Category: Saving Money

Influencing Change: Moving to the Cloud

Cloud Analyst, David Linthicum, said that ‘technology issues don’t typically stop cloud implementations. More often than not, it’s the people’. As with any new technology, there is often internal resistance to change – what if it doesn’t work out? Do we know the weaknesses and how to deal with them? How will an office cope without paper copies of contracts or the physical processes that businesses have used for decades? Creating change within your organisation means that you need to communicate the benefits to every stakeholder and involve decision-makers early on. Benefits of Cloud Printing In 2011, IBM executive Mark Dean was already referring to the ‘post-PC era’ – a time when people rely more on mobile devices than PCs read more...

4 Ways to Print Less and Save More

Businesses seem to fall into two main camps; those to aim to go ‘paperless’ and those who depend on printing for their day to day admin. However, most offices could implement a few simple changes and significantly cut down on waste and excessive printing. 92% of people say that they print more than they need and then throw away up to a third of what they print. This waste costs UK businesses millions every single year. Print less is surprisingly easy – a lot can be achieved by simply putting a policy in place and communicating it properly. However, using the tools at your disposal can reinforce that policy and monitor print activity to find further efficiencies. Set up Print read more...

A Day in the Life of Our Engineers

Our engineers at Mode are the most important element in delivering the best and highest service in the industry to our customers. They don’t sit around our offices waiting for something to happen to one of our customers machines – they are out in London proactively serving our customers and helping those who happen to have any issues. We provide outgoing customer service to minimise any complications our customers may have thus resulting in fewer service calls outs. Starting Early A typical day for one of our engineers always begins with dealing with those customers who may be experiencing problems. Our engineers travel straight from home to the customer; it is fundamental to our ethos at Mode that we have read more...

5 Ways to Cut Down on Photocopying Costs

Regardless of your industry, photocopying and printing are key business expenses and the processes are key to ensuring that you can continue working. Whether you’re printing schedules, contracts, proofreading work, or creating marketing materials it’s likely that you would like to cut down the costs. As a business grows, these expenses only grow, so implementing money saving ideas now can help you expand your business without massively increasing print costs. 1) Use a Multi- Functional Device Using an MFD can cut down on running costs and reduce the amount of space you need for your print system. It also reduces your energy consumption and operational costs, as well as cutting down on the amount that you need to buy. 2) read more...