Axceler Golden Lifeguard Awards Recognize Best SharePoint

Axceler Golden Lifeguard Awards Recognize Best SharePoint Governance
BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/20/12 --  Axceler, a pioneer in
collaboration governance, administration and migration solutions,
today announced the results of the first annual Golden Lifeguard
Awards that honor the best enterprise applications of governance in
SharePoint. The winners were unveiled at a gala event during the
SharePoint Conference 2012 in Las Vegas and were presented their
awards by former Baywatch star Pam Anderson. 
The award honors individuals 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
The Golden Lifeguard Award Winners: 

--  John Breen, IT Manager, Collaboration Service, Flowserve Corporation
--  John Lamoureux, Director, Microsoft Platform Services, Biogen Idec

The judges applauded Flowserve's massive undertaking to build out a
greenfield environment for over 10,000 distributed employees as well
as its focus on using SharePoint to replace legacy systems and their
dedication to building processes to prevent viral/unchecked
proliferation of SharePoint sites. 
Biogen Idec was praised for the development of a "SharePoint for
Dummies" training program, partnerships with their business and IT
teams and the focus on user adoption that resulted in a positive
experience for end-users. 
"I am pleased to congratulate the winners of the Golden Lifeguard
Award who have demonstrated how best practices can ensure that
relevant company policies, as well as audit and regulatory mandates,
are consistently enforced in their SharePoint environments," said
Michael Alden, CEO and President at Axceler. "I also want to thank
our esteemed team of judges for their work on this award." 
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 a
t 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.
--  Ant Clay: Founder and CEO of Soulsailor Consulting, SharePoint
    business technology consultant.

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
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