20 Most Promising Education Tech Solution 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

AVer AVer offers visual collaboration, campus security, and charging solutions for an immersive learning environment.
Biometric Signature ID Cloud-based student /userID verification and forensic reporting solutions using patented, gesture biometrics technology to prevent fraud.
BrightBytes Creates evidence-based frameworks which are combined with world class research and analysis from the school or region to understand and improve student learning outcomes.
Civitas Learning Using a cloud-based, predictive analytics platform and engaging applications, CivitasLearning helps partner institutions to improve student learning, persistence, and graduation.
Ellucian Provides technology solutions to colleges and universities, helping institutions to navigate change, achieve greater transparency, and drive efficiencies
Hitachi ID Systems Delivers privileged access, access governance and identity management solutions to organizations globally.
Hobsons Hobsons helps educators, administrators, students,and families maximize success through every stage of the learning lifecycle.
iDashboards A pioneer in data-visualization space, which enables institutions to build dynamic dashboards, drawing real meaning from raw data
KEV Group A company that specializes in the management and security of school funds.
PerfectForms A web-based development platform that enables schools and universities to create custom forms and workflow applications without writing any code.
Respondus Develops assessment applications for educational institutions that enhance how online exams are created and delivered.
School Innovations & Achievement School Innovation and Achievement supports school districts with innovative programs that improve attendance, streamline processes, and fulfill state and federal obligations.
Skillsoft Worldwide provider of cloud based learning solutions for global enterprises, government and education businesses.
SpectorSoft SpectorSoft develops, markets, and supports PC/internet monitoring and surveillance products for business, education, government and general home users.
Standard For Success An online customizable teacher evaluation and employee evaluation system to make the staff evaluation process easier and less time consuming.
Thinkgate Empowers educators with K-12 education products that bring meaningful data together from the entire education process.
Tools4ever Tools4ever offers a combination of robust software and consulting services in the Identity and Access Management market.
Triumph Learning Leading educational content company and publisher of print and digital K-12 instructional resources built for the Common Core State Standards and state standards.
UNIT4 UNIT4 is a global cloud-focused business software and services company helping dynamic organizations embrace business change—simply, quickly, and cost-effectively.
Verificient Technologies Verificient Technologies is a SaaS company specializing in fully scalable on demand continuous identity verification and authentication solutions through machine learning and biometrics.