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Ramsey, NJ, January 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced joint participation in IDC’s first annual Future Enterprise Best in Future of Work North America awards with its IT Services Division All Covered (All Covered) and Southwest Tennessee Community College (SWTCC) was named a finalist. Entrance, SWTCC’s twin digital distance teaching / learning platform, showcased an initiative to retain and develop its student body.

IDC’s Best in Future of Work North America awards recognize that globally, organizations are experiencing seismic changes in where and how they work: How technology is changing work culture, digital workspaces and physical, and how humans and machines work together to get work done. . The new rewards program has been designed to showcase initiatives implemented in North America that display an agile and scalable approach to work to generate new value and competitive differentiation for an organization.

All Covered and SWTCC’s digital distance teaching / learning platform were named finalists in the Space category, which demanded that “the digital workplace be smart and dynamic, connected and secure, and independent of a physical location or a specific time of day. . “IDC sought out corporate facilities to take advantage of technology and intelligence to create a safe and healthy environment.

The intention of the SWTCC digital twin distance learning / teaching platform was to facilitate distance education capable of mimicking – as closely as possible – an in-person classroom experience, which would effectively allow simultaneous and real-time teaching of students in both physical and virtual classroom environments. Since there were no out-of-the-box solutions available that could stay on budget, SWTCC and All Covered set out to develop the brand new system. Working with multiple vendors and technology design engineers, the ‘Digital Twin’ platform was created by integrating two large interactive touch screens to share educational content and camera feeds, as well as two high quality, electronically ‘twinned’ cameras. in the Zoom session of each course.

“Southwest Tennessee Community College has worked very hard with All Covered and our other vendor partners to design a distance learning technology platform that will facilitate and replicate the real-time ‘classroom’ experience for students who can attend. remotely, ”said Dr. David Rosenthal, Deputy Director of Information, Information Technology Services, SWTCC. “We are proud to know that the Digital Twin platform is entirely unique to Tennessee and Midsouth, and we see the potential for this project to ultimately increase our enrollment and add value to the education provided to our students. “

“The Future of Work Awards finalists illustrate the ways digital transformation doesn’t just change where and how we work, from augmented work processes to hybrid work environments that continually change work culture,” said Amy Loomis , Research Director, Future of Work at IDC. “Each submission has yielded thoughtful, measurable and meaningful results and provides a practical framework for future initiatives. “

“We are delighted that our platform and the SWTCC have been recognized by such a prestigious organization,” said Judy Nguyen, National Teaching and Learning Consultant, All Covered. “Any solution of this level requires hardware, design, installation and integration, and we are proud that All Covered’s expertise was able to help the SWTCC continue classes during the pandemic,” added Jon Clemons, National Practice Manager – Education IT Services, All Covered.

Watch a brief demo on the Digital Twin distance teaching / learning platform here, and watch a brief promotional video featuring Dr David Rosenthal here.

The IDC 2021 Best in Future of Work North America awards will be presented to the winning initiatives at an awards ceremony in February 2022. Learn more on the IDC website.

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, Inc. is reshaping and revolutionizing the workplace to achieve true connectivity through the smart connected workplace. The company guides and supports the digital transformation of its customers through its broad portfolio of office technologies, including IT services (all covered), intelligent information management, managed print services and business solutions. industrial and commercial printing. Konica Minolta was nine times on CRN’s MSP 500 list and the World Technology Awards named the company a finalist in the Computer Software category. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the # 1 brand for customer retention in the MFP desktop copier market by Brand Keys for fourteen consecutive years, and is proud to be named on the Forbes 2021 list of America’s Top Employers. The company received the BLI 2021 A3 Series of the Year award from Keypoint Intelligence and the 2021-2023 BLI Most Color Consistent A3 Brand Award for its bizhub i-Series. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for nine consecutive years and spent four years on the global list of the world’s 100 most sustainable companies. Konica Minolta partners with customers to shape ideas and work to bring value to our company. For more information, visit us online and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter.

About SWTCC

The mission of Southwest Tennessee Community College (SWTCC) is to provide residents of Shelby and Fayette counties and the surrounding Mid-South region with a high-quality, affordable post-secondary education that prepares them for associate degrees, future opportunities for education and successful employment.

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the world’s leading provider of business information, consulting services and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC provides global, regional and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in more than 110 countries. IDC’s insight and insight helps IT professionals, business leaders, and the investment community make fact-based technology decisions and achieve their core business goals. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the global leader in media, data and marketing services that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers. Learn more about IDC online. Follow IDC on Twitter at @IDC and LinkedIn.

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Maggie Grande Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, Inc. 1-551-500-2659 mgrande@kmbs.konicaminolta.us

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