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Konica Minolta joins HPE’s Partner Program

November 30, 2017

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe has revealed that it has joined HPE’s Partner Program, in order to verify and test its Workplace Hub technology.

This week, the OEM announced that it had joined Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Partner Program “to continually verify and test the Workplace Hub technology”. Hewlett Packard Enterprise also showcased Konica Minolta’s Workplace Hub at its OEM booth at the Discover 2017 event, held in Madrid from 28-30 November 2017.

Earlier this year Konica Minolta launched its Workplace Hub, a new IT solution which unifies an organisation’s technology via a single centralised platform, revealing it to the world’s media at the OEM’s Spotlight Live event in Berlin.

Designed to future-proof workplaces of all sizes, the Workplace Hub represents the next milestone in Konica Minolta’s history of innovation and marks the OEM’s position in the IT services market as well as its mid-term intention to become a leading IoT company, as laid out in the OEM’s corporate strategy, SHINKA 2019.

Norihisa Takayama, General Manager of the Workplace Hub Business Unit at Konica Minolta stated “We’re delighted that our industry partnerships are continuing to grow, affirming our vision around Workplace Hub and supporting us to bring the most robust IT and IoT solutions to market. The Hewlett Packard Enterprise partnership, like all of our strategic partnerships, are important for Konica Minolta, as we believe this revolutionary technology will transform and challenge the traditional paradigms of work.”

Donna Korb, Director of Worldwide OEM Programs at Hewlett Packard Enterprise added, “The need for strong partnerships, when bringing new products to market, is paramount and we are excited to have Konica Minolta as a part of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Partner Ready for OEM Program. By leveraging our technology within the Workplace Hub, Konica Minolta is able to focus on their core innovation and we believe that our collective technologies and expertise will enhance the user experience for customers.”

Dennis Curry, Deputy Chief Technology Officer at Konica Minolta, said “The Workplace Hub platform represents an exciting point in Konica Minolta’s history, paving the way not only for more future of work technologies but also enriching our expertise in vertical industries such as Healthcare, as well as next generation business technologies namely the Cognitive Hub. It goes without saying that global partnerships will continue to play an important role in many of our innovation activities.”

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