Cranford, NJ – September 27, 2011 - Paragon Solutions, an advisory consulting and systems integration firm and Microsoft Partner announced today that Collaboration and Knowledge Management Practice lead, Jim Kane will be presenting on knowledge communities at the 2011 Microsoft SharePoint Conference in Anaheim, California (SP2011) October 3 – 6, 2011.

Kane will present as part of a breakout session titled, “Knowledge Communities: Unlocking SharePoint 2010's Hidden Value” on October 3, 2011 at 11:00 am. The presentation will define knowledge communities for business use and outline the advantages for organizations when they implement this technology into their business processes.

“In this session, we will discuss how knowledge communities can have a positive impact across global teams and how to start, grow and sustain a knowledge community with SharePoint 2010. We will focus on how to enable knowledge communities as well as adoption and sustaining strategies, and how SharePoint 2010 provides key capabilities that make knowledge communities successful,” says Kane.

Paragon will also be showcasing its solution offerings in the exhibit hall at booth 735, where it will highlight its cross-vertical capabilities in two areas:

  • Building advanced knowledge repository solutions and applying governance, compliance and records management to these solutions using SharePoint 2010
  • Applying Paragon's framework for enabling knowledge communities within organizations using SharePoint 2010’s new collaboration and social networking features

About Knowledge Communities

Knowledge communities offer an effective approach to improving collaboration among teams, managing innovative knowledge, and optimizing business processes. Knowledge communities offer an environment for locating, sharing, and reusing knowledge and expertise. Knowledge communities success when the right combination of planning, support, behavior change and technologies are applied. SharePoint 2010 offers great new capabilities that support knowledge communities. Tagging and rating, notes, colleague tracking, profiles and people search all support communities, as well as the enhanced document management features in SharePoint 2010. SharePoint connects content to people, and people to people – and helps to provide context around the knowledge we create, manage and share.

About Jim Kane

Jim Kane leads the Collaboration and Knowledge Management Practice within the Life Sciences Division of Paragon Solutions. Mr. Kane provides leadership and client services in the areas of collaboration, content management and portal deployment. He has vast experience providing delivery and sales support for Microsoft Office SharePoint, Microsoft Unified Communications technologies, and related technologies. His expertise includes knowledge management, collaboration, enterprise and tactical portal projects, and general technology management. He holds both a BA and MA in Communication from the University of Pittsburgh.

About Paragon

Paragon Solutions is an advisory consulting and systems integration firm that specializes in enterprise information management to help clients leverage information assets for better business results. The company does this through its industry practices, solution accelerators and specialized technology competencies that help clients achieve operational efficiency, business scalability and regulatory compliance.

Paragon works with businesses that are focused in a few key industries − communications, financial services, healthcare, insurance, and life sciences. The industry-focused practices work with Paragon’s competency groups to address today’s client concerns in Process Optimization, Information Management and Information Integration.

For more information, please visit the Paragon Web site at www.consultparagon.com, or call 1.800.462.5582.

Erik Raper
Paragon Solutions
(908) 653-3016
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