How to get the IT capability of a large enterprise company, while retaining the freedom of a start-up

| 14 February 2019

As digital transformation gains momentum, small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) are seeking innovative ways to increase performance, reduce time to market, and gain market share.


With the rise of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and more, the quantity and diversity of technological solutions on offer have skyrocketed. And for smaller businesses who have less available time and resource to navigate through the crowded market, embracing these in a way to drive better business outcomes can feel like a challenge.

At the same time, traditional IT is being tasked with managing dense workloads, ramping up data storage and security, upgrading legacy systems, and accommodating the technology demands of a mobile workforce. What once happily kept a midsized business running, is now struggling to keep up – but then what’s the solution?

For many, the answer lies in modernising IT infrastructures - especially servers - to make them easier to manage and completely secure; regardless of whether critical applications and data are hosted on-site or in the cloud. From its recent survey[1] Konica Minolta knows that SMBs need IT platforms that not only address current needs, but also seamlessly handle future workloads, and ideally with predictable costs. Thankfully, new innovations in server technology now make it possible for SMBs to leverage the performance and efficiencies that only large enterprises could afford before.

Optimise your workplace

Workplace Hub utilises a bespoke HPE Gen10 Server, which comes with in-built performance management to amplify your existing IT to deliver future-ready technology. Performance is optimised with Intelligent System Tuning (IST), which leverages exclusive technology HPE developed through a close partnership with Intel. It includes three innovative capabilities – jitter smoothing, workload matching, and core boosting - that together can deliver double-digit boosts in performance[2].
 

Smooth out performance jitters

If your company operates in a fast-paced market, every microsecond counts. You’d like to use ‘Turbo Boost’ modes to fulfil your need for speed, but you can’t afford the accompanying jitter that occurs when a change in workload requires a processor to change frequency.

Jitter Smoothing mitigates processor frequency fluctuation and can improve Intel processor frequency by up to 12% over base with low latency and deterministic processor performance. In some cases, Jitter Smoothing can even deliver workload throughput above Intel Turbo Boost mode alone, for an even higher performance improvement.

So having a server with jitter smoothing capability built-in is already closing that gap between you and your larger competitor.

Workload matching

The Gen10 Server in Workplace Hub also comes with time-saving technology that enables you to choose from preconfigured workload profiles to automatically tune internal server resources and improve server performance.

Meaning you can automatically match internal server resources to specific workload requirements, and maximise what you need to suit you and your customers.

Core boosting

What if you could cool your processor enough to run more active cores at, or near, maximum turbo frequency? If you could, you would get more performance per core and therefore more performance per server. Core Boosting allows you to do just that, making your existing technology work harder for you.

Simplify your IT

By amplifying your current technology, Workplace Hub gives you the IT capability of a far bigger company and freedom of a start-up. It unifies systems, removes repetitive tasks and enhances standards, and ensures you have the infrastructure in place to embrace whatever digital transformation means for you. It helps you work smarter, and the seamless integration of new intelligent technologies, ensures you're always performing at your best.

Learn more about how to unlock your potential at https://workplacehub.konicaminolta.com/solutions/overview

 

[1] SMB IT pain-point survey for Konica Minolta was conducted in partnership with Opinium, 2018

[2] Based on internal HPE testing in May 2017

All content provided in conjunction with HPE, a partner of Workplace Hub.


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About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. With its unique expertise in imaging, data processing and data-based decision making, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers - small and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises and public sector - and solves issues faced by society.


As a digital workplace solution provider, Konica Minolta helps its clients to identify and unlock the potential digitalisation holds and reach the next level in the digital maturity of their organisation by rethinking the workplace. In support of an ‘Intelligent connected workplace’, Konica Minolta offers cloud, IT, managed print and video solution services for remote working, collaboration, workflow management and automation and security. The company’s success in driving transformation is also confirmed by IDC, since the ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as a leader in print transformation’. Konica Minolta has been a Microsoft Global Managed Partner since 2021.


Konica Minolta's Igniting Print Possibilities offering helps printers, converters and brand owners maximise workflow automation to increase efficiency. The company delivers consultancy in all communication matters as well as top-of-the-line production, packaging as well as label printers. Its finishing devices create print products that stand out and create added value. Konica Minolta has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource).


For an increasing number of organisations, success today is more than the narrow definition of financial prosperity – it also includes protecting the environment and having a positive impact on their workforce as well as the societies they are embedded in. With its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Konica Minolta has pledged to consistently pursue its sustainability and social responsibility goals.


The company has been repeatedly recognised for its rich history of social contribution as well as for working towards achieving the SDGs throughout its business and supply chain. Konica Minolta is listed among “2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” and received the highest level in EcoVadis Sustainability Ratings.


For its innovative service approach that complements their devices perfectly, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Serviceability and Support 2020/2021’ from Keypoint Intelligence.


Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With approximately 9,000 employees (as of April 2021), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over 1.9 billion in financial year 2020/2021.


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