Category: Business

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Need to secure your data? Follow Me Printing is what your business needs.

Your business data needs to be secure from any potential hacking. Follow Me printing can help your business achieve this. Also, in the modern workplace, Companies are now looking for mobility for employees and integration of technology now used in day to day life, follow me printing is ideal for this. It enables employees to remotely print securely on the company network using either corporate or personal mobile devices. It also allows you as a company owner or director to monitor and control how each user prints. Whether you have a legal department in house, or work for a private company where you would like to ensure that your company accounts are kept confidential, secure printing is an essential way read more...