1105 Media Unveils Converge360

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 21, 2018 -- 1105 Media Inc. today launched Converge360 (https://converge360.com), a business unit that brings together media sites, magazines and events focused on enterprise IT, software development, the IT channel and emerging technologies with sophisticated, next-generation marketing services.

Building on the B2B media properties of the 1105 Enterprise Computing Group (ECG), such as Redmond magazine and ADTmag.com, and educational events, such as Live! 360, Visual Studio Live! and TechMentor, Converge360 is expanding the business unit's media coverage into emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT). For B2B media clients, Converge360 will tightly integrate traditional media assets such as superior audiences and demand-generation services with cutting-edge, AI-based predictive account-based marketing (ABM), campaign expertise and content execution.

"We know that modern marketers are being pressed to achieve greater ROI on every dollar. Converge360 carries forward ECG's 25-plus years of technology-focused content layered over our Prophyts ABM platform that identifies and delivers qualified buyers for our customers. Converge360 is a complete B2B media and marketing solutions provider," said Dan LaBianca, chief revenue officer and general manager for Converge360.

"With the coming convergence of AI, IoT, blockchain and other emerging technologies, rebranding the Enterprise Computing Group to Converge360 is a natural progression for this group at 1105. We are already an industry leader in B2B data analytics and the overarching Microsoft stack, and this positions us to our customers as the go-to marketing and media player for the emerging tech space," said Rajeev Kapur, CEO of 1105 Media.

About Converge360
Converge360 is the leading B2B media and marketing solutions provider for today's most important technology issues and the go-to source for tomorrow's technology innovations. Converge360 media brands include ADTmag.com, AWSinsider.net, MCPmag.com, MSDN Magazine, PURE AI, Redmond, Redmond Channel Partner, Virtualization & Cloud Review and Visual Studio Magazine.

About 1105 Media Inc.
1105 Media Inc. is a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) media services in the ABM, Big Data, education technology, enterprise computing, government technology and infrastructure markets. 1105 Media's offerings span print and online magazines, journals and newsletters; seminars, conferences and trade shows; training courseware; marketing and Web-based services.

Posted on 08/27/2018 at 12:15 PM0 comments

TDWI Announces 2018 Best Practices Awards Winners

Innovations in Big Data, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, and Analytics Implementations to Be Recognized at TDWI Anaheim, August 5-10 in Southern California.

Seattle, WA, June 25, 2018—TDWI, the premier source for in-depth education and research on all things data, is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of its annual Best Practices Awards.

TDWI's Best Practices Awards identify and honor companies that demonstrate excellence and innovation in developing, deploying, and maintaining BI, DW, and related data management (DM) applications. All nominated solutions were evaluated by TDWI analysts and faculty, who selected the award winners based on business impact, maturity, innovation, and relevance in their field.

"With so many companies innovating with data and analytics, the level of competition for the Best Practices Awards grows each year," said Meighan Berberich, president of TDWI. "It's a privilege to recognize these individuals and companies for their forward-thinking programs and diverse solutions. The winners are truly world-class, and we look forward to presenting the awards this August."

TDWI Best Practices Award recipients will be honored at the TDWI Anaheim Conference, taking place August 5-10 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA. Representatives from each company, along with their solution sponsors, if applicable, will receive their awards during the opening of the event.

Here are the 2018 TDWI Best Practices Awards winners:

Advanced Analytics and Data Science:
HDFC Bank Ltd.

BI and Analytics on a Limited Budget:
Solution Sponsor: Paxata

BI, Visual Analytics, and Data Discovery:
Medical and Health Sciences Foundation, University of Pittsburgh and UPMC
Solution Sponsor: ADVIZOR Solutions, Inc.

Big Data:
Freddie Mac

Data Management Strategies:
Department of the Navy, Manpower, Personnel, Training, and Education Command

Emerging Technologies and Methods:
Solution Sponsor: Kyvos Insights Inc.

Enterprise Data Warehouses
Cerner Corporation
Solution Sponsor: Vertica

For more information about TDWI's Best Practices Awards program, visit tdwi.org/bpawards.

Qualified members of the media can request interviews—with Meighan Berberich, TDWI President, or Fern Halper, Vice President and Senior Director of Research for Analytics—or press credentials for TDWI Anaheim by contacting Brenda Woodbridge, TDWI Vice President of Operations, at bwoodbridge@tdwi.org.

About TDWI
For over 20 years, TDWI, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., has helped individuals and teams transform data with intelligence through a comprehensive portfolio of business and technical education and research. The in-depth, best-practices-based knowledge TDWI offers can be quickly applied to develop world-class talent across your organization's business and IT functions and to enhance analytical, data-driven decision making and performance. TDWI advances the art and science of realizing business value from data by providing an objective forum where industry experts, solution providers, and practitioners can explore and enhance data competencies, practices, and technologies. TDWI presents four major conferences as well as topical seminars, onsite education, membership, certification, live webinars, resource-filled publications, industry news, and in-depth research. See tdwi.org or follow us on Twitter @TDWI.

Posted on 06/26/2018 at 11:10 AM0 comments

Announcing the 2018 Government Innovation Awards: Call for Nominations Now Open

MCLEAN, VA, Jun 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 1105 Public Sector Media Group is pleased to introduce the Government Innovation Awards and announce that nominations for 2018 are now being accepted.

The 2018 Government Innovation Awards, presented by GCN, FCW, Washington Technology and Defense Systems, recognize government IT's disruptors, innovators and emerging leaders who have transformed government agencies through new technologies and innovative ways of weaving IT into critical missions.

"Public-sector tech is far cooler than the government often gets credit for," GCN Editor-in-Chief Troy K. Schneider said. "With the Government Innovation Awards, we get to give credit where credit is due and recognize those who are really reinventing government."

These awards cover three different categories:

  • Public Sector Innovations:  Transformative tech projects being deployed or tested in government at the federal, state or local level. 
  • Industry Innovators:  The contractor firms that are advancing the technologies critical to tomorrow's government.
  • Rising Stars:  Individual awards for outstanding early-career leaders in both government and industry.

Any tech-driven innovation in government is eligible, but the 2018 Government Innovation Awards focus on six distinct areas of IT:

  • AI/Analytics/Automation             
  • Digital Transformation
  • Cybersecurity
  • IoT & Smart Cities
  • Cloud/Infrastructure
  • Unmanned Systems

Nominations for the 2018 awards are now being accepted at http://GovernmentInnovationAwards.com with a submission deadline of July 6.

Winners will be announced in late August, profiled in 1105 Public Sector Media Group's publications this fall, and recognized in person at the Nov. 8 Government Innovation Awards celebration at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons.

For more information on the Government Innovation Awards and to submit a nomination, visit http://GovernmentInnovationAwards.com

About 1105 Public Sector Media Group
1105 Public Sector Media Group, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., provides information, insight and analysis to the Government IT sector. Content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services.  http://1105publicsector.com

Posted on 06/15/2018 at 11:10 AM0 comments

Washington Technology Announces 2018 Top 100: Celebrating 25 Years of Annual Rankings

MCLEAN, VA, Jun 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Washington Technology, an 1105 Media Inc. brand,  has released its annual Top 100 rankings of the largest companies selling IT and other technology products and services to the federal government. For the second year in a row there is a new No. 1 company -- General Dynamics Corp.

GD captured the top spot with $7.3 billion in prime contracts during fiscal 2017. GD's rise from No. 6 in 2017 to No. 1 in 2018 is thanked in a large part by its acquisition of CSRA earlier this year.

Last year's No. 1, Leidos Inc., moved down to the No. 2 spot. Leidos displaced Lockheed Martin, which had held the No. 1 position for 22 years, but sold the bulk of its IT services business to Leidos in 2016.
The annual rankings are based on an analysis of procurement data from the Federal Procurement Data System. Agencies assign codes to all of their spending and Washington Technology uses codes that best represent IT, systems integration, telecommunications, research and develop and professional services to analyze the data and create the rankings.

"The rankings are a great barometer for how the market is changing and how the companies are evolving," said Washington Technology Editor-in-chief Nick Wakeman.

Some of the major trends represented in the Top 100 include a resurgence in large acquisitions, the importance of IT modernization, and more firms embracing strategies built around presenting customers with solutions rather than just services.

The 2018 Top 100 is the 25th annual rankings Washington Technology has produced since publishing the first Top 100 in 1994.

"Obviously, the market has changed a tremendous amount since then," Wakeman said. "But the 25th annual rankings also tell us that more change is underway right now with robust M&A activity and companies developing solutions around the cloud and mobility as well as emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning."

Join Washington Technology's webcast on June 20th as they explore the 2018 annual rankings of the largest prime contractors in the federal market. Visit http://washingtontechnology.com to find out more.

About Washington Technology
Washington Technology provides actionable and insightful information to all contractors in the government IT and systems integration marketplace. Expert coverage and analysis fuels strategic decisions around partnering, RFPs and resource development, which enables readers to competitively build relationships, bid smartly and win contracts. http://washingtontechnology.com

About 1105 Public Sector Media Group
1105 Public Sector Media Group, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., provides information, insight and analysis to the Government IT sector. Content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services.  http://1105publicsector.com

Posted on 06/11/2018 at 11:10 AM0 comments

1105 Media Offers Leads with Predictive Intelligence

Irvine, CA, May 24, 2018  -- 1105 Media Inc. today announced "Leads Powered By Prophyts," an initiative that will run all campaign-generated leads through the powerful Prophyts prediction engine, giving marketers a deeper level of purchase intelligence related to their traditional demand-gen and lead-gen efforts.

The powerful predictive Prophyts algorithm is able to identify early-stage buyers that are in-market to purchase products within specific technology categories. By overlaying this AI with traditional campaign-generated leads, marketers can hyper-target and prioritize their campaign-generated leads, in essence super-charging their efforts.

"We know that 21st century marketing teams are a revenue center within today's organizations, and we need to be able to provide the very best ROI using every resource and technology that's available to us. The Prophyts prediction engine, which is tuned to identify early-stage buyers, is a perfect complement to any lead campaign that runs with us," said Henry Allain, COO, 1105 Media.

Leads Powered By Prophyts is available now. Contact Dan LaBianca at DLaBianca@1105media.com for more information.

About Prophyts
Prophyts is a Predictive Account Based Marketing company offering Predictive ABM, Predictive Named Account services, and Marketing Services. Prophyts is powered by a patent-pending machine-learning algorithm that sifts through billions of monthly page views and the reading activity of millions of potential B2B buyers. Based on this data, Prophyts predicts companies in-market, early in the Buyer Journey, enabling companies to optimize their marketing efforts and accelerate their revenues.

About 1105 Media Inc.
1105 Media Inc. is a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) media services in the ABM, Big Data, education technology, enterprise computing, government technology and infrastructure markets. 1105 Media's offerings span print and online magazines, journals and newsletters; seminars, conferences and trade shows; training courseware; marketing and Web-based services. 1105media.com

Posted on 05/24/2018 at 11:10 AM0 comments

Prophyts Expands Its ABM Suite by Launching Predictive Named Accounts

IRVINE, CA, May 8, 2018 -- 1105 Media Inc. today announced that Prophyts, its predictive ABM company, launched a new Predictive Named Accounts service..

The Predictive Named Accounts service is an account monitoring solution powered by Prophyts. This latest solution capitalizes on the Prophyts patent pending algorithm to provide predictive insight into companies identified as high-value accounts.

By tracking the reading habits of supplied named accounts, the Predictive Named Account Service identifies which companies are in-market for a solution in a specific category, and when they entered the buyer's journey, providing organizations with actionable intelligence around which to build sales and marketing efforts.

"As Account Based Marketing (ABM) continues to drive ROI for organizations, Prophyts Predictive Named Accounts service brings intelligence to your named accounts that are in the market to buy.  This puts the organization in the driver's seat to be pro-active versus reacting to customers." – Henry Allain, COO, 1105 Media.
A one-stop solution, Prophyts also offers industry-leading marketing engagement services and advertising targeting programs.
Prophyts will be attending SiriusDecisions 2018 in Las Vegas. Stop by booth #K402 to talk about your ABM needs and how Prophyts can help.

More information is available at prophyts.com.

About Prophyts
Prophyts is a Predictive Account Based Marketing company offering Predictive ABM, Predictive Named Account services, and Marketing Services. Prophyts is powered by a patent-pending machine-learning algorithm that sifts through billions of monthly page views and the reading activity of millions of potential B2B buyers. Based on this data, Prophyts predicts companies in-market, early in the Buyer Journey, enabling companies to optimize their marketing efforts and accelerate their revenues.

Prophyts is a subscription-based service and does not need any intrusive access to proprietary systems or databases.

About 1105 Media Inc.
1105 Media Inc. is a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) media services in the ABM, Big Data, education technology, enterprise computing, government technology and infrastructure markets. 1105 Media's offerings span print and online magazines, journals and newsletters; seminars, conferences and trade shows; training courseware; marketing and Web-based services. 

Posted on 05/15/2018 at 11:10 AM0 comments

Security, Automation & Visibility - Effectively Moving Government to the Cloud; BMC Federal Exchange Event Brings the Pillars of Modernization into Focus for Federal IT

(MCLEAN, VA., May 3rd, 2018) -- 1105 Public Sector Media Group and BMC announce the 7th Annual BMC Federal Exchange event, 'Effectively Moving Government to the Cloud. Security, Automation & Visibility.'  The event will take place May 9th at the Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC.

Announced speakers include keynote speakers, LTG (R) Alan Lynn, Former Director, DISA, Former Commander, Joint Force Headquarters – DODIN, David Wennergren, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Kathryn Haun, Former Federal Prosecutor with U.S. Department of Justice and leading expert on Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Cybersecurity; Guy Cavallo, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Small Business Administration; Sara Mosley, Chief for Strategic Technology and Architecture, Office of the Chief Technology Officer,  Department of Homeland Security; and Gene Hackman, Vice President, Division Manager, CACI International.

The one-day multi-track intensive education program is expected to draw hundreds of attendees and features additional IT experts leading hands-on sessions across Digital Service Automation (Performance, Cost, Security & Automation), Digital Service Management, Digital Government Initiatives and Digital Business Automation (Control-M).

"Modernizing government is a complex balancing act that requires culture, teamwork and leadership, as well as the ability to apply new technologies at the scale of government," said Anne Armstrong, Chief Content Officer, 1105 Public Sector Media Group. "This event provides government executives with real tools and ideas that can make the journey faster and more productive."

"As federal agencies navigate their own digital transformations, they are also dealing with budget and procurement challenges, and the complexities of multi-cloud management," said Kevin Orr, Vice President, Federal at BMC. "At BMC Federal Exchange, agencies will hear from government leaders and experts that will highlight key insights, learnings and best practices around cybersecurity, compliance, and automation; datacenter optimization; multi-cloud management; digital business automation; cognitive service management; actionable intelligence and AI operations; and other challenges facing agencies in the digital era."  

For more information on the May 9th event, visit: https://FCW.com/BMCExchange or contact: cmcdonagh@1105media.com

About 1105 Public Sector Media Group
1105 Public Sector Media Group, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., provides information, insight and analysis to the Government IT sector. Our content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services. http://1105publicsector.com

About BMC 
BMC is a global leader in innovative software solutions that enable businesses to transform into digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive advantage. Our Digital Enterprise Management solutions are designed to make digital business fast, seamless, and optimized from mainframe to mobile to cloud and beyond. BMC digital IT transforms 92 percent of the Fortune 500 and serves more than 10,000 customers worldwide.

BMC – Bring IT to Life
BMC, BMC Software, the BMC logo, and the BMC Software logo are the exclusive properties of BMC Software Inc., are registered or pending registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may be registered or pending registration in other countries. All other BMC trademarks, service marks, and logos may be registered or pending registration in the U.S. or in other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©Copyright 2018 BMC Software, Inc.

Posted on 05/04/2018 at 11:10 AM0 comments

Visual Studio Magazine Announces 2017 Reader's Choice Award Winners

(IRVINE, CA, December 12, 2017) -- Visual Studio Magazine today announced the winners of its 24th annual Reader's Choice Awards. The 2017 winners are chosen by the readers of Visual Studio Magazine and honor the best Visual Studio- and .NET Framework-related tools and services in 36 categories.

"This year, Visual Studio Magazine readers weighed in with votes on their favorite products ranging from individual component collections to full-fledged frameworks," said David Ramel, Editor in Chief of Visual Studio Magazine. "Whether you're looking for just the right security solution or a good Web host, there's no better guidance than the opinions of your fellow coders."

Visual Studio Magazine presented three awards per category: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

The awards are based on the responses of Visual Studio Magazine subscribers. An e-mail invitation was sent to subscribers and responses were collected earlier this year. The online ballot, which was compiled by the editors of Visual Studio Magazine, included more than 400 products.

The winner's list is available in a special edition PDF available for download here.

Here is the list of the top award recipients for each individual category:

Component Suite: Desktop (WinForms, WPF)
Gold: Developer Express DevExpress DXperience Suite
Silver: Infragistics Ultimate UI for Windows Forms
Bronze: Infragistics Ultimate UI for WPF

Component Suite: Web (ASP.NET, HTML5, JavaScript, XAML)
Gold: Developer Express DevExpress Universal
Silver: Progress Telerik
Bronze: Ignite UI for JavaScript/HTML5 and ASP.NET MVC

Component Suite: Cross-Platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.)
Gold: Developer Express DevExpress DevExtreme Complete
Silver: Infragistics Ultimate UI for Xamarin
Bronze: Aspose.Total for .NET

Component: Grid and Spreadsheet
Gold: Developer Express DevExpress Grid
Silver: Syncfusion Grid Control
Bronze: Aspose.Cells for .NET

Component: Chart, Gauge, Graph and Flow
Gold: Developer Express DevExpress Charts
Silver: Software FX Inc. Chart FX
Bronze: GrapeCity ComponentOne Studio FlexChart

Component: Imaging, Image Processing and Drawing
Gold: Aspose.Imaging for .NET
Silver: LEAD Technologies LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro Developer Toolkit
Bronze: Intel Integrated Performance Primitives

Component: Mapping/GIS
Gold: DevExpress Map Control
Silver: Esri ArcGIS Desktop
Bronze: Telerik DevTools

Component: Text, OCR, Scanning & Barcode
Gold: Developer Express DevExpress Rich Text Editor
Silver: Aspose.OCR for .NET
Bronze: Aspose.BarCode for .NET

Component: UI, Toolbar, Menu, Ribbon
Gold: Developer Express DevExpress Ribbon Control
Silver: Xceed Toolkit Plus for WPF
Bronze: Codejock Software Toolkit Pro

Component: Multi-Document Processing
Gold: Developer Express DevExpress Document Server
Silver: Aspose.Words for .NET
Bronze: LEAD Technologies LEADTOOLS Recognition Imaging Developer Toolkit

Software Design, Frameworks, and Modeling Tools
Gold: Developer Express eXpressApp Framework by DevExpress
Silver: IBM Rational Rose Developer for Visual Studio
Bronze: Infragistics Indigo Studio

Performance, Profiling, and Debugging Tools
Gold: JetBrains dotTrace
Silver: Redgate ANTS Performance Profiler
Bronze: Intel Trace Analyzer and Collector

General Development Tools (includes IDEs)
Gold: JetBrains ReSharper
Silver: Developer Express CodeRush by DevExpress
Bronze: Altova XMLSpy

Collaboration, Project Management and Agile Solutions
Gold: VisualSVN - Subversion for Visual Studio
Silver: Atlassian Bitbucket
Bronze: JetBrains TeamCity

ALM, SCM and Requirements Management
Gold: IBM Rational ClearCase
Silver: CollabNet TeamForge
Bronze: SourceGear Vault

Bug, Defect and Feature Tracking
Gold: Atlassian JIRA
Silver: Smartbear Software Collaborator
Bronze: Countersoft Gemini

Software Testing and Quality Assurance
Gold: JetBrains dotCover
Silver: Developer Express TestCafe by DevExpress
Bronze: Parasoft SOAtest

FTP, Email and Network Connectivity
Gold: Xceed SFTP for .NET
Silver: Catalyst Development SocketTools .NET Edition
Bronze: Advanced Intellect aspNetEmail

Reporting, Analysis and Visualization
Gold: Developer Express DevExpress Reporting
Silver: GrapeCity ActiveReports
Bronze: Syncfusion Dashboard Platform

Databases and Data Development and Modeling
Gold: Redgate SQL Toolbelt
Silver: Developer Express eXpress Persistent Objects by DevExpress
Bronze: Quest Software Toad for SQL Server

Big Data, Hadoop
Gold: Apache Spark
Silver: Tableau
Bronze: Syncfusion Big Data Platform

Data Sciences, Analytics
Gold: Developer Express DevExpress Dashboard
Silver: Rstudio
Bronze: CData Software CData ODBC Drivers

SharePoint Components and Tooling
Gold: Infragistics SharePlus Enterprise
Silver: Sharegate Migration
Bronze: Bamboo Project Management Suite

PDF and Print/Preview Components and Tools
Gold: Developer Express DevExpress PDF Viewer
Silver: ActivePDF DocGenius Toolkit
Bronze: Accusoft pdf Xpress

Mobile Development Tools and Frameworks
Gold: Developer Express DevExpress DevExtreme Mobile
Silver: GrapeCity Xuni Xamarin Edition
Bronze: NativeScript (created by Progress)

Middleware, SOA and Server-Based Tools
Gold: SAP Crystal Server
Silver: ComponentSpace SAML Suite for .NET
Bronze: CData Software CData ADO.NET Subscriptions

Web Design & Development Tools and Frameworks
Gold: Adobe CreativeCloud
Silver: Progress Kendo UI
Bronze: GrapeCity Wijmo Enterprise

Productivity Tools
Gold: Redgate SQL Prompt
Silver: StudioWorks Software DesignBox
Bronze: Devart Code Compare

Content Management Systems
Gold: N2 Open Source ASP.NET CMS
Silver: Kentico
Bronze: Progress Sitefinity

Cloud Development Tools
Gold: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Silver: VMware vCloud Suite
Bronze: Cerebrata Azure Management Studio

Security & Copy Protection
Gold: CrypKey SDK
Silver: Black Duck Hub
Bronze: CrypKey Instant

Installation, Setup & Deployment Tools
Gold: Flexera Software InstallShield
Silver: InstallAware Software InstallAware
Bronze: Indigo Rose Software MSI Factory

Parallel and Multicore Development Tools
Gold: Intel C/C++ Compiler
Silver: Intel Parallel Studio XE
Bronze: PostSharp Technologies PostSharp Threading

Web Hosting
Gold: myASP.NET
Silver: HostGator
Bronze: Discount ASP.NET

Gold: Atlassian
Silver: Developer Express DevExpress Training
Bronze: Redgate ReadyRoll

Developer Training Resources
Gold: Pluralsight
Silver: Developer Express DevExpress Training
Bronze: Lynda.com

About Visual Studio Magazine 
Visual Studio Magazine provides news, analysis and how-to, practical articles that teach developers how to create applications with Visual Studio better, faster and more easily. The portfolio includes VisualStudioMagazine.com, .NET Insight e-newsletter, Visual Studio Live! and Live! 360 events. The award-winning editorial reaches the core of the Microsoft developer community—software architects, senior developers and development managers. For more information, visit https://VisualStudioMagazine.com.

About 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including the public sector (FED/SLED) information technology community; enterprise computing; industrial health, safety, and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. 1105's offerings span marketing services; print and online magazines, journals, and newsletters; seminars, conferences, and trade shows; training courseware; web-based services. 1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, CA, with offices throughout the United States. https://1105media.com

Posted on 12/13/2017 at 11:10 AM0 comments

Google, Apple, and Lexia Top Technologies for Educators in 2017

(IRVINE, CA, October 30, 2017) — THE Journal, the leading K–12 education technology magazine, today announces the winners of its third-annual Readers' Choice Awards program.

For THE Journal's annual Readers' Choice Awards, education technology professionals voted for the software, hardware, and services they consider most vital to the job of educating and supporting America's 50 million K–12 students.

"More than 1,400 education technology professionals, including IT staff and educators, spoke out about the tools they think have the most positive impact on the mission of education," says David Nagel, editor-in-chief of THE Journal and editorial director for 1105 Media's Education Group. "All of the winners deserve high praise for their work in K–12 education and the impact they've had on teaching and learning, and we congratulate them for being selected by the teachers, administrators, and technology staff they serve so well."

2017's Top Overall Winners
When asked an open-ended question, "What are your three favorite technologies that you currently use in your capacity as an education professional?" the top individual products were:

  • Platinum: Google G Suite for Education
  • Gold: Apple iPad
  • Silver: Lexia Core5


The top product categories were:

  • Platinum: Mobile devices (led by Chromebooks and iPads)
  • Gold: Interactive whiteboards/displays/projectors
  • Silver (TIE):
    • E-learning/learning management systems
    • Reading software


When asked an open-ended question, "What's the most valuable product your school or district added this year?" the individual product winners were:

  • Platinum: Lexia Core5
  • Gold: Google Chromebooks
  • Silver: Google G Suite for Education


The top product categories picked by readers were:

  • Platinum: Mobile devices (led by Google Chromebooks and Apple iPads)
  • Gold: Reading software (Led by Lexia)
  • Silver: Learning management systems (led by Instructure Canvas and Schoology)


2017's Readers' Choice Award Category Winners:
(Note: Where no gold or silver winners are listed, all other nominees aside from the platinum and/or gold winners tied with a negligible number of votes.)
Best Reading Program

  • Platinum: Lexia Learning Core5

Best Math Program

  • Platinum: IXL Math
  • Gold: DreamBox

Best Science Program

  • Platinum: Discovery Education Techbook
  • Gold: Mystery Science
  • Silver: FOSS

Best Robotics System/Curriculum

  • Platinum: LEGO
  • Gold (TIE):
    • Wonder Workshop
    • Vex

Best Coding Tool/Curriculum

  • Platinum: Code.org
  • Gold: Scratch

Best Assessment

  • Platinum: NWEA MAP

Favorite Learning Management Systems, Course Management Systems & E-Learning Platforms

  • Platinum: Google Classroom
  • Gold: Schoology
  • Silver: Instructure Canvas

Favorite 3D Printer (by Brand)

  • Platinum: Makerbot
  • Gold (TIE):
    • Dremel
    • FlashForge
  • Silver: ROBO 3D

Favorite Education Networks/Professional Communities/Professional Development Systems

  • Platinum: Twitter
  • Gold: Discovery Educator Network
  • Silver: LinkedIn

Favorite Adaptive/Personalized Learning Tool

  • Platinum: Lexia Learning
  • Gold: Renaissance
  • Silver: MobyMax

Favorite E-Portfolio

  • Platinum: Moodle
  • Gold: Blackboard Learn
  • Silver (TIE):
    • Instructure Canvas
    • Google G Suite for Education

Favorite Interventions & Remediation Software

  • Platinum: MobyMax
  • Gold: STAR Reading & Early Literacy
  • Silver: i-Ready Diagnostic and Instruction, Math

Favorite "Other" Education Tool

  • Platinum: Khan Academy
  • Gold: Discovery Education Streaming Plus
  • Silver: Discovery Education Science Techbook

Favorite Student Response Systems & Classroom Clickers

  • Platinum: Kahoot!
  • Gold: Promethean
  • Silver (TIE):
    • Poll Everywhere
    • Socratic

Favorite Collaboration Tool

  • Platinum: Google G Suite for Education
  • Gold: Microsoft 365 for Education
  • Silver: Nearpod

Favorite Classroom Management, Culture, or Student Success System

  • Platinum: ClassDojo
  • Gold: PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)
  • Silver: Google Cast for Education

Favorite Student Information Systems & Data Management Tool

  • Platinum: PowerSchool
  • Gold (TIE):
    • Infinite Campus
    • Skyward
  • Silver: Edmodo Sync

Favorite Lecture Capture/Screen Recording

  • Platinum: Screencast-o-matic
  • Gold (TIE):
    • Adobe Presenter
    • TechSmith Camtasia
  • Silver: TechSmith Snagit

Favorite Document Camera (by Brand)

  • Platinum: Elmo USA
  • Gold: Epson DC series
  • Silver: SMART Technologies

Favorite Projector (by Brand)

  • Platinum: Epson
  • Gold: Sony
  • Silver: Hitachi

Favorite Interactive Whiteboard, Display, Flat Panel, or Kiosk (by Brand)

  • Platinum: SMART Technologies
  • Gold: Promethean
  • Silver: Mimio

Favorite Videoconferencing & Web Conferencing Tool

  • Platinum: Google Hangouts
  • Gold: Microsoft Skype in the Classroom
  • Silver: Zoom

Favorite Virtual Classroom/Meeting Software

  • Platinum: Google Hangouts
  • Gold: GoToMeeting
  • Silver: Microsoft Skype in the Classroom

Favorite Classroom Audio Distribution/Sound Enhancement System (by Brand)

  • Platinum: Lightspeed Technologies
  • Gold: Smart Audio
  • Silver: Califone

Top Educational Game or Gamified Learning Tool

  • Platinum: Kahoot
  • Gold: Microsoft Minecraft
  • Silver: Prodigy Math

Top Game not Necessarily Designed for Education but Used as a Part of Instruction at Your Institution

  • Platinum: Microsoft Minecraft

Favorite Virtual/Augmented Reality Headset or Hardware System

  • Platinum: Google Cardboard
  • Gold: Samsung Gear VR
  • Silver: Sony PlayStation VR

Favorite Virtual/Augmented Reality Software/System

  • Platinum: Aurasma
  • Gold: PBS Lunch Rush!
  • Silver: Chromville

Favorite Gaming Platform

  • Platinum: Apple iOS (iPhone/iPad)
  • Gold: Sony PlayStation
  • Silver: Microsoft Xbox

Favorite Classroom Presentation Software

  • Platinum: Google Slides
  • Gold: Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Silver: Prezi

Office/Productivity Suite

  • Platinum: Google G Suite
  • Gold: Microsoft Office 365
  • Silver: Apple iWork

Favorite Multimedia Authoring Suites & Creative Software

  • Platinum: Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Gold: Apple Creativity Apps
  • Silver: Ubuntu Studio

Favorite E-Learning Authoring Tool

  • Platinum: Google G Suite
  • Gold: Camtasia Studio
  • Silver: Adobe Creative Cloud

Favorite Media Tablet (by Brand)

  • Platinum: Apple
  • Gold: Google
  • Silver: Samsung

Favorite Chromebook (by Brand)

  • Platinum: Google
  • Gold (TIE):
    • HP
    • Dell
  • Silver: Lenovo

Favorite Windows Tablet (by Brand)

  • Platinum: Microsoft
  • Gold: Dell
  • Silver: HP

Favorite Convertible Notebook/2-in-1 Notebook (by Brand)

  • Platinum: Dell
  • Gold: HP
  • Silver: Lenovo

Favorite Education Notebook (by Brand)

  • Platinum: Apple
  • Gold: Dell
  • Silver: HP

Favorite Virtual Desktops and Thin Clients

  • Platinum: Lenovo ThinkCentre line
  • Gold (TIE):
    • HP Thin Client Solutions
    • VMware
  • Silver: Dell Wyse

Favorite Wireless Access Point or Hotspot (by Brand)

  • Platinum: Cisco
  • Gold: Netgear
  • Silver: Extreme Networks

Favorite Network or WiFi Management, Analysis, and Monitoring Tool (by Brand)

  • Platinum: Microsoft
  • Gold: Cisco
  • Silver: Extreme Networks

Favorite Mobile Device Management Solution (by Brand)

  • Platinum: Google
  • Gold: AT&T
  • Silver: JAMF

Favorite Anonymous Reporting Tool

  • Platinum: MySafeSchool
  • Gold: CyberBully Hotline
  • Silver: Anonymous Alerts

Favorite Emergency Notification System

  • Platinum: SchoolMessenger
  • Gold: School Alert
  • Silver: K12 Alerts

Favorite Firewall Software

  • Platinum: Norton 360
  • Gold: Kaspersky
  • Silver: Windows Firewall

Favorite Firewall Hardware/Appliance (by Brand)

  • Platinum: McAfee
  • Gold: Cisco

Top Anti-Virus Tool (by Brand)

  • Platinum: Norton
  • Gold: McAfee
  • Silver: AVG

Favorite Classroom Furnishings and Charging Carts (by Brand)

  • Platinum: Steelcase
  • Gold: Bretford
  • Silver: Childcraft

Detailed winner profiles will be featured on THEJournal.com and will appear in the October/November issue of THE Journal, which ships today. 

About THE Journal
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Posted on 10/30/2017 at 11:10 AM0 comments

Digital Edition of Occupational Health & Safety Wins 2017 Folio: Ozzie Award

Dallas, TX, October 30, 2017 -- The May 2017 issue of Occupational Health & Safety was named the winner of the B-to-B – App/Digital Edition/Standalone Digital Magazine category in the 2017 Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards earlier this month. The Eddie & Ozzie Awards recognize excellence in magazine editorial and design across all sectors of the industry. Occupational Health & Safety’s entry was selected from 2,800 entries by a panel of more than 300 judges.

In addition to winning the B-to-B Digital Edition category, Occupational Health & Safety was named as an Eddies finalist for B-to-B – Full Issue – Construction/Manufacturing for its October 2016 issue and as an Ozzies finalist for B-to-B Site Design for its website, ohsonline.com.

Occupational Health & Safety is part of the Infrastructure Solutions Group of 1105 Media, which also includes the media brands Security Today, School Planning & Management, College Planning & Management, Environmental Protection, Mobility Management, HME Business, and Campus Security & Life Safety, as well as ancillary products related to these brands. It is an industry leader in every category it includes.

"Winning this award and also being recognized in the other categories is the perfect way to wrap up another successful year for Occupational Health & Safety," said Susan May, group marketing director for 1105 Media’s Infrastructure Solutions Group. "OH&S has a large number of subscribers that prefer to read their issues digitally, and we are proud to provide them with such an outstanding platform for doing so."

"Occupational Health & Safety has been serving the safety marketplace since 1932," added Kevin O'Grady, president & group publisher of 1105 Media’s Infrastructure Solutions Group. "As the industry evolves, OH&S has continually invested in new design and products to keep our audience engaged. Winning Folio’s digital edition award and being recognized for our full magazine and our website shows that we are providing quality content in multiple ways to this key audience."

For more information on Occupational Health & Safety, visit ohsonline.com.

About 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including security; industrial health, safety, and compliance; environmental protection; home healthcare; education; and information technology. 1105's offerings span print and online magazines, journals, and newsletters; seminars, conferences, and trade shows; training courseware; and web-based services. 1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, CA, with offices throughout the United States.

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Posted on 10/30/2017 at 11:10 AM0 comments