SharePoint and Beyond

I want to thank all who shared good wishes for my move to PointBeyond (www.pointbeyond.com). I am excited and empowered to join this dynamic and growing company. Many of you may think why work at PointBeyond. Well to put simply, they are the specialists in delivering SharePoint Business Applications with strong focus on solving business problems. Not only PointBeyond deal with fast growing clientele’s SharePoint deployments encompassing physical, logical and information architectures; but also engage with business users in discovery, design and development of portals, intranet, internet, collaboration, communities, composites and insights with value added business applications.

When I first started as Database developer over 11 years ago, the business requirements were translated into logical data models, physical database design, application tier and user interface with strong emphasis on waterfall methodology and large project teams. I’m sure you all know this. Don’t get me wrong all these is still required today when embarking on large-scale and complex application projects. However, in today’s business applications world from service delivery to end-user organisations, the business agility is higher than ever before where business problems/requirements spring up and solution is expected in very short time. Also when business users and IT teams are on different alignments the solution can be far-reaching. This is where Microsoft SharePoint products and technologies take over and empower the business collaboration, data, information and processes. It is in this SharePoint space where user engagement is at its highest, more visibility on how data and processes are handled and acceleration of SharePoint business application deployments occur.

As SharePoint journey continues for many organisations with on-premise and cloud deployments, as a Senior SharePoint Consultant with PointBeyond I will always be focussed on solving business problems with my contributions of knowledge, skill, experience, passion for building business applications and enthusiasm for SharePoint and SQL Server technologies. Our MD, Ian Woodgate (Specialist in SharePoint business applications, strategy and implementation and Organiser of SharePoint UK User group South) recently authored a Whitepaper (Delivering Maximum Business Value With A SharePoint Based Application Strategy), which got published on Microsoft TechNet have received huge interest and high rating from the business community which demonstrates the Whats and Whys of SharePoint business applications.

This is why I am here; to connect, collaborate and share.

All you need is SharePoint,
SharePoint is all you need.

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Chirag is an Independent Consultant at Patel Consulting, Chartered IT Professional, TOGAF9 Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (Productivity, Data Platform) based in London, UK with more than 15 years of industry experience. He works with a wide variety of clients in many sectors, designing and implementing business collaboration, data and information management solutions and services based on SharePoint and Office 365 technologies to create business value for both themselves and their customers, including UK Microsoft Gold Partners with deployment, upgrade and migration services delivery. Chirag is an active SharePoint community participant, frequent speaker at local and international events including SharePoint Saturdays and Collab365. He is also one of the co-organisers of the SharePoint User Group UK (London) region. In 2011, for his valuable contributions to Microsoft TechNet forums he received a Microsoft Community Contributor Award. In his little spare time he enjoys cycling, cricket and every year participating in Charity bike rides and Duathlons. You can find him online at www.techchirag.com and follow Chirag on Twitter at @techChirag.

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