AvePoint and TDS to Offer Robust Hosted Microsoft SharePoint Solutions throughout the DACH Region

Partnership expands the delivery of AvePoint's SharePoint infrastructure management solutions and TDS's renowned hosted SharePoint offerings in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
(PresseBox) (Munich, ) AvePoint, the world's largest provider of infrastructure management software solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, today announced a partnership agreement with TDS Informationstechnologie AG, a premier IT services, consulting, and outsourcing solutions organization based in Germany. TDS will serve as AvePoint's first Hosting Partner in the DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) region, and both companies will work together to integrate their complementary product offerings and services for customers seeking to deploy hosted SharePoint environments throughout Europe.

"We are very proud to team up with TDS, our first hosting partner in the DACH region", said Ron Miles, AvePoint's Director of Sales for EMEA. "TDS offers a wealth of experience bolstered by a highly trained team ready to help companies outsource their SharePoint operations while focusing on their businesses. As more organizations utilize these hosted SharePoint environments, they still have a vital need for the tools AvePoint provides to robustly protect, seamlessly manage, effortlessly govern, and optimize their tenant deployments. As a result of this partnership, these organizations have a dedicated partner with a deep, comprehensive understanding of proven practices for optimizing hosted SharePoint environments as well as deploying AvePoint's solutions."

AvePoint's flagship product, the award-winning DocAve Software Platform, is a comprehensive and flexible infrastructure management and protection solution for tenant SharePoint deployments. With a unified, browser-based user interface and a fully distributed architecture, DocAve offers more than 25 independently deployable modules for SharePoint data protection, administration, replication, migration, archiving, deployment management, reporting, storage optimization, and content lifecycle management.

TDS is a member of the Fujitsu Group, one of the world's leading IT players. TDS' leading outsourcing offering includes service portfolio elements for application and infrastructure services based on the latest Microsoft Products and Technologies. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, TDS delivers client/server solutions for Active Directory, Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, Microsoft SQL, and Windows Server - including virtualized solutions from its own data center. The vendor also provides technology and project consulting services, implementation and operation, and offers additional customer-specific solutions for mid-sized and large corporations through partnerships with other vendors.

"Through our collaboration with AvePoint, our customers can take advantage of comprehensive, one-stop SharePoint services, benefiting from tried and tested software components, highly skilled and certified employees, and hosting in our high-security data centers", said Karl-Heiz Fetzer, Service Operations Manager at TDS.

To learn more about this partnership, or about the products and services offered by AvePoint and TDS, please visit AvePoint at http://de.avepoint.com and TDS at http://www.tds.fujitsu.com/....

About TDS

TDS provides a comprehensive range of IT services, including SAP-related offerings, to mid-sized enterprises and major corporations. In addition, TDS provides software, outsourcing, and related services for human resource management. As an outsourcer, TDS offers tailored answers to specific customer needs, and end-to-end management of entire IT infrastructures.

In the HR space, TDS can assume complete responsibility for all processes associated with managing staff. TDS is Germany's market leader in HR business-process outsourcing (BPO), handling more than 800,000 payroll transactions every month. A further million payroll transactions are processed by companies deploying TDS Personal HR software.

Currently, TDS employs approximately 1,200 across 20 sites in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. In fiscal 2009/2010, the company posted revenues of approximately 132 million euros. Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Neckarsulm, Germany, TDS is traded on the Frankfurt stock exchange (ISIN DE0005085609 and DE0008164286). TDS has been a member of the Fujitsu Group, one of the world's leading IT players, since 2007.

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