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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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.

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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Kris Osborn Announced as Editor in Chief of Defense Systems

(VIENNA, VA, October 27, 2016)— 1105 Public Sector Media Group announced the appointment of Kris Osborn as Editor in Chief of Defense Systems.

Defense Systems, an 1105 Public Sector Media Group multi-platform media brand, is the resource of choice for the defense IT community, helping to facilitate an understanding of how networked technologies are being used across services, commands, agencies and programs to better enable the warfighter.

"We are delighted that Kris is joining Defense Systems and the Public Sector team at 1105 Media. He brings imagination, energy and creativity to a job that requires knowledge of technology, military culture and emerging communications. It is a rare blend of skills, and we are looking forward to his applying those skills to covering these exciting times and continuing to grow the Defense Systems audience," said Anne A. Armstrong, Co-President and Chief Content Officer at 1105 Public Sector Media Group.

Osborn's career spans 20 years as a print and TV media journalist, editor, researcher, communications and media specialist. He is a former CNN Headline News anchor, Fox News correspondent, senior level Army civilian, military analyst, speechwriter, media affairs official and military modernization and technology specialist.

"There are no limits to my enthusiasm about joining Defense Systems at this time of rapid technological change," said Osborn. "The leadership at 1105 Public Sector Media Group has an impressive track record of knowing how to identify and generate relevant, added-value content to a substantial and growing readership. I am very grateful and excited about the opportunity to join this impressive team. I look forward to covering the many evolving nuances of various 'defense systems,' such as developments with IT, C4ISR, networks, drones and larger platforms."

Osborn is speaking at the Defense Systems Summit: JIE and the New Military Landscape on November 1 at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. More details available at https://defensesystems.com/summit

About Defense Systems
Defense Systems, an 1105 Public Sector Media Group brand, delivers independent insight, analysis and perspective for those in the defense IT world who develop, acquire and manage network-based technologies that facilitate situational awareness and enterprise agility. Editorial coverage includes communications, cyber defense, tactical IT, enterprise systems, satellites and GEOINT, sensors, UAS and mobile. https://defensesystems.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. Content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services. https://publicsector.1105media.com

Contact:
Emily Jacobs
ejacobs@1105media.com
703.876.5052

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HME Business 2016 New Product Award Winners Announced

DALLAS, October 12, 2016 – HME Business, the top business management media resource for HME professionals, announced the winners of its 2016 New Product Awards competition today. The HME Business New Product Award honors outstanding product development achievements by HME manufacturer and service providers. Fifteen winning products were selected in the third year of this program.

The winners are:

Beds & Support Surfaces
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Harmony Tru Low Air Loss Tri Therapy Mattress Replacement

Business Technology - Complete HME Management Solutions
Universal Software Solutions, HDMS Complex Items Companion

Business Technology – Specialized Solutions
Accessible Home Improvement of America (AHIA), a division of the VGM Group, Inc., Live at Home Pro Mobile App

Mobility – Power & Manual Wheelchairs (tie)
Motion Composites, APEX
Sunrise Medical, Switch-It Dual Pro

Mobility – Scooters
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, ZooMe Flex 4-Wheel Folding Travel Scooter

Respiratory – In-Home Equipment
Applied Home Healthcare Equipment, The New 2016 OxyFill Liquid to Gas Medical Oxygen System

Respiratory – Portable Equipment
Applied Home Healthcare Equipment, Five (5) Setting OxyGo Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC)

Retail (tie)
Posey Company, Posey Protective Caps
URise Products, LLC, StandUp Walker

Seating and Positioning (tie)
Motion Concepts, Invacare Matrx Elan Headrest
Stealth Products, Tarta Original Backrest

Sleep – Resupply Items & Related Sleep Products
Philips Respironics, Wisk Pediatric Mask

Sleep – Therapy Systems
Philips Respironics, DreamStation PAP Therapy System

Wound Care
Arion North America Inc., Easy-Slide Kids

Winners will receive awards and will be recognized at the 2016 Medtrade Fall Expo in Atlanta, which runs Nov. 1 to 3. They will also be featured on the HME Business website, hme-business.com, and will be featured in the December 2016 issue of HME Business magazine. The magazine is distributed to more than 17,000* subscribers monthly as well as at key industry trade events such as Medtrade, and its website is visited by thousands** of HME industry professionals every month.

"It is exciting to see how many outstanding products are being introduced in our industry, especially in the mobility and respiratory categories," said David Kopf, editor of HME Business magazine. "The entries demonstrate that today’s manufacturers and business service companies serving the HME industry are giving providers the tools they need to survive and thrive despite a difficult reimbursement and regulatory environment. We were very pleased to see all the entries and look forward to seeing even more next year.

"I’d also like to thank our panel of provider judges," Kopf added. "A strong selection of highly experienced providers specializing in a range of product categories help make these awards the special recognition that they are."

Information about the 2017 HME Business New Product Award will be available at hme-business.com in the spring of 2017.

*BPA Brand Report, June 2016
**Media Owner’s Own Data

For more information, please contact:
Susan May
Group Marketing Director, 1105 Media
Security, Safety, Health & Facilities Group
14901 Quorum Drive, Suite 425
Dallas, TX 75254
Phone: 972-687-6744
E-mail: smay@1105media.com

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