Konica Minolta Acquires New York IT Provider, Launches Global Optimized Print Web Portal
Konica Minolta Business Solution’s All Covered division, which provides managed IT services for small and mid-size businesses, has acquired LAN Associates, a New York-based provider of IT solutions for legal and corporate customers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.
With the acquisition, All Covered expands its legal vertical market presence in the New York, Washington D.C. and North Carolina markets. LAN Associates has been providing its with clients document management, document imaging, and managed IT services for more than 25 years. It was named “Best IT Outsourcing Provider” in the 2010 New York Law Journal Rankings Survey, awarded Microsoft Eastern Region Partner of the Year, and is a National Alliance Partner in the Workshare Partner Program, which provides software technology solutions to more than one million legal professionals in 65 countries. The acquisition is part of Konica Minolta’s strategy to expand into key vertical markets such as legal services and education.
New Optimized Print Services Web Site for Global Customers
Konica Minolta Business Technologies also just announced a new Web site for its Global Major Account (GMA) customers that provides these customers with Web-based reports and access to their device and print-cost information. The site is designed to enable GMA customers to manage their entire global print and document-imaging infrastructure.
Konica Minolta began promoting its Optimized Print Services (OPS) on a worldwide basis about a year ago. Global Optimized Print Services is designed to help multinational enterprises implement and manage the most efficient print infrastructure. Under the program, Konica Minolta consultants: 1) provide recommendations for rightsizing the enterprise’s existing print fleet (for instance, by relocating underutilized printers or MFPs); 2) analyze document workflows and recommend solutions for more efficient and cost-effective workflows; 3) offer various purchasing, leasing, and contract models, including merging existing contracts into a single, easier-to-manage contract; and 4) implement IT and document security solutions, including user authentication, hard-drive erasing, etc.
The Web site will initially be available to GMA customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia, and Japan, and Konica Minolta says it will continue to add more countries in the future. More information on Optimized Print Services is available here.