Washington, DC, September 10, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, today announced the nomination period for the 31st Annual SIIA CODiE Awards. Applications, products, services, and other related technologies for use by publishers, information service providers, online learning companies, and consumers across the software, education and information sectors are invited to apply.
New in 2016
Each year SIIA stakeholders, including past judges and board members, review the CODiE Award categories to ensure the categories reflect the entire software, education and information technology ecosystems. As a result, in 2016 the Software and Content CODiE award verticals have joined to form the all new Business Technology categories. Under this new umbrella nominees have 66 categories to choose from, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models. Categories span a variety of areas including Content Technology, Business Management, Data & Analytics, Sales & Marketing, Vertical Markets, Mobile Applications, Networks & Systems, and Information Security.
In Education Technology there are 29 categories to choose from, including four exciting new categories that have been added in 2016:
· Best Authoring or Development Tool
· Best PreK / Early Childhood Learning Solution
· Best K-20 Data Solution
· Best Learning Relationship Management Solution
The Education Technology categories are grouped by Pre-K, K-12, or K-20 so nominees can easily navigate to the right categories for their company.
"Hollywood has the Oscars and Technology has the CODiE Awards,” said Rhianna Collier, vice president & managing director of SIIA's Software & Services Division. “The CODiE Awards program is long-standing in tradition and integrity and showcases the best of the best in business technology. No other awards program in our industry provides companies with an opportunity to receive validation for their products directly from their peers and I am beyond excited to kick of the 2016 nominations period."
For complete information on the categories, competition rules and timeline, visit http://www.siia.net/codie/
About the CODiE Awards
The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry's only peer-reviewed awards program. Educators and administrators conduct the first-round review of all education nominees.
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, visit www.siia.net.