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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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    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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    EcoVision 2050: Our Planet Needs Us

    , Senior Vice President, Business Intelligence Services and Product Planning

     

    The Earth gives us everything: food, shelter, water. Life.

    And what do we give it in return? Year after year, we pollute our land and our oceans. We decimate our forests. We emit greenhouse gases.

    But the future isn’t so dire. With just a little effort from each of us, we can help our planet.

    We can recycle. We can reduce our carbon footprint. We can develop green technology. At Konica Minolta, preserving our planet is part of our business. It is also part of our philosophy: Creating new value for our customers and our society. To create this value, we have a long-term environmental action plan. Called Eco Vision 2050, it guides us to achieve our corporate citizenship goals and fulfill our responsibility as a global corporation.

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    Corporate Citizenship, Leadership, Sustainability, Thought Leaders

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    With another HIMSS Conference behind us, it is a great time to reflect on how the healthcare industry, and healthcare IT in particular, has evolved over the years.  In my experience in this industry – approximately 18 years in the healthcare IT business – things have changed dramatically.  My earliest memory of the HIMSS Conference from late nineties was its focus on HIPAA.  And with the passage of the legislation in 1996, administrative simplification, and implementing the ability to electronically submit claims for payment in a standardized HIPAA-compliant format, was the key messaging at the event.   Today, most of us think of security when hearing the word HIPAA, but in the early stages of the legislation it was really more about improving the process of claim submission and payment, and moving away from paper claims.  (more…)

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    No Rest For The Treasure Trove

    , U.S. Legal Practice Director, All Covered

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    As high-profile breaches continue to increase and flood the news every week, so does attention to the growing concern of protecting all types of data. Hackers have discovered that one of the easiest routes to a corporation’s data is through third parties. (more…)

    Content Management, From Our Experts, Security, Solutions, Strategy

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    When it comes time to implement your Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution, there are some areas in which we see many businesses make mistakes. Making the transition to your ECM solution should be a smooth, well-planned process minus any headaches. Don’t fall prey to the following five mistakes that are commonly made which will only make the transition more challenging than necessary. (more…)

    Content Management, From Our Experts, Solutions, Strategy, Technology

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