Category: Business

Are there the right printing and document management tools to support hybrid working?

We’ve now had time to adapt to working from home, and as we slowly come out of lock down, businesses are considering how we should work going forward. You may have been told not to return, you may have been told come back in the office, or you may have been told that you can work at home and in the office to ensure that we slowly readapt to life and prevent the spread of the virus again. However, Mode was wondering how may people were struggling to work from home because you didn’t have the right print and document management tools to support you? You may have a home printer, so you may have been thinking, why do I read more...

Document Management is one of the key tools for the hybrid workplace

So, we embraced the remote workforce at short notice and now as we evolve into more normality, businesses are addressing the need to support a hybrid working environment where teams are located not only in the office but also at home. So as businesses we need to address how in the long term, we address the reshaping of our operations. Whilst the government are still requesting, we work from home, for some, the return to the office has been necessary so we need to ensure that we have the sufficient solutions for our teams to collaborate efficiently. Document management is a proven tool that enhances the capability of your teams in being able to manage their work flows even though read more...

How your Managed Print Provider Support your Return to the Office

We have all been hit hard by this pandemic over the last year within our personal and business lives. Hopefully now we have our roadmap back to some normality along with the vaccine and we hope that we can start returning to the office in some way soon. Last year Xerox is a global business survey that estimated that 82% of the workforce would return in just over a year’s time and it appears that the estimate is fairly accurate! Right now, as the kids return to school, we are all contemplating several things regarding our return to the office and one of those elements for consideration, should be “how can our managed Print Solutions be ready to support our read more...

International Women’s Day 2021

Mode Celebrates International Women’s Day with a look at the past years’ most influential women. Throughout history there have been so many incredible people that have shaped our future lives and changed the world. As it’s International Women’s Day we look at 5 women who, in the last year have broken the glass ceiling. Kamala Harris Born in California, her mother is from India and father from Jamaica. She is a woman of many firsts. In 2010, Harris became the first African American and first woman to serve as California’s Attorney-General. Then in 2016 she became the first Indian American to be elected to the US Senate and now in 2020 she became elected as the first female Vice President! read more...

Returning Safely to the Office after Covid

The Government have announced our plan for coming out of lockdown finally, and as businesses, we can start to plan for our teams to come back into the office. This must be done though with thought and consideration with clear plans in place so that not only as business leaders, you minimise the spread of the virus, but that your teams feel safe and secure in coming back into the office. So, what are the things we should all be thinking about now? Engage your teams in the plans! With every policy you implement in terms of safety for your teams, ensure that you engage with them with guidance and support, so that they are clear on the plan, what read more...

How to implement digital transformation for the future of your business now

Digital transformation has had to happen in all areas of business because we were catapulted into a world of mobile working last year. However, whilst businesses were quick to adapt, the digital transformation your business goes through needs to remain at the forefront of your mind, so that you are prepared for the future of how businesses will function. According to Xerox’s global research, businesses in the UK were the most prepared when the pandemic hit, as digital technologies had already begun filling the gaps left by face-to-face interactions. Now, a year on, digitalisation will continue to be vital as businesses aim to evolve their initial work from home policies, to ensure there is a longer-term plan that facilitates the read more...

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...