Month: September 2020

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...

Returning to work? How to prepare for your return to the office

There is no doubt that 2020 has been a strange year! Covid-19 has meant most people have adapted to working from home-Zoom and Microsoft teams have come into their own (!), children have been schooled at home, and we have become used to the “new norm” of how the virus affects our day-to-day life. However, this week we send our children back to school and a vast majority of people now have to contemplate the return to work. Whilst some businesses have decided to allow some of their teams to work from home, inevitably businesses are feeling the need to return to the office, as whilst many have felt working from home has been successful and productive, having your teams read more...