Konica Minolta Expands Its IT Services Ecosystem with the Acquisition of MWA Intelligence
This IDC Market Perspective provides a summary of Konica Minolta's recent acquisition of MWA Intelligence. The document examines the details of the arrangement and provides context regarding the current state of the imaging market and the office equipment channel.The print industry is in an obvious state of maturity with several internal and external market dynamics impacting future market growth. Hardcopy manufacturers need to find ways to navigate through these challenges either by finding pockets of growth in areas for which they are currently underserved or by pursuing adjacent business opportunities. At the same time, vendors must ensure that channel partners are fully engaged in the transformation process with an ability to capitalize on strategic growth areas."Konica Minolta continues to demonstrate its ability to move beyond the core business of print by focusing on the IT services space," said Robert Palmer, research vice president, IDC's Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions research practices. "With access to the FORZA ERP platform, the MWA acquisition helps position Konica Minolta and its channel partners for future growth in a dynamic market."
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