Konica Minolta positioned a Market Leader in cloud print services by Quocirca

| 15 May 2024

Konica Minolta has been categorised as a Market Leader in Quocirca’s assessment of the Cloud Print Services Landscape, 2024, published today. The report highlights the wide and growing adoption of Cloud print management solutions, with security concerns being the top barrier.


According to the industry analyst’s latest research, there has been a 14% increase in the number of organisations that are using a cloud print management solution, with 69% in 2024 compared to 55% in 2023. The upward trend is expected to continue with a further 26% of respondents planning to use cloud print management solutions in the future.
 
Whilst there is significant continual growth, the report highlights security as the top barrier to cloud print management adoption, with 32% of overall respondents saying that protecting corporate data is a top concern. For organisations using a cloud print management solution 36% have already adopted a zero-trust model, with a further 42% planning to adopt one in the next 12 months and only 6% having no intention to do so at all.
 
Security is a fundamental priority for Konica Minolta. These efforts have been acknowledged by Quocirca, citing its 'Robust Security’ and noting how the cloud services marketplace ’Workplace Pure adheres to the highest security and data confidentiality requirements, as demanded by Konica Minolta's customers.’ It has been 'developed under the Data Protection by Design principle’ and supports a range of different authentication systems.

In addition to Workplace Pure, Konica Minolta also offers the recently launched SAFEQ Cloud, an all-in-one cloud-native print management and scanning solution that includes policy-based authentication controls, a least privilege access model, a zero-trust approach, secure network traffic for metadata and print jobs going to the cloud, and compliance with ISO 27001, CCM and CAIQ, to support businesses that have or are planning to switch to a cloud-first print strategy.
 
The report observes how Konica Minolta’s cloud solutions are well suited to organisations of all sizes and how they are backed by its well-established cloud print infrastructure services, remote monitoring and management, and comprehensive security services.

 
 

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We are proud to be recognised as a Market Leader in cloud print services. Its growth, as reported by Quocirca, reflects our experience at Konica Minolta. Organisations of all sizes are recognising not only the operational and productivity gains it delivers but also a higher level of data, document and print security. This is an important message for those who still perceive it as a barrier to reaping the rewards of a cloud-first print strategy.

Olaf Lorenz

General Manager, International Marketing Division at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

In being categorised as a Market Leader, Konica Minolta is recognised by Quocirca as a vendor that ‘leads the market in both strategic vision and depth of service offering. Leaders have made significant investments in their service portfolio and infrastructure, and are supported by strong delivery capabilities.’
 

Quocirca Cloud Print Landscape 2024

Quocirca has recognised Konica Minolta as a 'Leader’, in the research firm’s ‘The Cloud Print Services Landscape, 2024 - How cloud adoption is driving print infrastructure modernisation’.

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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 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 8,700 employees (as of April 2023), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.26 billion in financial year 2022/2023.


Worldwide, the company has over 39,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.


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