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Konica Minolta Wins Big Across Education Markets

Two BLI PaceSetter Awards Acknowledge Leading Education Technology Services

Ramsey, NJ, (July 16, 2019) Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce that Keypoint Intelligence has recognized its revolutionary education technologies and IT services with two prestigious BLI PaceSetter Awards in education for both the K-12 and Higher Education markets. This is the first time one company has won both education categories the same year.

Based on extensive research analysis and in-depth interviews by Keypoint Intelligence, the PaceSetter honors are given to the leading document imaging OEMs. The awards specifically focus on the following key areas: hardware and software portfolios, service and support offerings, professional services capabilities, security offerings in the space and demonstrated market leadership.

“We are thrilled to be honored by Keypoint Intelligence in both the K-12 and Higher Education markets,” said Nick Pegley, Senior Vice President, Solutions and Services, and Deputy General Manager, Digital Workplace Business Unit at Konica Minolta. “Our team aspires to create innovative and cost-effective solutions and services so teachers can deliver engaging experiences to their students. This recognition confirms we are providing the right tools to keep up productivity and most importantly, stimulate learning.”

“Times have never been more challenging for educators in the K-12 segment,” said Jamie Bsales, Director of Solutions Analysis for Keypoint Intelligence. “In addition to the perennial pressures of budgetary constraints and evolving curriculums, teachers and administrators are tasked with incorporating more technology into the classroom while also delivering provably improved outcomes. Our award winners have demonstrated the ability to support and advance these initiatives for their K-12 customers.”

In regard to the higher education market, Bsales stated, “These institutions need to prepare students for the wider world beyond, which means immersing them in experiences and technologies at every opportunity. Every vendor needs to be a partner that supports these initiatives, and our PaceSetter winners have proven they can be exactly that.”

In addition to document imaging hardware and software, Konica Minolta stood out for its education-specific IT solutions offered via All Covered for both K-12 and Higher Education Markets. Workplace Hub for Education, Double2 Robot, SchoolWatch and CampusWatch via Mobotix cameras are just a few of the innovative solutions that stood out among the competition.

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future™ with its expansive smart office product portfolio from IT Services (All Covered), ECM, Managed Print Services and industrial and commercial print solutions. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for 12 consecutive years and is proud to be ranked on the Forbes 2017 America’s Best Employers list. The World Technology Awards recently named the company a finalist in the IT Software category. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for seven consecutive years. It partners with its clients to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit us online and follow Konica Minolta on FacebookYouTubeLinked In and Twitter.

About Buyers Lab PaceSetter Awards

Based on exhaustive questionnaires, in-depth interviews, and a proprietary rating scale, Buyers Lab PaceSetter awards recognize those document imaging OEMs that have shown market leadership in a variety of categories, including with technologies, services, and key vertical markets.

About Keypoint Intelligence – Buyers Lab

Keypoint Intelligence is a one-stop-shop for the digital imaging industry. With our unparalleled tools and unmatched depth of knowledge, we cut through the noise of data to offer clients the unbiased insights and responsive tools they need in those mission-critical moments that define their products and empower their sales.

For over 50 years, Buyers Lab has been the global document imaging industry’s resource for unbiased and reliable information, test data, and competitive selling tools. What started out as a consumer-based publication about office equipment has become an all-encompassing industry resource. In a landscape that’s ever-evolving, we change with it.

Konica Minolta Contact

Maggie Grande 
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 551-500-2659
mgrande@kmbs.konicaminolta.us

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Belinda McDonald
Belinda McDonald has worked internationally in the U.S., South America, and Europe, offering her innovative business techniques to Fortune 500 companies as well as SMBs. She has achieved in the manufacturing industry, copier parts distribution, POS printer hardware/software distribution, media intelligence, and marketing. McDonald’s broad industry knowledge, combined with the disciplines learned while earning her degree in Communications from Louisiana State University, has boosted her recognition as a person who has a finger on the pulse of the office technology space. She is the Communication and Events Manager for ITEX.