Category: Business

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...

Protecting the Hard-drive of your Printer is Essential in your Business Security

Mode works with many clients where security of their data and intellectual property is essential. Hackers will find any weak spot in your systems to infiltrate and disrupt your business and your photocopiers and printers contain valuable information that could be used. However, so often these devices are not considered in Companies security plans. But Mode has developed a 4 action points you need to consider: Overwriting your hard drive Yes, photocopiers contain hard drives and every time you print or scan, that data is being held in the device. If you have an old printer that you are disposing of, then it is essential that you have that hard drive over written. If you have a print provider, they read more...

Our Guide to Office Security

Office security can be divided into two main areas: 1) protecting your office and employees from vandalism, theft, and personal attacks; and 2) protecting your office from corporate sabotage, both from inside the company and out. When we deal with the first example, the actual office itself, things such as layout, an alarm system and even the use of security guards are what we consider. There are various steps that can be taken to ensure the safety and security of your office, not all of which need to be at a high cost. Each company needs to take in to account what is specific to their company’s needs and what suits it best. Security consultants can be hired for their read more...

How to Ensure Your Office is Maximising it’s Energy Efficiency

There are many things that need to be considered when managing the budget and outgoings of any business. As a business owner it is important to think about how best to deal with these and one area to focus on is energy efficiency. It is easy to make practical changes and the secret to reducing energy consumption in the workplace is getting your employees on board, making small changes in their daily habits at work. Some examples are; Think about using laptops. Laptops typically consume less energy than desk tops Monitor size also contributes to the amount of energy used. Graphic designers and people doing a similar line of work cannot work on small screens, but there are a lot read more...

Top Tips for Perfect Office Lighting

Office lighting can impact hugely on the people that use the space. It can affect on the health of your staff – dim lighting causes restless sleep – and also your company image. It can be overlooked, but here is some insight into how you can improve and make the most of your lighting, helping you greatly improve the wellbeing, productivity and creativity of your staff and the impression you give to your clients. Each area of a modern office demands its own type of lighting to suit the requirements of the people working there. Lighting should be layered to avoid over-illumination, so instead of all the light coming from the ceiling, general lighting should be layered with ambient and read more...

Top Tips for Your Well-Being at Work

Considering the 10th of October was World Mental Health Day, Mode thought it was a good time to share our thoughts on looking after your well-being whilst at work. Ensuring you are looking after yourself, not only benefits the business you work for, but helps support your home life too and the balance is of paramount importance. Some recent research has suggested (CV Library) that 42.9% of people feel that work is a contributing factor in having negative feelings. Well we’d all like to disappear on an aeroplane to a remote island, but the fact is, that most of us have to keep working, so let’s look at what you can do to make sure you are looking after your read more...

5 ways your business can support a charity

It is often assumed that only larger businesses have the capacity to offer support to a charity. They have the profits to offer the support and the resources. However, that doesn’t mean that smaller businesses can’t get involved too. Plus, their contribution can have a significant impact on the charities they support. There are several ways a small business can get involved and help a charity. In kind donations – offering in kind donations could a great way of offering support and this could include gifts of labour, services or even donating your office space to help a charitable event. Your time and knowledge as a donation – small businesses may not have the profits to donate to charities, but they read more...

A guide to leasing a printer for your business

Whilst we often in business do not think about our printing requirements, it is undeniable that printers feature so heavily. So often they are an expensive asset particularly if you own the equipment, and aging solutions can cause you trouble and money when they fail. However, there is a silver lining to this dark cloud where your business doesn’t have to outlay the hefty cost of buying the print solutions, they need by leasing the printers you need. Don’t get confused though with renting a printer though. Whilst renting can be a more cost effective way of obtaining the printers you need, offering flexibility in the terms of the agreement meaning you can stop renting whenever you want, that also read more...

Why implementing a Print management solution will support your business?

Businesses often focus on implementing solutions for IT, communications and marketing. However, print management is an area that is often overlooked in terms of reviewing efficiency, cost effectiveness and security of your devices. For 25 years, Mode has supported clients in London with their print management, ensuring that we offer a bespoke solution and help businesses understand their printing environments. Mode has often found with our London clients, that their print management requirements vary considerably, depending on the size of business, their objectives and their future strategies. Print management should be there to support your aims and an excellent supplier should make sure that they are improving your workflows to ensure that they are seamless and minimise downtime to be read more...

Managed Print Services: How Can This Support your Business?

Managing your printing fleet is time consuming as rarely is this all configured across your business. IT can often manage the security and maintenance, whilst office management can be in charge of supplies. With multiple departments involved, it can be hard to gauge your real print volumes and what issues there are which can be impacting on your uptime and productivity of your teams. Why are people using managed print services more now? There has, in recent years, been an increase in using print solutions suppliers to manage businesses’ printing fleet and reasons for this vary. IT departments are always eager to keep ahead on technological advances and photocopiers can be seen as a legacy technology, often posing as a read more...