A rising star in managed IT services: SolarWinds MSP awards Konica Minolta for fastest growth in the Nordics in 2018
Be it in managing and monitoring infrastructure and applications, in providing an external user help desk with live support or in ensuring data security – Konica Minolta has established itself as a strong managed services partner for its European customers. SolarWinds MSP, the renowned provider for scalable IT service management solutions, is collaborating with Konica Minolta and has named the company the winner of its award “2018 Top Growth Year over Year – MSP” for the Nordics region. Konica Minolta was able to receive this award at the SolarWinds’ Empower MSP event in Amsterdam.
We are very excited to be able to acknowledge Konica Minolta’s continued growth and the support it provides its customers across Europe with this well-earned award. Our partnership is mutually beneficial to help drive scalable, efficient and secure IT management to the market. And since we have been working together for quite some time now, we know that we can only expect bigger and better from Konica Minolta as it continues to push forward in meeting its customers’ needs, ensuring advanced IT management along with robust data security.
Konica Minolta not only sees itself as a service provider but as a long-term partner with a holistic customer approach. Therefore, regardless of the specific managed service implemented, it is designed and established after a detailed assessment of the customer’s vision for its IT, its specific needs as well as set-up with regard to both its infrastructure and available resources.
Ultimately, we aim to support our customers in two ways: we unburden their internal IT resources from arduous, repetitive tasks, freeing them to focus their efforts on tasks that create new value for their businesses. Beyond this immediate scope, however, we see that our SMB customers struggle in particular to keep up with the technological advancements due to their limited team size, aggravated by the skilled labour shortage in IT. We empower them to implement systems and solutions that would otherwise be beyond their possibilities. We are honoured by Solarwinds MSP’s recognition of our successful growth as a managed IT service provider in the Nordics. It reflects that we already have a strong position as a supplier and that we are further able to expand across the region in this highly dynamic and important business field. It also proves that we are on the right track with our very customer-centric approach.
Managed IT services are a key business field for Konica Minolta, whose IT operations are currently undergoing significant expansion. Konica Minolta was able to expand its European IT business by 14 per cent in the past financial year to EUR 257 million. The relevance of Konica Minolta as an international IT supplier is reflected that Konica Minolta has been named as one of the global top 100 IT vendors – according to Gartner’s recently published “Market Insight: Gartner Global Top 100 IT Vendors in 2018.”
 Gartner, Market Insight: Gartner Global Top 100 IT Vendors in 2018, John-David Lovelock, 17 May 2019
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. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation. The company further offers its customers solutions and managed services in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. With regard to its office printing solutions, ‘IDC MarketScape: Western Europe Smart Multifunctional Peripheral 2018 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as a leading smart MFP provider of note’. As a strong partner for the professional printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa (InfoSource). In the healthcare sector, Konica Minolta drives digitalisation of clinical workflows and offers a broad range of next-level diagnostic solutions. Its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R & D laboratories in Europe enable Konica Minolta to bring innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. For its solutions that combine ‘smart service with smart technology’, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Outstanding Serviceability 2018/2019’ 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 almost 10,300 employees (as of April 2019), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.39 billion in financial year 2018/19.
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