SOURCE: Avanade

October 21, 2010 09:30 ET

Avanade's Chief Technology Officer Named One of Top 50 SharePoint Influencers

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2010) - Avanade, a business technology services provider, today announced Tyson Hartman, Avanade's chief technology officer, was named to Global 360, Inc.'s 2010 SharePoint50 list of most influential voices regarding Microsoft SharePoint that business decision makers listen to.

The SharePoint 50 list was selected from more than 700 candidates among five categories including, SharePoint systems integrators and consultants, SharePoint vendors and Microsoft solutions providers, Microsoft SharePoint executives, journalists and industry analysts. Hartman was recognized among the list of top Systems Integrators and Consultants.

"The purpose of the SharePoint50 Project is to recognize the contributions of individuals who most influence the evaluation and selection of SharePoint within the U.S. market," said Deborah Rosen, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Global 360, Inc. "The study was done by an independent firm using a proven methodology that evaluated factors such as market reach, expertise and thoroughness of role within the decision-making process. Tyson's deep and extensive commitment to the success of SharePoint in major enterprise customers around the globe is reflected by his selection as a top 50 influencer in the SharePoint community."

Global 360 worked with Influencer 50, an independent market research company, to identify the top SharePoint influencers. From the initial field of 727 candidates, the top 50 were determined based on market reach, frequency of impact, message independence, online presence, peer references, expertise, persuasiveness, and thoroughness of role in decision-making.

As Avanade's chief technology officer, Hartman is responsible for the company's technology vision, solutions and R&D investments. Hartman plays an instrumental role in developing solutions and assets for many of Avanade's key customers and is focused on leveraging the latest Microsoft technology to solve customers' toughest problems.

"It is truly an honor to have been chosen to be included among such an esteemed group of individuals by the SharePoint community. With Avanade's strong network of technology experts, our company is able to be a true trusted advisor for businesses looking to innovate on the SharePoint platform," said Tyson Hartman, chief technology officer at Avanade. "Today's business realities are forcing companies to radically change the way they operate on a global scale. Microsoft SharePoint increasingly plays an integral role in the business strategy for many of our customers, both in the cloud and on premise, in order to address the needs of the changing workforce and increase their bottom line."

Avanade is currently one of the leading systems integrators for SharePoint 2010 solutions and is one of the leaders in SharePoint Server certifications, with 1,600 experts worldwide. Avanade is No. 1 in SharePoint certifications with 19 elite Microsoft Certified Architects. To date, Avanade has been engaged on more than 900 SharePoint solutions since October 2003.

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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 24 countries worldwide with more than 10,000 professionals. Additional information can be found at

About Global 360
With more than 2,000 customers in 70 countries, Global 360, Inc. is a leading provider of Process and Document Management solutions. Global 360 is headquartered in Texas with operations in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and South Africa. For more information, call 1-214-520-1660 or visit the company web site at

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