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  • What is the Intelligent Connected Workplace?

    9 ways customers can benefit from an integrated portfolio

    , Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies

    If there’s one thing we can safely say about the future of work, it’s that we are going through a significant period of change. With technological, social, environmental and generational shifts impacting our priorities, work can no longer be defined as a physical space we go to, neither does it relate to a set schedule of ‘on’ hours each day. And while the events of the past year have brought increased focus on what the future of work or the “next normal” will be, in reality work has been evolving steadily for years. Today we can stay connected almost anywhere, from home, in the office, while in the air or even on a cruise ship!  This capability was critical for organizations to manage through the pandemic, and will continue to be a key priority in the months and years that follow. (more…)

    From Our Experts, Thought Leaders

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    The World of Work in 2021 and Beyond

    The Human Factor

    , Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies

    Like everything else in life, we all know the world of work is constantly changing. 2020 was undoubtedly a year that brought an unprecedented and unanticipated rate of change in how we work. The sudden transition from working in traditional offices to remote work created a wide range of challenges, from overextended IT departments to employees managing the complexities of working from home while managing their children’s remote schooling. Organizations struggled with VPN bandwidth, allowing remote access to information employees needed, deploying and managing conferencing tools like Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams.  Employees had to quickly adjust to new workstyles along with a complete redefinition of work-life balance and the accompanying dogs barking and kids yelling while on calls. (more…)

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    Redefining the Workplace

    Make the most of your office with tools to enable smarter decision making

    , Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies

    In September 1994, over 32,000 AT&T employees stayed home to work. This was the first large scale attempt at telecommuting – and a key turning point for exploring how far businesses could go in transforming the workplace. Prior to this, the workplace followed a 19th century model of work, focused on inputs and outputs, and a distinct lack of worker autonomy. (more…)

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    Top 3 Improvements In Konica Minolta’s bizhub® i-Series

    Changing The Game Of Office Print Technology

    , Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies

    Top performing companies are constantly looking for new opportunities to optimize their offices with increased productivity and innovation. As businesses evolve, it is important to keep your office environment connected and workflow efficient while maintaining state of the art data security. (more…)

    Technology

    Konica Minolta Puts Universal Accessibility at the Forefront

    , Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies

    Imagine you walk up to the multifunction printer in your office, put your documents into the document feeder and hit the “Scan” and then the “Start” buttons. You then remove your original documents and head back to your desk.

    Mission accomplished. An easy task, if you are able bodied. But for the millions of workers across the country and the world who have physical handicaps or special needs, performing the basic tasks of their job, like printing, can be difficult. At Konica Minolta, every worker having the ability to do their job, regardless of physical ability, is a critical concern.

    That’s why Konica Minolta builds user accessibility into every product we create. From vision to product launch, we develop our products from the ground up with universal design in mind. This means accessibility for anyone, regardless of age, gender, stature or special need. This also means usability and that our products are comfortable to use and intuitive to operate.

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    Technology, Thought Leaders

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    Welcome to the Workplace of the Future™

    , Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies

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    Work is not where you are. Work is what you get done. We firmly believe that at Konica Minolta. And the statistics back us up. By the year 2020:

    • There will be 5 billion more people online. That means even more people connected to a device.
    • There will be 25 billion more connected devices in the world. Those billions of people will be able to make better decisions because data will be more readily available.
    • More than one-third of our global workforce will be freelancers. These workers will not have the same needs for office space but will need enhanced connectivity.

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    From Our Experts, Leadership, Solutions, Strategy, Technology, Thought Leaders

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    EcoVision 2050: Our Planet Needs Us

    , Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies

     

    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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    Our Redesigned Website: Talking Directly to the Customer

    , Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies

    home pageOur redesigned website personifies everything that we at Konica Minolta are doing for our customers.

    It welcomes visitors with bold, bright colors, a clean design and simplified layout and uses a more intuitive user interface that speaks directly to four of our primary customer segments via new persona pages — something we haven’t offered before.

    By focusing the website on buyer personas, we are able to develop content and design elements that speak to business owners, office professionals, IT professionals and graphic professionals. Each segment is able to self-identify and choose content specific to their needs.

    The site’s refreshed and simplified look and enhanced content is improved and optimized for mobile and smart devices for greater reach and a more-engaging user experience.

    You’ll find that it highlights content focused on Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Document Management and Automated Workflow solutions for our four primary segments — Legal, Healthcare, Education, Government and Finance — again, speaking directly to customers and prospects in those vertical markets.

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    Customer Experience, Thought Leaders

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    Sports marketing builds relationships

    , Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies

    History was made over the weekend at the 2015 Masters as Jordan Spieth became the second-youngest player to wear the green jacket, behind only Tiger Woods’ effort in 1997. The 21-year-old set several records during his command of the PGA tournament. He became only the fifth person to lead the Masters from start to finish. His 28th birdie on the 15th hole made him the first player to reach 19-under-par at Augusta. His halfway total of 14-under-par broke a 39-year-old record and his 16-under for 54 holes was also a course record. This kid’s extraordinary accomplishments caught the eye of the country and the world.
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    Leadership, Marketing, Thought Leaders

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    Inventing greener ways to help the planet

    , Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies

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    As Daylight Savings Time comes to an end this weekend, you’re probably lamenting the shorter days and the requisite clock-changing ritual. And you’re probably wondering why we still have to deal with it.

    Daylight Savings Time first appeared in the US in the mid 1900s and was standardized in the 1960s as a way to help reduce energy usage during the early evening hours, when everyone was home and the most energy was consumed.

    A lot has changed since the 1960s. Today, with growing concerns about climate change, extreme weather and depleted natural resources, the world is always looking for new ways to reduce the impact we have on the planet.

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    Corporate Citizenship, Leadership, Thought Leaders

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