Author archives: David Mills

Chief Executive Officer, Ricoh Europe

What will your job look like in five years’ time?

Blockchain technology is revolutionising the financial services industry, additive manufacturing is reengineering product development and the first autonomous cars are due on the road by 2020 . Technology is driving disruption at great pace – and it is also changing the way we work. Working in a world of change New Ricoh-commissioned research reveals that European employees predict digital disruption and automation to be the biggest game-changers this year. Advancements…

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Pursuing meaningful collaboration in a changing world of work

I often think about how technology can help ensure truly meaningful collaboration and improve the effectiveness of how we work. My previous blog looked at how interactive whiteboards are evolving the face-to-face meeting. Ultimately, these devices exist to make working life easier and more productive. I believe that these desired outcomes are more important than ever – think about increasing complexities, growing demands and the rapid pace of change. Let’s…

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Beyond the conference call – how interactive whiteboards will change meetings forever

The productivity gap is a growing concern in Europe; businesses everywhere are looking for new ways to increase the per hour output of employees. But crucially, productivity requires value not just speed. Helping employees work efficiently is one thing but increasing the quality of their work is another. A key target for improvement is ‘the meeting’. Everyone knows the stress of time wasting in a poorly planned meeting. And this…

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Four reasons MSBs need to drive automation to the top of the agenda

In competitive environments, speed is crucial to success. Superstar footballers separate themselves from the rest with their ability to make controlled decisions at pace. To achieve this, they put in countless hours – and repetitions – in training to ensure that when they are on the field, their technique is automatic. Mid-sized businesses (MSBs) don’t need to spend countless hours practising to achieve the automation required to outpace their competition.…

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Three ways digitalising can make MSBs more competitive

Humans have studied space for thousands of years, but it literally took rocket science to get us there. Europe’s mid-sized businesses (MSBs) need a similar gain in technology to realise their astronomical goals. New Ricoh research into Europe’s mid-market found that sourcing and funding the right technology was one of the biggest barriers to growth. Cut off from the support offered to start-ups and expected to compete with larger enterprises,…

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