|[November 08, 2012]
harmon.ie Announces Second Annual Top 25 Online SharePoint Influencers
BOSTON --(Business Wire)--
today announced its
Second Annual Top 25 Online SharePoint Influencers list, created to
recognize those individuals most influential in helping enterprises
navigate the constantly innovating Microsoft (News - Alert)® SharePoint®
business environment. The list, commissioned by harmon.ie, was compiled
by an analysis of the online impact of more than 700 prominent
SharePoint thought leaders whose blogs and tweets provide a road map for
using SharePoint to build stronger collaborative and social enterprises.
Today's business environment requires companies to be as nimble as
possible to address the changing needs of the organization. And with the
unprecedented recent crop of innovative new technologies, like Windows®
8, Office™ 2013, SharePoint® 2013 and Office™ 365, businesses need these
top 25 influencers to guide them on navigating the complex
multi-platform technology environment.
"Two things are coming into play here - SharePoint has become a more
strategic platform for businesses, while users are looking for better
social solutions, adoption strategies and innovative approaches to
business problems," said Mark Fidelman, CEO of Evolve!, a social
business consultancy, and leading social strategist of the Top 25
Influencer Award. "These 25 individuals are passionate advocates, who
are re-defining the value of social community and collaboration."
To attain the top 25 list, analysts used a formula designed to determine
retweet frequency, blog reach, citations by other influential bloggers
and related factors measuring the impact of individual SharePoint
community members. They then assigned weights to each factor and ranked
"Being recognized as a top SharePoint influencer is an honor and very
meaningful to me," said Joel Oleson, SharePoint global evangelist.
"There is something very special about community and social networking
that makes what we do break down barriers. I really do love my
followers, and try to get to know them wherever they are around the
world with insight and knowledge to help them carry on."
The top 10 SharePoint influencers on harmon.ie's list, their Twitter (News - Alert)
usernames and blog URLs are:
Joel Oleson (@joeloleson, http://www.sharepointjoel.com/default.aspx),
the first dedicated SharePoint administrator who has been working with
SharePoint for nearly 12 years; a SharePoint content and collaboration
solutions manager at LDS Church; former Microsoft senior technical
product manager who designed both intranet and extranet SharePoint
deployments for IT professionals; was a member of the team who
architected the first rollout of Microsoft's own global search,
intranet, team sites. Oleson moved up from the #2 spot in 2011.
Mark Miller (@eusp, http://www.nothingbutsharepoint.com/sites/eusp/Pages/default.aspx),
founder and editor of the EndUserSharePoint.com community dedcated to
providing support for SharePoint end users; helps organizations gain
global visibility through use of social media, online community
building and relationship development; international traveler;
frequent speaker at SharePoint events, conferences and webcasts
worldwide on building digital communities and future of productivity.
Andrew Connell (@andrewconnell, http://www.andrewconnell.com/blog),
a SharePoint developer and instructor who is co-founder, instructor
and speaker at SharePoint education and training company Critical Path (News - Alert)
Training. He is also a Microsoft MVP for Office SharePoint Server.
Laura Rogers (@WonderLaura, http://www.wonderlaura.com),
a Microsoft MVP and senior SharePoint specialist at Rackspace (News - Alert) Hosting,
she has eight years of experience in making the most of SharePoint's
out-of-the-box capabilities and works with SharePoint Designer
workflows, InfoPath and Data View Web Parts. Latest books: Using
Microsoft InfoPath 2010 with Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Step by Step and
Beginning SharePoint 2010: Building Business Solutions with
John Mancini (@jmancini77, http://www.digitallandfill.org/),
president of AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management)
International, a non-profit association focused on the document and
content management technologies that are key enablers of process
change at leading companies.
Todd Klindt (@toddklindt, http://www.toddklindt.com/blog/default.aspx),
a professional computer consultant for more than 15 years,
specializing in SharePoint for the last eight years, he currently
works at Rackspace, authored Professional SharePoint 2010
Administration and is an MVP for Windows SharePoint Services.
Dux Raymond Sy (@meetdux, http://sp.meetdux.com/default.aspx),
SharePoint MVP at Microsoft, event chair at SharePoint Saturday and
managing partner at Innovative-e, Inc., a Microsoft Gold-certified
business technology consulting and services company specializing in
SharePoint implementations. Author of SharePoint for Project
Management and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Jeremy Thake (@jthake, http://wss.made4the.net/default.aspx),
a SharePoint evangelist since 2006 and SharePoint MVP who currently
serves as enterprise architect at AvePoint, which provides SharePoint
governance solutions for SharePoint. His previous SharePoint
engagements have included supporting Microsoft sales teams with
SharePoint questions as a virtual technical specialist.
Mike Herrity (@mikeherrity, http://sharepointineducation.com),
assistant headteacher at Twynham
School in Christchurch, Dorset. Has been working with SharePoint
to support learning since 2000.
Michael Gannoti (@gannoti, http://michaelgannotti.com/general/new-blogging-chapter-begins/),
as a technical architect for Microsoft, he helps large organizations
architect and implement solutions in the Business Productivity space.
Frequently these sessions focus around social media.
"SharePoint is a powerful platform that helps businesses work more
productively, and the members of the SharePoint ecosystem serve an
invaluable layer by creating an environment for innovation, community
and response to changing business conditions," said David Lavenda, vice
president of marketing and product strategy at harmon.ie. "This list
represents those SharePoint community leaders who can offer innovative
ideas and approaches to help users in business and education adopt
SharePoint and manage their collaborative processes better and more
The entire Top 25 Online SharePoint Influencers' list and an Infographic
can be found at http://harmon.ie/blog/11-08-2012.
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harmon.ie provides software solutions to advance the social user
experience by aggregating document collaboration, enterprise social
networking and other social tools into the email client and mobile
devices. Thousands of businesses including Continental Corporation,
BearingPoint and Amway use harmon.ie to vastly increase user adoption of
applications such as Microsoft SharePoint, IBM (News - Alert)® Connections,
and Google Docs™ for social and collaboration functions.
harmon.ie is a Microsoft Gold Competency ISV Partner. For more
information, visit http://harmon.ie/.
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