Ricoh, viewed worldwide as an expert in digital services, imaging, and IT, has received the honour of being named the Asia Pacific SMB Managed Service Partner of the Year by Cisco. The announcement emphasises Ricoh's commitment to providing innovative and reliable managed services specifically designed to cater to the unique needs of small and medium-sized businesses across the Asia Pacific region.
The Cisco Asia Pacific SMB Awards are designed to celebrate the achievements of leading partners within specific technology markets and segments across the Asia Pacific area. A select committee comprising executives within Cisco's Global and Regional Partner Sales Organisations hand-selected the award recipients, further exemplifying the significance of this accolade.
Kei Uesugi, Managing Director for Ricoh Asia-Pacific and Latin America, commented on the award: "Our partnership with Cisco enables us to deliver unparalleled levels of innovation to our clients, maximising their investments in networking and data centre modernisation."
Kei Uesugi expressed that Ricoh's proficiency in digital transformation, hybrid workplaces, and the entire IT spectrum enables them to create customised solutions. By utilising the optimal combination of products and technologies, Ricoh aims to address the changing requirements of its SMB customers.
"Ricoh's expertise in digital transformation, hybrid workplaces and the entire IT spectrum allows us to tailor solutions using the best mix of products and technologies to meet the evolving needs of our SMB customers so that they can focus on running their businesses," said Kei Uesugi.
Working in tandem, Ricoh and Cisco provide the tools necessary for companies to scale efficiently, decrease development costs and risks, and expedite the value return of new business solutions. By facilitating seamless connectivity and productivity within organisations, Ricoh and Cisco ensure the associated networks and devices are secure and dependable.
Michiko Kamata, Managing Director of Cisco Distribution & SMB Sales for Asia Pacific, Japan, and Greater China, praised the winners of the SMB Awards for exemplifying successful partnerships in different global regions. She specifically acknowledged Ricoh as the recipient of the Asia Pacific SMB Managed Service Partner of the Year 2023, highlighting their exceptional achievements in the Asia Pacific region.
Michiko Kamata stated that the winners of the SMB Awards are "fantastic examples of how we partner to achieve shared success in various regions of the world." She added, "I am pleased to recognise Ricoh as the winner of the Asia Pacific SMB Managed Service Partner of the Year 2023, further underscoring their outstanding accomplishments in the Asia Pacific region."
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh's global operation reaches customers in approximately 200 countries and regions, supported by cultivated knowledge, technologies, and organisational capabilities nurtured over its 85-year history. In the financial year ended March 2023, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of YEN $2.134 billion (approx. USD $16.0 billion).