Year: 2020

How has the digital transformation increased business productivity?

Innovation in technology has transformed businesses at an incredible rate. It provides opportunities as well as challenges for business. However, where previously this digital transformation was limited to larger organisations, smaller businesses are now also able to grasp the opportunities presented by the digital phenomenon. The transformation in the digital arena has ensured excellent advantages across business operations. In a recent Forbes Study, 55% of start-ups have adapted a digital strategy which has ensured a 35% increase in revenue, particularly if adopting a digital-first strategy. It is widely accepted that the digital transformation has improved cost efficiency and generated revenue as well as enhancing productivity, but: What does the Digital Transformation mean for businesses? The term refers to the implementation read more...

Is your business missing out on the benefits of mobile printing?

Let’s be honest, 2020 has been challenging on so many fronts, including how we all operate our business within the government guidelines to manage the pandemic. Some companies have been used to remote working previously, so may have the infrastructure to support their teams, whilst others have been thrust into a completely new way of working. So, have you been missing out on being able to support your remote working teams with their mobile printing needs? What started off as Google shifting its search algorithm to favour mobile devices, did in fact start the dominance of mobile technology. Many people work from mobile devices, not meaning just mobiles, but tablets instead of the traditional computers so that they can work read more...

Cyber Security and the risks of working from home

Flexibility in the workplace has certainly seen an increase over recent years, but nothing could have prepared us for the challenges of this year with the pandemic. Many businesses may have had certain security policies in place regarding home working, but even those with policies will not have been prepared for whole workforce becoming remote. This has challenged even the most prepared companies. As a result of COVID-19, there have certainly been spikes in cyber-attacks and whilst we have all survived two lockdowns, we may not be allowing our teams to return to the office immediately or may be continuing with a hybrid solution of some remote and some office based. So how do you protect your remote working teams read more...

6 Reasons Why Your Business Should Consider Cloud Printing

This year has made us address many things. The way we work has had to change and many businesses have had to address how they make all their business told accessible to their remote workers. On-premises print servers can be tricky to manage as several servers can often be needed to manage print queue, accounting, authentication, and device management. Also, if you do not have a print management company to support you, driver installation, device configuration, firmware updates and app deployment can create a significant IT burden on already stretched IT resources. Cloud Print platforms are emerging as a way of relieving the burden of this operations and can improve the efficiency of your print environment. However, many businesses are read more...

Why is printing securely so important, now more than ever

We’re all embracing digital technology within our businesses but that also increases potential cyber security risks. Businesses have really focused on being secure in their internal software however it is now widely recognised that your printing environment can be a vulnerability point for potential hackers. However, by working with the right print provider, they should be able to mitigate any risk within your print fleet and ensure that you are secure. So, you need to consider the following potential risks: If firmware is not regularly updated and if access credentials are easily compromised, then your business is susceptible to hackers. If you have multiple printing and mobile devices, there is a potential that data can be lost. This can mean read more...

How to choose the right Managed Print Solutions partner

Choosing the right partner makes all the difference MPS (Managed print solutions) are a fantastic solution in consolidating many of your business processes, but also reduces the impact print issues have on your IT team, as well as the cost benefits presented by having this solution. So ensuring you are receiving the full value of your investment means you need to find a provider of MPS that identifies your needs as a business and can clearly provide you the support you needs. Analyse your business MPS is not a one-faceted solution so you need to ask your potential print partners how they are going to scale your needs. Can this solution grow with your business? DO they have the software read more...

6 Things You Should Know About Cybercrime

Cyber crime is not something that is new, however, the risk to our personal and business data has increased significantly, particularly as we are more on-line, purchasing, surfing and performing our work duties. So, with cyber-attacks on the increase, what should you be aware of in your business? 5.4 million small businesses are attacked each year collectively 7 million times a year? £5.26bn is the cost to the UK economy which is staggering. This figure comes from the Federation of Small businesses and yet whilst 93% of small businesses have some kind of cyber security in place, nearly 66% have been a victim of cybercrime. Those that have been attacked have been so 4 times on average. “Whaling! The biggest read more...

Does Your Team Have the Right Technology to Work from Home Effectively?

Due to the devastating pandemic that has struck each and every one of us, we have had to adapt our ways of working in order to keep our businesses functioning. Whilst many are beginning to return to the office, some are remaining at home for the time being, or adapting a part home/part office scenario to restrict the numbers of people that are in the office. So, have you considered what technology your teams need in order to work from home effectively and securely? Mode has looked at what you need to ensure you are heading in the right direction. Does your employee have a work phone? Making sure that your teams have a dedicated work phone or mobile phone read more...

Adapting your Print Environment as your Teams Return After Covid

There is no doubt that Covid has forced us all in business to adapt and consider how we are working. During lockdown, team have adapted to meetings online, and working remotely, and whilst this may have worked when needed, working remotely is not always sustainable from the perspective of building teams and trying to drive your business forward. Od course, it has been proven that working remotely can work, but if you have decided that your teams now need to return to the office-(perhaps you’re offering flexibility and limiting the amount of people in the office at one time), but either way, you need to ensure that you have Covid-secure processes in place. One area particularly is your printing environment. read more...