St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) January 24, 2013
KnowledgeLake’s Influencer50 report recognizes the leading experts that have earned the trust and ear of the Microsoft SharePoint marketplace. The findings, now available on the KnowledgeLake website, include a list of the top 50 SharePoint Influencers. The list is comprised of Microsoft executives, Microsoft partners, hosting providers, industry analysts, journalists, consulting firms and bloggers.
KnowledgeLake, the market leader in Microsoft SharePoint ECM solutions, commissioned this independent research to help individuals and organizations validate future marketing initiatives, business development plans, educational efforts and potential partner alliances. This is the second time KnowledgeLake released the Influencer50 report, the first being in 2009.
“As one of the leaders in the SharePoint ISV community, we thought it would be appropriate to recognize those people who have invested a lot of time and energy into the success of SharePoint. At KnowledgeLake, we hope that the donation of this resource to the SharePoint community provides some well-deserved recognition for those folks and that it also becomes a freely used resource to those who may be interested,” said Ron Cameron, president of KnowledgeLake.
Released at SharePoint Conference 2012, the comprehensive report is the end result of a methodical research project to identify the most influential people in the SharePoint space. Influencer50 determines the list by scoring each “player” based on market reach, frequency of impact, independence of impact, expertise, persuasiveness and thoroughness of role. From there, a field of hundreds of players is whittled to 50 based on their ratings and scores. In the early days of Influencer50, KnowledgeLake made the unilateral decision to not include their employees within the report. The company believes including these individuals within the ranking might prove too contentious and personal for those involved and would lead to unwelcomed self-analysis.
A few of the top Influencers listed include: Mark R. Gilbert, Gartner; Tony Byrne, Real Story Group; Rob Koplowitz, Forrester; Barbie Mosher Zinck, CMSWire and Mark Miller, EndUserSharePoint. You can follow a number of the top Influencers on Twitter.
KnowledgeLake develops document imaging related products and solutions for Microsoft SharePoint. KnowledgeLake extends the ECM capabilities of SharePoint, enabling businesses to reduce mailing costs, streamline operations, and achieve regulatory compliance using familiar Microsoft products that most businesses already own and use. KnowledgeLake products and solutions are deployed globally in thousands of organizations in many different horizontal and vertical industry sectors, including: public sector, healthcare, financial services, transportation and more.