Month: February 2016

Influencing Change: Moving to the Cloud

Cloud Analyst, David Linthicum, said that ‘technology issues don’t typically stop cloud implementations. More often than not, it’s the people’. As with any new technology, there is often internal resistance to change – what if it doesn’t work out? Do we know the weaknesses and how to deal with them? How will an office cope without paper copies of contracts or the physical processes that businesses have used for decades? Creating change within your organisation means that you need to communicate the benefits to every stakeholder and involve decision-makers early on. Benefits of Cloud Printing In 2011, IBM executive Mark Dean was already referring to the ‘post-PC era’ – a time when people rely more on mobile devices than PCs read more...

Trends: Print Management in London & Beyond

Louella Fernandes, an internationally respected analyst on the evolution of business printing, discusses in a recent Quocirca article the future opportunities for the print industry and what vendors are doing to survive in a changing field. A Shifting Technological Landscape Print management in London and throughout the world is changing. It needs to change to improve financial performance in the face of hardware commoditisation, lower margins, an increase in competition, and more demanding customers. How Print Management Companies Are Adapting Lexmark and Xerox are expanding their software presence through a series of software aquisitions undertaken since 2010.  All vendors are looking to discover the new markets- exploring the IoT (Internet of Things), in which everyday items can send and receive read more...

The Evolution of Security Printing

With few exceptions, printers built since 2002 contain hard drives, much like your personal and business computers.  These hard drives contain every document you have ever scanned, copied or emailed. This article discusses the progression of security printing and what your company can do to protect itself in a world of increasing data breaches. An Investigation on Secure Printing In 2010, a landmark expose in the United States was presented by CBS News entitled Digital Photocopiers Loaded With Secrets.  In it, the feature described the average business printer as ‘a digital time-bomb packed with highly personal or sensitive data.’ A news team went to one of 25 warehouses in the country to test their ability to access personal and ‘restricted’ information read more...

Mode Print Solutions Continues Celebrating Over 20 Years in Business with its First Sales Awards Dinner

London and Hertfordshire based firm, Mode Print Solutions hosted its first Sales Awards Dinner on Friday 29th January. The family company, which celebrated 20 years in business last year, hosted the event at Tewinbury Farm, Hertfordshire, with longstanding staff members and suppliers along with a prestigious guest speaker, ex-premiership football legend and Sky football pundit, Matthew Le Tissier. Established in 1995, the Print solutions company that employs people in Hertfordshire and London always recognised the need to develop and invest in people in order to create a formidable, loyal sales team. Rob Clarke Mode’s Chief Executive commented “The Mode Academy is focused on developing and nurturing real talent and this is at the heart of our business. Our business has always been read more...