Ramsey, NJ — Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), together with its Intelligent Information Management (IIM) Division, Quality Associates Inc., (QAI) today announced the expansion of the enterprise’s Fulton, Maryland location with the opening of its Digital Innovation Center.
The federal government’s executive branch-wide effort to transform records management policies and best practices – known as the M-19-21 directive – calls for a transition to a fully electronic environment. To ensure digitized permanent records meet the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) requirements, federal agencies must adhere to the proposed Federal Agency Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI-3) Star standards as they switch from paper-based to digital records management.
QAI’s Digital Innovation Center features the greatest number of advanced digital technologies in one location that supports a FADGI-compliant digitization environment. Together with its records modernization experts, the center has expanded QAI’s capabilities to help federal agencies meet M-19-21’s FADGI compliance guidelines governing the quality and integrity of the digital image faster and more effectively than ever before.
As the only facility of its kind in the marketplace, the Digital Innovation Center not only broadens QAI’s digital records management service offerings for M-19-21 compliance, but strategically positions QAI for longer-term IT modernization efforts in the government space as a leading integrator of transformative digital technologies and records modernization solutions.
“The investment in dollars and time to create the Digital Innovation Center supports our goal to develop records modernization solutions that reduce time and expense for optimized process efficiencies, governance, compliance and cost management,” said Scott Swidersky, Vice President, Intelligent Information Practice, Konica Minolta, and President of its QAI division. “This expanded footprint to our existing capabilities will allow us to manage even larger projects and ensure even faster turnarounds.”
The company celebrated the Digital Innovation Center grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier today. Joining in the festivities was the Howard County Chamber of Commerce, council members, federal agencies from throughout the region, members of Konica Minolta and QAI, recognized records/content management experts, leading providers of advanced digital technologies and local media outlets.
“The 5,000 square-foot space expansion will lead to newly created positions for records modernization and information technology specialists, such as software developers, architects and project managers – adding to a global workforce of more than 40,000 professionals with 6,000 experts nationwide and more than 200 dedicated content management specialists,” stated Ron Thompson, Jr., Vice President and General Manager, Intelligent Information Practice, Konica Minolta.
Learn more online about FADGI standards and the M-19-21 directive.
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