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[News Release] Meridian’s Konica Minolta Announces Status as a Microsoft Global Managed Partner

[News Release] Meridian’s Konica Minolta Announces Status as a Microsoft Global Managed Partner

by Pat Pharr - April 21, 2021

Meridian is proud to announce our parent company, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), is now an official Microsoft Global Managed Partner. Konica Minolta has leveraged this new strategic partnership to combine capabilities and accelerate digital workplace transformation for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the majority of the countries it serves.

The objective of the Microsoft Global Managed Partnership is to reinforce Konica Minolta’s goal of prioritizing the efficient deployment of IT cloud services for the digital workplace via jointly developed, industry-specific solutions.

Due to organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Meridian’s Konica Minolta has experienced steady growth as a business IT service provider. The continual growth opportunities provided by mergers and acquisitions have allowed Konica Minolta to focus and expand its business by leveraging powerful, intelligent, and innovative Microsoft solutions that help SMBs and employees navigate communication challenges, streamline digital transformation, and ultimately achieve company-wide unified communications.

Leveraging a Breadth of Industry-Leading Microsoft Solutions

The Microsoft Global Managed Partnership aims to support Konica Minolta’s IT growth efforts and continually looks to unlock new digital transformation opportunities including empowering remote workforces with the right communication tools. Hajime Takei, Executive Vice President of Meridian’s Konica Minolta, had this to say about the recently formed partnership:

“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. Through this global collaboration, we are able to offer our SMB customers advanced systems and added-functionalities previously only available to larger enterprises.”

Since Microsoft-based applications fit ideally into the infrastructure that SMBs typically employ, Konica Minolta quickly identified the unique value Microsoft solutions are positioned to provide for their customers and created a strategic partnership that would leverage a breadth of industry-leading Microsoft solutions such as Microsoft Cloud to accelerate innovation and drive digital transformation. Here is an overview of the current Microsoft solutions enabling unified communications and a streamlined digital workplace.

  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365
  • Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)
  • Microsoft Azure Custom Development

Driving Digital Transformation with Innovative Microsoft Solutions

The recently forged alliance with Microsoft enables Meridian’s Konica Minolta to continue reshaping and revolutionizing the workplace of tomorrow. Leveraging the combined power of innovative Microsoft solutions with Konica Minolta’s expertise and deep customer understanding, Meridian continues to guide and support its customers’ digital transformation through its expansive office technology portfolio.

Meridian’s Konica Minolta has developed a variety of its own applications, solutions, and services based on Microsoft cloud services including IT services, Enterprise Content Management (ECM), and managed print services to meet a wide range of customer needs in the SMB sector. Organizations that proactively partner with a trusted business IT service provider can quickly and efficiently implement secure cloud services to drive digital transformation and receive more opportunities to accelerate innovation and drive success.

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