Photo - Ricoh model with the Ricoh Multi-Function Copier that brought drawings to life at the BMW Malaysian Open 2014.
Ricoh Malaysia has identified parallels between the sports and business worlds especially when it comes to its products and services and the team work needed to achieve goals, said the digital and imaging solutions provider.
Speaking in Kuala Lumpur, Ricoh Malaysia chief operating officer Peter Wee said sporting principles and events such as the recent BMW Malaysian Open 2014 and Maybank Malaysian Open 2014 have been at the foundation of Ricoh's operating principles.
"In sports, as in business, precision is key, as is teamwork, determination, passion and the desire to succeed. In this competitive environment, it is important to always bring out your 'A' game to stay on top," said Wee.
"With the current digital revolution, competition across all industries is rife," he said. "However, companies today can find confidence and assurance in improving productivity and cost efficiency by relying on credible partners to remain competitive in the business. Ricoh, for example, is able to help companies achieve that by being a total office, IT and business solutions provider."
"We recognise the need to evolve to not only supplement change, but to anticipate it in advance in order to fulfil our mission in enhancing user experience, as well as to increase workflow and productivity through all platforms available," said Wee. "Such can be seen in our IT solutions and Managed Document Services (MDS) that all work within a strategic infrastructure by optimising information and providing a seamless transaction between communication, document processes and managing change all through an integrated cloud system."
Photo - Peter Wee, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Ricoh (Malaysia).
New age of visual communications
"We also continuously introduce more products, services, and solutions to offer truly holistic communications systems and surveillance solutions," he said. "This year, we will aggressively introduce the company's new line of products such as the Interactive Whiteboard (IWB), the Unified Communication Systems (UCS) series, as well as our new and improved Ultra Short Throw Projector. These products are poised to set the benchmark in a new age of visual communication, transfer of information, networking and more - essentially saving time and cost."
Wee said Ricoh has been providing insights into its new products and services during recent sporting events such as the Ricoh KAMI Racer Challenge Game at the BMW Malaysian Open 2014. "Guests were encouraged to unleash creativity in designing a character of their own, which was then brought to life through a Ricoh Multi-Function Copier."
Meanwhile, at the Maybank Malaysian Open 2014, the thrilling indoor golf simulator was a hit amongst guests aiming to win an exclusive all-expense paid trip to the UK for the prestigious Ricoh Women's British Open 2014, he said.
"Our support for sporting events will continue for years to come - it is a perfect platform to build relationships, share knowledge and bring together innovation and competitiveness in a positive light. Much like our brand tagline, 'Imagine. Change', we will 'imagine' and create innovative technology and services to bring great 'change' to your business - making Ricoh your key business partner," said Wee.
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