Apr 18, 2011

ConnectEDU®’s Connect!™, Connect! College Suite™ and SuperAPP™ Products Selected As 2011 CODiE™ Awards Finalists

ConnectEDU Recognized as Providing Top Web-based Products in the Education Industry

[Boston, MA] (April 18, 2011) – ConnectEDU, the web-based leader in empowering students to manage their education and launch their careers, today announced that three of their products (Connect!, Connect! College Suite and SuperAPP) have been selected as finalists for the prestigious CODiE Awards in the “Best K-12 Enterprise Solution” and the “Best Postsecondary Enterprise” categories. Being selected as a finalist is a unique and important distinction, as the CODiEs are the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program. Established by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the CODiEs recognize excellence and achievement in the business software, digital content, and education technology industries.


“For more than 25 years, the CODiE Awards have shone a spotlight on the companies and products that are revolutionizing software, education technology and digital content,” said Ken Wasch, President of SIIA. “What sets this program apart from all others is that the winners are selected by those who really know their stuff – whether they’re tech executives, industry analysts, or journalists. SIIA recruits leading software, digital content and education people to put each nominated product through an intensive review process. ConnectEDU and all companies that survive the process and become a finalist can say unequivocally that they are producing some of the finest, most innovative products on the market.”


“We are honored to be CODiE award finalists with products that show how we are working with colleges, high schools, students, and employers. These nominations further validate our company's commitment to using cloud computing technology to empower all students to advance their education and career goals,” said Craig Powell, CEO and Founder of ConnectEDU.


For more information and a complete list of categories and finalists, please visit www.siia.net/codies/2011


SIIA members will now review finalists and vote for a winner in each category. CODiE Award Winners will be announced in May.


About the CODiE™ Awards
The CODiE™ Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other's work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose - to showcase the software and information industry's finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement.


About SIIA
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to 500 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit www.siia.net.


About ConnectEDU, Inc.
ConnectEDU, Inc. is the web-based leader in empowering students to manage their education. The company is devoted to helping students find and enroll in the right college, get a degree, and launch their careers. Created, developed and run by people who have worked in every area of college counseling, admissions, and career development, ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real students and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. We make the college admissions process simpler, more efficient, more reliable and more effective. ConnectEDU’s approach gives every student, from every neighborhood across the country, the best opportunity to achieve their dream of a college education and promising career.


In the past year, ConnectEDU has seen rapid growth with colleges adopting the Connect! College Suite, and high schools adopting Connect! High School Suite, including SuperAPP. ConnectEDU recently inked deals with Miami-Dade School District, as well as the States of Massachusetts, Michigan, and Texas to develop statewide college and career planning portals. In the past year, ConnectEDU’s network (“The Connect! Community”) has grown to include 5 million high school and college-aged students, 2,500 high schools, 450 colleges, and nearly 50 employers. For more information visit: www.connectedu.com.


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