Twitter_KansasCity2016.jpgInformation Management specialist demonstrates how implementing an archiving strategy that enables decommissioning of legacy applications can result in significant cost savings to IT organizations.

CRANFORD, N.J. – Paragon Solutions, an advisory consulting and systems integration firm, emphasized how decommissioning legacy applications and managing exponential data growth with information archiving achieves ROI and compliance during the 2016 KC IT Symposium, March 31, 2016, at Sheraton Overland Park, Overland Park, Kansas.

Douglas J. Vargo, Vice President, Information Management, Paragon Solutions, presented Establishing an Application Retirement Strategy for Massive Savings, a 45-minute presentation focusing on a real-world case study of a Fortune 100 that retired legacy applications and deployed EMC’s InfoArchive for cost savings, increased efficiency and elevated compliance.

“The stark reality is, today legacy applications that are of low value to a business, are being maintained and supported to ensure access to the data they hold which is often required to meet compliance regulations and support reporting, audit or ediscovery,” Vargo reports. “These applications are often no longer supported by the vendor or are on legacy infrastructure and require specialized knowledge to maintain. As a result, they are expensive to retain and may represent a compliance or security risk to the organization.”

Paragon specializes in implementing Enterprise Information Management (EIM) solutions that help companies build information management strategies and implement technologies to effectively capture, store, manage, preserve, secure, deliver, analyze and use essential information and content.

For the nearly two decades Paragon Solutions has been a strategic partner with EMC’s Enterprise Content Division (ECD), the company has continually invested in developing innovative, integrated solutions and technology frameworks that improve time to value for clients. 

EMC has, in turn, afforded Paragon the opportunity to participate in many new platform releases, as well as play an instrumental role in identifying client use cases to assist in defining and developing new product roadmaps.  Paragon then brings this knowledge to the client to enable enterprises to envision how implementation of EMC solutions and technologies best fit into their businesses.

“The challenge today’s organizations are facing today is the explosion and expansion of content and how to keep up with this exponential data growth which has become an inevitable part of doing business,” Vargo reports. “To face this reality, organizations must implement technology solutions that not only manage content, but integrate with business operations to deliver the greatest benefit to the business while maintaining information governance and reducing risk.”

About Paragon Solutions

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 website at, or call 1.800.462.5582.

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