SOURCE: Axceler


March 07, 2011 18:09 ET

Axceler Expands Into the Australia/New Zealand Region

Increasing Demand for Strategic, Global SharePoint Deployments Spurs Expansion

WOBURN, MA--(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) - Axceler, the leader in Microsoft SharePoint administration and migration software, today announced the expansion of its presence in the Australia and New Zealand region with the opening of a new office in Sydney, bronze sponsorship of the upcoming Australia and New Zealand SharePoint Conferences, and the appointment of a new Channel Sales Manager for the Asia Pacific region. Axceler's ControlPoint, the company's award-winning SharePoint administration software, helps enterprises simplify, optimize and secure their large and complex SharePoint environments, which increasingly span international borders. 

SharePoint is the fastest growing Microsoft product of all time, and the market for SharePoint add-on products continues to increase at an equally rapid pace. Axceler's expansion to Australia and New Zealand comes at a time of substantial growth in the SharePoint market both in the region and globally. The move also follows a year of record-breaking 145 percent growth overall for Axceler in 2010. More than one-third of all Axceler revenue now comes from outside the U.S., and the company has broadened its customer base globally and increased global staff by 50 percent. 

"We've found two compelling sources of market opportunity that led us to make this move: SharePoint market potential in the Australia and New Zealand region, and the rising number of multinational organizations with extensive, global SharePoint deployments," said Michael Alden, President and CEO, Axceler. "Enterprises across many industries are deploying SharePoint as a strategic and increasingly global platform. We're seeing overwhelming demand for SharePoint add-on products, particularly in the area of SharePoint governance. This year we expect our growth to further increase as more and more organizations make SharePoint a bigger part of their IT strategy."

This week and next, the company will sponsor the back to back Australia and New Zealand SharePoint Conferences. At the events Axceler Product Evangelist Christian Buckley will speak on the topic, "Looking Under the Hood: How Your Metadata Strategy Impacts Everything You Do" (Business Track). The schedule is as follows:

Australia SharePoint Conference
Hilton Hotel, Sydney
March 9, 2011
2:20 pm - 3:20 pm

New Zealand SharePoint Conference
Amora Hotel, Wellington
March 17, 2011
3:50 pm - 4:50 pm

Also announced was the appointment of Vijay Raghvani, who will be based in the new Sydney office, as Channel Sales Manager for the Asia Pacific region. Raghvani will focus on developing the Asia Pacific channel for Axceler products starting with Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining Axceler, he was working in the Microsoft channel for a leading SharePoint partner, and with Canon Australia in the solutions business. Raghvani moved to Australia in 2003 to join a leading Microsoft Dynamics partner after spending five years at Microsoft in England, where he also completed his BA in information systems.

The company's new Australian office is located at 100 Walker St, North Sydney, NSW 2059. 

ControlPoint, the leading SharePoint administration product and winner of the most recent Best SharePoint Product award, includes comprehensive permissions management, in-depth activity and storage analysis and the ability to measure performance of SharePoint environments against governance policies. It also gives administrators complete control over the configuration and deployment of their SharePoint environments.

Davinci Migrator offers comprehensive, risk-based control when moving to the latest SharePoint platform, from either SharePoint 2003 or 2007. It reduces the risks, lowers the overall cost and shortens the time it takes to complete a SharePoint 2010 migration. By helping administrators with the discovery and planning of their migrations as well as managing metadata and taxonomies, Davinci Migrator reduces the number of failed migration attempts and dramatically shortens project schedules.

About Axceler
Axceler solutions enable enterprises to simplify, optimize, and secure their collaborative platforms and have delivered award-winning administration software worldwide since 1994. For Microsoft SharePoint, Axceler offers ControlPoint and Davinci Migrator. ControlPoint is the best way to get control over a SharePoint environment giving SharePoint professionals the ability to manage permissions, copy sites, analyze activity and much more. Davinci Migrator is a best of breed migration solution for organizations upgrading SharePoint 2003 and 2007 to SharePoint 2010. It was named a "Best of Connections 2010" finalist in the Best SharePoint Product category by Penton Media's DevConnections, while the editors of Windows IT Pro named ControlPoint the Best SharePoint Product of 2009. Headquartered in Woburn, MA, Axceler maintains offices in Seattle, Los Angeles, London and Sydney. For more information visit

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