Month: January 2019

Why Your Business Should Use a Multifunction Printer

Multifunction printers (MFPs) combine a printer, copier and scanner into one convenient machine. This makes them an essential piece of office equipment. In this blog, we’ve summed up the top three advantages of a multifunction printer and why your business should be using one. MFPs are Convenient One of the biggest advantages of a multifunction printer is that it is so convenient to use.  Documents can be printed, copied and scanned in one place, without having to use several machines. An MFP is also space saving as you do not have to find space for multiple devices in the office. MFPs are Cost efficient As well as not having to purchase separate devices for each task, MFPs are cost efficient read more...

Meet Mode at the PA Show – Olympia London

Mode Print Solutions, a leading supplier of digital print solutions in London and Hertfordshire, are excited to announce that they will be exhibiting at The PA Show at Olympia London on 26th and 27th February 2019. The PA Show is the UK’s largest event dedicated to the development and progression of PAs, EAs, VAs and Office Managers. The exhibits and keynotes will include event management, corporate hospitality, travel and transport, teambuilding and motivation, training and development, corporate gifts, stationery, office supplies and much more. We caught up with Anwen Haynes – Marketing Manager at Mode, to find out more about the event and why we should pay their stand a visit… So Anwen let’s start with where your stand will read more...

8 Steps to Ensure Your Business is Printing Securely

In any business, the need to protect your assets and information is increasingly crucial as criminal hackers become more sophisticated in their approach to either illegally gain information or disrupt your business. You will need to ensure you print securely if: You print sensitive documents There is a need to comply with industry standards You must/want to protect your IT network from outside threats Why are printers even considered a threat? MFD’s/Desktop printers all contain hard drives that are necessary in order to queue print jobs-these can be hacked if they are not secure. Printers that are not configured properly can provide access for a hacker Sensitive documents are recoverable from photocopiers Minimise the security risk Ensure you have a read more...

Mode Print Solutions celebrates another successful year at the 2019 annual Sales Awards and donates once more to their chosen charities.

The Hertfordshire based firm celebrated another successful year at their annual Sales Awards hosted at Tewin Bury Fam, Hertfordshire.  Employees of the Company all joined together to acknowledge the success of Mode’s Sales team in the past year, as well as presenting long service awards for several employees. Whilst acknowledging the success of the Sales Team was the focus of the night, it was also an opportunity to celebrate the success of the Service Team. Last year they responded to calls from our clients on average within 77 minutes which is an incredible industry leading response time! The awards included Mode Academy Graduate 2018, awarded to two of our amazing graduates, Sales Manager of the Year, Top New Business Sales read more...

Tips to Manage a ‘Bring Your Own Device’ Workplace

A ‘Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)’ workplace is, as the name suggests, the growing popularity of employee owned devices within a company. One example of this is smartphones, but it could also include tablets, laptops and USB drives.  As with anything, there are both benefits and drawbacks to having a BYOD workplace. It saves money for the company, because devices won’t have to be provided to each employee. It can also improve employee satisfaction and general morale, thus boosting productivity. Unfortunately, there are also risks. Malware, viruses, unsecured devices and other issues can jeopardise corporate data, including sensitive client information and intellectual property. Fortunately, there are ways this risk can be significantly reduced, through the creation and management of BYOD read more...

Are Businesses Beginning to Reignite their Love of Traditional Print?

Digital marketing and advertising were hailed as the answer to printed marketing and predictions were rife that this would end our love affair with printed documents. However, click through rates are in decline and a surge has begun toward direct mail marketing again. What appears to be the trend now Is that marketeers are using a combination of both to try and attract new customers and many businesses are using print to send vouchers or discounts to entice new customers, or as in some food retailers’ cases, printed food brochures with a certain amount off should you shop with them. Certainly, retailers appear to be engaging with potential customers if they have placed something in their baskets and forgotten about read more...

Tips for Flexible and Remote Workers

Today more and more businesses are seeing the benefits of offering their employees flexible working opportunities. With improved staff productivity, extended availability and reduced business downtime, flexible working can offer a number of advantages for both your staff and your business.   To help you get started we’ve put together our top tips to enable your workforce to stay connected and productive, at home or on the go….   Communication Agree with your employees how you are going to communicate and when they will be available. Set expectations around reply times to messages and working hours.   Meetings Keep up regular web-video meetings with your remote workers. These meetings are key to a connected and productive team.   Pick up read more...