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    , 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…)

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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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    6 Steps To Get Started On Your IT Security Strategy

    , Practice Director, Security Services

    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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    Is Your Business Ready To Go Paperless?

    , ECM Account Manager

    About the only fun thing about paper is it has been around long enough to have some “fun facts.”  You will be surprised by our fun facts and what paper is doing to your business operations. Be forewarned – it isn’t pretty. (more…)

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    The Power of a Positive Role Model and The Difference One Person Can Make

    , Manager, Sports Marketing

    Do you remember your very first mentor? The first person you looked up to, the first person you idolized. My first mentor was my fifth-grade teacher, Ms. Netervala. She played basketball with us at recess. (more…)

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    The Print Production Industry – A Marketer’s Perspective

    , Senior Marketing Manager

    The Print Production Industry – A Marketer’s Perspective

    As a marketer, there’s nothing I enjoy better than observing brand and consumer product trends or, in marketing speak, consumer packaged goods (CPG) In the words of one of my favorite marketing gurus, Jim Joseph, “marketing is a spectator sport and we all learn by watching brands in action.” These days, in my role at Konica Minolta, my view into consumer products and brands is filtered through the lens of our clients, commercial printers and converters, who’s industry is being redefined by both consumer demands and digital trends. And while there are many trends influencing the print industry, I would argue that there are three, broad marketing trends driving much of the disruption we are witnessing today. (more…)

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    Agility And The Legal Industry – Innovation Will Reign

    , National Practice Manager, Legal & Finance

    Over the years, I have adopted an ‘agile’ mindset, while earning several industry agile certifications in the process. By agile, I am referring to adopting a set of attitudes supportive of a working environment that reflects respect, collaboration, improvement and learning cycles, pride in ownership, a focus on delivering value, and the ability to adapt to change. (more…)

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    Digital Label Press Technology: Taking The Risk Out Of The Digital Decision

    , Central Region Label Sales Specialist

    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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    How to Get the Best Bang for the Buck

    , Practice Director, Financial Division

    When Hiring a vISO, It All Starts with a Relationship

    When I was consulting I knew the best relationships I had because they would call me at any hour with random questions where they needed an immediate response. They valued the opinion and the intellectual capital supporting it. They were not embarrassed to ask and were always curious to learn. With this type of working relationship the client contact was comfortable putting me in front of the board of directors, because they were confident that I would interact with the board in the same capacity that they would.

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    Giving Back Goes a Long Way for Employees, Customers and Communities

    , CSR Communications Specialist

    Earlier this month my team organized an employee volunteer event in collaboration with the non-profit organization, The New York/ New Jersey Trail Conference. We had a group of 25 enthusiastic and energetic Konica Minolta volunteers working to build and maintain hiking trails alongside a naturally occurring waterfall at the Ramapo Valley County Reservation in Mahwah, NJ. The team had a mission, to break and reposition rocks along the rugged forest floor in order to create safer hiking trails so members of our community are able to walk their dogs and hike while enjoying the natural beauty of northern New Jersey. (more…)

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