Edsby among 20 most promising education services

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Toronto, Ontario; October 10th, 2014 — CIO Review has named Edsby one of 20 Most Promising Education Tech Service Providers, an annual listing profiling 20 technology companies offering leading education technology services. The honor was conferred upon an evaluation of Edsby’s modern cloud-based LMS, a social learning and engagement platform optimized for the smartphone generation.

CIO Review writes:

With its modern web and mobile technologies, Edsby, an Ontario, Canada-based company, connects teachers, students and parents in exciting new ways. Its set of web and mobile applications for K-12 school districts include attendance, school news, group collaboration, grade books, timetables and calendars, course planning, report cards and more. Edsby is ideal for whole school districts, because it integrates with existing SIS and authentication systems, leveraging data and security systems that already exist, and allows deep per-district customization.

The annual list of companies is selected by a panel of experts and members of CIO Review’s editorial board.

CIO Review highlighted Edsby’s leverage of school districts’ existing authentications systems and customizability per district as particularly important:

As with every social platform, there’s a persistent concern regarding security and access. To address this concern, Edsby connects to school districts’ existing back-end authentication systems to ensure security and scalability, fitting the policies of each specific district. Also, an innate understanding that different school boards and CIOs have different requirements sets Edsby at the front of the pack. On-the-go Edsby applications can be downloaded on popular mobile devices, helping contribute to why some schools call Edsby their killer app. The company is working to enhance the features of its offering.

“Edsby has been on our radar for some time now for stirring a revolution in education technology and we are happy to showcase them this year due to their continuing excellence in delivering top-notch technology-driven solutions,” said Harvi Sachar, Publisher & Founder, CIO Review. “Edsby continued to break new ground within the past year benefiting its customers around the globe, and we’re excited to have the company featured on our top companies list.”

The full review of Edsby is found on page 78 of the October issue of CIO Review. Read it here.

The magazine’s circulation is 77,000 subscribers. An additional 25,000 educational professionals involved in purchasing IT products/services are also receiving the October education issue of the magazine.

About Edsby
Edsby is a modern, purpose-built LMS for K-12 that enables school districts and private schools to connect their teachers, students and parents together using the technologies that have become so pervasive in people’s lives today. Edsby is developed by CoreFour, a team that has been building scalable, reliable software systems for education organizations around the world for almost 30 years using latest technology and standards. Edsby is a registered trademark of CoreFour Inc.

About CIO Review
CIO Review constantly endeavors to identify “The Best” in a variety of areas important to tech business. Through nominations and consultations with industry leaders, its editors choose the best in different domains. More about the magazine at www.cioreview.com.