Month: March 2019

Could Your Business Be Greener?

The impact we have on our environment is consistently in the media, and this increased awareness means that rightly, people are more conscious of what they are buying and what impact that purchase has on the environment. Being able to provide a service that can be proven to be more environmentally conscious, could have potentially a positive impact on your business too in terms of increasing your sales as a business. A recent survey by Close Brothers Asset Finance, discovered that 55% of businesses are prepared to pay higher prices for products and services from companies that have environmentally friendly processes. However, balancing the need to be cost effective in your business as well as balancing your responsibility to the read more...

Is Cloud Printing Secure?

Cloud printing is a fast and convenient printing solution. It allows you to print from any device, such as your computer, phone or tablet, to an internet connected printer. By using cloud printing, your business can benefit from reduced operating cost and improved workflows. However, because cloud printing means that print jobs are rendered on a public infrastructure, before being sent to print, it can impose a security risk. Another security risk to consider when using cloud printing is the interception of a print job when it has been completed and is waiting for collection. So how can you ensure a safe and secure cloud printing service? Below are a few cloud printing security tips…. Follow me printing ‘Follow me’ read more...

Why is Information Security Still so Fragile Within Businesses?

Security used to mean CCTV, a manned gate and employees only being able to gain access with a pass. Security of information consisted of lockable cupboards within your offices and that was enough. However, times have certainly changed in the age of dramatic transformation regarding the digital world, and how we defend the information our businesses hold has certainly had to change. Or has it? It appears with recent research, that Companies are still failing to see the importance or protecting confidential information with proper security measures, or rather they’re choosing not to engage with the growing threat of cyber attacks by ensuring they have basic IT security. Mode investigates the threat that all businesses face. Ransomware-an increasing threat: Rates read more...

What Has 30 Years of the World Wide Web Given Us?

30 years ago, today Tim Berners-Lee proposed to his supervisor at work, a new management system that connected documents held across multiple computers. “Vague but exciting” was the Supervisors response, however, that proposal marked the birth of the World Wide Web and has proven to be an invention that has transformed the world we live in today not only socially, but economically as well. Mode looks over the positives that the World Wide Web has given, as well as maybe some of the less positive impact it has had. Email: Communication within business and outside of business has become quicker and more efficient than the days of memos and traditional letters. We may all think we now get too many read more...

4 Tips for Green Printing

The environment is a big concern for consumers and businesses alike, resulting in a rising level of respect for companies who are environmentally friendly. With that said, you might be wondering how to reduce the impact your business is having on the environment. A great place to start is with your printer. It’s worth assessing how much energy you’re using and how much toner and paper is being wasted every day. By paying attention to such things, you’ll be able to figure out how to be kinder to the environment, while reducing overall costs. Here are four tips to help: 1.     Be Energy Efficient If you have a large print job pending, it is worth waiting to do it at read more...