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Observations from SPTechCon Feb 2011 – SharePoint Technology Conference

For the first time, Accellion exhibited at SPTechCon: The SharePoint Technology Conference in San Francisco, CA.   Since we introduced our SharePoint Plug-in last year we have chatted with a steady stream of SharePoint customers interested in how our solution augments the transfer of files from SharePoint, particularly file transfers with external parties.  Interestingly enough, a recent report published just in time for this two day conference states that SharePoint 2010 deployments jumped from 8% to 44% between September 2010 to now.   We can confirm this fact since many of those financial services, health care, and technology Fortune 1000 firms were walking the show floor and visiting our Accellion booth.

The show was a great opportunity for SharePoint enthusiasts to learn everything under the sun about SharePoint - from how to become a SharePoint power user to custom branding SharePoint to using fixed query searches.  There was something for everyone at the show as long as you “Liked” SharePoint.

We showcased our SharePoint Plug-in that extends our secure files transfer capabilities to SharePoint. With the plug-in, organizations can securely transfer files from SharePoint to both internal and external parties, without needing to create an external facing server farm.   In fact, many of those Fortune 1000 companies who swung by the Accellion booth wanted to use our plug-in to close security holes in the Microsoft Productivity Suite (SharePoint, OCS, and Exchange).

Don’t worry if you missed us at SPTechCon. Accellion is participating in a whole host of events in 2011.  And, I’ll be reporting from RSA next week to deliver the latest news on  security products and services for the Enterprise.

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