SOURCE: Avanade


February 08, 2011 09:00 ET

Avanade Information Management Expert to Speak at 2011 Microsoft SharePoint Technology Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) - In an age of real-time collaboration and instant expectations, impactful collaboration can mean the difference between success and failure. However, as the workforce becomes increasingly dispersed, businesses are faced with the task of successfully collaborating and leveraging the best talent within an organization to perform specialized tasks. As a result of this new landscape, Microsoft® SharePoint® has become a key platform for companies to effectively collaborate across geographical boundaries and advance enterprise social computing.

Tim Smith, service line executive for information management at Avanade, a business technology services provider, will be speaking at this year's SharePoint Technology Conference about how companies can leverage SharePoint to apply the principles of social computing to the enterprise by tapping into a company's most valuable asset of information -- its people.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. PT

Where: 2011 SharePoint Technology Conference, Hyatt Regency Airport, San Francisco, Calif.

What: The session will outline a simple methodology for companies seeking to take advantage of experts within the company, regardless of location, to solve business problems, collaborate on projects and enable greater productivity. Attendees will be provided with an in-depth look at how different technologies, such as Avanade's Expert Source™ solution based on SharePoint 2010, can best leverage social computing capabilities to create a collaborative environment, while reducing deployment risks through identifying, managing and engaging the most qualified specialists for critical initiatives.

Who: Tim Smith is a service line executive for the Information Management group at Avanade. He joined Avanade in 2000 after nearly two years at Accenture. Tim is responsible for running Avanade's Information Management service line for the Americas, which includes management of the consulting workforce and deal shaping. In this position, he works extensively with ECM, business intelligence, and collaboration and SAP® platforms. Tim has also spent the past 10 years as a senior director at Avanade, where he was responsible for managing the Information Worker consulting practice that includes portals and content management, primarily on SharePoint and Microsoft Business Intelligence.

About the SharePoint Technology Conference
The SharePoint Technology conference is the largest independent SharePoint conference in the world. Directed towards IT professionals, business managers, analysts and developers, the conference looks to highlight how companies are leveraging SharePoint technology to provide greater efficiencies for their business and support collaboration.

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About Avanade
Avanade provides business technology services that connect insight, innovation and expertise in Microsoft technologies to help customers realize results. Avanade's services and solutions help improve performance, productivity and sales for organizations in all industries. The company applies Microsoft expertise from its global network of consultants, drawing on the right mix of onshore, offshore and nearshore skills, which together are designed to help deliver results faster, at lower cost and with less risk. Avanade, which is majority owned by Accenture, was founded in 2000 by Accenture and Microsoft Corporation and serves customers in more than 20 countries worldwide with more than 12,000 professionals. Additional information can be found at

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