KONICA MINOLTA

Business Solutions

Make a selection below to see more:
  • Insights
  • Recent Posts
  • Popular Posts
  • Popular Tags

  •  

    The Power of Confidence

    , Vice President, Strategic Business Development

    confidenceI always was, and still am, so impressed when watching women and men get up in front of a crowded audience and pull off a presentation with grace, eloquence and intellect.

    Regardless of the topic, there was something in their posture, their stories, or their eyes that commanded the audience to listen intently to each word. Every presenter’s style was immensely different: some told emotional stories that stirred memories connecting us to them, others kept an audience rolling and entertained. Having had to overcome prepresentation jitters on a number of occasions, and as someone who always thinks twice before speaking, even during meetings, I came to realize that a key part to speaking is confidence.

    (more…)

    Leadership, Thought Leaders

    No comments yet

    bic-logoThe Business Innovation Center has groundbreaking ideas at its very core. This is evident since “innovation” is literally our middle name.

    Since our creation a year ago, we have operated as a startup backed by the power and prestige of a global company, giving us the resources and organizational autonomy to bring disruptive technology to life.

    (more…)

    Leadership, Technology, Thought Leaders

    , ,

    No comments yet

    Technology Trends in the Legal Sector

    , National Solutions Manager, Legal Market

    legal pic

    The golden rule for every business: “Put yourself in your customer’s place.”

    Orison Swett Marden

    More than ever, organizations are keenly aware that they can have cutting-edge products, superior customer service and the best talent but, if they are not keeping pace with their customers’ needs, they don’t have a working formula for success.

    In the legal industry, technology trends are rapidly changing. So, all aboard! The train has left the station and keeping pace is more paramount than ever.

    (more…)

    From Our Experts, Security, Solutions, Strategy, Technology

    , , , , , , ,

    No comments yet

    Being the leader means pushing the envelope

    , Senior Vice President, Marketing

    No 10

    Recently, I had the opportunity to spend time with a few of our dealers and direct customers at the six-hour Tudor sports car championship race at the historic Watkins Glen Track in upstate New York.

    The No. 10 Konica Minolta Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype led a race-high 55 of 160 laps in the Six Hours of the Glen. The driving of Ricky Taylor, Jordan Taylor and Max Angelelli was brilliant, despite a variety of challenging weather.

    The racing team itself is quite similar to our business in that culture, teamwork and strategy are the key elements of their success. Meticulous planning, practice and preparation are required for every race. Engineers, drivers and mechanics all work to create the best strategy based on their knowledge of the track, classes of cars running and competitive drivers. Very similar to how we look at markets, customers and competitors as we build our business plans.

    As preparation and planning are critical to success in any venture, so is the understanding that there is a need to adapt to changing conditions. The car was not quite the fastest at the Glen, so we had to leverage our drivers’ skills, our extremely fast pit crew and fuel management. As the rain returned, Jordan Taylor stayed on the track on slick tires when all other teams pitted to change to rain tires. His ability to turn good lap times allowed us to build a substantial lead. Ricky Taylor then took over when we pitted to change to rain tires, maintaining a 25-second lead. Just as we expand our business domain into areas like IT services and ECM to differentiate ourselves from our competitors.

    Track conditions continued to deteriorate and a full course yellow was called. This means that a pace car is in front of the leaders to control the speed. No one is allowed to pass under a yellow, but they can move up to the car in front, so we lost our advantage. This was followed by a full course red, sending everyone to the pits.

    After a restart, Ricky was brilliant in keeping the lead and was extending it. But then, on Turn 10, the car broke loose and hit the tire wall, effectively ending our day.

    You may ask how this relates to our business. Why didn’t the team just sit on the lead? To me, it’s simple. The team would not be in the lead if they were complacent. They had to continue to work and be aggressive to stay ahead.

    The same is true for us. We have been very successful over the past several years. But we cannot be complacent. We are transforming our business plus our industry is transforming. Both competitor actions and external market conditions present risk to us every day. We must continue to evolve and come up with new ways to improve and grow our business. We can never take our success for granted.

    In the case of the Watkins Glen race, we didn’t get the result we wanted. But we would not have been in a position to succeed if we were complacent. More often than not, our speed and ability to adapt to change will bring a successful result.

    We win as a team. If we do not, we learn and grow as a team. Our curiosity, passion and willingness to embrace new ideas are the key to our future success. We may not win all of the time, but our passion and motivation ensure that we will most of the time.

    Leadership, Strategy, Thought Leaders

    , , , , , , ,

    No comments yet

    Building Momentum and Strategic Growth

    , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    acquisition cloud

    The recent acquisition of SymQuest Group continues an important business strategy at Konica Minolta.

    By joining our family, SymQuest Group further transforms us as a technology leader with strength in the IT services and office automation sectors. This is another important step in our overall strategy to aggressively grow our core business while continuing to expand our IT services, solutions and ECM business, in essence the Konica Minolta brand.

    (more…)

    Leadership, Strategy, Thought Leaders

    , , , , ,

    No comments yet

    Mastering the Mobile Workplace

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

    15-KON-0377_Mobility_eBook_F.inddHow much time do you spend on your smart phone each day? Probably a lot. And, for the majority of us, it’s increasing. A 2014 study from mobile measurement and advertising platform Flurry revealed that on average, Americans spend 162 minutes on mobile devices each day.

    With so much time spent on smart phones and tablets, it’s not surprising that employees use their mobile devices for work-related tasks. While this trend offers a number of benefits in terms of productivity and flexibility, it doesn’t come without risks. Allowing a host of unmonitored devices to connect to a company’s network can make it many times more vulnerable to security breaches, non-compliance issues, data loss or corruption.

    So how can organizations encourage a mobile-friendly work environment while addressing these risks? If you’re going to allow mobile devices to connect to your network, you need to manage them properly, which involves an enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution.

    (more…)

    Cloud, Leadership, Security, Solutions, Strategy, Technology, Thought Leaders

    , , , ,

    No comments yet

    The Secret to a Successful Career

    , President and Chief Operating Officer

    graduationNow is the time for graduations, so I thought I’d take a moment to share with you my version of a commencement address, since I haven’t been asked to give one yet. (Side note to the University of Kansas: I’m available!)

    Most addresses exhort graduates to stay true to themselves, to work hard, to follow their dreams and, after a long and happy career, to retire into the sunset. But how do you achieve that? How do you find happiness in what you do?

    (more…)

    Leadership, Thought Leaders

    , , , ,

    No comments yet

    The future of business process is the future of ECM

    , Senior Vice President, Business Intelligence Services

    Enterprise Content Management is hot right now. And for good reason.

    As more and more companies realize they have to pay greater attention to information management, security and compliance of data, the realm of ECM is poised for exponential growth. Legacy paper-based systems provide limited value and clearly do not meet the stringent security requirements necessary in today’s workplace.

    (more…)

    Content Management, Leadership, Strategy, Technology, Thought Leaders

    , , , , , ,

    No comments yet

    Sales strategy must EVOLVE

    , President, Direct Channel

    Puzzle

    How do you stay ahead of the competition? By continuing to evolve. For our Sales organization, that means focusing on what matters most to our customers.

    (more…)

    Customer Experience, Leadership, Strategy, Thought Leaders

    , , , ,

    No comments yet

    Doing Our Part to Preserve the Planet

    , Senior Vice President and General Counsel

    Our planet is changing. Extreme winters, record-breaking droughts, up to 2,000 animal species becoming extinct each year.Earth Day

    April 22, 2015 marks Earth Day’s 45th anniversary.

    In today’s eco-conscious world, it’s hard to imagine that before 1970, there were few to any laws or regulations to protect the environment.

    On the first Earth Day, more than 20 million Americans demonstrated in cities across the country to demand a cleaner planet. In December 1970 Congress authorized the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to address environmental issues.

    Today, environmental sustainability and climate change are part of a global conversation. With global warming occurring at a startling rate, citizens from all aspects of society are taking steps to ensure a habitable planet for future generations.

    As a company that aims to create new value for society, Konica Minolta is thinking about the environment and the future of our planet.

    (more…)

    Corporate Citizenship, Leadership, Thought Leaders

    , ,

    No comments yet