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

Posted on 12/07/2016 at 3:13 PM0 comments


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

Posted on 12/06/2016 at 11:18 AM0 comments


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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Posted on 11/15/2016 at 7:48 AM0 comments


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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Posted on 11/01/2016 at 8:05 AM0 comments


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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Posted on 10/31/2016 at 9:19 AM0 comments


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

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Posted on 10/27/2016 at 8:52 AM0 comments


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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Posted on 10/13/2016 at 8:10 AM0 comments


OH&S Announces 2016 New Product of the Year Award Winners

The magazine's eighth annual contest drew a record number of entries and 28 winning products. Winners will be recognized at this year's National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Anaheim, California.

DALLAS, September 20, 2016 – Twenty-two companies, including multiple winners Avery Products Corporation, CBS ArcSafe, Inc., Honeywell, and Ringers Gloves, were honored today for winning Occupational Health & Safety magazine's eighth annual New Product of the Year contest. Winners will be recognized with awards during the 2016 National Safety Congress & Expo taking place in Anaheim, California October 17-19.

This year's contest attracted entries in 21 award categories, with an independent panel of three highly qualified judges choosing the winners.

"Now in its eighth year, our New Product of the Year contest is a highly significant event for safety manufacturers, who submitted a record 84 entries this year. The exceptional quality and breadth of the 2016 entries is a testament to the ingenuity of these manufacturers as they compete in this fast-growing global market. Informing our readers and online audience about the best new products available to solve their key safety and health challenges has always been part of our magazine's mission, and this contest has become an essential extension of our outreach to the audience we serve. Many categories were hotly contested this year, especially the Hand Protection category, in which an unprecedented five products tied for the award," OH&S Editor Jerry Laws said. "I congratulate all of this year's entrants on their fine work and thank them for participating. We hope they and many other manufacturers will enter our ninth annual contest next year, as well."

The 2016 contest's judges were Vince Marchesani, Ph.D., President and CEO of Environmental, Health and Safety International LLC; Chuck Paulausky, CHMM, President of CPSE LLC, a consulting firm specializing in OSHA and EPA compliance and loss control for small to medium-sized businesses; and Linda J. Sherrard, CSP, MS, Safety Consultant II for the Central Prison Healthcare Complex (NCDPS) and former technical editor of Occupational Health & Safety.

To be eligible for the 2016 awards, products must have been introduced to the market between July 5, 2015, and July 4, 2016. The 2016 award winners are:

EHS Software
Avery Products Corporation: Free Avery GHS Wizard Safety Labeling Software

Electrical Safety
CBS ArcSafe, Inc.: RRS-3 SecoVac (IEEE)
CBS ArcSafe, Inc.: RRS-3 DB-50

Emergency Response
Honeywell: Honeywell TITAN SCBA

Emergency Showers & Eyewash
Bradley Corp.: Emergency Signaling System

Ergonomics
Ansell: AlphaTec 58-128 Light Duty Chemical Protection Glove

Fall Protection/Prevention
JLG Industries, Inc.: EcoLift 50 and EcoLift 70

Foot Protection
KEEN Utility: Tacoma XT CSA

Hand Protection
Majestic Glove: Cut-Less Diamond 37-1300
Ringers Gloves: R-179 Cut5 Super Hero Glove
Ringers Gloves: R-259 Cut5 Roughneck Glove
Superior Glove Works, Ltd.: TenActiv Cut-Resistant Anti-Vibe Gloves with Micropore Nitrile Grip
Ronco: NITECH EDT

Hazmat Safety
Honeywell Industrial Safety: MultiRAE Benzene – Wireless Portable Multi-Gas Detector King Technology Inc.: Oxi-King Water Treatment System

Head Protection
Honeywell: North Zone Hard Hat

Hearing Protection
Honeywell: Howard Leight TrustFit Pod

Heat Stress Prevention
Comfort Innovations, LLC: The Cold Blanket

Industrial Hygiene
Industrial Scientific: Ventis Pro Series Multi-Gas Monitors
MSA - The Safety Company: ALTAIR 5X Multigas Detector

Lockout/Tagout and Machine Guarding
Brady Corporation: Transparent Gate Valve Lockout Device

Online Training
e-Hazard: Electrical Safety Hour Series

On-Site Training
J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.: Video Training Book

Protective Apparel
Westex by Milliken: Westex Indigo - Stylish FR Denim

Safety Monitoring Devices
Blackline Safety: Loner M6

SDS Management
3E Company, a Verisk Analytics Business: 3E Online

Signage & Identification
Avery Products Corporation: Avery UltraDuty Labels with Free GHS Wizard Software

Vision Protection
MCR Safety: Dominator DM3

In addition to being honored today, the winners are featured on Occupational Health & Safety's industry-leading website, ohsonline.com.

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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Posted on 09/21/2016 at 3:11 PM0 comments


2016 Campus Technology and THE Journal “Teaching with Technology” Survey Results Announced

Research: Educators Enthusiastic about Technology ... with Exceptions

(VIENNA, VA., September 14, 2016)— 1105 Public Sector Media Group is pleased to announce that the results of the 2016 Campus Technology and THE Journal "Teaching with Technology” surveys have been published.

In the inaugural Teaching with Technology surveys, Campus Technology readers (primarily higher education educators) and THE Journal readers (primarily K-12 educators) were asked to provide their feedback for the technologies they use in the classroom. The pioneering surveys allowed Campus Technology and THE Journal's editors to explore educators' preferences, level of confidence in their abilities, belief in technology as a teaching and learning tool and their outlook for the future.

The two research studies found that, on the whole both K-12 teachers and college/university faculty members value technology both as a tool for teaching and learning and as a means of making their jobs easier.

In the K-12 survey, a full 92 percent of respondents said technology has positively affected their ability to teach, and 88 percent of them favor schools providing devices to all students. Eighty-fiver percent said tech has made their jobs "easier” or "much easier.” The K-12 survey included 1,307 qualified respondents, 84 percent of whom work for public school systems.

On the higher education side, 77 percent of respondents said tech has made their work "easier” or "much easier.” Eighty-eight percent said technology has positively impacted their ability to teach. The higher education survey included 524 qualified respondents, 69 percent of whom work for public institutions.

"We surveyed faculty members across the country to find out how they feel about technology in the classroom, what devices are most valuable for teaching and learning, their wish lists and gripes, their outlook on the future and more,” said Rhea Kelly, executive editor of Campus Technology. "Overall, their responses revealed a positive outlook on technology — but also provided a reminder that education must be the core goal of any tech initiative on campus."

"There's a perception out there that teachers are either unwilling or unable to use technology in the classroom. But our 2016 Teaching with Technology report finds just the opposite,” said David Nagel, editor-in-chief of THE Journal. "Teachers are willing, eager and able to adopt technologies that improve teaching and learning.”

The surveys also cover:

  • Technologies teachers most value
  • Technologies on educators' wish lists
  • Use of hybrid or blended models
  • Assignment of technology-based homework
  • Technologies teachers most detest. (Mobile phones and learning management systems topped the lists!)

The full results of the Teaching with Technology Survey appear in the August/September digital issue of Campus Technology: https://campustechnology.com/currentissue and in the September issue of THE Journal: https://thejournal.com/currentissue.

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. https://1105publicsector.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

Contact:
Emily Jacobs
ejacobs@1105media.com
703.876.5052

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Posted on 09/14/2016 at 10:40 AM0 comments


2016 GCN dig IT Award Finalists Announced

(Vienna, VA, September 7, 2016)— GCN is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2016 GCN dig IT Awards.

For 28 years, the GCN Awards have showcased general excellence in government IT. This year, with the GCN dig IT Awards, we are sharpening the focus to showcase what matters most: transformative tech that is truly reinventing government. The 2016 awards will celebrate leading—edge technologies and the pioneering IT professionals who are driving them forward.

"From the Internet to GPS to drones, much of the most exciting and important technology today has been either invented or driven by government,” GCN Editor-in-Chief Troy K. Schneider said. “And when you look at this year’s nominations, you see all sort of great examples of pushing the envelope and discovering creative ways to make government work better with tech.”

The 2016 GCN dig IT Award Finalists:

Big Data, Analytics and Visualization:
  • Auction Optimization Model
    Federal Communications Commission
  • Homeland Security Information Network Exchange
    Department of Homeland Security
  • National Accuracy Clearinghouse
    Mississippi Department of Human Services
    Georgia Department of Human Services
    Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services
    Alabama Department of Human Resources
    Florida Department of Children and Families
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • NIST Ballistics Toolmark Research Database
    National Institute of Standards and Technology
    National Institute of Justice
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Patient Movement Item Asset Tracking Project
    Air Mobility Command, U.S. Air Force
  • Real-Time Automated Parole Data Replication
    New Jersey State Parole Board
    New Jersey State Police
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
Cloud and Infrastructure:
  • Regional Emergency Number System Deployment
    Ark-Tex Council of Governments
  • Analytics and Data Sharing Platform to Track Disease Transmission
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • IT Consolidation and Enterprise Architecture
    Louisiana Department of Health
    Louisiana Office of Technology Services
  • myServices
    Department of State
  • Online Public Inspection Files
    Federal Communications Commission
  • Workforce Integrated Performance System
    Department of Labor
Cybersecurity:
  • Adversarial Tactics, Techniques and Common Knowledge
    The MITRE Corporation
  • Personal Identity Validation and Single Sign On Enablement
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • GrantSolutions Two Factor Authentication Implementation
    Department of Health and Human Services
  • Hack the Pentagon
    Department of Defense
  • Fortify for Forge
    Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Integrated Security Operations Center for Situational Awareness and Collaborative Cybersecurity Defense
    City of Los Angeles
Mobile:
  • Aero App Electronic Flight Bag
    National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Enterprise Mobile Provisioning Service
    Social Security Administration
  • Fleet Management System 2 Go
    General Services Administration
  • Gov2Go
    Information Network of Arkansas
  • Eagle Directed Identification Environment Application
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Mobile App Software Assurance Research and Development Project
    Department of Homeland Security
Robotics, Automation and UAS:
  • Automated Radio Testing
    City of Los Angeles Information Technology Agency
  • FAA Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Registration Website
    Federal Aviation Administration
  • Process Robotics
    Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Deploying Drones for Bridge Inspections
    Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System Program
    Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • SkyTracker Drone Detection System
    Federal Aviation Administration
Other - Open Data:
  • CitySDK
    US Census Bureau
  • Commerce Data Usability Project
    Commerce Data Service
  • Data Format Description Language (DFDL) and the open source Daffodil DFDL processor
    Department of Defense
  • DHS Data Framework
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Next-Gen IT Dashboard
    Office of Management and Budget
  • Open Prince George's County
    Prince George's County Office of Information Technology

The finalists will be profiled in the coming weeks in GCN and on GCN.com. They also will be honored in person at the GCN dig IT Awards Gala on October 13th, at the Ritz-Carlton in Tyson’s Corner, VA. The overall winner in each category, as selected by our judging panel of top government IT innovators, will also be announced at the October 13th Gala.

For more information on GCN dig IT Awards sponsorship opportunities please visit https://gcn.com/digIT.

About GCN
GCN covers the technology, tools and tactics that make innovative IT possible in the public sector. Its editorial mission is to deliver technology assessments, recommendations and case studies to support the public sector IT managers who are responsible for the specification, evaluation and selection of technology solutions. GCN is the only media brand that serves the full scope of technology decision makers in the federal, state & local and education markets (FED/SLED). https://gcn.com

Emily Jacobs
ejacobs@1105media.com
703.876.5052

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Posted on 09/07/2016 at 8:26 AM0 comments