Award-Winning Media Brand Gets Name Update: Virtualization & Cloud Review

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(Irvine, CA, March 8, 2017)—1105 Enterprise Computing Group announced today that award-winning media brand Virtualization Review has been renamed Virtualization & Cloud Review.

The change reflects the evolving nature of the IT industry and brings the name of the brand more in line with current trends. Virtualization & Cloud Review remains the premier guide for IT administrators and C-level decision makers who want to understand how virtualization and cloud technology impacts their businesses.

"This new name perfectly encapsulates our coverage," said Keith Ward, Editor in Chief of Virtualization & Cloud Review. "We cover the major cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, along with the virtualization technologies that make them possible, like software-defined networking (SDN) and software-defined storage (SDS), hyper-convergence, virtual machines and containers. If it makes 'the cloud' go, Virtualization & Cloud Review writes about it."

Virtualization & Cloud Review's print publication, web site and resources such as newsletters, whitepapers, webcasts and blogs provide coverage on server, application, storage and desktop virtualization; software-defined datacenters; backup and disaster recovery; and private and public cloud infrastructure and management.

For more information visit http://virtcloudreview.com.

About 1105 Enterprise Computing Group
1105 Enterprise Computing Group, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., keeps managers and professionals current on the information, insight and analysis they need to succeed in the developer, IT and Channel worlds. Content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services. We offer our advertisers deep editorial and market knowledge, a comprehensive audience database, and expert marketing and engagement services. http://1105ecg.com

Media Inquiries:
Emily Jacobs: ejacos@1105media.com

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Bi-Coastal Event Series Examines Evolving Role of Analytics in National Security Decisions

(VIENNA, VA., February 14, 2017) -- FCW, Defense Systems and technical partner Booz Allen Hamilton announce the launch of a new bi-coastal event series focused on the evolving role of analytics in national security.  The topic for both events will be Analytics Supporting National Security:  Advanced Capabilities for Better Decision-Making with the initial morning event occurring March 21 at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City in Arlington, VA.

Increasingly, government and military leaders are leveraging advanced analytic tools in new ways -- addressing a broader range of problems, gaining deeper levels of understanding and reducing overall cost. This event will bring together government and military leaders and experts to examine how advanced analytics provides not only the insight, but the foresight needed for effective decision-making in national security matters.

"It's been fascinating to watch the government embrace analytics in recent years, and move from basic measurement and monitoring to true predictive analytics," said Troy K. Schneider, Editor-in-Chief, FCW and GCN. "Now we're seeing some agencies explore prescriptive analytics, using the data to suggest the best course of action.  This has tremendous potential, but requires a very different way of thinking about problems and mission goals." 

"Defense and intelligence leaders recognize that the power of analytics can enable timely and accurate decision making. This event series will further drive that discussion with real-world examples and identify paths forward in thinking about how to apply analytics to better support different missions," said Mark Jacobsohn, Senior Vice President and Lead, Data Science and Machine Intelligence within Booz Allen Hamilton's Strategic Innovation Group (SIG).

For more information on the March 21 event, visit: https://fcw.com/analytics or contact: editor@fcw.com

The second event in this series will take place in San Diego; more details will be announced shortly.

About 1105 Public Sector Media Group
FCW and Defense Systems are media brands in the 1105 Public Sector Media Group, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., that provides information, insight and analysis to the Government IT and Education IT (FED/SLED) sectors. Content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services. http://1105publicsector.com

About Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology for more than 100 years. Today, the firm provides management and technology consulting and engineering services to leading Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and not-for-profits across the globe. Booz Allen partners with public and private sector clients to solve their most difficult challenges through a combination of consulting, analytics, mission operations, technology, systems delivery, cybersecurity, engineering, and innovation expertise.

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1105 Media's Campus Security & Life Safety Names New Editor

DALLAS, Feb. 13, 2017 -- Today the Infrastructure Solutions Group of 1105 Media announced that Lindsay Page has been named Editor of Campus Security and Life Safety magazine and e-newsletter. In addition, Campus Security and Life Safety will be launching a stand-alone website before the ISC West show, which will be April 5-7 in Las Vegas. Lindsay will also be the editor of the website.

Campus Security and Life Safety started as a supplement to Security Today (formerly Security Products) four years ago but is now a stand-alone brand offering the largest coverage of the educational security market. In her role as Editor, Lindsay will be driving the direction of the brand and creating and aggregating important news and product information in the fast-paced and growing educational security market.

Security Today Editor-in-Chief Ralph C. Jensen said, "Campus and educational security is of great importance and will be a huge market for many years to come. Adding a dedicated website in addition to the magazine and e-newsletter will help decision makers with their business." He added, "Lindsay has a proven track record of supplying great information to our general security market and is the perfect choice to head up this effort."

Lindsay, a graduate of Pittsburg State University, has been instrumental in driving the Campus Security and Life Safety brand. "I saw a need for more information to be supplied to the educational and campus markets to help ensure our campus environments are safe and secure," she stated. "I am honored to be editor for Campus Security & Life Safety. This magazine is becoming a force in the industry, and I am looking forward to helping it reach its full potential."

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, Calif., with offices throughout the United States.

Media Inquiries:
Susan May, Group Marketing Director, Infrastructure Solutions Group
smay@1105media.com

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1105 Media's Infrastructure Solutions Group Names New Editor

DALLAS, Feb. 8, 2017 -- Today the Infrastructure Solutions Group of 1105 Media announced that Matt Holden has been named Editor of the new Infrastructure Solutions Group website and its correlated e-newsletter. Matt, who is also Social Media Editor for the group, will be creating and aggregating important news in the fast-paced and growing infrastructure markets including buildings, roads, transportation and facilities.

1105 Media's Occupational Health and Safety Editor Jerry Laws says, "Infrastructure is a huge market and is sure to grow with the Trump administration making it a high priority. Having a dedicated website and e-newsletter will help decision makers stay on top of these developments that are so important to their business." He added, "Matt already knows these markets well and has a proven track record of supplying great information to our audience; he is the perfect choice to head up this effort."

Matt, a graduate of Ball State University, was instrumental in driving the launch of the new brand. "I saw a need for more information in the infrastructure markets and realized the divisions within our group were uniquely qualified to take this to market," said Matt.

The divisions within the Infrastructure Solutions Group include Safety & Health, Security, Education Facilities, Home Medical Care and Environmental Protection. The group's website can be found at http://infrastructuresolutionsgroup.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.

Media Inquiries:
Susan May, Group Marketing Director, Infrastructure Solutions Group
smay@1105media.com

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2017 Campus Technology Impact Awards Call for Nominations Now Open

(VIENNA, VA., February 1, 2017) -- Campus Technology and 1105 Public Sector Media Group are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2017 Campus Technology Impact Awards (formally the Innovators Awards) are now being accepted.

For 12 years, Campus Technology has showcased colleges and universities that are innovating with technology on campus, doing important work in the service of teaching, learning, administration and operations. This year with the new Impact Awards, Campus Technology is broadening the scope of this recognition to include both cutting-edge and well established projects.

"The Campus Technology Impact Awards build on our 12-year history of honoring colleges and universities for their work with technology in higher education," said Rhea Kelly, executive editor of Campus Technology. "We are excited to recognize projects large and small that have made their mark both on campus and on the higher ed community." 

Nominations must be submitted by April 10th and will be reviewed by the Impact Awards Judging Committee of higher ed tech leaders, with final winners selected by our expert team of editors. For each winning project, Campus Technology will recognize the institution, the project lead and the technologies involved in making the initiative a success.

All winners will be featured in the October issue of our digital magazine and with an in-depth project profile in one of our e-newsletters. Winners will be announced on our website (https://campustechnology.com) on August 1st.

For more information on the Campus Technology Impact Awards and to submit a nomination, visit https://campustechnology.com/impact.

About Campus Technology
Campus Technology is one of higher education's top information sources, with distribution across a website, monthly digital magazine, newsletters, webcasts and online tools. It's the go-to resource for campus professionals, providing in-depth coverage on the technologies and implementations influencing colleges and universities across the nation. Content includes valuable hands-on articles, best practices, industry trends, expert advice and insightful articles to help administrators, campus executives, technologists and educators plan, develop and successfully launch effective IT initiatives. https://campustechnology.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 and Education IT (FED/SLED) sectors. Our content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services.  http://1105publicsector.com

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1105 Media's Live From Campaign Wins Folio: Marketing Award for Use of Social Media

Dallas, TX, December 7, 2016 -- 1105 Media's Live From program has been named a 2016 Top 20 Marketing Campaign Winner in the Folio: Marketing Awards competition. Live From won in the Use of Social Media category. The Folio: Marketing Awards recognize the year's best in pioneering, inventive, and ultimately successful projects undertaken by the media industry's most innovative marketing professionals.

Conceived by 1105 Media's Infrastructure Solutions Group, Live From was created to establish group brands Occupational Health & Safety and Security Today as social media leaders and solidify their positions as thought leaders in their industries. The program provides an interactive way for both trade show attendees and non-attendees to experience the highlights of top industry events.

"Being named a winner of this award is truly an honor," said Susan May, group marketing director for 1105 Media's Infrastructure Solutions Group. "Our team is continuously looking for new ways to engage our audience, and Live From has proven to be a fun, timely way to generate excitement about industry events. In addition, both our editors' and our brands' Twitter and Facebook followings have seen large increases over the past year."

Matt Holden, group social media editor for the Infrastructure Solutions Group, coordinated on-site coverage for the Live From events. "It was great to be on hand to shoot and immediately post live video from sponsors' booths, to cover networking events, and to draw attention to must-see products and services," he said. "After the show, sponsors and viewers kept the excitement alive by continuing to post."

"Live From is seen as very new and cutting edge to our audience while at the same time being just the type of program that a social media leader such as our brands would launch," added Kevin O'Grady, president & group publisher of 1105 Media's Infrastructure Solutions Group. "We just launched Live From with our HME Business brand last month. As the program grows, we plan to expand it to include even more ways for companies to be involved."

For more information on Occupational Health & Safety and Security Today visit their respective sites at ohsonline.com and securitytoday.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.

Media Inquiries:
Susan May: smay@1105media.com

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Visual Studio Magazine Announces 2016 Reader's Choice Award Winners

VIENNA, VA, November 17, 2016) -- Visual Studio Magazine today announced the winners of its 23rd annual Reader's Choice Awards. The 2016 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.

"It's been an interesting year for solution builders, one that has seen some incredible innovation as Microsoft has refocused its own solution stack," said Michael Domingo, Editor in Chief of Visual Studio Magazine. "Readers will see some familiar companies, as well as some surprises in this year's Visual Studio Magazine Reader's Choice Awards."

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

The awards are based on the responses of hundreds of Visual Studio Magazine subscribers. An e-mail invitation was sent to subscribers and responses were collected from Aug. 6 to Sep. 2, 2016. The online ballot, which was compiled by the editors of Visual Studio Magazine, included more than 400 products.

The winner's list will be available in a special edition PDF available for download in December.

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

Component Suite: Desktop (WinForms, WPF)
Gold: DevExpress WinForms
Silver: Telerik DevTools by Progress
Bronze (Tie): Aspose.Total for .NET, CodeJock Xtreme ToolkitPro for Visual C++

Component Suite: Web (ASP.NET, Silverlight, HTML5, JavaScript)
Gold: Telerik DevTools by Progress
Silver: DevExpress ASP.NET Subscription
Bronze: Infragistics ASP.net Controls

Component Suite:Cross-Platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.)
Gold: DevExpress DevExtreme Subscription
Silver: Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition
Bronze: Aspose.Total for .NET

Component: Grid and Spreadsheet
Gold: DevExpress WinForms
Silver: Telerik DevTools by Progress
Bronze: Infragistics Windows Forms

Component: Chart, Gauge, Graph and Flow
Gold: DevExpress WinForms - Chart Control
Silver: Telerik DevTools by Progress
Bronze (TIE): Software FX Chart FX, Nevron Chart for .NET

Component: Imaging, Image Processing and Drawing
Gold: LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro Developer Toolkit
Silver: Accusoft ImageGear for .NET
Bronze (TIE): Atalasoft DotImage, GrapeCity ComponentOne Studio Imaging for UWP

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

Component: Text, OCR, Scanning & Barcode
Gold: DevExpress ASP.NET - Rich Text Editor
Silver: LEADTOOLS Recognition Imaging Suite
Bronze: TX Text Control .NET Server for ASP.NET

Component: UI, Toolbar, Menu, Ribbon
Gold: Telerik DevTools by Progress
Silver: DevExpress WinForms - Ribbon & Toolbar
Bronze: Infragistics Windows Forms

Component: Multi-Document Processing
Gold: LEADTOOLS Document Imaging Suite Developer Toolkit
Silver: Telerik DevTools by Progress
Bronze: Aspose.Words for .NET

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

Performance, Profiling, and Debugging Tools
Gold: Telerik DevTools by Progress
Silver: JetBrains dotTrace
Bronze: Redgate ANTS Performance Profiler

General Development Tools (includes IDEs)
Gold: JetBrains ReSharper
Silver: DevExpress CodeRush for Visual Studio
Bronze: Telerik DevTools by Progress

Collaboration, Project Management and Agile Solutions
Gold (TIE): Atlassian Bitbucket, VisualSVN - Subversion Integration
Silver: JetBrains TeamCity
Bronze: IBM Rational ClearQuest

ALM, SCM and Requirements Management
Gold: IBM Rational ClearCase
Silver: CollabNet TeamForge
Bronze: Micro Focus StarTeam

Software Architecture
Gold: IBM Rational Modeling Extension for .NET
Silver: Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect
Bronze: Structure101 Studio

Bug, Defect and Feature Tracking
Gold: Atlassian JIRA
Silver: Telerik Fiddler
Bronze: SmartBear Collaborator

Software Testing and Quality Assurance
Gold: JetBrains dotCover
Silver: DevExpress TestCafe
Bronze: Telerik Test Studio

FTP, Email and Network Connectivity
Gold: GoDaddy.com Go Daddy Email
Silver: /n software IP*Works!
Bronze: Xceed SFTP for .NET

Reporting, Analysis and Visualization
Gold: combit List & Label
Silver: DevExpress Reporting
Bronze: Telerik DevTools by Progress

 Databases and Data Development and Modeling
Gold: Redgate SQL Toolbelt
Silver: DevExpress eXpress Persistent Objects
Bronze: CA ERwin Data Modeler

Big Data, Hadoop
Gold (TIE): Apache Avro, Syncfusion Big Data Platform
Silver: Tableau
Bronze: Cloudera Enterprise

Data Sciences, Analytics
Gold: RStudio
Silver: Hortonworks Data Platform
Bronze: RapidMiner

SharePoint Components and Tooling
Gold: Bamboo Project Management Suite
Silver: Infragistics SharePlus
Bronze: ArcGIS Esri Maps for SharePoint

PDF and Print/Preview Components and Tools
Gold: DevExpress WinForms PDF Control
Silver: ActivePDF Toolkit
Bronze: Accusoft PDF Xpress

Mobile Development Tools and Frameworks
Gold: Xamarin Platform
Silver: DevExpress DevExtreme Subscription
Bronze: Telerik Platform by Progress

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

Web Design & Development Tools
Gold: DevExpress Universal Subscription
Silver: Telerik Kendo UI by Progress
Bronze: Adobe CreativeCloud

Productivity Tools
Gold: DevExpress CodeRush for Visual Studio
Silver: JetBrains dotPeek
Bronze: Telerik DevTools by Progress

Content Management Systems
Gold: Kentico
Silver: Orchard CMS
Bronze: Progress Sitefinity

Cloud Development Tools
Gold: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Silver: Cloud9
Bronze: VMware vCloud

Security & Copy Protection
Gold: Black DuckHub
Silver: GoDaddy.com Code Signing Certificates
Bronze: Wise Owl Demeanor for .NET

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

Parallel and Multicore DevelopmentTools
Gold: Intel Parallel Studio XE
Silver: IncrediBuild
Bronze: Imperas M*SDK Advanced Multicore SDK

Web Hosting
Gold: Discount ASP.NET
Silver: Host Gator
Bronze (TIE): Arvix Web Hosting, myASP.NET

DevOps
Gold: AppDynamics
Silver: Dynatrace
Bronze: Redgate ReadyRoll

Help Authoring
Gold: Adobe RoboHelp
Silver: IBE Software HelpNDoc, Innovasys HelpStudio
Bronze: Helixoft VSdocman

Training
Gold: Pluralsight
Silver: Learning Tree
Bronze: DevExpress Training

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

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1105 Media Announces Eddie & Ozzie Award Winners and Honorable Mentions

(VIENNA, VA, November 15, 2016)— 1105 Public Sector Media Group is proud to announce that FCW and GCN have been named as winners and/or received honorable mentions in five of Folio’s 2016 Eddie & Ozzie Award categories.

For more than 20 years, the Eddie & Ozzie awards have recognized excellence in magazine editorial and design across all sectors of the industry. Winners and honorable mentions were decided by a panel of more than 300 judges.

1105 Media’s Folio Eddie Award Winners:

B-to-B – Series of Articles – Government / Public Sector / Education
• Winner: FCW, FedRAMP Coverage

B-to-B – Full Issue – Technology / Telecom
• Honorable Mention: GCN, March/April 2016 Issue

1105 Media’s Folio Eddie Digital Award Winners:

B-to-B – Website – Government / Public Sector / Education
• Honorable Mention: FCW.com

1105 Media’s Folio Ozzie Award Winners:

B-to-B – Use of Digital Imagery
• Winner: GCN, August 2015: Too Old to Die Feature (Dragutin Cvijanovic & Jeff Langkau, Illustrator/Photographer; Jeff Langkau, Creative Director; Dragutin Cvijanovic, Art Director)

B-to-B – Cover Design – 25,000 – 100,000
• Honorable Mention: FCW, June 15, 2015: Bringing Order to Cyberspace (Dragutin Cvijanovic & Jeff Langkau, Illustrator/Photographer; Jeff Langkau, Creative Director; Dragutin Cvijanovic, Art Director)

"A lot of the most important stories in government IT aren't particularly sexy, so we take pride in making sure our coverage is both substantive and engaging. FCW's reporting of FedRAMP is a great example of that, so I'm thrilled that the FOLIO judges recognized the quality and importance of that coverage," said Troy K. Schneider, editor-in-chief of FCW and GCN. "GCN's award for legacy IT feature is a great honor as well; we also received honorable mentions in three additional categories, so the judges obviously saw what our readers have long known: FCW and GCN consistently deliver outstanding coverage of public-sector IT."

All of the winners can also be viewed on Foliomag.com at http://www.foliomag.com/events/folio-eddie-and-ozzie-awards-luncheon-2016/

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 and Education IT (FED/SLED) sectors. Our content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services. http://1105publicsector.com

Emily Jacobs
ejacobs@1105media.com
703.876.5052

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2016 Campus Technology Readers’ Choice Award Winners Announced

(VIENNA, VA., November 1, 2016)— Campus Technology, published by 1105 Public Sector Media Group, is pleased to announce the winners of the second annual Readers' Choice Awards.

For Campus Technology's annual Readers' Choice Awards, education technology professionals voted for the software, hardware and services they consider most vital to the mission and business of higher education.

"We asked Campus Technology readers to share their most-used and best-loved tech tools — and they delivered," said Rhea Kelly, executive editor of Campus Technology. "Our second annual Readers' Choice Awards provide a comprehensive view of the top products and brands impacting higher education today. Congratulations to all the winners!"

2016 Campus Technology Readers' Choice Award Winners Announced

  • Most Valuable in the Institution
    • Platinum: Guidebook
    • Gold: Instructure Canvas
    • Silver (tie): Chalk & Wire and Google Chromebooks
  • Learning Management and E-Learning
    •  Platinum: Blackboard Learn
    • Gold: Instructure Canvas
    • Silver: Google Classroom
  • E-Portfolios
    • Platinum: Chalk & Wire
    • Gold: Blackboard Learn
    • Silver: Instructure Canvas
  • Other Instructional Tools
    • Platinum: Grammarly
    • Gold: Discovery Education Streaming
    • Silver: Learning.com
  • Student Information Systems
    • Platinum: Ellucian
    • Gold: Oracle PeopleSoft
    • Silver: Blackbaud Student Information System
  • Constituent Relationship Management (CRM)
    • Platinum: Ellucian
    • Gold: Oracle PeopleSoft
    • Silver: Salesforce
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
    •  Platinum: Ellucian
    • Gold: Oracle PeopleSoft
    • Silver: Campus Management
  • Student Success/Retention
    • Platinum: Ellucian
    • Gold: Hobsons Starfish
    • Silver: Campus Labs
  • Content and Website Management
    • Platinum: WordPress
    • Gold: Drupal
  • Student Response Systems and Classroom Engagement
    • Platinum (tie): Clicker and Kahoot
    • Gold: Poll Everywhere
    • Silver: Turning Technologies
  • Lecture Capture
    • Platinum: Google Hangouts
    • Gold: Blackboard Learn
    • Silver (tie): Panopto and Echo360
  • Document Cameras
    • Platinum: Elmo USA
    • Gold: Samsung
    • Silver: WolfVision
  • Projectors
    • Platinum: Epson
    • Gold (tie): Panasonic and Sony
    • Silver: InFocus
  • Interactive Whiteboards, Displays, Flat Panels and Kiosks
    • Platinum: Smart Technologies
    • Gold: Promethean
    • Silver: Epson
  • Videoconferencing and Web Conferencing
    •  Platinum: Citrix GoToMeeting
    • Gold: Zoom
    • Silver: Skype
  • Virtual Classroom/Meeting Software
    • Platinum: Adobe Connect
    • Gold: Google Hangouts
    • Silver: Zoom
  • Classroom Audio Distribution/Sound Enhancement
    • Platinum: Smart Audio
    • Gold: Califone
    • Silver (tie): AtlasIED and TeachLogic
  • Captioning Tools
    • Platinum: YouTube
    • Gold: TechSmith Camtasia
    • Silver: Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Classroom Presentation Software
    • Platinum: Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Gold: Prezi
    • Silver: Google Slides
  • Office/Productivity Suites
    • Platinum: Microsoft Office/Office 365
    • Gold: Google Apps for Education
    • Silver: Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Multimedia Authoring Suites and Creative Software
    • Platinum: Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Gold: Apple Creativity Apps
  • E-Learning Authoring
    •  Platinum: TechSmith Camtasia
    • Gold: Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Media Tablets
    • Platinum: Apple iPad
    • Gold: Samsung Galaxy Tablets
  • Chromebooks
    • Platinum: Google Pixel
    • Gold: Dell Chromebooks
    • Silver: Acer Chromebook
  • Windows Tablets
    • Platinum: Microsoft Surface/Surface Pro
    • Gold: Dell Venue and Latitude
    • Silver: Samsung
  • Convertible/2-in-1 Notebooks
    • Platinum: Dell Inspiron and Latitude
    • Gold: Lenovo ThinkPad and Yoga
    • Silver: HP Envy and Spectre
  • Notebooks
    • Platinum: Apple
    • Gold: Dell
    • Silver: HP
  • Virtual Desktops and Thin Clients
    • Platinum: VMware Horizon
    • Gold: Dell Wyse
    • Silver: HP Thin Client
  • Wireless Access Points and Hotspots
    • Platinum: Cisco
    • Gold: Aruba Networks
    • Silver: Netgear
  • 3D Printers
    • Platinum: HP
    • Gold: Stratasys MakerBot
  • Network Management, Monitoring and Analysis
    • Platinum: Cisco
    • Gold: VMware
  • Mobile Device Management
    • Platinum: Google Mobile Management
    • Gold: AT&T AirWatch
    • Silver: JAMF
  • Firewall Software
    • Platinum: Windows Firewall
    • Gold: Norton 360
    • Silver: Kaspersky Lab
  • Antivirus Tools
    • Platinum: Norton AntiVirus
    • Gold: McAfee AntiVirus
    • Silver: Sophos Endpoint
  • Firewall Hardware/Appliances
    • Platinum: Cisco
    • Gold: Barracuda Networks
    • Silver: Sophos
  • Emergency Notification Services
    • Platinum: Campus Alerts
    • Gold: RAVE Mobile Safety
    • Silver (tie): e2Campus and SchoolMessenger

Detailed winner profiles will be featured on CampusTechnology.com, and will appear in the October issue of Campus Technology.

About Campus Technology
Campus Technology is one of higher education's top information sources, with distribution across a website, monthly digital magazine, newsletters, webcasts and online tools. It's the go-to resource for campus professionals, providing in-depth coverage on the technologies and implementations influencing colleges and universities across the nation. Content includes valuable hands-on articles, best practices, industry trends, expert advice and insightful articles to help administrators, campus executives, technologists and educators plan, develop and successfully launch effective IT initiatives.

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 and Education IT (FED/SLED) sectors. Our content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services. http://1105publicsector.com

Contact:
Emily Jacobs
ejacobs@1105media.com
703.876.5052

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2016 THE Journal Readers’ Choice Award Winners Announced

(VIENNA, VA., October 31, 2016)—THE Journal, published by 1105 Public Sector Media Group, is pleased to announce the winners of the second annual Readers' Choice Awards.

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 1,000 of our readers — technology-using educators — selected the gear, software and brands they see as most valuable to the mission of education," said David Nagel, editor-in-chief of THE Journal. "We congratulate all the winners and thank them for having such a positive impact on K–12 schools."

2016's Readers Choice Award Winners:

  • Most Valuable in Your Schools
    • Platinum: Lexia Learning
    • Gold: Google Chromebooks
    • Silver: Edsby
  • Best Reading Program
    • Platinum: Lexia Learning
    • Gold: Renaissance Learning Accelerated Reader 360
    • Silver: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Read 180
  • Best Math Program
    • Platinum (tie): IXL Math and Renaissance Learning Accelerated Math
    • Gold: DreamBox Learning
    • Silver: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt GO Math!
  • Best Science Program
    • Platinum: Discovery Education
    • Gold: Delta Education's Full Option Science System (FOSS)
  • Best Robotics System/Curriculum
    • Platinum: Lego Education
    • Gold: Vex Robotics
    • Silver: Wonder Workshop Dash & Dot Coding Robots
  • Best Coding Tool/Curriculum
    • Platinum: Code.org/Hour of Code
    • Gold: Tynker
  • Best Formative Assessment
    • Platinum: Renaissance Learning Star 360
    • Gold: Kahoot!
    • Silver (tie): Houghton Mifflin Harcourt GO Math! and NWEA
  • Best Summative Assessment
    • Platinum: Renaissance Learning Star 360
    • Gold: NWEA MAP
  • Best Learning Management & E-Learning
    • Platinum: Google Classroom
    • Gold: Schoology
    • Silver: Edmodo
  • Best Education Networks/Professional Communities
    • Platinum (tie): Discovery Educator Community and Twitter
    • Gold: LinkedIn
    • Silver (tie): simpleK12 and Teaching Channel
  • Best Adaptive/Personalized Learning Tool
    • Platinum: Lexia Reading Core5
    • Gold: Renaissance Learning
    • Silver (tie): Edgenuity and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Read 180 and Scientific Learning Reading Assistant
  • Best Intervention & Remediation Software
    • Platinum (tie): Renaissance Learning STAR Early Literacy
    • Gold (tie): Achieve3000 and Scientific Learning Fast ForWord
    • Silver: Read Naturally
  • Best ePortfolio
    • Platinum: Blackboard Learn
    • Gold: Moodle
    • Silver (tie): Instructure Canvas and Seesaw
  • Best ‘Other' Education Tool
    • Platinum: Khan Academy
    • Gold: Discovery Education Streaming Plus and Discovery Education Science Techbook
    • Silver: Learning.com
  • Best Student Response Systems & Classroom Clickers
    • Platinum: Kahoot
    • Gold: Socrative
    • Silver: SMART response 2
  • Best Collaboration Tool
    • Platinum: Google collaboration tools (Hangouts, G Suite for Education and Classroom)
    • Gold: Microsoft collaboration tools (Skype in the Classroom, Office 365 Education and Classroom)
    • Silver: Nearpod
  • Best Classroom Management System
    • Platinum: ClassDojo
    • Gold: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
    • Silver: Google Cast
  • Best Student Information Systems & Data Management Tool
    • Platinum: PowerSchool
    • Gold: Skyward
    • Silver: Infinite Campus
  • Best Lecture Capture/Screen Recording
    • Platinum: Screencast-O-Matic
    • Gold: TechSmith Snagit
    • Silver: TechSmith Camtasia
  • Best Document Camera
    • Platinum: Elmo Visual Presenter
    • Gold: AVer
    • Silver: Smart Document Camera
  • Best Projector Maker
    • Platinum: Epson
    • Gold: Hitachi
    • Silver: InFocus
  • Best Interactive Whiteboard, Display, Flat Panel or Kiosk
    • Platinum: Smart Technologies
    • Gold: Promethean
    • Silver: Epson
  • Best Videoconferencing & Web Conferencing Tool
    • Platinum: Google Hangouts
    • Gold: Microsoft Skype in the Classroom
    • Silver: Cisco WebEx
  • Best Virtual Classroom/Meeting Software
    • Platinum: Google Hangouts
    • Gold: Citrix's GoToMeeting
    • Silver: Microsoft Skype in the Classroom
  • Best Classroom Audio Distribution/Sound Enhancement System Maker
    • Platinum: Lightspeed Technologies
    • Gold: Smart audio
    • Silver (tie): Califone and FrontRow
  • Top Educational Game or Gaming Tool
    • Platinum: Kahoot
    • Gold: Minecraft and Minecraft Education Edition
  • Top Non-education Game Used for Instruction
    • Platinum: Minecraft and Minecraft Education Edition
  • Best Gaming Platform
    • Platinum: Apple iOS
    • Gold (tie): Sony PlayStation and Windows Xbox
    • Silver: Microsoft Windows
  • Best Virtual/Augmented Reality Headset or Hardware System
    • Platinum: Google Cardboard
    • Gold: Samsung Gear VR
    • Silver (tie): Facebook Oculus Rift and Sony PlayStation VR
  • Best Virtual/Augmented Reality Software/System
    • Platinum: HP Aurasma
  • Best Classroom Presentation Software
    • Platinum: Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Gold: Google Slides
    • Silver: Prezi
  • Best Office/Productivity Suite
    • Platinum: Microsoft Office/Office 365 Education
    • Gold: Google G Suite for Education
    • Silver: Apple iWork
  • Best Multimedia Authoring Suites & Creative Software
    • Platinum: Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Gold: Apple creativity apps
  • Best E-Learning Authoring Tool
    • Platinum: Google G Suite for Education
    • Gold (tie): Apple iBooks Author and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Best Media Tablet by Maker
    • Platinum: Apple
    • Gold: Google
    • Silver: Samsung
  • Best Chromebook by Maker
    • Platinum: HP
    • Gold: Dell
    • Silver: Lenovo
  • Best Windows Tablet by Maker
    • Platinum: Microsoft Surface/Surface Pro
    • Gold (tie): Dell, HP and Samsung
    • Silver: Lenovo
  • Best Convertible Notebook/2-in-1 Notebook by Maker
    • Platinum (tie): HP and Lenovo
    • Gold: Dell
    • Silver: Asus
  • Best Education Notebook by Maker
    • Platinum: Apple
    • Gold (tie): HP and Dell
    • Silver: Lenovo
  • Best Virtual Desktop and Thin Clients
    • Platinum: VMware Horizon
    • Gold: Lenovo ThinkCentre
    • Silver: Dell Wyse
  • Best Wireless Access Point or Hotspot
    • Platinum: Cisco Systems
    • Gold: Netgear
    • Silver (tie): Aerohive Networks and HP Aruba Networks
  • Best 3D Printer
    • Platinum: Stratasys MakerBot
  • Best Network Management, Analysis and Monitoring Tool by Maker
    • Platinum: Microsoft
    • Gold: Cisco Systems
  • Best Mobile Device Management Solution
    • Platinum: Google Mobile Management
    • Gold: AT&T AirWatch
  • Best Anonymous Reporting Tool
    • Platinum: MySafeSchool
    • Gold: CyberBully Hotline
  • Best Emergency Notification System
    • Platinum: SchoolMessenger
    • Gold: Blackboard Connect
  • Best Firewall Software
    • Platinum: Kaspersky
    • Gold: Symantec Norton 360
    • Silver: Windows Firewall
  • Best Firewall Hardware/Appliance
    • Platinum: Cisco Systems
    • Gold: MacAfee/Forcepoint
  • Best Antivirus Tool
    • Platinum: McAfee AntiVirus
    • Gold: Microsoft
    • Silver (tie): Avast and Norton AntiVirus
  • Best Classroom Furnishings by Brand
    • Platinum: Steelcase
    • Gold: Bretford
    • Silver: Childcraft
  • Top 10 Favorite Technologies Currently Used
    1. All things Apple, most especially iPads, but also MacBooks and iPhones; and all things Google, particularly G Suite for Education, Classroom and Drive
    2. Interactive whiteboards, particularly from Promethean and Smart
    3. Lexia
    4. More computers, tablets, desktops and carts
    5. Renaissance, especially Star 360 and Accelerated Reading and Math
    6. Google Chromebooks
    7. Microsoft Office and Office 365
    8. Projectors, particularly Epson's; and Mimio Boxlight interactive solutions
    9. Edsby and Schoology
    10. Document cameras

About THE Journal
THE Journal is the premier resource for K-12 senior-level district and school administrators, IT administration and instructional technologists who make decisions and influence technology purchases for their districts, schools and classrooms.

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