Month: October 2018

Mode Helps an Economic Consultancy Become GDPR Compliant

GDPR became law in May 2018, however, many businesses are still in the dark about how their processes and office equipment can be data risks. Mode welcomed the opportunity to discuss with an economic regulation consultancy about their GDPR obligations. The Company’s issues The Consultancy had realised that so many of their processes were not GDPR compliant and their equipment was vulnerable to a cyber-attack where their network could be easily accessed. As they dealt with sensitive information for their clients, they realised they had to make the relevant changes as a matter of urgency. Also, as the business was working with high-profile clients, it was necessary in retaining them,  they could demonstrate they were compliant and by not doing read more...

3 Ways Managed Print Services can Benefit Your Business

What are Managed Print Services? Managed Print Services depend on computer software to keep an eye on print activities; this involves seeing patterns in print behaviour, creating rules for printing, managing devices and creating established workflows. In short, it helps you make better use of your printers by giving you a way to monitor and control how your staff use them. Did you know that by implementing managed print services in your business you could reduce your print and copy spend by up to a third? And that’s not all, here are three more ways that managed print services can benefit your business… 1 –  Cost Benefits Have you been unable to print an important document because the toner has read more...

Will Leasing a Photocopier Work for Your Business?

Copiers remains an essential piece of office equipment even though in the age of digitisation we all believed that this would change. The reality is we still need photocopiers for us to perform our daily duties at work. However, when you review what type of equipment you need, purchasing a photocopier can be extremely costly. However, there is always the option of leasing allowing you to save money on copying without buying it. Lease? Why would you do that? Copiers are expensive particularly if you need a very good quality one! Your provider will offer you a lease arrangement lasting over a period of months meaning that you obtain the high quality of equipment your business needs for a cost read more...

Top Tips to Increase Productivity in the Workplace

If you want to give your team a boost and see their productivity improve, there are some really simple ways to achieve this. Just a few small changes to your work habits can have an incredibly positive effect on your whole company. Here are our five simple tips for increasing your team’s productivity at work and getting the most out of your time in the office. Clean up and organise One of the easiest ways to improve your productivity is to tidy up your work space. Ask each department to spend half an hour at the end of each week to clean up their areas. This can even include cleaning out or organising their email inboxes. This will help maintain read more...

Printing Solutions Are Green

Whatever size of your business, we all have a reason behind reducing our impact to the environment. Print Solutions have often been hailed as blights on being able to be green in business, however, this really is a myth now in the age of increasing advances in technology which have considered the impact on the environment and made significant developments to reduce the impact. Many people assume that by being more “digitally minded”, printing less paper and keeping everything online keeps them green, however, this is a misconception. You must bear in mind that all the digital equipment we have in our offices uses considerable energy which is not environmentally friendly at all! By 2030 it is predicted that we read more...

How to Find the Right Printer for your Business

Understanding your business needs for it to function efficiently is essential. Understanding then what equipment you need, in particular the type of printers, will only aid your efficiency. For many, printers all look the same and it can be quite confusing when deciding what will work for you. Making a wrong choice in your printers can lead to unnecessary expense, decline in productivity and frustration! So, Mode has compiled a quick-look list that should help you decide the type of printer you need. Running Costs: If you are purchasing the machine yourself, this can be exceedingly costly as the responsibility of servicing, supplies and maintenance will be down to you. Perhaps consider entering into an arrangement with a supplier and read more...

Security in the Printing Environment

Businesses cannot forget that GDPR came into Law this May. However, whilst office equipment has significantly improved over the years in terms of functionality and security, many companies still have outdated equipment that could be a potential security issue. People often don’t associate printing with security breaches, however as cyber criminals increase in sophistication, often network firewalls and printers are insufficient in providing businesses the security they need. You may think that that equipment is just a box in the corner of your office that allows you to print and copy but this is how your box can be putting your business at risk: Storage: devices that record images and print them are effectively storing sensitive information on the internal read more...

What Are the Challenges Facing SME’s in 2018?

Brexit, Brexit, Brexit! These words are all that dominate our headlines and news. Frankly the negative debate detracts from the real challenges that face small to medium businesses. A recent survey conducted by the Academy for Chief Executives significantly shows a different picture as to what is concerning these size businesses. 400 members of the Academy were questioned. These Chief Executives represent over 8 billion in revenue and employ over 40, 000 people therefore the responses to the questions can arguably represent many SME’s in the UK. In order, these were the Chief Executives main concerns: Finding the right people: It’s imperative as you are building a business that you get the best people. You need the “A” team, all read more...

Do you have motivated employees? If you follow these 10 steps it’s guaranteed that you will

It has always been assumed that financial reward is all that employees need or want. Whilst this obviously contributes to a happy team, there are many more elements that you should ensure you implement in your business to maintain employee retention. Leadership that is supportive A good leader is a role model, setting standards that are high for all their employees. However, it is crucial that as a leader, you are supportive, lending an ear, guidance and direction for whenever your employees need it. Assuming you have skilled and dedicated staff will help you to create a positive atmosphere that will increase productivity and create the ethos of a supportive team. Define your vision Ensure all the Company know the read more...

In a Multimedia World, How Can Your Company Be Heard?

How do you get the message of the services that your Company offers in an ever increasing noisy, competitive digital environment? Essentially the answer is: understand what makes excellent communication and how to achieve that. Easier said than done! There are many forms of campaign that your business can use to promote yourselves but essentially you need to remember the following steps before you embark: Know your audience: Understand who your product or services talk to, who is your target audience, and what is it about their behaviour, buying patterns or views, you want to change? You may have a compelling message, but if that is not in front of the right audience, then the message will be lost. Engage read more...