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

September 14, 2020 9:16 am Published by Comments Off on 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

September 11, 2020 8:47 am Published by Comments Off on 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...


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

September 3, 2020 8:58 am Published by Comments Off on 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...


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Is now the time for your business to move to the cloud?

May 20, 2020 11:41 am Published by Comments Off on Is now the time for your business to move to the cloud?

Covid-19 has certainly changed dramatically the way we have all had to work. With more remote working and teams collaborating online, it is so important that your IT can support your teams. So, is now the time to move from your hardware to cloud based support? Our world has been turned upside down and businesses have had a real test to have the ability to securely and quickly become online with applications and software. So how can the Cloud help? Be prepared for the worst If businesses have already transferred to the Cloud, they will be prepared to weather this storm of Covid, as they will have the infrastructure to work collaboratively and mobile with no disruption and they will read more...


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Printer Security Features your Business Must Have

May 13, 2020 12:36 pm Published by Comments Off on Printer Security Features your Business Must Have

Printer security is a topic that Mode takes seriously, and we blog often on this importance of protecting your equipment. Since we began 25 years ago, printers have become more and more sophisticated in what they can do. They print, scan, email, copy, and whilst businesses have really engaged with their IT security to prevent hacking, the printer is so often overlooked. Printer security software really needs to be used to secure your print environment and become part of your overall security plan. So, Mode offers you 7 top tips to ensure your printer security is up to scratch! Follow me printing Follow me printing should be implemented within your business. It means that print outs are never printed until read more...


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Why Print Management can support your business

April 29, 2020 11:46 am Published by Comments Off on Why Print Management can support your business

Print Management can not only help your business be innovative, but also has significant cost benefits and protects the security of your business. There have been so many advances in IT: Cloud printing, cyber security and a definitive understanding that old legacy systems must improve in order to protect businesses from increasing cyber threats. However, the area of Print management, is often the area that goes unnoticed in the Security plan of a business. Print management will help with the productivity of your business as it allows you to monitor usage per user, implement print rules, and most importantly increases document security. Not only these important aspects, the costs benefit to your business cannot be ignored, as by using a read more...


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Printing at home: How to be secure with home printing

April 24, 2020 10:44 am Published by Comments Off on Printing at home: How to be secure with home printing

As we all find ourselves working from home, we have been removed from our office environments and the IT security that that provides us. Whilst your IT provider should ensure that you can access your systems in the office securely, probably through VPN, you will also probably have a need to print documents at home. You may need to proofread something and find that easier as a printed document or need to print a contract to sign and scan back. Either way, our homes have now become our offices, and we will be using our printers. Therefore, how can we now all print securely in our homes without the threat of having our valuable Business data stolen by hackers? So, read more...


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Why Would your Business Need to Use Cloud Printing?

April 22, 2020 10:47 am Published by Comments Off on Why Would your Business Need to Use Cloud Printing?

Cloud services have understandably risen in popularity, so therefore it is of no surprise that this has now extended into our printing environments. Traditional printing has had to use cables and whilst this has always been reliable, there has also been potential issues with connectivity, software driver problems and sometimes connectivity issues. If you choose to explore cloud printing, you will benefit from eliminating printer drivers as your printers will receive information for print via the cloud. How does Cloud Printing work? Cloud printing allows you to print from any web connected device, either a smart phone, computer or tablet. You can quickly discover printers that you can access, without any need to set up driver installations. However, cloud printing read more...


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5 Tips on How to Look After Your Employees Through Covid-19

April 20, 2020 10:43 am Published by Comments Off on 5 Tips on How to Look After Your Employees Through Covid-19

We have certainly entered unprecedented times recently with the outbreak of Coronavirus, and everyone’s lives have changed beyond what we could have imagines. Businesses would have never imagined making their teams work entirely remotely and make that transition seamlessly without productivity being affected. Yet without a doubt the country has shifted and adapted and doing an incredible job. Regardless of all this though, as business owners and leaders, now is the time to make sure our teams are supported through these challenging times. So, whilst your teams are all at home, how, as leaders, can you support them? Adapt your leadership style If your leadership style is decisive and authoritative, you will adapt very easily in this situation and take read more...


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Why would a business lease a photocopier rather than buy one?

April 9, 2020 1:04 pm Published by Comments Off on Why would a business lease a photocopier rather than buy one?

Whilst we all try and contribute to using less paper and conserving the world’s resources, it is undeniable that photocopiers are still an essential part of a business’ functionality. However, what works for one business doesn’t always work for another, and careful consideration needs to be taken when thinking about leasing over buying and what is the right course for the needs of your business. Often businesses think that by buying a photocopier, it is cheaper, or they buy a large device when it’s not often needed! So why would you lease? Flexibility is a key reason for leasing your photocopier. You avoid large upfront costs and expensive maintenance costs if you lease from a managed print provider. Also, you read more...