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    Creating efficiency for Legal customers

    , Director, Business Development

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    We’ve always created solutions targeted to distinct customer segments. From graphic communications to healthcare and education, our portfolios give our customers specifically designed products and services that uniquely meet their needs.

    Nowhere is this philosophy more customized than in the Legal industry. Together with our hardware technology, our legal clients also get best-in-class software, services and solutions via Konica Minolta Business Solutions and our All Covered IT Services subsidiary.

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    Customer Experience, Marketing, Solutions, Strategy, Technology

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    FehertyDavid Feherty has a potty mouth.

    But that didn’t stop the crowd at Day 2 of Konica Minolta’s Art of Disruption dealer meeting from laughing and cheering the outspoken Golf Channel host’s keynote address.

    Feherty was introduced by Rick Taylor, President and COO, to help him announce a multi-year marketing relationship. Konica Minolta is now designated the “Official Multifunction Printers of the PGA TOUR,” along with its ongoing exclusive sponsorship of the popular Konica Minolta Bizhub SwingVision camera in PGA TOUR telecasts.

    Once the “business” was out of the way, Feherty got down to spinning yarns about past adventures on the PGA TOUR and present adventures as a writer and broadcaster with CBS Sports and Golf Channel, all peppered with his trademark no-holds-barred commentary.

    He wrapped up his remarks with a request to the audience to support our soldiers and remember their sacrifices. As a co-founder of Troops First Foundation, Feherty is passionate about the non-profit’s work to create programs and events designed for Wounded Warriors and their families.

    Well played, Mr. Feherty.

    Marketing, Solutions, Strategy

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    Robot Rick

    Rick Taylor finally got his wish.

    During his remarks opening the first day of Konica Minolta’s national Dealer Conference, Rick got to play out a boyhood dream: having a robot deliver him a note and a Snickers. Just like Rosie the Robot in his favorite cartoon, “The Jetsons,” the robot Savioke was ready to deliver whatever its “master” needed.

    In keeping with the conference’s theme, “The Art of Disruption,” Rick also mentioned Knightscope, a company that addresses data and fiscal security and uses … robots.

    For those keeping score, that’s one Rick and two robots.

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    Day 1 keynote speaker Robert Herjavec, entrepreneur and lead shark on ABC’s Emmy-winning “Shark Tank,” gave the crowd some food for thought.

    “Growth is a process of innovation” and “The art of selling yourself can be part of the disruption.”

    Exactly why #KMDisrupts.

    Leadership, Strategy, Technology

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    Leading the Way for a Mobile Workforce

    , Senior Vice President, Business Intelligence Services

    mobilityLove them or hate them, we’re all tied to our mobile phones. They’re a way of life now, able to keep us connected to family, work and Candy Crush.

    Thanks to that connectivity, we are a mobile workforce, able to do our jobs from anywhere. You may take mobile services for granted, but we don’t. In fact, Konica Minolta is once again leading the industry by identifying and meeting the growing needs of customers who require the ability to efficiently capture, share, manage and transform their most-critical needs whether on the road or in the office. Our innovations allow employees to manage and control work on the go, thereby meeting the evolving demands of today’s business world.

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    Cloud, Solutions, Strategy

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    The Facts about Windows Server 2003 End of Support

    , Vice President, Marketing, All Covered IT Services from Konica Minolta

    WS-EOL-Campaign_500You may remember the buzz last year when Microsoft pulled the plug on its support of Windows XP. Less publicized, but perhaps even more critical, is the end of support for Microsoft Windows Server 2003. That is scheduled for July 14, 2015. Many businesses may be unaware, but there’s a good chance their most important computers are running on this soon-to-be-outdated operating system. They may be equally unaware that hanging on to Windows Server 2003 after Microsoft ends support in July will cost them plenty and could put their business at risk.

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    Cloud, Security, Technology

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    partnership

    A great proverb says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”  For 25 years, I sold leasing programs to dealers and manufacturers like Konica Minolta.  My success came by focusing intensely on my client’s needs and exceeding their expectations.  Now that I’m at Konica Minolta, I have found that the principles and practices of connection and enduring partnerships are exactly the same. It doesn’t matter which side of the desk I sit on.  For that matter, whether you’re a salesman, a president, a wife or a friend, these three principles apply to every strong relationship in our lives.

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    May All Your Holidays be Merry

    , President and Chief Operating Officer

    As we prepare for the upcoming holidays, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on our Konica Minolta family.

    This has been a very good year for us. From a business perspective, we have continued to lead the industry, launching products from our flagship C1100 production printer to our cloud-storage FileAssist solution. We have pushed into enterprise content management with the acquisition of companies across the country. We have continued to grow the business across all verticals. We have also continued to expand our dealer partnerships, deepening and strengthening relationships.

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    In the driver’s seat of Enterprise Content Management

    , Vice President, Solutions and Product Planning

    A couple of weeks ago, I published a blog about document management and the changing industry within that practice. This time, I want to expand toward the other end of the spectrum, Enterprise Content Management.

    ECM is taking hold in many medium to large enterprises and it is a key plank in our own strategy. It’s important to point out that, across the continuum of document management, we have a full suite of services that expands our ECM services as a key area for strategic investment and growth in our core solutions portfolio.

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    Content Management, Solutions

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    Sporting a ’stache for Movember

    , Senior Vice President and General Counsel

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    There was more facial hair than usual last month at Konica Minolta offices across the country. While some may have thought this was a new fashion trend, in reality nearly 300 employees were participating in “Movember.” This movement began as a small fundraiser nearly 15 years ago and has grown into a global tradition.

    During Movember, (formally known as November), men are encouraged to grow a moustache to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. Women also participate by encouraging the men in their lives to grow moustaches and by spreading awareness. Spearheaded by the Movember Foundation, more than $559 million has been raised to fund 832 men’s health programs in 21 countries since its establishment.

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    Corporate Citizenship

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    Celebrating Generosity on Giving Tuesday

    , Vice President, Strategic Business Development

    The holidays are here again! As we become immersed in travel plans, shopping lists and holiday parties, it can be easy to forget what this season is really about: giving.

    Today, the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate kindness and to give. December 2 is Giving Tuesday, and it is gaining momentum rapidly. Formed by New York’s 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation in 2011, Giving Tuesday is a philanthropic response to consumer-driven events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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