Best of Breed Showcase Awards Winners Named in Six Categories for Exceptional Use and Innovation of SharePoint to Deliver High-Quality Deployments that Increase Business Value

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Metalogix Announces Best of Breed Showcase Awards Winners at

Star-Studded SharePoint Conference 2014 Gala

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This evening, Metalogix,

along with its Best of Breed SharePoint Showcase Partners, revealed

the winners of the prestigious Best of Breed SharePoint Showcase

Awards at Microsoft's global SharePoint Conference 2014. Winners were

heralded at the star-studded and high-energy Metalogix Best of Breed

Showcase Awards party, which was held at the Las Vegas Marquee

nightclub with more than 2,500 guests in attendance. The Best of Breed

Showcase Awards is a cornerstone of Metalogix' Best of Breed Showcase

Partnership that brings together SharePoint industry thought leaders

and solution providers to foster industry collaboration and promote

better business value for SharePoint deployments.

Winners in six categories were selected from a field of 19 finalists,

who were selected from more than 70 outstanding case study nominations

submitted for consideration. A distinguished panel of nine industry

expert judges comprised of Microsoft MVPs, journalists, technology

executives and other SharePoint thought leaders, reviewed and

evaluated the submissions. Winners were selected based on their

abilities to conceive, develop and deploy SharePoint tools and best

practices that improve and enhance SharePoint deployments and deliver

significant benefit to the organizations they support. Best of Breed

Showcase Awards winners are SharePoint architects, collaboration teams

or companies demonstrating exceptional use and innovation of

SharePoint and its complementary technologies to deliver robust and

high-quality SharePoint deployments.

"The innovation and focus on business impact for SharePoint

deployments exhibited by the Best of Breed Showcase Awards winners is

astounding. I am impressed by the quality of the more than 70

submissions we received," said Trevor Hellebuyck, Metalogix CTO for

Product Management and Architecture, and Best of Breed Showcase Awards

Judge. "All of the winners presented innovative approaches and

technologies that have transformed the quality of SharePoint

deployments."

"Tonight we celebrated the SharePoint architects, collaboration teams

and companies, who have distinguished themselves from their peers as

Best of Breed Showcase Awards Winners. These winners are fulfilling

our vision for the Best of Breed Showcase Awards as they successfully

inspire high quality SharePoint deployments and demonstrate how

businesses benefit from improved knowledge sharing and collaboration

within a secure content management platform," said Steven Murphy,

Metalogix CEO. "We will be showcasing these innovative solutions and

technologies globally, across the SharePoint collaboration community,

to support our mission to improve the state of SharePoint deployments

that increase business value."

Best of Breed SharePoint Showcase Awards Winners include:

-- Best Adoption and Empowerment of Business Users: Nationwide

Insurance

-- Best Business Process Solution for SharePoint: MOEITS

-- Best Cloud or Hybrid SharePoint Deployment: Deluxe Corporation

-- Best Global Deployment of SharePoint: Freeport-McMoRan Copper &

Gold Inc.

-- Best Governance and Compliance: Carpenter Technology

-- Best Use of Storage Technology to Drive Performance Gains: Chemical

Bank

Winning entry descriptions and a list of Best of Breed SharePoint

Showcase Awards winners, finalists, partners and judges can be found

at: http://www.metalogix.com/BestOfBreed.

Metalogix Best of Breed Showcase Metalogix Best of Breed Showcase

brings together top SharePoint solution and technology partners, and

industry influencers to drive innovation and inspire high quality

SharePoint deployments. The Best of Breed Showcase creates expanded

opportunities for industry collaboration through leading edge

knowledge sharing forums and recognition of the SharePoint ecosystem's

most inventive solutions. Best of Breed Showcase Partners include

platinum partners Avnet, Beezy, EMC@ Corporation, K2, and

KnowledgeLake; gold partners BrightStarr, Concept Searching,

Equilibrium, Gimmal, and Neudesic; and silver partners Avanade,

HiSoftware, Kapow Software, and Portal Solutions. Visit

http://www.metalogix.com/BestOfBreed for more information about the

Best of Breed Showcase.

SharePoint Conference 2014 Metalogix is a silver sponsor of

Microsoft's SharePoint Conference 2014. The company is exhibiting and

demonstrating its powerful suite of best of breed products to

companies looking for a better way to manage their SharePoint

deployments, with specific new announcements on how to streamline

migration of email, files and SharePoint to Office 365. See and try

our expanded portfolio of SharePoint management tools at booth #509.

Also, Christian Buckley, Metalogix Director of Product Evangelism,

Microsoft MVP and Best of Breed Showcase Awards Judge is presenting at

SPC14 on Thursday, March 6, 2014, from 10:30-11:45 a.m. in the Bellini

room 2001-2106. Buckley's session, "SharePoint in the clouds - select,

mix, and deploy what's right for you," is designed to help ITIs and

ITDMs find the right cloud deployment formula based on practical

business and technical considerations.

About Metalogix Metalogix is the leader in management tools for

Microsoft content and collaboration platforms, including SharePoint,

Exchange, and Office 365. Metalogix tools provide a better way to

monitor, migrate, store, synchronize, archive, govern and backup

content. 14,000 customers on 7 continents rely on Metalogix' best of

breed suite of tools and 24x7 LIVE support to improve availability,

reduce risks, and lower costs of their mission-critical Microsoft

platforms.

Metalogix is a Microsoft Gold Partner, Microsoft Public Sector managed

partner and certified GSA provider. Headquartered in Washington, DC,

Metalogix is backed by Insight Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture

Partners.

SOURCE Metalogix

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/CONTACT: Kevin McGorry, 703-777-4322

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