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  • Keeping in spirit with Konica Minolta’s dedication to giving back to the community, I jumped at the chance to return to my alma mater, Ramsey High School, to speak to a group of marketing students about who we are as a company, and the practical lessons learned from the first year of my career. (more…)

    Marketing

    Why You Should Make Your IT Purchase Now

    , Director of Technology Partner Management

    For the last 2 years, it’s been all over the news. There has been a lot of activity within our current White House administration that impacts our national – and global – economy. While much of this activity may be a source for more news articles and debates at the dinner table, it is important to understand how these changes have a direct impact on your own businesses and your income. For any business in the United States, there are two major changes that are happening now that business decision makers should understand:

    1. Tariffs against Chinese imports
    2. Upcoming changes to corporate income tax

    By understanding the implications of these two government policy changes, businesses can take advantage to minimize costs and maximize their bottom line. (more…)

    From the Experts

    When an award is won, there are always individuals who are not in the forefront but provide the necessary support for the win to occur. For example, in order for a Super Bowl MVP to be named, the entire team needs to be in sync with one another; if the quarterback wins the award (which is most often the case) the offensive line has to block and receivers have to catch the ball. A movie cannot win an Oscar for best picture without a team of talented actors, writers, directors, cinematographers and a marketing team. And, Konica Minolta Business Solutions could not have been awarded the recent Buyers Laboratory Inc (BLI) PaceSetter Award For The Legal Vertical without the support of many individuals. (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…)

    Technology

    Konica Minolta Recognizes Small Business Saturday

    , Director of Marketing Communications (Global Workplace Hub Group & North America)

    The numbers tell it all. According to the SBA Office of Advocacy, small to mid-size businesses (SMBs) make up 99.9 percent of U.S. employer firms. They supply 61.8 percent of net new private-sector jobs. And what’s really impressive is these small businesses employ almost 50 percent of the private-sector workforce and account for 47.8 percent of the private GDP. (more…)

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    The Role Of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources In Interoperability

    , National Healthcare System Analyst, Healthcare IT Services, All Covered

    The growth of available electronic health data is expanding every day.  And the adoption of value-based reimbursement has increased the importance of sharing health data among multiple providers, healthcare organizations, and payers. As a result, there is increased attention for data standards development among software vendors and technology companies, to improve interoperability between systems.  Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (aka HL7® FHIR® standard or FHIR) is an interoperability standard that has great potential to advance interoperability in healthcare due to its simple, internet-based approach. (more…)

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    Harness Document Workflow Management Automation

    , Director, Enterprise Content Management

    For many small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) document processing can be a task greeted with as much enthusiasm as a migraine headache.  On the surface, it should be viewed as the simple process of producing, routing, tracking, editing and storing documents associated with the daily conduct of their businesses. In reality, however, it is often an arcane, tedious exercise in keeping track of the status of documents, forms, requisitions, and other important documents in their movement through the review and approval process. (more…)

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    Digital Process Transformation For SMBs

    , U.S. Legal Practice Director, 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…)

    Technology

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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…)

    Technology

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    When I ask clients about their IT security strategy, I am generally surprised at the responses I receive. Most of the time, they give me a list of security program elements currently in play: firewalls, vulnerability management, IDS, anti-virus, etc.

    But just as a shopping list does not constitute a three-course dinner, a list of elements is not the same as an IT security strategy.  Nor is it the most optimal place to begin building one!

    The next most common response I get, is that there is no formal, documented security strategy in place. The company simply “does its best to keep hackers out and protect against breaches”. (more…)

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