Konica Minolta has received Microsoft Global Managed Partner designation. With the new status, Konica Minolta hopes to accelerate digital workplace transformation for its customers via jointly developed, industry-specific solutions and by delivering IT cloud services.
Konica Minolta has expanded in recent years through organic growth and strategic acquisitions, and it says that it aims to continue to “expand its business by leveraging the power of Microsoft solutions”.
“Microsoft has become increasingly important as an ally for us,” said Hajime Takei, senior executive officer at Konica Minolta. “The goal has always been to bring together the best of both worlds. We want to bring the leading expertise to the market, combining our knowledge from our business – with its roots in the print area, which we have been doing for many decades – and the technology of Microsoft. This designation is a true testament to our longstanding relationship and the exceptional work of our unified teams for clients around the world.”
The digital workplace solutions provider has developed a range of applications, solutions and services based on Microsoft cloud services to meet a wide range of customer needs in the small and medium-sized business (SMB) sector.
“The alliance with Microsoft enables us to combine our core competencies and trusted customer relationships with the best-secured and scalable cloud technology in order to flexibly build solutions for businesses,” said Takei. “Utilising their applications, we are able to offer our customers from SMBs the systems and functionalities previously only available to larger enterprises.
Through this global collaboration, we will be able to offer our customers even more opportunities to accelerate innovation and ultimately drive success.”