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  • After 135 years in business, fourth-generation owner John Hummel had seen numerous advances in technology benefit his family’s company, Hummel Integrated Marketing Solutions. But he never could have predicted how revolutionary the Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 UV inkjet press would be. “I had been operating my digital shop with toner-based digital presses from another vendor,” Hummel told us, “but became increasingly dissatisfied with both performance and pricing model. I’ve had my eye on the AccurioJet KM-1 since it first came to market and felt that the time was now right to make the switch to UV-curable inkjet.”

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    From the Experts, Technology, Thought Leaders

    IaaS, PaaS, And SaaS: “as a Service”

    Breaking Down Common Cloud Terminology

    , Sr. Marketing Manager

    You hear them all the time, something “as a service,” but what do these terms mean and how are they significant to your business? Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) are merely a few of the innumerable cloud computing offerings available today. Thoroughly understanding their unique benefits, purpose, and ways they can be used [together or independent of one other] can grant insight into optimally implementing them for business success and longevity. According to a recent Forbes study, 30% of all IT budgets were allocated to cloud computing over the past year, where 48% was spent on SaaS, 30% on IaaS and 21% on PaaS. (more…)

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    The Big, Bad Cloud

    Cloud Migration Doesn’t Have To Be Scary

    , Sr. Marketing Manager

    When you envision migrating workloads to the cloud, it can seem overwhelming. One of the primary reasons it’s usually done is to reduce in-house operational overhead. In today’s workplace, SMB’s have stringent requirements (think compliance such as HIPAA, or PCI) that often require dedicated system administrators, network engineers and other IT staff but typically don’t have abundant budget dollars to bring in an internal team to manage them. Enter All Covered. We provide a Single Source Solution for leveraging cloud services, while delivering a comprehensive suite of Managed IT services. (more…)

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    Move Beyond Just Printing Wide With The AccurioWide

    Extreme Flexibility For Many Use-Cases

    , Manager, Product Marketing, Specialty and Wide Format Products

    “Necessity is the mother of invention” is an old saying based on the Greek philosophy of Plato.  And the saying is just as relevant today as it was all those years ago. (more…)

    Technology

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

    Changing The Game Of Office Print Technology

    , Senior Vice President, Business Intelligence Services and Product Planning

    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

    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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    Digital Process Transformation For SMBs

    , Vice President of Strategic Services, All Covered

    According to the 2015 U.S. Census Report, 99 percent of all firms in the country employ less than 500 people. It’s really an amazing statistic. When you think of companies most representative of businesses in the U.S., your mind tends to default to the likes of General Motors, Microsoft, Boeing and Caterpillar, not the small shops and professional offices that most likely employ many of your neighbors. (more…)

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    Debut Of The AccurioWide Wide Format Printers

    , Manager, Product Marketing, Specialty and Wide Format Products

    As a contributor within the product management team for Konica Minolta for over the past 11 years, I have launched many types of products from office workgroup MFPs, desktop scanners, production printers and many wide format products. However, wide format products are the roots of my product management experience and nothing has been more exciting for me than to launch the first ever Konica Minolta branded wide format printers, AccurioWide. It is one thing to launch a third-party product, but a whole different level of experience and passion to build out a product line from day 1 planning a couple of years ago through the product launch and beyond. (more…)

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    With the Labelexpo Americas just a few days away, we are making the final preparations for our third year of exhibiting at what has become the Global Digital Label Press showcase event. And in those three years, 250 clients around the globe have trusted KM to be their answer to their ongoing question of “should I invest in digital printing and with whom?” In the history of the digital label print story, has any manufacturer been so trusted so early in the evolution of their product? (more…)

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    Nothing Beats Seeing A Production Print Product Firsthand!

    , Vice President, Product Management and Planning

    With PRINT 18 just weeks away, this is an opportune time to mention which products Konica Minolta will have on display in our 9,000 square foot exhibit.  Our team aims to impress by showcasing our broad range of capabilities in digital printing, decorative embellishment, packaging, wide-format printing, and finishing. It’s no small effort to get these colossal machines out to Chicago up and running on the trade show floor each year. But we believe it’s worth the effort for our customers to see the finished product firsthand as it’s made. (more…)

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