Ricoh Wins Double Recognition at Oracle Excellence Awards

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Ricoh Wins Double Recognition at Oracle Excellence Awards

London, 04 October 2012 -- Ricoh Europe has won two Oracle Excellence Awards, the Eco-Enterprise Innovation Award - with recognition also given to business partner Infosys -  and the 2012 Chief Sustainability Officer Award, presented to Ian Winham, CIO and CFO at Ricoh Europe. Both awards recognise the efficient and sustainable way Ricoh has built a new IT infrastructure to support its operations in EMEA.  Its new ERP Platform and Private Cloud implementation resulted in the removal of approximately 1,600 servers, and a related 85% reduction in its carbon footprint and energy consumption -  equivalent to taking 3,500 cars off the road each year.

The transformation of Ricoh’s IT infrastructure was led by its focus to streamline EMEA business processes, enhance its customer service and support the growth of its capabilities in Managed Document Services, IT Services and Production printing.  Today it is helping Ricoh meet client needs into the future, supporting future business development and at the same time contributing to Ricoh’s global environmental targets.  Ricoh is committed to reducing energy consumption by 87.5 per cent, by 2050, compared to 2000 levels.

A key part of the implementation strategy was to provide a single pan-European environment to manage client information, and enable customers and staff to access documents, software and other business applications securely and easily from anywhere across the region.  By adhering to Germany’s rigorous rules on data security Ricoh is confident it is also meeting the most stringent data processing requirements in Europe.

Ian Winham, CIO and CFO, Ricoh Europe says, “We are honoured to collect two prestigious awards from Oracle.  The project team successfully implemented one of the largest IT projects in our company history to further enhance our client services across EMEA. In addition, we have met our key goals to contribute to Ricoh’s global energy reduction targets whilst being secure, robust and efficient.  We are now in an excellent position to further expand the cloud based services we are offering to our clients across EMEA.

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| About Ricoh | 

Ricoh is a global technology company specialising in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group, operates in more than 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2012, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,903 billion yen (approx. 23 billion USD).

The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialised industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.

Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees. For further information, please visit
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