Axceler Reveals Golden Lifeguard Finalists for Best SharePoint

Axceler Reveals Golden Lifeguard Finalists for Best SharePoint
Governance Application 
Winner to Be Announced at SharePoint Conference 2012 in Las Vegas
November 12-15 
BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/05/12 --  Axceler, the pioneer in
collaboration governance, administration and migration solutions,
today announced finalists for the first annual Golden Lifeguard
Awards that honor the best enterprise application of governance in
The award honors an individual or a team that has conceived,
developed and defined best practices around governance that resulted
in a notable increase in security and compliance within their
SharePoint environment.  
The Golden Lifeguard Award finalists listed alphabetically are: 

--  Ben Alexander, Internal Communications Manager, Sims Metal Management
--  John Breen, IT Manager, Collaboration Service, Flowserve Corporation
--  John Lamoureux, Director, Microsoft Platform Services, Biogen Idec
--  Valda van Dyk, SharePoint End User Adoption and Site Collection
    Administrator, Sanlam

"We received numerous outstanding nominations for the Golden Lifeguard
Award. Governance is clearly a critical issue today as enterprises
strive to meet the complexities of the social enterprise," said
Michael Alden, CEO and President at Axceler. "We have a prestigious
team of judges working on the award and we extend our thanks to them
for their efforts." 
Judges for the Golden Lifeguard Award include the following
SharePoint luminaries: 

--  Michal Pisarek: SharePoint MVP, Founder of Dynamic Owl Consulting in
    Vancouver, Canada. A boutique, progressive SharePoint consulting firm
    as well as SharePoint Analyst HQ Blog.
--  Susan Hanley: SharePoint, Knowledge Management, Portals and
    Collaboration Consultant, author, and industry speaker.
--  Ruven Gotz: Director, Collaboration at Avanade. SharePoint MVP,
    speaker and author.
--  Veronique Palmer: Founder of Let's Collaborate, SharePoint MVP,
    SharePoint user adoption expert.
--  David Rubinstein: An award-winning journalist and the editor-in-chief
    of SD Times and SharePoint Tech Report, and conference chairman of
    SPTechCon: The SharePoint Technology Conference.
--  Sarah Haase: Collaboration & Search Engineer at Best Buy, speaker,
    and organizer of SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities.
--  Owen Allen: Vice President of Solutions at Pingar, SharePoint expert,
    and community advocate.

The winner will be announced at a gala event on November 14th at the
Tryst nightclub in the Wynn Resort during the SharePoint Conference
2012 in Las Vegas. 
About Axceler 
Axceler is an expert in governance for collaboration in the social
enterprise. ControlPoint, Axceler's award-winning SharePoint
governance tool, won the Best of Connections Award, the Gold Editors'
Best Award and the Bronze Community Choice Award in the SharePoint
category from the readers and editors of Windows IT Pro. More than
2,700 organizations worldwide are using Axceler solutions to govern
their SharePoint environments. Axceler is headquartered in Woburn,
MA, USA, with offices in Redmond, Los Angeles, London and Sydney. For
more information, visit 
Axceler and Axceler ControlPoint are registered trademarks. All other
trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein
belong to their respective companies.  
Press Contact: 
Lisa Allocca
Red Javelin Communications
Claudine Bianchi
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