Konica Minolta launches Dispatcher Paragon Cloud hybrid model

| 21 September 2022

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is pleased to announce that Dispatcher Paragon Cloud is now also available as a hybrid model. It follows the launch back in February of Dispatcher Paragon Cloud as a pure cloud model for organisations looking to move their print management to the cloud.

By moving print infrastructure and management to the cloud with Dispatcher Paragon Cloud, customers can significantly reduce their IT costs and total cost of ownership for print services, improve data and document security, and reduce the burden on their IT departments.
In order to meet individual customer needs, Konica Minolta has decided to offer Dispatcher Paragon Cloud in two options: pure cloud model and hybrid model, with the latter now also available. The hybrid model is the ideal solution for organisations whose data policy is that no data should leave the local corporate network, but who still want to benefit from the numerous advantages that print management in the cloud brings.
With the hybrid model an edge device is interposed between the print devices and the server, linking the print devices to the cloud. This device controls the print jobs and only sends the metadata to the cloud for reporting purposes, but not the print data itself, which remains local.
Since only the metadata is transmitted, this leads to lower network bandwidth consumption and print jobs can be sent to the cloud and processed faster. This makes the hybrid model particularly suitable for organisations in locations with unstable internet access.
As with the pure cloud model, full data encryption is also guaranteed with the hybrid model and, as with the pure cloud model, customers can also move their print management to the cloud in a few minutes, with installation taking a maximum of 15 minutes - a big advantage compared to an on-premise solution, which can sometimes take days.
The Dispatcher Paragon Cloud hybrid model is available now.

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 2023 Vendor Assessment’ has named Konica Minolta 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 received a GOLD Level Recognition Medal in the EcoVadis sustainability ratings for 2024.

For its remote services, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab (BLI) 2023-2024 Pacesetter Award in Remote Service for the Western European market’ 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 more than 8,800 employees (as of April 2024), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.13 billion in financial year 2023/2024.

Worldwide, the company has over 40,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.

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Melanie Olbrich

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