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Education Technology Takes the Spotlight in New Product Awards

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 @ 04:08 PM

Classroom-TechnologyThe new product awards categories are among the most popular in all Stevie® Awards competitions.  Those in The American Business Awards are especially competitive, at least partially because the ABAs feature the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products, a worldwide public vote that gives nominees an opportunity to win a second award, as chosen by the general public, in addition to the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards conferred by the scores of one's peers.

Educational products are services are ready to join the spotlight in The 13th Annual American Business Awards, which is currently accepting entries.  (The final entry deadline is April 22.)  The Stevie Awards have added a suite of new product categories this year just to recognize the products and services that help teachers and educational administrators excel at their jobs.

These new categories recognize applications, products and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services, and related technologies across the K-20 sector.  The 2015 ABAs will recognize educational products and services that were introduced to the marketplace since January 1, 2014.  Nominated products and services may be brand new or new versions of existing products.

Information required for nominations to these categories include:

a. An essay of up to 650 words describing the product or service: it's features, functions, benefits, and results to date. 

b. In bullet-list form, a brief summary (up to 150 words) of up to 10 of the nominated product's chief features and benefits.

c. Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges.  For new product/service entries these uploads and links might include product demonstration videos, product reviews, images, etc.

Here, then, are the new categories for educational products and services.

S01. Education - Arts & Creativity Solution
S02. Education - Career and Workforce Readiness Solution
S03. Education - Classroom Management Solution
S04. Education - Collaborative Social Media Solution for Educators
S05. Education - Cross-Curricular Solution
S06. Education - Education Cloud-based Solution
S07. Education - ELL/World Language Acquisition Instructional Solution
S08. Education - Game-based Curriculum Solution
S09. Education - Instructional Solution in Other Curriculum Areas
S10. Education - K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution
S11. Education - K-12 Enterprise Solution
S12. Education - Learning Capacity-Building Solution
S13. Education - Mathematics Instructional Solution
S14. Education - PK-12 Personalized Learning Solution
S15. Education - Postsecondary Enterprise Solution
S16. Education - Postsecondary Learning Management Solution
S17. Education - Postsecondary Learning Solution
S18. Education - Postsecondary Personalized Learning Solution
S19. Education - Professional Learning Solution for Education
S20. Education - Reading/English/Language Arts Instructional Solution
S21. Education - Science Instructional Solution
S22. Education - Social Sciences or Social Studies Instructional Solution
S23. Education - Solution for Special Needs Students
S24. Education - Source for Reference or Education Resources
S25. Education - Student Assessment Solution
S26. Education - Virtual Learning Solution

"We're really pleased to be able to recognize products and services that serve the needs of educators in this year's American Business Awards," said Stevie Awards president Michael Gallagher.  "We've already received quite a good number of excellent entries in these categories, and we're looking forward to the judges decisions."

Entries will be judged by educators and educational technology experts, and the finalists will be announced in early May.  Awards in the ABAs' new product awards categories will be presented in San Francisco on September 11.  Attendance is not required to win.

Have you built a better mousetrap to help teachers capture the hearts of minds of students?  Nominate your work in The 2015 American Business Awards.



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Winners Announced in People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Tue, Aug 20, 2013 @ 01:00 PM

MicroStrategy Express is the big winner in the 2013 People's Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite New Products, a feature of The American Business Awards, the U.S.A.’s top business awards program, which are now in their 11th year.

People's Choice Stevie Award for Favorite New ProductsThe nationwide public vote was conducted this summer, with the highest number of votes deciding the winners in 34 product categories.  More than 20,000 votes were cast.

MicroStrategy Express was the top vote-getter in three categories.  NetScout Systems’ nGenius 3900 series packet flow switch received the most votes in two categories.

The crystal People’s Choice Stevie Awards will be presented to winners at The American Business Awards’ new product and tech awards banquet on Monday, September 16 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco.  Tickets for the event are now on sale.  There the winners of peer-adjudicated Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards will also be announced and presented their awards.  More than 250 nominees and their guests are expected to attend.

All new products and services to be honored in the new product awards categories of this year’s American Business Awards were eligible to be included in voting for the people’s choice awards.

The winners of the 2013 People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products are:

Favorite Business-to-Business Product: MicroStrategy Express

Favorite Business-to-Business Service: Beyond20 IT Service Management Launchpad Assessment

Favorite Consumer Electronics Product: Silicon Image’s UltraGig™ 6400 60GHz WirelessHD® Transmitter

Favorite Consumer Product: Reliv International's LunaRich X

Favorite Consumer Service: FDIC's Money Smart

Favorite Computer Hardware Product: BOXLIGHT's ProjectoWrite5

Favorite Networking Hardware Product: NetScout Systems’ nGenius 3900 series packet flow switch

Favorite Peripheral Hardware Product: KODAK SCANMATE i940 Scanner

Favorite Semiconductor Hardware Product: Marvell Mobile QuadCore – PXA1088

Favorite Storage Hardware Product: Overland Storage SnapScale X2

Favorite Health or Pharmaceutical Product: Vemma Nutrition's Verve Bold

Favorite Health or Pharmaceutical Service: CDC's Medical Monitoring Project

Favorite Industrial Product or Service: Graco Inc.'s Integrated Reactor Proportioning System

Favorite Business Intelligence Software: Teradata Aster Discovery Platform 5.10

Favorite Cloud Application or Service: MicroStrategy Express

Favorite Cloud Infrastructure or Platform: Stoneware's webNetwork 6.1

Favorite Collaboration or Social Networking Solution: Bloomfire

Favorite Content Management Solution: Telerik's Sitefinity

Favorite Electronic Commerce Solution:’s PC Postage Version 10.1

Favorite Financial Management Solution: Acumatica 3.0

Favorite Human Capital Management Solution: Paycor's Perform

Favorite Learning or Workforce Development Solution: Saba People Cloud

Favorite Marketing or Public Relations Solution: Acxiom Audience Propensities

Favorite Mobile On-Demand Solution: MicroStrategy Express

Favorite Mobile Operations Management Solution: Aternity for Mobile

Favorite Relationship Management Solution: Coveo for Salesforce

Favorite Security Solution: Quest One Identity Manager – Data Governance Edition

Favorite Software Development Solution: KonyOne Platform 5.0

Favorite Supply Chain Management Solution: Fieldglass' Global Solution

Favorite Systems Management Solution: Citrix GoToAssist

Favorite Other Software Solution: BillQuick with Forecasting and Intelligent Analytics

Favorite Telecommunications Product: NetScout Systems’ nGenius 3900 series packet flow switch

Favorite Telecommunications Service: BroadSoft UC-One

Favorite Transportation Product or Service: UltraShipTMS™ LoadFusion Optimize

About the Stevie® Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut later this year.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at  and follow the Stevie Awards on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

Sponsors and partners of The 2013 American Business Awards include the Business TalkRadio Network, Callidus Software, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research Corporation, Experian Consumer Services, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, and SoftPro.

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