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  • How ECM Keeps Data Secure

    , Director, Enterprise Content Management

    PrintThere’s no doubt about it. Every company, no matter what size or type, has massive amounts of data and sensitive information that must be kept secure and accessible only to those who need it. There are solutions and best practices you can have in place that will ensure all of your information remains safe. Having a lack of technology and protocols to organize and protect your data is a good way to set yourself up for data security issues.

    The challenge is huge.  The answer is clear: enterprise content management (ECM).

    Data security doesn’t only have to do with information being stolen or hacked; it involves knowing where your data is located and being able to access it when needed. This is especially true when information is stored and filed on paper. The frequency of documents being misfiled and lost are higher than most people want to believe — and very costly. On average, between 2 percent and 5 percent of an organization’s files are lost or misfiled on any given day.

    Now add to this compliance regulations and audits. With the increasing levels of compliance regulations and required audits, both internal and external, keeping track of necessary documents is more important than ever. This is difficult with a system heavy on hard-copy data. Paper-heavy businesses run the risk of being compromised or losing data that could result in lawsuits and other negative repercussions.

    To combat these concerns, business executives have begun to implement firewalls and disaster recovery plans to ward off outside attacks on their data.

    Having a strategy in place is the crucial key to your protection. The bloodline of your organization is your data and that is not something you can risk.

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    Content Management, From Our Experts, Security, Solutions

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    Staying Relevant in an Evolving Marketplace

    , National Solutions Manager, Legal Market

    Ever since I was young, I have had a gift for spotting antique furniture. Even if it had 10 coats of paint and was unrecognizable as a relevant piece of history, I could see past that and find the hidden gem. As a hobby, I go on “antique adventures” throughout New England in the hopes of spotting that piece of furniture to refinish and bring back to its glory days. I do this because these antiques are, indeed, relevant.

    Most recently, I spotted an art deco statute that was being used as an outside doorstop for more than 30 years. To my surprise, it was a 1920s original bearing the signature of Mr. Arthur von Frankenberg, one of New York’s well-known artists and sculptors who owned Frankart, Inc. “The Lady,” as I have named her, has been restored and made relevant again. She holds my peppermint treats.

    Frankart

    Unlike an old antique that may be pushed into a corner of a barn and forgotten, I have the power to keep myself relevant. The legal space is changing at lightning speed. With cyber and data security continuing to be a threat, law firms migrating to the cloud and information governance along with eDiscovery remain hot topics.

    My current role as Konica Minolta’s national legal solutions manager entails following trends in the legal vertical to ensure we stay relevant for our customers and remain an industry leader and trusted advisor.

    Over the past few years, I have obtained project management professional certification (PMP®) to understand project management methodologies and the PMI agile certified practitioner (PMI-ACP®) to understand agile business intelligence so that Konica Minolta’s legal vertical can move quickly as the market changes while keeping pace with customer demands. For example,
    key offerings for the legal vertical are computer forensics, eDiscovery and managed review services.   As such, I have obtained the certified eDiscovery specialist certification (CEDS®) to maintain my relevance and joined the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS) to network with my peers and to keep abreast of the ever changing eDiscovery landscape.

    Lastly, I am almost at the finish line for my master’s degree in law and governance with a concentration in legal technology, compliance and regulations.

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    As an enthusiastic wine maker, I’m always drawn to the feelings that wine brings to me: relaxation, good company, family, fun. I believe I share these feelings with many others who look for the same connections in life. Whether I make the wine or buy it, I always think that one of the most important aspects is the presentation, led by the label. What’s a better way to attract attention than a high-quality foil and varnished label? I feel the same way about our technology. At the end of the day, there is always a person, like me, who wants to offer creativity to the world.

    Our quest to bring new and exciting solutions that draw the kind of feelings I noted above is always ongoing. One great example is our investment in the MGI Digital Graphic Technology product line. A French-based leading decorative printing equipment manufacturer, MGI doesn’t just give Konica Minolta a clear point of difference in its growing product line, but our customers get one as well – along with an opportunity to jump into a growing market.

    How does it do this?

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    Marketing, Strategy, Technology, Thought Leaders

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    How ECM Simplifies Company Security

    , Director, Enterprise Content Management

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    I can remember the day that I got a house key from my father.  This was so exciting – since I was now responsible enough to come and go without an adult at home. (And I was responsible enough not to lose the key.)

    For my parents, giving me that key was not only a responsibility issue, but a security issue.  Security was a hot topic at the AIIM (Association Information and Image Management) 2016 conference that we recently attended.  That’s not a surprise, since one of the business concerns that we always have to overcome when selling enterprise content management to a customer is overcoming risks: security of the data.

    At AIIM, speaker Mark Brousseau, president of Brousseau and Associates, tackled the security topic asking the simple question:  Think Your Scanned Images Are Safe? Think Again.

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    Tax imageWith all the commotion surrounding the presidential campaign, the current political environment makes it hard to see where tax benefits exist.
    I have had the fortunate pleasure to be a part of the advisory board for NPES, the Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies. One of the items we discuss is government affairs and the effects on businesses in America today. As new initiatives arise, we make time in Washington, D.C. to lobby for our customers and for our businesses. We work on many important issues, from addressing the abuse of “patent trolls” by helping shape the reformation of our intellectual patent laws to working toward improving the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

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    Follow Your Passion in the Spirit of Giving

    , President and Chief Executive Officer


    Golf is my passion. I like what golf can teach the individual.

    Integrity: Golf is unique in that the players call penalties on themselves.

    How to recover from adversity: Golf and life have bad lies, bad bounces and uncontrollable conditions. How you react, recover and prevail against adversity is a great lesson.

    Etiquette: Golfers take turns, keep quiet while others are taking their shot and dress appropriately. Not bad advice in business.

    Charity: The PGA tour has contributed more than $8 million to local charities!

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    Leadership, Thought Leaders

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    I recently had a manager on my team ask me how I achieved my position in the company. Truthfully, I didn’t set forth on each new project or task with the goal of getting a promotion. Each of my decisions was tactical, aligned with corporate goals and personal goals to improve productivity and make an impact within the organization. But, looking back, I can see a connection, a connection to certain projects that I am especially proud of.

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    Konica Minolta’s Importance of Innovation

    , Director, Solutions Engineering and Planning

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    We hear a lot about the importance of innovation. Developing creative-thinking approaches to customer challenges is driving the marketplace today, and using advanced technology to create out-of-the-box solutions has become the foundation for companies’ economic growth and sustainability throughout the world.

    But what does all of this mean for Konica Minolta? How can we keep our industry innovation leadership within a relatively mature market space?

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    ECM Expels Outdated Processes in Higher Education

    , President, Enterprise Content Management

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    Many schools and universities struggle with outdated processes and low-value tasks that contribute to inefficiency. It really takes a toll on an educational institution’s performance, affecting employee productivity and quality of service. So, the question is: What can be done to remedy this? (more…)

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    Creating Innovation in Telemedicine Technology

    , Education Practice Director, All Covered
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    Members of the Healthcare Advisory Council provide insightful feedback into Konica Minolta’s healthcare strategy.

     

    This past week, the Business Innovation Center launched a telemedicine pilot – BIC Health Innovation – based on months of customer discussions and market validation. Our key customer feedback derived from our Healthcare Advisory Council. The HAC, composed of 12 distinguished healthcare experts and 13 Konica Minolta executives and leaders, provides insightful feedback into our healthcare strategy and continues the dialogue about evolving opportunity in the industry.

    At our second HAC meeting, we focused on going deeper into the areas that were identified in August’s inaugural meeting. Specially, we focused on validating the need for a top-tier telemedicine solution that could be supported using Konica Minolta’s existing expertise in healthcare.

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