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AvePoint Named to Inc. Magazine's Inaugural Hire Power Awards Honoring America's Top Job Creators

AvePoint honored as one of America’s top job creators over the past three years, from 2008 to 2011

Jersey City, NJ — December 6, 2012 — Inc. Magazine today honored AvePoint, the leader in governance, compliance, and management solutions for social enterprise collaboration platforms, in its inaugural Inc. Hire Power Awards. The Inc. Hire Power Awards recognize private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past three years. AvePoint increased US-based jobs by 113 percent from 2008 to 2011, placing it among the top 10 private business job creators within the state of New Jersey. From 2011 to 2012 alone, the number of US-based jobs generated by AvePoint has risen by 47 percent, outpacing AvePoint’s global employee growth by 16 percent.

“We are very excited to be honored in the inaugural Inc. Magazine Hire Power Awards,” said Dr. Tianyi (TJ) Jiang, AvePoint's Co-Founder and Co-CEO. “During times of economic recession and high unemployment, many companies go into lockdown mode, but we decided to aggressively invest in expanding our employee base to meet an ever-growing market need for governing, managing, and enabling compliance for today’s social enterprise collaboration platforms. The future goes to those who are confident, take calculated risks, and are willing to challenge traditional thinking. We have abided by these three tenets since our first days in 2001, and as evidenced by a further increase in US-based employees by 47 percent in 2012, we have no intention to change course now. ”

AvePoint is the global leader in compliance, governance, and infrastructure management solutions for social enterprise collaboration platforms. Founded in 2001, AvePoint works with more than 10,000 organizations worldwide – including many Fortune 500 and government agencies – to realize their full potential by enabling enterprise collaboration with confidence. AvePoint, Inc. is headquartered and maintains its principal operational center in Jersey City, NJ, with 25 wholly owned operational centers on five continents. AvePoint is a Depth Managed Microsoft Gold Certified Portals and Collaboration Partner and Gold Certified ISV Partner as well as a U.S. Government GSA provider via strategic partnerships.

“The top 100 companies on the list have created 73,032 American jobs in the three-year period from 2008 to 2011 – an amazing feat, given that much of that job growth came during the heart of the recession,” explains Inc. Editor-in-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “And it isn’t just the big guys that are adding jobs. Companies with less than $50 million in annual revenue make up nearly one-third of the Hire Power list.”

The inaugural Inc. Hire Power Awards are sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which is proud to recognize American companies that have greatly increased their workforces. Inc.’s Hire Power Awards celebrates private companies on the forefront of American job creation, giving these businesses the recognition they deserve. Inc. is the only major business media brand aimed solely at CEOs of fast-growing private companies. The Hire Power Awards will appear in Inc.’s December/January issue, as well as the brand’s website, www.inc.com.

About AvePoint

AvePoint accelerates your digital transformation success. Over 21,000 companies and 9 million SharePoint and Office 365 users worldwide trust AvePoint software and services for their data migration, management, and protection needs in the cloud, on-premises and hybrid environments.

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