WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This evening, Metalogix, along with its Best of Breed SharePoint Showcase Partners, revealed the winners of the prestigious Best of Breed SharePoint Showcase Awards at Microsoft's global SharePoint Conference 2014. Winners were heralded at the star-studded and high-energy Metalogix Best of Breed Showcase Awards party, which was held at the Las Vegas Marquee nightclub with more than 2,500 guests in attendance. The Best of Breed Showcase Awards is a cornerstone of Metalogix' Best of Breed Showcase Partnership that brings together SharePoint industry thought leaders and solution providers to foster industry collaboration and promote better business value for SharePoint deployments.
Winners in six categories were selected from a field of 19 finalists, who were selected from more than 70 outstanding case study nominations submitted for consideration. A distinguished panel of nine industry expert judges comprised of Microsoft MVPs, journalists, technology executives and other SharePoint thought leaders, reviewed and evaluated the submissions. Winners were selected based on their abilities to conceive, develop and deploy SharePoint tools and best practices that improve and enhance SharePoint deployments and deliver significant benefit to the organizations they support. Best of Breed Showcase Awards winners are SharePoint architects, collaboration teams or companies demonstrating exceptional use and innovation of SharePoint and its complementary technologies to deliver robust and high-quality SharePoint deployments.
"The innovation and focus on business impact for SharePoint deployments exhibited by the Best of Breed Showcase Awards winners is astounding. I am impressed by the quality of the more than 70 submissions we received," said Trevor Hellebuyck, Metalogix CTO for Product Management and Architecture, and Best of Breed Showcase Awards Judge. "All of the winners presented innovative approaches and technologies that have transformed the quality of SharePoint deployments."
"Tonight we celebrated the SharePoint architects, collaboration teams and companies, who have distinguished themselves from their peers as Best of Breed Showcase Awards Winners. These winners are fulfilling our vision for the Best of Breed Showcase Awards as they successfully inspire high quality SharePoint deployments and demonstrate how businesses benefit from improved knowledge sharing and collaboration within a secure content management platform," said Steven Murphy, Metalogix CEO. "We will be showcasing these innovative solutions and technologies globally, across the SharePoint collaboration community, to support our mission to improve the state of SharePoint deployments that increase business value."
Best of Breed SharePoint Showcase Awards Winners include:
-- Best Adoption and Empowerment of Business Users: Nationwide Insurance -- Best Business Process Solution for SharePoint: MOEITS -- Best Cloud or Hybrid SharePoint Deployment: Deluxe Corporation -- Best Global Deployment of SharePoint: Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. -- Best Governance and Compliance: Carpenter Technology -- Best Use of Storage Technology to Drive Performance Gains: Chemical Bank
Winning entry descriptions and a list of Best of Breed SharePoint Showcase Awards winners, finalists, partners and judges can be found at: http://www.metalogix.com/BestOfBreed.
Metalogix Best of Breed Showcase
Metalogix Best of Breed Showcase brings together top SharePoint solution and technology partners, and industry influencers to drive innovation and inspire high quality SharePoint deployments. The Best of Breed Showcase creates expanded opportunities for industry collaboration through leading edge knowledge sharing forums and recognition of the SharePoint ecosystem's most inventive solutions. Best of Breed Showcase Partners include platinum partners Avnet, Beezy, EMC® Corporation, K2, and KnowledgeLake; gold partners BrightStarr, Concept Searching, Equilibrium, Gimmal, and Neudesic; and silver partners Avanade, HiSoftware, Kapow Software, and Portal Solutions. Visit http://www.metalogix.com/BestOfBreed for more information about the Best of Breed Showcase.
SharePoint Conference 2014
Metalogix is a silver sponsor of Microsoft's SharePoint Conference 2014. The company is exhibiting and demonstrating its powerful suite of best of breed products to companies looking for a better way to manage their SharePoint deployments, with specific new announcements on how to streamline migration of email, files and SharePoint to Office 365. See and try our expanded portfolio of SharePoint management tools at booth #509.
Also, Christian Buckley, Metalogix Director of Product Evangelism, Microsoft MVP and Best of Breed Showcase Awards Judge is presenting at SPC14 on Thursday, March 6, 2014, from 10:30-11:45 a.m. in the Bellini room 2001-2106. Buckley's session, "SharePoint in the clouds - select, mix, and deploy what's right for you," is designed to help ITIs and ITDMs find the right cloud deployment formula based on practical business and technical considerations.
Metalogix is the leader in management tools for Microsoft content and collaboration platforms, including SharePoint, Exchange, and Office 365. Metalogix tools provide a better way to monitor, migrate, store, synchronize, archive, govern and backup content. 14,000 customers on 7 continents rely on Metalogix' best of breed suite of tools and 24x7 LIVE support to improve availability, reduce risks, and lower costs of their mission-critical Microsoft platforms.
Metalogix is a Microsoft Gold Partner, Microsoft Public Sector managed partner and certified GSA provider. Headquartered in Washington, DC, Metalogix is backed by Insight Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners.