20 Most Promising Education Tech Service Providers 2014

The education sector is evolving with nature defining speeds towards new ways of teaching and learning. The metamorphosis is brought out by advent of technology in education. Smart mobile devices, social networking, virtual classrooms, identity management systems, faculty evaluation systems, data analytics and array of educational technologies have taken education to all new heights—both within and outside the classrooms.

The major change is reflecting in the traditional book based learning that is being replaced with digital solutions. With this, teachers now have the ability to engage students in better ways like projecting the 3D image of DNA on to the screen and simulating the process of Meiosis and Mitosis. The same technology can be applied to any streams of learning. Assisting these learning methods are a multitude of smart devices, which were earlier considered as distractions for students. But the very devices are now leading way for immersive learning. Teachers are distributing learning contents to all the students’ devices and roam across the class instructing and helping individuals with doubts.

Technology is also helping the institutions to better cater to student’s idiosyncrasies, through data analytics. The historic academic data is analyzed with respect to student’s social background, their interests and the current trends in education to guide them towards the best courses and colleges available and also help design best teaching methods to suite their learning abilities.

With universities growing in size, establishing various branches and offering online education, it becomes necessary to securely manage student and staff data, ensure strict and smooth authentication processes and manage identities. All these needs are catered by identity, student and faculty management systems.

There are array of such technologies that are changing education landscape for good. Now the teachers have better instructional tools, administrators have better management tools and students have better learning tools. Behind the scenes are group of companies that are fueling this educational transformations through their innovative technological solutions.

In this edition of CIO Review, we bring to you “20 Most Promising Education Technology Solution Providers 2014” and “20 Most Promising Education Technology Service Providers 2014,” featuring the best solution and service providers offering technologies and services related to Education. The companies listed here showcases extensive business knowledge and innovative strategies combined with talent base across locations.

A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, CMOs, VCs, analysts and CIO Review editorial board has selected the top players from over thousand companies. The listing provide a look into how education solutions work in the real world, so that you can gain a comprehensive understanding of what technologies are available, which are right for you, and how they shape up against the competition.

Company Name

Company Description

ANCGroup ANC serves the network and infrastructure needs of educational organizations and small/medium businesses by providing full-service information technology solutions.
Authentify A provider of security and authentication solutions, which enable organizations to perform real-time, multi-factor user authentications.
Edsby Provides an enterprise-wide platform that connects to school districts’ backend services giving students, parents, and teacher electronic access to school information.
ENA Provider of connectivity and communication Infrastructure as a Service solutions to K-12 education agencies and libraries to enable them to connect and deploy world-class technologies.
Entigence Entigence offers a comprehensive faculty information system that provides senior university administration insights into faculty contributions, annual reports, promotion and tenure, and other faculty related processes along with a broad range of BI services.
FolderWave FolderWave provides automated information processing solutions to education institutions to help them better manage admissions, enrollment, financial aid, and more.
Helix Education Helix Education provides technology and solutions throughout the student life cycle that are designed to optimize the cost of graduation for students and institutions.
HotChalk Leading provider of education technology and service solutions which put degree programs online.
Huron Consulting Group Huron helps clients improve performance, comply with complex regulations and reduce costs by delivering measurable, sustainable results.
IPEVO A provider of interactive classroom equipments for schools.
Jigsaw Jigsaw is an innovative company focused on improving the delivery of virtual learning. Jigsaw is expanding the way education is being viewed.
lynda.com lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.
Navint Partners A specialist in providing management consulting and technology solutions like Complex Program Management, Change Leadership, Organizational Design, and Business and Technology Strategies for education institutions.
NetSpec A company that provides integrated digital solutions for educational entities.
Oxagile A software development company specializing in custom web and mobile application development services for the eLearning domain.
Pathbrite Provides portfolio driven approach to learning, teaching, and assessment.
PCMG PCMG is a value-added direct market reseller of IT products and services to public sector, education, and healthcare customers.
Siteimprove Siteimprove is the only web governance software that helps educational institutes better manage and maintain their website through quality assurance, accessibility, web analytics, SEO, and response–all in one tool.
Synergis Education Synergis helps educational institutions develop and deliver on-ground, online and hybrid degree programs to better serve the ever-growing nontraditional adult learning population
XLerant Provides innovative browser-based budget preparation software