Month: January 2021

Mode’s pets are the real stars!

Well, we have been working from home for some time now and it kind of does feel the norm. However, not being in the office has affected many as they have become isolated-particularly if you live alone and do not have a support bubble. It is widely accepted that pets have always been our best friends and Science Daily recently reported that pets were linked to maintaining better mental health and reducing loneliness. Science Daily shared details on a recent survey conducted by University of York and the university of Lincoln, with over 6,000 participants — found that having a pet was linked to maintaining better mental health and reducing loneliness. So, it got us wondering? What are the pets read more...

Mode Supports the Start Project and Luton Learning link with Donation of Unused Laptops

If COVID-19 has taught us anything it is that life is unpredictable and as humans, we are capable of great compassion and kindness. The last year has been so difficult for so many people, in so many ways and our young people have been home-schooled, isolated, and often left without the right technology to at least help them try and keep up with their schoolwork. One poll of teachers revealed that 88% had students they believed were falling behind due to lack of access to online learning ** COVID-19 has certainly highlighted the digital divide-those that have- and those that do not. So, when team members of Mode heard about people and companies donating unused but perfectly good laptops to read more...

How will Technology Shape the Office of the Future?

Business transformation projections are often years in the making. From ascertaining the “Pain-points”, designing what your business functions needs to implementation. The many micro-actions can bring the project to a near halt, even though the business may want and desire these changes. However, the pandemic changed this. Businesses realised that they could be agile in their approach when whole teams were sent to work from home, and they realised that in order to be relevant and continue to thrive, innovation could occur at speed in order to implement the changes needed. Its given businesses the opportunity to be bold and make changes where fear of failure was holding them back. We have had to learn to be agile, fast and read more...

Working from Home – Keeping Your Data Secure

We have all got used to working from home over the past year and at the moment it appears that we will continue to operate our businesses at home. Therefore, keeping your businesses data secure is not only the responsibility of business leaders but also of the employees working from home. Working from home does continue to pose risks of business security and there is a great need to ensure that you maintain compliance with relevant data security and security measures should be maintained and implemented. So here are Mode’s top tips to ensure that we are all playing our part in keeping data secure: Servers that are secure Secure servers are imperative when working from home meaning that data read more...