Tuesday, May 31, 2011

EPC Group to Participate in SP TechCon 2011 Boston

Houston, TX – EPC Group, one of the nation's largest Microsoft Solution Providers, announced today that it will participate in SP TechCon 2011 Boston, June 1-3, 2011. SP TechCon 2011 Boston is one of the largest SharePoint gatherings in the nation. Three of EPC Group’s SharePoint experts will lead workshops and technical classes at the conference.

Errin O’Connor, Founder and CEO of EPC Group, will bring his technical expertise to the conference by leading a half day workshop on Wed., June 1st, from 8:30AM-12:00PM, entitled “Implementing SharePoint as a Service Within Enterprise Organizations.” O’Connor will share the challenges and benefits for enterprise organization experience when trying to access information in SharePoint quickly and easily through the SaaS platform.

Anthony Guevara, CIO and Senior SharePoint Architect, will be leading a technical class Fri., June 3rd, from 10:00AM-11:45AM : “Governance for Globally Dispersed SharePoint.” In this session, Guevara will focus on successful governance around globally dispersed intranets, the Internet and collaboration, and discuss the keys to dealing with disputes and cultural differences.

Dehun Benton, Information Worker Practice Manager and Senior SharePoint Architect, will also be leading another technical class Fri., June 3rd, from 3:45PM-5:00PM: “Determining if SharePoint Foundation is Right For You.” Benton will concentrate on several factors and functionalities that come into play when determining what the correct solution for an organization is as well as explain the differences between SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010.

Attendees of SP TechCon 2011 can choose from more than 80 Classes and Workshops to take part, listen to specialists in the industry, and learn more about ways to enhance their own SharePoint deployments or implementations.

About EPC Group

EPC Group is one of the nation's leading SharePoint consulting firms having implemented some of the largest SharePoint deployments over the past ten years. EPC Group recently celebrated their 10 year Anniversary along with reaching an impressive number of over 640 SharePoint engagements. EPC Group patented their SharePoint Center of Excellence (COE) Methodologies developed from years of experience to ensure that each project they undertake is a success.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Nation's Leading SharePoint Integration Firm Releases World Class Project Server Methodologies

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2011 -- EPC Group, one of the nation's largest Microsoft Gold Partner Solution Providers, announced today the launch of the EPC Group Project Server Acceleration methodology. Errin O'Connor, Founder and CEO of EPC Group, cited the reason for the choice was based upon the growth of Enterprise Project Management (EPM) demand that EPC Group has experienced over the last year and the great success they have seen in its Microsoft Project Server implementations. O'Connor stated, "A little known fact is that EPC Group started out as a Project Server implementation firm back in 1999/2000 and we discovered something called Tahoe\STS 1.0 (Version 1 of SharePoint) and our methodologies started to hatch. 11 years later, SharePoint 2010 and Project Server 2010 are two of EPC Group's largest offerings."

By leveraging the power of both Microsoft Project Server and SharePoint Server 2010 for a combined EPM solution, an organization can advance collaboration and communications across teams effectively, control internal data throughout the project lifecycle, ensure resources are allocated economically, and allow information to be shared and not replicated.

O'Connor said, "EPC Group has experienced tremendous growth in demand for our Microsoft Project Server services, approximately double each year over the past five years. Our clients are beginning to understand the efficiency and collaborative power of this technology and want to harness the benefits for their organizations. Clients have been coming to us increasingly for the Project Server knowledge base our team possesses."

Anthony Guevara, CIO of EPC Group, said, "One organization that comes to mind when speaking about Enterprise Project Management is a large financial services company based in Illinois, which had SharePoint Server 2007 in place, that came to us with lack of consistent project, portfolio and resource management processes, ill-informed decision makers resulting from mismanagement of information, and teams that were not cooperating effectively. They needed to somehow integrate an EPM system into their environment and form a better governance model for both technologies Microsoft SharePoint Server and Project Server."

Guevara continued, "After our implementation of Project Server, our client was able to more easily manage their enterprise content across departments and teams, make more informed decisions, and to collaborate with greater ease of time and productivity. This is the type of results that we enjoy seeing from our clients for the benefit of their customers; thus, why we are thrilled with the launch of the EPC Group Project Server Acceleration methodology."

About EPC Group

EPC Group is one of the nation's leading Microsoft Gold Solution Providers having implemented some of the largest SharePoint deployments over the past ten years. EPC Group recently celebrated their 12 year Anniversary along with unsurpassed numbers of SharePoint implementations with an impressive 640 successful SharePoint engagements. Experience combined with prevailing methodologies has positioned EPC Group as a top SharePoint Integrator. EPC Group delivers patented SharePoint Center of Excellence (COE) Methodologies developed from years of experience to ensure that each project they undertake is a success by leveraging the power of Microsoft Technologies.