If your organisation is still running its own servers and other infrastructure, you'll be well aware of the challenges involved:
The monitoring and management overhead needed to keep your business up and running
The constant pressure to keep infrastructure updated with the latest firmware and security patches
The lengthy hardware specification and procurement cycles that can delay the rollout of new applications and services, and hamper business growth
And if you're now looking towards a more digital future, you may not have the right skills in house to support that transformation.
Cloud Services from Konica Minolta can help you solve these issues and more. We offer a cloud-based alternative to on-site storage, networking and virtualisation resources that you pay for on a consumption basis — giving you the flexibility to scale capacity in line with changing business needs. Cloud Services are hosted in our secure, highly available, high-performance data centres in Europe, where our expert teams monitor and manage infrastructure on your behalf.
You can use our Cloud Services in whatever way suits your business:
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) — run your own applications and services on our advanced infrastructure
Platform as a Service (PaaS) — integrate your company’s IT (hardware, software, applications, tools and services) onto a single cloud-based platform
Software as a Service (SaaS) — take advantage of fully managed cloud-based services from Konica Minolta, including Microsoft 365, and systems for enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM)
“From an IT perspective in particular, it is very advantageous not to operate our own printing infrastructure. All services run in the Konica Minolta data centre and we don't have to worry about it”.
Stefan Sturm, Manager IT Infrastructure, Randstad Germany
The Federation of Education in Central Ostrobothnia, Kpedu in Finland is a multidisciplinary and actively developing educational organisation that organises basic and additional vocational secondary education, preparatory education, apprenticeship training and folk high school education. In order to be able to collect, process and report in a usable format on a wide range of information, including information about the students and the progress of their education as well as their own activities, Kpedu decided to work with Konica Minolta to set up a data storage-based structure using Microsoft Azure and automated reporting based on Microsoft Power BI.
With the exponential growth in data, and faced by a need to compete in a fast-moving digital age, the decision to stay with outmoded legacy systems can mean that SMEs risk falling behind. With the benefit of a long-term perspective and a deep understanding of our customers’ businesses, Konica Minolta is helping SMEs get up to speed and take to the cloud.
Cloud services provide you with IT infrastructure and platforms on which to run applications and services and store data. You don't have to procure, install, monitor or manage your own infrastructure. All that work is done for you by the cloud service provider (CSP).
Cloud environments — where private or public, hybrid cloud or multi-cloud — are quick and easy to scale, and offer flexible pricing models. In many cases, you pay only for the resources you use. Cloud infrastructure is also secure, with CSPs able to deploy advanced monitoring and security features to protect against cyberthreats and risks that are beyond the means of many organisations.
You can use cloud computing for many services: to run your own applications and services (IaaS), or as a platform to integrate your organisation's IT infrastructure and services (PaaS). You can also use cloud-based apps and services (SaaS), such as Microsoft 365, ERP and CRM.
Many of our private cloud services (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS) are provided out of our own data centres in Germany and Sweden. These facilities are certified to ISO 27001 (information security), ISO 27017 (secure cloud-based environment) and DIN EN 50600 (data centre planning, construction and operation).
Our cloud services include Cloud Print Services (print infrastructure in the cloud); Collaboration & Communication Services, such as Microsoft 365, Managed IT Services; and Cloud Data Centre Services.
You can use cloud platforms to solve many different challenges, including:
We connect your printing infrastructure with the latest cloud technology to bring your business one step closer to an intelligently networked workplace.
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When you choose Konica Minolta Cloud Services, you choose a simplified route to advanced IT infrastructure that will support your business no matter how far or how fast it grows. With applications and services hosted in our secure cloud environment, you'll have a cost-effective, scalable platform your business can rely on — now and in the future — and an IT team that's released from everyday operational tasks to focus on innovation.
We know that every organisation is unique, which is why each engagement starts with a conversation. We're ready to listen, so contact us today.
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