiE Awards deadline just 10 days away, I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes the awards program so special. In my 12th CODiEs cycle, I’ve come to realize that the educators and members who judge the awards are truly the backbone of this notable program. After all, an award is only as credible as the judges who determine the winner. That’s why I decided to share more about the educators and SIIA members who bring so much influence and integrity to the CODiE Awards as judges.

Who actually judges the products we nominate for the CODiE Awards?
In the first round or judging, your products are reviewed by educators and administrators who work in K-12 or postsecondary education institutions. The ratings from these education leaders will determine the finalists in each category.  The finalist products are then reviewed by representatives from SIIA Education Division member companies.  One person from each company, regardless of size, can vote. For example, one person from Pearson gets to vote, just as one person from Avant Assessment gets to vote.

Why do educators and administrators review our products?
SIIA wants educators–the true experts in the field–to review your products because it gives the judging process high credibility and it gives you, the nominating companies, pertinent and valuable information.  The educators and administrators know the ed tech field, are familiar with competing products, and have first-hand experience using products in the category they are reviewing.

What do we gain from having educational leaders review our products?
You gain the validity of participating in a credible awards program that has an almost 30-year history in education technology. Educators and administrators who review your products not only provide valuable feedback for product revision, but you build relationships with educators who are potential customers.  Their experience makes them great judges of what will work in educational institutions, so when they provide high marks for your product, you can truly say that your product is the best.

How does SIIA find these educators and administrators?
The Education Division staff leverages its relationships with professional associations, educational media, and online communities to find judges that have expertise in each category.  We also take referrals from current and past judges. They can directly reach out to their members or education readers and let them know about the opportunity to judge

How does SIIA select the first round judges who will review our products?
Each applicant fills out an extensive survey that asks about their relevant experience, degrees, and current work in the category they want to judge. The process is quite competitive in the popular categories, as so many educators apply. But with so many applicants, we can select those with the best qualifications to be the judges for your products.

How do they judge the products that we nominate?
SIIA recommends that judges first participate in a live demo with the nominating company, or listen to a pre-recorded demo, then use the product for a time to become come fully acquainted with it.  The judges then go online and fill out a rubric specifically designed for the products in each category.  They will rank the product on a numerical scale within that rubric and are urged to provide comments in the feedback areas.

What to the educators and administrators gain from judging our products?
Judges tell us they enjoy the process and find that it is a learning experience. It gives them a chance to not only see new products, but also to provide feedback to the companies that could prove useful in revising the products.  They consider the judging process to be a contribution to their field.

Learn more about the CODiE Awards judges or nominate before the September 20 deadline (October 4 extended deadline) at www.siia.net/CODiEs.


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




Tips and Tricks for a Successful Nomination from a Software Judge Perspective

Mon, 02 Sep 2013 19:50

Richard Dym is Managing Partner of the BondiGroup and one of the SIIA’s long time respected Software CODiE judges. He has participated in enough CODiE nominee demos to know what separates a good one from a great one. In an effort to give nominees a leg up this year, Richard is offering up some tips and tricks for success from a judge’s perspective.

 

Tip 1: Build your CODiE demonstration with the category description in mind. Be sure to cover all relevant points of your product because judges will be evaluating your product against the category criteria.

Tip 2: If at all possible, host a live demonstration rather than a pre-recorded or un-guided demonstration.

Tip 3: Before beginning your demonstration, review what you are planning with your judge to make sure you are covering their specific requirements.

Tip 4: Use an introductory power point to introduce your company, product, key features, business model, target customer and highlight specific innovations.

Tip 5: During your demonstration, focus on usability as well as functionality.

Tip 6: Be sure to summarize innovations and disruption at the conclusion of the demonstration.

Tip 7: Even if you take questions during your presentation, be sure to leave time at the end for a final wrap up. Remember the “tell them what you told them rule”.

Good luck with your demos, and remember that the early deadline for nominations is this Friday, September 20th! For more information on nominating and demo strategies, email me at ascott@siia.net.

 


 

Angel Scott Angel Scott is Awards Program Coordinator at SIIA. Follow the SIIA CODiE Awards on twitter at @CODiEAwards.