Konica Minolta partners with Microsoft, HPE, Sophos, Canonical and BrainTribe to future-proof business IT management
Konica Minolta has introduced Workplace Hub, an innovative new enterprise IT solution that unifies all of an organisation’s technology via a single centralised platform.
Available from October 2017, the new solution touts to be designed for future-proof workplaces of every size as they work towards digital transformation.
The version one of Workplace Hub is sought to directly address growing IT complexity by providing more efficient and effective management of the disparate array of tools, services and devices used by modern organisations.
Acting as a central hub that simplifies IT for an organisation, Workplace Hub drives efficiencies by reducing the overall costs of IT management and service provision, and providing real-time data-driven insights that help to improve business processes.
By creating an ecosystem to manage and coordinate the entire IT infrastructure and services across existing and future IT systems, devices and services, Workplace Hub provides users with a central dashboard showing 360-degree visibility of IT usage patterns across the whole business, allowing for simple management and optimisation of systems.
Moreover, the platform’s product roadmap includes future integration of IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Edge and Decision Support capabilities as they become more central to the business environment of tomorrow. Adding this cognitive layer of organisational insight unleashes an intuitive understanding of the world that empowers people to collaborate better and to make smarter, data-driven decisions more effectively and easily.
Additional services from Canonical and BrainTribe bring the power of open source and advanced data management, helping to facilitate effective digital transformation for any business.
Dennis Curry, a Vice President and Director of Business Innovation and R&D at Konica Minolta, said “Workplace Hub will evolve to become the most comprehensive platform for the services and capabilities demanded by the workplace of the future. It means businesses can grow and manage their IT in tandem with changing business needs. It simplifies IT operations today and paves the way for exciting new integrations, such as AI and intelligent edge computing, to become a central part of the digital organisation of the future.”
”The new age businesses have dynamic workloads, giving rise to the need for a holistic solution synched in a single platform. Workplace hub come as an answer to the growing complexities associated with diverse work related requirements, furnishing unprecedented management of a host of different devices, platforms and tools. This will not only help businesses in significantly enhancing their output but will also lead to increased in house efficiency,” said Yuji Nakata, Managing Director, Konica Minolta India.
“The workplace is evolving at an unparalleled rate and digital transformation is becoming increasingly important to both survival and future prosperity,” said Shoei Yamana, CEO and President of Konica Minolta Inc. “Workplace Hub not only allows businesses of all sizes to achieve effective transformation, but future-proof themselves against the next wave of technology innovations already infiltrating the business environment.”