KDZA and Potters House Training Centre celebrate 12 years of CSI partnership (MOTW49)
7 Dec 2018
We all know that we’re headed for a work future vastly unmapped. New jobs are created every day. Who would have imagined a decade ago that there would be a job title of “community social media manager” or “drone pilot”?
Keeping your head when all about you are losing theirs (MOTW48)
30 Nov 2018
Rudyard Kipling’s stirring and famous poem, has these lines: “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you...”
SA service engineer wins first prize at KYOCERA’s European leg of the global service awards (MOTW47)
23 Nov 2018
We are thrilled to announce that our very own Christiaan Pelser from Page Automation, has been awarded the 2018 European KYOCERA Service Award. This intrepid service engineer beat over 2600 contenders* from the Group’s European operations.
Werner Engelbrecht is officially KDZA’s new GM (MOTW46)
16 Nov 2018
Following the internal group announcement from KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe (KDE), we are thrilled to officially reveal that Werner Engelbrecht is KYOCERA Document Solutions SA’s (KDZA) new General Manager, the position he has acted in since March 2018.
KYOCERA awarded ISO 14001:2015 certification (MOTW45)
09 Nov 2018
KYOCERA Document Solutions South Africa (KDZA) doesn’t merely pay lip service to environmental sustainability. The company’s founder Dr Kazuo Inamori acknowledged that this must be the guiding business strategy
8 weeks till the end of the year (MOTW44)
02 Nov 2018
I read these words in a newsletter and they resonated deeply with me - “Wobbly. Weird. Emotional. Rollercoaster”. These are some of the safer words that can be used to describe 2018.
Breast cancer month (MOTW43)
26 Oct 2018
Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and that men and children can also get breast cancer? It is a disease that does not discriminate.
Education is an opportunity for the channel (MOTW42)
19 Oct 2018
Educational institutes generate a lot of documentation - not just the digital kind through data capture, but physical ones too by way of prints and copies. In fact, you could even say that they run on paper to a large extent.
Content management: from chaos to order (MOTW41)
12 Oct 2018
How can businesses possibly keep up with managing the enormous amount and complexity of data as the digital landscape colonises more of the world each minute?
Dancing our own Haka rugby war dance (MOTW40)
05 Oct 2018
Our Springbok rugby team, through grit and passion, made history by beating the indominatable Wallabies last Saturday. This was largely unexpected – the Wallabies beat South Africa in Brisbane some weeks ago...
Beyond the Rainbow Nation storyline (MOTW 39)
28 Sep 2018
South Africa is culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse, and sewing the colourful threads together of the Rainbow Nation quilt hasn’t been easy.
We doubled the speed of software sales! (MOTW38)
21 Sep 2018
KYOCERA Document Solutions South Africa completed its Software Master Plan 7 months ahead of target, growing by over 137% in software business compared to the previous financial year.
Can a robot raise a child? Preparing for the Garner Symposium/ITXpo (MOTW37)
14 Sep 2018
We’re bombarded with messages about the impending fourth industrial revolution and the future of work. We’re warned that robots will replace people and that many of our jobs will become redundant.
Spring encourages a fighting spirit (MOTW36)
07 Sep 2018
This past weekend, KYOCERA Document Solutions SA welcomed spring, relishing the feelings of hope and new beginnings the season always seems to bring. Even a whiff of jasmine in the air brings with it an instant reminder that cold weather (is hopefully) behind us and that the journey to the end of the year is speeding up.
KDZA moves into first place in SA’s copier and MFP markets in Q2 2018 (MOTW35)
31 Aug 2018
KYOCERA Document Solutions South Africa has moved into first position in the overall South African copier and multifunction printer (MFP) market in the second quarter of 2018 with a 15.5% share of unit shipments for the period.
ECM is not dead, long live ECM (MOTW34)
24 Aug 2018
Over the past months you may have seen media reports that have proclaimed Enterprise Content Management’s endangerment – or even its death! But, ECM hasn’t gone anywhere; its definition has merely been shuffled around a bit.
Annual Service Awards 2018 – 14 August (MOTW33)
17 Aug 2018
KYOCERA Document Solutions South Africa, once again recognised and acknowledged our star performers at our 11th local Service Awards ceremony held at St Andrews Hotel and Spa in Bedfordview.
Women in the Workplace (MOTW32)
8 Aug 2018
August 9 is National Women’s Day and September 5 is Secretary’s Day. How are you planning to acknowledge the contribution made by these remarkable individuals in your organisation?
Logistics: We win when you win (MOTW31)
03 Aug 2018
Our partners are very important to us, and it’s a core part of KYOCERA’s philosophy that your success is our success. That’s why we work hard to provide you with cutting-edge digital and physical services that allow you to flourish, and we’ve recognised that the better we do our job, the more you, our partners, benefit..
Digital transformation is important, so is security (MOTW30)
27 July 2018
We all know that digital transformation is a vital undertaking for every company in 2018, regardless of what they do. It’s important because it brings the efficiencies, capabilities, visibility, innovation, and capacity that’s needed to meet this century’s complex business demands.
Having a cyber strategy that facilitates digital transformation (MOTW29)
20 July 2018
In order to thrive in the digital future, organisations need to balance business acceleration through digital transformation with a sound cyber strategy.
The need to be different (MOTW28)
13 July 2018
KYOCERA Document Solutions SA recently posted a pic on Linkedin of a red paper boat heading in a different direction to the other white ones with the caption “In order to succeed, you need to be different. What makes your company different to the rest?”
Salesforce.com Roll Out is almost upon us (MOTW27)
6 July 2018
With 3 working days left to go, next week sees KDZA roll out Salesforce, Pardot and Partner Community on Wednesday, the 11th of July.
10 steps that will prevent your printer from bankrupting your business (MOTW26)
29 June 2018
GDPR went into full effect at the end of May, and our own Protection of Private Information Act (POPI) will go live by the end of this year.
Sales Kick-Off Feedback (MOTW25)
22 June 2018
We went into this year’s Sales Kick-Off with some poignant questions around progress of the digital transformation strategy that was launched in 2017on our minds
Salesforce.com Rolls Out on the 11th of July for KDZA (MOTW24)
15 June 2018
KYOCERA Document Solutions has made a significant investment in Salesforce.com and is rolling the award-winning CRM solution out across the entire organisation, region by region. On the 11th of July, it’s our turn.
“Do the right thing as a human being” (MOTW23)
8 June 2018
These days, it’s easy to see how a lack of good corporate governance affects companies. You only need to look to recent headlines to see tragic stories of once-great companies who’s reputation has been negatively affected by scandals that could have been avoided entirely, had good corporate governance been at the heart of their operations.
No contest between genuine and non-genuine consumables (MOTW22)
1 June 2018
With budgets being tight, companies are continually seeking ways to curb monthly expenses, and as a result there’s been a noticeable spike in the availability of compatible and remanufactured printer cartridges.
Taking printing to the next level (MOTW21)
25 May 2018
Printing is not often seen as a powerful business enabler in a world where digital transformation is the buzzword. But when effective printing solutions keep up with technology developments, companies can be enabled to save time and money while gaining a greater control of their print-spend, business activities and office wastage.
A multi-pronged social strategy is required for success (MOTW20)
18 May 2018
Over the past five years, we have discovered that there is no “one size fits all” social media strategy that delivers exactly what we want, every time.
Annual Service Awards 2018 (MOTW19)
11 May 2018
It’s important for every organisation to recognise and acknowledge their star performers. At KYOCERA Document Solutions South Africa, we do that through our annual Service Awards initiative, which recognises the company’s best service engineers and awards their excellence.
Scenario planning reduces the risks of uncertainty (MOTW18)
4 May 2018
Predictability is a key component of deriving maximum value from any business strategy, but it’s not always possible - predicting events and situations isn’t a science yet, even with all the data and AI-driven analytics tools we have available to us.
HTXT GEAR Awards (MOTW16)
20 April 2018
HTXT.africa (www.htxt.co.za), a local tech news site, recently handed out awards for its readers’ favourite brands and products of 2017. We came in at third place for the Consumer Choice in the Business Printers section.
Free Online Training (MOTW15)
13 April 2018
Most professional people know and understand that learning never stops. Industries change and evolve, especially one as complex as ours, and the skills that worked in the channel five years ago aren’t necessarily as applicable today.
Embrace the Change (MOTW14)
6 April 2018
If you’ve done any soul-searching in your life, you’ll know that the only true constant in life is change, and that the best way forward is not to fight it, but to embrace it.
Management by all (MOTW13)
30 March 2018
We celebrated Human Rights Day on the 21st March last week and this week we observe the Easter long weekend. Whilst the public holidays wreak hovoc with our productivity and work...
We’re all about the Kaizen (MOTW12)
23 March 2018
There’s a lovely Japanese term for something we believe in very strongly here at KDZA: it’s “kaizen”, which means “change for the better”. In essence, it’s a belief that absolutely everything can be improved over time through regular change...
The right conversations lead to positive channel outcomes (MOTW11)
16 March 2018
The channel is in the midst of a literal technological revolution, one where seemingly every day news of some new emerging technology hits our inboxes with promises of disruption.
Curiosity saves the sales rep (MOTW10)
9 March 2018
I’ve given a lot of thought to the question of “What makes for great sales people?”, and while I’ve reached several answers over the years - patience, an eye for detail, gregariousness among them....
KYOCERA in top spot for A4 colour Copier / MFP category (MOTW9)
2 March 2018
Thanks to the hard work of KDZA staff and you, our partners, we achieved the top spot in the A4 Colour Copier / MFP category in Inforsource’s market sizing data for 2017 in the Southern African region.
4th Industrial Revolution is actually an evolution (MOWT8)
23 February 2018
I don’t know about you, but I’m hoping for a trip to Cape Town on 18-20 September 2018, when Africa Tech Week will be happening.
Hybrid ECM could be the heal-all balm companies need (MOTW7)
16 February 2018
Organisations everywhere are rapidly adopting cloud-based offerings for all of the cost-saving, efficiency-enhancing and productivity-boosting functionalities they offer.
Always learning, adapting, evolving (MOTW6)
9 February 2018
As an organisation, Kyocera Document Solutions has gone from a ceramics specialist, to an electronics company, to a manufacturer of print devices, to a company that specialises in everything relating to document and data management for businesses of all sizes.
Adopting a growth mindset is the key to success (MOTW5)
2 February 2018
If you think hard work, focus and persistence are key to achieving your goals, you’re only half-right. Scientific studies say that these things are...
Step out of the norm, do something different (MOTW4)
26 January 2018
At KYOCERA, we’ve never been afraid to step outside of our comfort zone in order to accomplish the extraordinary.