Ricoh tasks MBA students with shaping the future of campus collaboration

When it comes to improving and enhancing campus facilities, who better to speak to than students themselves? Particularly mature students who have experienced the working environment and can evaluate the challenges from both sides. As part of its distance learning MBA in International Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, brings students together for a week-long business challenge that enables them to put their management skills into practice through group collaboration.…

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Bringing excellence into business

If you want to set an example as a market leader, it’s time to hire a business excellence manager. Business rhetoric is changing. Market leaders are no longer just talking about bottom lines and profitability. Today’s corporations are constantly searching for new ways to improve customer experience, inspire their workforce and show that they care. What they’re looking for is business excellence. But how do you define corporate finesse? As…

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Can you really print a three-dimensional doughnut?

The answer according to Ricoh’s European Additive Manufacturing Director, Greg Plowman, is yes! It perhaps sounds like pure science fiction, however, human ears, noses and skin are already printable, as are ultra-light and strong parts for aeroplanes. Technology for difficult or expensive to get to locations can be supported, not in the traditional manner with a building full of expensive spare parts, but with a 3D printer and some stored designs.…

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Why we believe applicants should prove their worth by their CV

The visionaries who set up many of today’s big corporations did not just want to do business, they wanted to support their communities. This is certainly true of Ricoh’s founder, Kiyoshi Ichimura, whose corporate philosophy was to ‘Innovate on behalf of our customers and to pursue sustainable business practices on behalf of every life we touch.’ This commitment to people isn’t just about corporate responsibility initiatives, it makes good business…

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Education the ‘most progressive sector’ in the race to digital maturity

Education is the most progressive sector in terms of making the transition from a state of digital transformation to digital maturity, according to research from Coleman Parkes, commissioned by Ricoh, back in July 2014. Digital maturity is where an organisation uses sophisticated tools to drive performance and demonstrates an on-going commitment to technology, technology-led initiatives and digitally managed processes. The findings reveal that more education leaders see digital maturity as a key…

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