According to Robert Palmer, research VP for IDC’s Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions group, “Sustainability has become a top motivating factor for businesses considering the adoption of print-related services. Companies want to work with print services providers that share their values when it comes to mitigating environmental impact. At the same time, businesses are looking to deploy technologies and services to help advance their own sustainability goals and objectives.”
This IDC study assesses sustainability programs and services among the most prominent global hardcopy vendors and identifies their strengths and challenges, along with the quantitative and qualitative characteristics that position vendors for success in this important market.
Based on end-user recommendations, Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory company, has recognized Konica Minolta as a 2021 Midsize Enterprise Customers’ Choice for Managed Print Services in the Distributed Workplace.
The continued rise in cybersecurity incidents and a continued reliance on print require increasingly effective print security. However, results of a study published by Quocirca suggest that organizations are struggling to keep up with print security demands, with many experiencing data losses as the result of unsecure printing practices. In positioning Konica Minolta as a ‘Leader,’ Quocirca acknowledges the company as having a strong strategic vision and a comprehensive print security product and service offering.
Amid a challenging economic climate, organizations are looking to maximize operational efficiencies and re-evaluate technology infrastructure investments. Those using MPS have higher expectations of its ability to reduce environmental impact and address ongoing costs associated with their print infrastructure. In its latest report, Quocirca reaffirms Konica Minolta as a market leader, recognizing how the company “simplifies, streamlines and reduces print costs, and also acknowledges reducing environmental impact as one of Konica Minolta’s key differentiators.
Since the pandemic, organizations are still deciding on the best ways to work with efficiency and security to grow their businesses using new technologies. Many have taken steps to rethink their operational strategies to complete work, whether in home or remote locations or in conventional office settings. IDC recently published their 2023 IDC MarketScape vendor assessment for the Worldwide Print Transformation market. Konica Minolta is named a ‘Leader’ in the report.
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