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Konica Minolta launches Managed Content Services globally to change the game for our customers

Tokyo (October 3, 2014) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced the launch of a global Managed Content Services (MCS) program. Konica Minolta’s MCS is tailored to individual digital workflow of customers aiming to increase their operating efficiency. Through this program, Konica Minolta targets revenues of 10 billion yen in three years.

BACKGROUND

Under its Medium Term Business Plan "TRANSFORM 2016," business expansion by increasing capabilities to provide services and solutions is one of Konica Minolta's major management policies. The capabilities Konica Minolta launches today is to manage and utilize exponentially growing business contents by combining software and MFPs (multi-functional peripherals) as the input/output devices. Through Konica Minolta's MCS, the MFPs become a part of customer’s day-to-day business process and consequently increase the number of the company’s MFPs as well as print volume.

Konica Minolta Launches FileAssist Premier Cloud Services to Enable Secure, Enterprise-Wide Sharing

RAMSEY, NJ--(Marketwired - September 23, 2014) - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces the launch of FileAssist, a fully-managed file storage and collaborative solution developed exclusively for Konica Minolta and hosted by All Covered -- Konica Minolta's Managed IT services provider. The company's first cloud solution, FileAssist is ideal for businesses of all sizes looking to collaborate and share information in a secure environment, while also improving workflow efficiency.

FileAssist helps reduce risk, cost and complexity by uniting an organization on a single and easy-to-use cloud-based document management application. Completing Konica Minolta's Enterprise Content Management Services Portfolio, FileAssist delivers a fully scalable solution that processes the handling of documents in such a way that information can be created, shared, organized and stored efficiently in a secure cloud. FileAssist provides the flexibility for business owners to not only scale with their needs but also have seamless access between mobile devices, the multi-functional printer and the web client from anywhere and at any time.

Commercial Printers Speed Output, Expand Color Capabilities with New Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C1100

Ramsey, NJ – August 28, 2014 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces that four leading commercial printers have experienced faster turnaround times, improved reliability, enhanced color consistency, and improved overall print shop productivity with the new bizhub® PRESS C1100 color digital press. Ideal for commercial printers and in-plant print providers, the bizhub PRESS C1100 offers speeds of 100 pages per minute (ppm) regardless of substrate type or weight.

Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C1100 color digital press customer success profiles include:

Cox Printers, a full-service printing house focusing on green initiatives, implemented the bizhub PRESS C1100 to support the company’s broad services portfolio, enabling it to continue providing high-quality solutions while also supporting further expansion and innovation. According to Cox Printers, the new bizhub PRESS aligns with company’s green initiatives by reducing power consumption per page by approximately 20 percent compared with the previous model and uses recycled resins of high-compound ratio and bio plastics.

Konica Minolta Launches Dispatcher Phoenix Worldox Connector, Release 2.0 - Improves Electronic Document Sharing for Legal Professionals

Ramsey, N.J. – August 20, 2014 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces the availability of Dispatcher Phoenix Worldox® Connector, Release 2.0. This updated version further enhances the connector, allowing users to scan, index, process, and distribute documents to a Worldox repository directly from a Konica Minolta bizhub® MFP in order to organize and share electronic documents.

The easy-to-use connector is directly available from the Konica Minolta bizhub MFP control panel using Dispatcher Phoenix and can also be used in an automated workflow for a “hands-free” solution. Ideal for law firms and financial services companies, Worldox is part of Konica Minolta’s EnvisionIT Legal solution offering and is also available through the company’s All Covered IT Services division.  The updated release of the connector includes advanced functionality to further streamline and simplify the overall user experience.

Konica Minolta Releases Automated Workflow Solution for Financial Documents

Ramsey, NJ – July 29, 2014 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces a new automated workflow solution to help financial providers securely capture, process, and distribute financial documents with ease while meeting regulatory demands. Part of Konica Minolta’s EnvisionIT Finance solution portfolio, Dispatcher Phoenix Finance helps banks, financial institutions and accounting departments streamline paper-based document processes to reduce costs, increase efficiency and improve access to information.

“Delivering solutions that become an extension to our customers business is key when introducing new products that are relevant today. The security around information is a top concern for all businesses – especially for those businesses that deal with financial statements or client information,” says Sam Errigo, senior vice president, Business Intelligence Services, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “With Dispatcher Phoenix Finance, our customers have an integrated document capture and distribution solution that automates financial document workflows and helps safeguard financial information.”

Production Takes Center Stage at Konica Minolta Technology Showcase

By George Mikolay, Senior Product Editor, A3/Copier MFPs, July 30, 2014

BLI recently attended a technology showcase at Konica Minolta’s New York City Customer Engagement Center. While much of the event was geared to the launch of the company’s new production hardware devices, the company also provided the latest on the earnings front and shared the latest developments on the software and solutions side. Attendees also got a first look at the 3D printers Konica Minolta will be carrying as part of its new partnership with 3D Systems.

It’s clear that Konica Minolta continues to reap the benefits of its continued investment in the production space. The company’s global production revenue grew 39 percent in 2013, according to Rick Taylor, president and chief operating office for Konica Minolta’s US operations.  Taylor also made mention of Konica Minolta’s 22 percent global revenue growth in the office space and 25 percent total MFP growth.

The Changing Landscape of Healthcare: A White Paper

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Since the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) went into effect, the landscape of healthcare has changed for all entities.

Since 1996, there have been significant advances in technology – sophisticated wireless networks, smartphones and tablets. HIPAA Privacy Rules had to be updated along with these advancements to address security and privacy concerns related to protected health information (PHI).

And on Jan. 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) addressed these concerns by announcing a new Final Omnibus Rule “to strengthen the privacy and security protections for health information established under HIPAA.”1 Specifically, the Final Rule “provides the public with increased protection and control of personal health information.”1 The Final Rule applies to business associates, including subcontractors, or those entities or individuals that maintain PHI on behalf of a covered entity.2 For organizations and business associates not in compliance (no matter the size), there is a maximum fine of $1.5 million. The new privacy and security rules increased damages for civil penalties, and the criminal penalties remain the same; however, OCR is now taking a more proactive and strict approach to HIPAA violations and prosecutions.

From private practices to healthcare systems, organizations must take appropriate steps to make sure they are HIPAA compliant and follow the guidelines of the Final Rule. 

HIPAA PRIVACY RULE AND THE FINAL RULE

When instituted, HIPAA’s Privacy Rule was a set of standards to “address the use and disclosure of individual’s health information – called “protected health information” by organizations subject to the Privacy Rule.”2 One of the main objectives of the Privacy Rule was to protect PHI while promoting effective workfl ows within an organization.

Konica Minolta Launches Dual Engine bizhub PRESS 2250P

RAMSEY, NJ -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces the launch of the bizhub® PRESS 2250P monochrome digital press. Developed by combining two bizhub PRESS 1250P engines in a single space-saving design, the new digital press is an ideal solution for print professionals that demand the highest levels of performance and productivity.

The bizhub PRESS 2250P builds upon the successful technology of the bizhub PRESS 1250 series, which includes LED imaging and Simitri HD toner for true 1200 x1200 dpi print resolution. Printing at up to 250 duplex impressions per minute (15,000 per hour), the bizhub PRESS 2250P easily handles long-run digital printing for improved turnaround times on all print jobs. In addition to fast output, the bizhub PRESS 2250P delivers accurate registration and the best B&W image quality available, while also supporting wide array of substrate types and weights and a broad range of inline finishing options.

Konica Minolta Launches New Color Printers

RAMSEY, NJ- June 18, 2014- Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces the availability of two new color printers: the bizhub® C3110 all-in-one and bizhub C3100P single function unit. Featuring support for user authentication and enhanced energy efficiency, the new bizhub models are ideal for small- to medium-sized print environments seeking high-speed, high-quality performance without compromising space.

Similar to Konica Minolta's existing line of bizhub MFPs, the bizhub C3110 and bizhub C3100P include the latest Emperon controller technology and support PageScope Enterprise Suite tools for easy integration with larger and/or existing printing fleets where central device monitoring and administration is required. These new models also include support for user ID card authentication via Konica Minolta's Authentication Manager, and both printers feature a number of options for special printing needs such as barcode printing.

Konica Minolta Acquires Copytronics Information Systems - Acquisition to Further Enhance Konica Minolta’s Reach in Florida

Ramsey, N.J. – June 4, 2014 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), today announced that it has acquired Copytronics Information Systems (Copytronics), a business solutions dealership headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., to further increase Konica Minolta’s reach in Florida.

Copytronics will continue to retain its current Florida locations in Jacksonville, Rockledge, Ocala, Daytona Beach and Winter Park, as well as its more than 85 sales, service and administrative staff. As a Konica Minolta company, Copytronics will continue to provide customers with best in class document management solutions, managed print services (MPS), hardware and services.  As part of the acquisition agreement, Copytronics’ executive management will report directly to Tim Marshall, president, CopySource, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta. The South Florida-based company was acquired by Konica Minolta in December 2013.

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