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  • Navigating the Education Challenge

    , Education Practice Director, All Covered

    Mobile technology has changed the way people work, learn and communicate. Over the past few years, enterprise IT departments have embraced mobile technology and supported BYOD (bring your own device) policies. However, the mobile discussion isn’t limited to business. With 78 percent of teenagers using mobile devices, school districts have joined the BYOD conversation.

    Leveraging mobile technology in the classroom helps engage students and makes learning more interactive. It is transforming the way students learn. It is also means that school districts need to adapt their IT infrastructure and policies to support a range of mobile devices and new online learning or social media tools. (more…)

    From Our Experts, Solutions, Technology

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    Staying Ahead of the Curve by Thinking Like Our Customers

    , Senior Vice President, Business Intelligence Services

    At Konica Minolta, we talk a lot about staying ahead of the curve and getting to know our customers, but I want to explain what this really means for us. Let’s look at another company that executed this strategy well:

    Apple wasn’t the first company to develop a product like the iPod.  Two companies brought products to market before Apple that were both elegant and functional, but Apple hit a home run when they combined hardware with iTunes software and the service of providing content.  This unique combination responded to a customer demand that is legendary today.

    Similarly, we are organizing Konica Minolta to deliver a service-driven strategy and ultimately, to bring comprehensive solutions to customers. As our business transforms, we will continue to focus on customers’ business needs first, by understanding the industry and the unique business challenges. (more…)

    Customer Experience, Leadership, Solutions, Technology, Thought Leaders

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    Hot Topics at HIMSS ‘14

    , National Healthcare Market Manager, Solutions

    At the HIMSS Annual Conference in Orlando I spoke with many customers – physicians, hospital administrators, ancillary care providers, and IT professionals.   Konica Minolta has always provided printing solutions to the healthcare industry, and while many HIMSS attendees know about us for reliable office and production print equipment, this was an opportunity for them to see our expanded EnvisionIT Healthcare portfolio.

    Since HIPAA went into effect, we have grown our healthcare offering to include industry specific software, IT services and professional services.  Today, we offer customers a complete solution of hardware, software and services that address the specific challenges in the healthcare industry such as security, document and records management, efficiency and regulatory compliance. (more…)

    From Our Experts, Security, Solutions, Technology

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    From the Show Floor at LegalTech 2014

    , Senior Vice President, Business Intelligence Services

    For years Konica Minolta has been working to help law firms, corporations and government agencies achieve efficiencies.  Our EnvisionIT Legal Portfolio combines professional services, IT Services, industry leading software and hardware to help legal professionals work smarter and more productively while meeting their industry’s unique document and security challenges.

    At the recent LegalTech 2014 conference at the Hilton New York, I was asked about the evolution of IT services in the legal space and its benefits. Konica Minolta’s All Covered IT Services division has seen a resurgence in law firms investing in IT resources.  Firms are looking at their IT infrastructure and how it helps  to speed access to information while meeting security and compliance requirements.  This includes secure and easy access to content in any form including hard-copy and electronic document images. (more…)

    Leadership, Security, Solutions, Thought Leaders

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    Meet Our Experts

    , Senior Vice President, Business Intelligence Services and Product Planning

    In a recent company press release our Chairman and CEO Tom Taiko stated that Konica Minolta’s continued success is a direct result of attracting and developing industry experts who have the passion and commitment to deliver complete solutions that meet a customer’s evolving information management needs.

    Across all departments of the company, we have a tremendous group of employees who are considered experts in their field by our customers, dealers, technology partners and outside industry professionals. These experts thirst for knowledge and are always willing to help customers or share their thoughts on the industry. (more…)

    Leadership, Strategy, Technology, Thought Leaders

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