Particularly SMEs suffer from limited IT personnel, aggravated by the current skilled labour shortage in IT. They need proper working IT systems that support them in their daily business in order to maintain their competitiveness. IT needs to stay cost-effective and remain both flexible and scalable. Software requirements in a company may change within a matter of weeks or data storage and computing power requirements can fluctuate depending on workflows, seasonal business effects, order volumes, and so on. As every company has its own specific requirements, SMEs need to find the right partner, who reliably takes care of these requirements, deploys the ideal setup and relieves SMEs.
With its all-in-one platform Workplace Hub together with its Marketplace, Konica Minolta offers you the optimal hybrid edge IT platform. It brings together the IT infrastructure needs of your business with the access to software and services you require with a simple and transparent management tool. Konica Minolta tailor Workplace Hub to your needs, adapting it to your specific requirements. The solutions implemented in Workplace Hub extend the on-premise functionalities to the cloud, processing specific data externally if required.
Based on a thorough analysis you receive a clear recommendation. We evaluate your existing network infrastructure, bandwidth, data usage and access requirements to deliver the best-fitting set-up for your individual situation. Whatever the choice might be - data are stored either on premise or on our highly secured servers in Europe in order to ensure GDPR compliance at all times.
With regard to security, Workplace Hub also has a high level of built-in data security. Thanks to a partnership with Sophos, our security services include the XG-Firewall.
It is also a gateway to and access point for a wide range of IT services that Konica Minolta can manage for its customers – be it their IT security, automated backup management or application monitoring – all supported via Konica Minoltas Help Desk if assistance is required. This ensures smooth operation of IT systems and helps to quickly resolve issues that arise, while at the same time freeing up internal IT experts from such arduous and repetitive tasks.
As Marketplace is an integral part of Workplace Hub, the internal IT team has a powerful platform for managing and easily implementing new applications. Konica Minolta ensures the compatibility of these solutions with the system as well as regular updates. Licences are also managed via Marketplace, providing an up-to-date overview at all times and control over access and costs. To deliver the cost efficiency and flexibility SMEs need, Konica Minolta only charges for services, capacities and applications actually used.