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Konica Minolta’s bizhub® i-Series Honored With Better Buys Editor’s Choice Award

New Color MFPs Recognized For Innovative Features That Foster Collaboration Within A Mobile Office

 

Ramsey, NJ, (August 26, 2019) Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is proud to announce its new bizhub C360i Series has earned Better Buys Editor’s Choice Award for 3Q 2019 in its MFP category.

Better Buys evaluates products both individually and compares them against the competition on a range of criteria, including unique features, value to the customer and price. Konica Minolta’s bizhub C360i series was one of only a handful of vendors chosen for this honor.

The bizhub C360i is part of the large MFP i-Series launched by Konica Minolta earlier this year. This new generation of bizhub color office units features three families of bizhubs to cover the needs of small to medium offices. Designed to be simple, convenient and secure, the new i-Series features an all-new user interface with a fresh new look. The simple and intuitive menu layout is built to minimize the number of touches and get things done faster. 

“The launch of the bizhub i-Series was significant, not only for our company but in office print technology, and we're honored to be recognized by Better Buys,” said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Business Intelligence Services and Product Planning, Konica Minolta. “By rethinking the way multifunctional devices work, our product team truly innovated to develop machines with intelligent usability, optimal connectivity and next-generation security to seamlessly connect tomorrow’s workplace today.”

“Konica Minolta continues to bring innovative features that help the workplace collaborate better and improve productivity,” said Melissa Pardo-Bunte, Editor, Better Buys. “The bizhub C360i Series brings robust features, such as fast engine speed, flexible paper-handling and a customizable touchscreen interface.”

See Better Buys’ full review of the bizhub C360i i-Series here.

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future™ with its expansive smart office product portfolio from IT Services (All Covered), ECM, Managed Print Services and industrial and commercial print solutions. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for twelve consecutive years, and is proud to be ranked on the Forbes 2017 America's Best Employers list. The World Technology Awards recently named the company a finalist in the IT Software category. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for seven consecutive years. It partners with its clients to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit us online and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, Linked In and Twitter.

About Better Buys

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Konica Minolta Unveils New Version Of MarketPlace

Key Element Of The Company’s Connected Office Approach Drives Next Generation Office MFPs

 

Ramsey, NJ (July 9, 2019) – Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc., is pleased to announce that Konica Minolta, Inc., (Konica Minolta), a Gartner Global Top 100 IT Vendor, has released a new version of its MarketPlace platform.

 

From document management to workplace IT, office processes today run on an abundance of different systems and services, forcing employees to manage extremely complex workflows. Konica Minolta not only provides its customers with solutions for their digital transformation, but assists them in efficiently managing and controlling these business processes, shaping their workplace of the future. A key element in the company’s dedicated Connected Office approach is its MarketPlace platform, which ensures that users have access to the digital tools needed to increase productivity and enhance their daily operations, all in one place.

Toshimitsu Taiko, Senior Executive Officer, responsible for Business Technologies at Konica Minolta explains, “Our goal is to support our customers in creating a working environment that, based on their specific needs, leads the foundation for their business success in a digitalized future. This is what we mean when we speak of the connected office.”

For Konica Minolta, four crucial value fields come together in its Connected Office:

  • Connect IT - helps customers to empower and simplify their IT, utilizing hybrid IT services or providing managed IT services and so on.

  • Connect Security - ensures the safety of the entire office, including IoT devices and multi-functional peripherals (MFPs).

  • Connect People - supports the organization in improving workflows and providing tools for creativity.

  • Connect Work - provides the latest and most suitable business apps, brought together in one store: The Konica Minolta MarketPlace. Along with Connect People, it helps leverage the full potential of the company’s employees.

Currently available in 133 countries, MarketPlace offers a wide variety of cloud, scan, productivity, information, and security apps that allow users to quickly increase the power of their Konica Minolta MFPs, as well as the new Workplace Hub IT infrastructure. MarketPlace now comes standard with all Konica Minolta bizhub i-Series devices, ensuring that users can easily access the tools needed to increase productivity and enhance daily operations. Customers can connect MFPs to various cloud services, allowing them to print files from, or scan files directly into desired cloud repositories.

In addition, MarketPlace has become a global billing system by integrating into Konica Minolta’s ERP systems, enabling consumption-based billing and increasing operational efficiencies. MarketPlace keeps track of each customer’s usage and ensures they are only invoiced for that amount. Further, with its revolutionary, web-based Design Tool, customers can create or request custom-designed MFP User Interfaces (UIs) that are tailored to their way of working. With the MFP UIs, customers can effectively improve their daily business operations.

“With MarketPlace, Konica Minolta takes another step towards becoming a leading company in rethinking the today’s workplace and redefining the way organizations work. The Konica Minolta MarketPlace is not only an app store for bizhub devices, it is the core platform where our customers can add functionality to their IoT devices. The pre-installation of MarketPlace on Workplace Hub and bizhub i-Series devices represents Konica Minolta’s commitment to enhance the way our customers work,” says Ikuo Nakagawa, Senior Executive Officer, responsible for Digital Workplace Business, concluding: “Providing tools for growth while reducing complexity is at the heart of our Connected Office approach. MarketPlace is a great example of this. As a Gartner Global Top 100 IT Vendor, our Connect Office platform combines our comprehensive IT services, office solutions portfolio, and consulting services in a way that empowers our customers to create a digital-focused workplace of the future.”

Konica Minolta’s IT Services Division, All Covered, Named As A Finalist For Fortress Cyber Security Awards

The Business Intelligence Group List Honors Global Innovators And Products

 

Ramsey, NJ, (June 20, 2019) Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce its IT Services Division, All Covered (All Covered) has been named to The Business Intelligence Group’s 2019 Fortress Cyber Security Awards list.

 

The business award program identifies the world’s leading companies and products that are working to keep data and electronic assets safe among a growing threat from hackers.

"IT vulnerabilities are a harsh reality that every business owner faces. No matter which industry you're in, cybersecurity should be a part of your strategic business plan," said Mark Murphy, Practice Director for Securities, All Covered. “We are honored to be recognized among the top companies working to identify and address business’ IT vulnerabilities.”

“The security of our online identities and data is rapidly becoming as important as our physical security,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer, Business Intelligence Group. “We are proud to recognize all of our winners who are working to prepare, defend and respond to this growing threat. Congratulations to everyone.”

All Covered promotes creativity and innovation when providing solutions that support business goals, tailoring security services to each individual organization. Programs developed by All Covered include services such as security monitoring health checks, vulnerability management, active defense, penetration testing, compliance assessment and security awareness training.