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  • How To Minimize The Costs Behind Your IT Infrastructure Purchases

    What's Your True Total Cost Of Ownership?

    , Director of Technology Partner Management

    Do you know what you or your clients are spending on technology? Likely more than you think. Each year, organizations replace one out of every four computers that they own. And, they replace their servers and entire infrastructure behind it every five years. With peripherals like monitors, docking stations, and cables, the list can go on and on. See where I’m going here? It’s no surprise that when you are in the market for IT hardware, you want to find the lowest cost possible.  You talk to multiple vendors. You scour the web for the best price. You talk to your friends and co-workers in hopes of finding an industry insider that can provide the best deals. Everyone does this. But, do you ever notice any costs above and beyond your initial purchase? (more…)

    Thought Leaders

    Modern Security Doesn’t Just Surveil, It Analyzes

    , Director, Business Intelligence Services

    “Smile. You’re on Camera.”- Has a new meaning with Intelligent Video Security Services

    As a kid, I remember walking into department stores, looking up to find, well… me. I’m on TV! Of course, like many of you, I took the opportunity to fool around on camera before my mom pulled me away from the intrusive lens. Before reel-to-reel media was developed to offer on-site recording, video surveillance systems involved constant monitoring. Then in the 70’s, about the time that I was acting out a scene from Sesame Street in the store lobby, VHS revolutionized videotaping and storage finally making it convenient for the user. (Man, I would love to have some of that old footage!) The point is, like countless other technologies, video surveillance systems have advanced exponentially, growing well beyond yesterday’s CCTV (closed-circuit television) systems. (more…)

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    How to Secure Your School: Six Steps for Improvement

    , Manager, Government and Education Solutions

    , co-founder School Gate Guardian

    There are several different ways we can help schools with physical security needs. Examples include active shooter situations, family abductions, problematic teacher/student relations, as well as vandalism. The unfortunate reality of today is that these scenarios, almost unthinkable a generation ago, have occurred with increasing frequency. Schools today regularly practice ‘active shooter’ drills, complete with classroom lock downs and door barricades. (more…)

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    Efficient Records Management For A Paperless Workplace

    Hugo Palacios Discusses The Benefits Of ECM

    , Director, Enterprise Content Management

    Responsibility for maintaining public records is one of the earliest responsibilities of local government. Maintaining records has included binding title records, archiving records series in boxes, and using microfilm and microfiche to preserve information as a result of the limitations of paper. (more…)

    Solutions

    How Can You Make The Most Of Attending ISTE 2019?

    Hear From One Of Our Education Experts On Navigating The Trade Show Floor

    , Teaching and Learning Consultant, All Covered

    Nick White, Teaching and Learning Consultant for Konica Minolta’s IT services division, All Covered (All Covered), has received local, state, and national recognition for leadership and innovation in education and instructional technology. He is a frequent presenter for staff development programs and education conferences. After teaching for 24 years in K-12 schools, Nick has served as an administrator, professional development specialist, and school district technology director.

    The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference is coming up on June 24th and so we decided to ask Nick, who has attended for many years for some helpful tips! Last year’s show had grown to a whopping 15,000 attendees – and everyone wants to make the most out of their time! (more…)

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    How To Effectively Navigate The Role Of An Information Security Officer

    Hiring An ISO Is Pertinent For All Financial Organizations

    , Director, Compliance Services, All Covered Financial Division

    The role of Information Security Officer at your financial institution is arguably one of the most important positions to hire. And it’s crucial to assign this position as soon as your organization allows, especially considering the current risk landscape. (more…)

    Solutions

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    Many county and city clerks embrace technology to deliver paperless agendas and virtual conference options. But with increased public record review requests and a limited number of staff members – it becomes challenging to meet the growing needs while using an antiquated process. (more…)

    Solutions

    Top 3 Ways To Re-engage Students In The Classroom

    Get Students Off Their Own Devices

    , Marketing Specialist

    What technology can teachers use to get kids off their own devices and get them involved in the lesson?

    In today’s classrooms, most students have their own school-issued devices and a personal device or maybe two. This distracts students and frustrates teachers every day. Technology should enhance student learning and support instruction, while not detracting or interrupting the room. (more…)

    Solutions

    Riding for Those Who Can’t: The Ride for Jillian and Rolling Thunder

    The Industry Comes Together In A Unique Way To Support Multiple Causes

    , Marketing Manager

    The ride of life is already a daunting and challenging task in itself; therefore, no one should have to endure it alone. The power of  a community formed by people willing to make a positive impact and lessening the burden on others cannot be properly valued. Life may be good at times and it may be bad at times, but because of people and organizations like The Jillian Fund, life is ultimately defined as beautiful. (more…)

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    How Giving Back Helps You Move Forward

    Konica Minolta Raised $10M For Charities In FY18

    , Manager, Sports Marketing

    I didn’t want to open a blog post with an Oprah Winfrey quote, but she seems to really know what she’s talking about: “To move forward, you have to give back.”

    I think that we all have a responsibility as individuals, and as corporations, to give back. Giving back comes in many forms. For some, it’s donating their time. For others, it’s donating their money. For me, it’s a combination of volunteer work, supporting small businesses and collecting hotel toiletries when I travel to donate to homeless shelters. It’s from giving back that we really see the world in a different light, and, as Oprah says, we move forward. (more…)

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