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  • Can Your Municipality Protect Itself from a Ransomware Attack?

    With The Rise In Cybercrimes, Especially Ransomware, The Time To Mitigate Your Risk Is Now

    , Vice President of Government Sales and Marketing

    The news headlines are everywhere – especially since the war in Ukraine began – when numerous cyberattacks were reported against that country. Cybercriminals have not only launched attacks on all types of industries, but also on government organizations, both in the U.S.  and abroad. These bad actors want to steal sensitive information, compromise operations or hold data ransom for large amounts of money. (more…)

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    Data is the raw material that powers successful businesses. Data-driven organizations are investing in big data and data analytics to get the visibility they need to make smart decisions based on facts instead of opinion and guesswork. From doctors using data to accurately diagnose diseases, to credit card companies using big data to prevent fraudulent transactions, data is rapidly transforming what’s possible across many different industries. (more…)

    From Our Experts, Leadership, Marketing, Strategy

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    How Digital Transformation is Helping Provide Better Healthcare

    A Look At The Technologies Showcased At The Annual HIMSS Conference

    , Director, Healthcare Solutions

    We have just closed the door on another Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference, and while it was certainly good to be back to “normal” given the past two years, it was also interesting to see how similar the experience was to past events.  Yes, there were COVID precautions. Every attendee had to present proof of vaccination to attend, which increased check-in time to pick up your badge and conference materials. And there was an ample supply of hand sanitizer everywhere. However, beyond those reminders that we’re still living with COVID, and a smaller turnout than in past years, much else seemed the same. It was a packed event with five days of keynote presentations, hundreds of educational sessions and a large exhibit hall (950 exhibitors – also smaller than previous years). Eight specialty pavilions featured everything from cybersecurity to interoperability to technology disrupters. In addition to the technology-centric topics, fascinating discussions around healthcare equity, healthcare worker fatigue/workforce sustainability and other key areas where COVID has illuminated cracks in the foundation, represented a lever for change. (more…)

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    Is your MFP an Easy Target for Hacking?

    How to Make Sure Your Office Printers are Protected and Secure

    , Vice President, Solutions and Vertical Market Business Development

    Picture this. You’re an office manager, and you’re starting to see employees back in the office. It’s great! There’s energy all around, a low hum of chatter and the occasional beep from the printer in the corner – nothing to worry about. Well, time to take those rose-tinted glasses off.

    Printers, as well as Multi-Function Peripherals (MFP), are an underestimated source for data breaches. Sure, when you think about a ‘hack attack,’ traditionally your mind would go to PCs, web applications, file servers, data centers, etc., because that’s where you can get access to file systems, credentials and crucial private information. A successful MFP breach can result in a hacker accessing all of the above. Your everyday office printer comes loaded with the ability to integrate with the corporate network to allow for scan to email and copy-and-scan accessibility. Most worryingly, breaches can happen without anyone knowing they have occurred. And a lack of MFP security and maintenance makes breaches even easier to execute.

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    From Our Experts, Security

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    Trends in Digital Labels and Packaging Point to Major Growth in 2022 and Beyond

    Print Materials Becoming More Appealing, Interactive And Sustainable

    , Senior Vice President, Product Management and Planning

    With the popularity of social media and other platforms these days, it would be easy to dismiss print materials, and to think that they’re not as popular, or in the case of marketing, as effective. (more…)

    From the Experts

    Sharing New Stories and Sparking Moments of Reflection

    Black History Month

    , Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    Black History Month is an annual observance, offering a moment to reflect on the seminal role Black people have played in US history. Dating back to 1926, historian Carter G. Woodson selected a week in February to honor the achievements of Black Americans that coincided with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and Frederick Douglass (February 14). Today the observance has expanded to a month-long commemoration, with countries around the globe such as Canada, Ireland, the U.K., and Germany joining the United States in celebrating Black history. (more…)

    From Our Experts

    What Is Digital Maturity?

    , Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation and Emerging Businesses

    Over the past few decades, businesses and marketplaces have become increasingly connected via the digital world, with digitization and automation leading the way in many different industries. With the business landscape forced to shift and adapt quickly over the past few years — and with these changes accelerated by a huge move to remote work and distance learning — digital maturity has rapidly gained importance for companies across all industries. (more…)

    From Our Experts

    Welcoming a New Year of Transformation for Our Customers and the World

    In 2022, Konica Minolta Continues Its Commitment To Customers And To Society At Large

    , CSR and Internal Communications Manager

    Greetings to all in the new year. As we enter this first month of 2022, the pandemic is a continuing theme that has created a wide range of uncertainties, both in business and throughout global societies. Here at Konica Minolta, we remain focused on how we can continue momentum and transform key social issues in the U.S. and around the world – all while we help our customers with digital transformations to create value for people and more sustainable business processes. As a company of more than 40,000 employees globally, we’re committed to a single purpose: to benefit our customers and our society at large. (more…)

    From Our Experts

    Moving Forward in the New Hybrid Workplace – Trends for 2022 and Beyond

    Pandemic-Induced Changes In The Workforce Demand That Businesses Adapt To Succeed

    , From The Experts

    As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses of all sizes and in all types of industries have learned that flexibility is key to maintaining momentum and growth. And with the pandemic, technology has moved from a supporting role in offices to center stage, with enormous effects on productivity, collaboration, connection and customer engagement to form an intelligent connected workplace. (more…)

    From Our Experts

    How Digital Transformation Is Disrupting the Workplace in a Good Way!

    The Keys to Digital Transformation

    , Vice President, Intelligent Information Management

    A while ago, ‘disruption’ was a big buzz word in the media. Every innovator was looking to cause disruption with the status quo, and while it was unsettling, this unsettlement was designed to create more attention and thought around the factors of the disruption. (more…)

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