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  • Securing Your Mobile Workforce

    Three Steps To Addressing Print Security Challenges In 2021

    , Vice President, Solutions and Vertical Market Business Development

    Recently I had the pleasure of participating in a virtual event ‘Securing your Mobile Workforce’ with Gap Intelligence, a business intelligence services company, where we discussed the continuing security pressures facing businesses in 2021, and the different steps that can be taken to help protect a hybrid workforce. As shown by the recent Colonial Pipeline hack, no industry is outside of the danger zone and the impact can be wide-reaching, so here’s my rundown of the key challenges to be aware of, and some of the solutions we shared. (more…)

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    How Should Businesses Plan For A Successful Return To Work?

    Supporting A Hybrid Workplace Model

    , Regional Vice President of Global Client Sales

    With the vaccine roll-out underway and cautious state reopening plans being developed for later this year, now is the time for organizations to start thinking about how best to return to a physical central workplace – if at all. Research from Microsoft recently found that 42% of companies plan on moving their workers from on-site to fully remote roles after COVID-19, and the remaining 58% of respondents will be looking to create a partially remote workforce after COVID-19. Based on this research, there is no scenario for an organization to require 100% of its workers to be on-site. (more…)

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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…)

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

    The Keys to Digital Transformation

    , Vice President of Enterprise Content Management Practice

    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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    What To Expect From Office Technology in 2021

    An Outlook on Business Processes & Document Workflow Solutions

    , Senior Vice President, Product Management and Planning

    With March marking a year since many businesses, ours included, had to swiftly pivot to remote work, we are now able to see the impact this has had on business priorities. IDC’s 2020 worldwide SMB market profile noted that these priorities have shifted to focus on revenue generation, with a much more targeted emphasis on customer and operational excellence. (more…)

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    Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021

    Empowering Employees Across the Globe to Create a More Equal Workplace

    , Director, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

    On Monday, March 8th, Konica Minolta is hosting a global panel discussion to celebrate the achievements of women across our organization, to coincide with International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global celebration of women’s social, economic, cultural, and political accomplishments, which closely aligns to our vision to drive a more inclusive workplace now and in the future. (more…)

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    The past year has been a time of transformation across all aspects of life. It has tested our ability to multi-task and adapt, forcing many of us to completely reinvent the daily routines we’ve lived in for years. While everyone has been faced with unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, the disruption it’s caused has provided a moment to pause, step back and look at how we live our lives. It has also given many of us the opportunity to evaluate our routines and make changes to help us be more successful, efficient and happy. (more…)

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    The Power of Optimizing PR to Drive Sales and Brand Reputation

    How a multi-disciplinary approach does so much more than earn press coverage

    , Public Relations Manager

    After wearing many hats within marketing throughout my career, including digital marketing, campaigns and events, I started at Konica Minolta in early 2019 in a much more focused role as their Public Relations Manager. Admittedly, I feared missing out on the marketing aspects of work I enjoyed so much, and wondered if I might not be challenged in such a specific role. Not to mention the fact that public relations (PR) ranked #8 in CareerCast’s 2019 Top Stressful Jobs Report. What was I getting myself into? Two years later, I am happy to say my trepidation was completely unwarranted. By taking a creative approach and integrating my role within our greater Marcomms team, I found ways to not only extend the reach of our PR messaging and build our brands, but help to support our sales teams and generate leads. (more…)

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    The Year of the Unboxing

    Effects of 2020 on Labels and Packaging

    , Senior Vice President, Product Management and Planning

    While 2020 was devastating for an innumerate amount of varied businesses nationwide, it was particularly fruitful for a few particular industries that work hand in hand. Shifts in human behavior have resulted in a banner 2020 for digital retail, with people staying at home more often and shopping online. During the COVID-19 crisis, e-commerce experienced 21% growth globally. With the majority of products needing packaging and labels, these two print segments experienced amazing growth; labeling has grown to a $13B business with corrugated print at $29B. The pandemic had a positive impact on packaging demand with forecasted growth of 4.5% CAGR. As more and more people continue to shop online, this number could possibly double due to the increased consumer demand on these new businesses. (more…)

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    The Packaging and Labels Revival

    Changing Consumer Behaviors Open up Opportunities to Better Connect

    , Manager, Product Marketing Industrial Print Products

    , Product Marketing Manager – Labeling

    So much has changed going into this year, but with that change comes the opportunity for businesses to reinvent themselves to better meet the needs of their customers. There is an ever-increasing shift from in-store to online shopping, which is not new, but according to a recent RBC Capital Markets survey, 42 percent of surveyed consumers now purchase groceries online at least once per week. That number is up almost half from a similar RBC survey conducted in 2018. This is truly a fortuitous chance for many consumer brand owners to develop a closer connection to their customers by enhancing their packaging and labels. (more…)

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