Category: Technology

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How to Improve your Workstation Ergonomics

ergonomics /ˌəːɡəˈnɒmɪks/ noun noun: ergonomics the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment. The office can sometimes be neglected when it comes to ergonomics. However, it is a huge factor in staff productivity levels and alertness So, some helpful hints, Informing employees so that they fully know how to work ergonomically can help prevent the onset of injuries and accidents in the workplace. This of course means fewer sick days, which is a definite bonus for employers. All too often workers will sit with their forearms barely supported. This creates fatigue in the muscles of the neck and shoulders, so ensuring the weight of the arms is always supported will deal with this. The hands, wrists and forearms should read more...

All About Steve Jobs

16th October has become widely known as Steve Jobs Day, celebrating the life of a man known for his innovation in modern technology. Initially The Governor of California, Jerry Brown, declared it just a day after Jobs passed away, but the day has been marked every year since. Steve Jobs was an American entrepreneur and inventor who was the co-founder of Apple Computers. Apple has become regarded as revolutionary in its product design having created products such as the iPod, iPad and iPhone which are now seen as driving the evolution of modern technology. Born in Wisconsin in 1955, Jobs founded Apple Computers in 1976 with Steve Wozniak, leaving in 1986 when he then launched Pixar before returning to Apple read more...

5 Interesting Facts about the World Wide Web

The World Wide Web is only 30 years old, yet it’s hard to imagine a life without it. We use it at work, to connect with people across the planet and even to order our food. Here are some facts about the internet you might not have known: 1.     The World Wide Web was Invented by Tim Bernes-Lee Thirty years ago, in 1989, the world’s biggest physics lab (CERN) was a hub of innovation and ideas. In March of that year, Tim Bernes-Lee imagined a structure that connected information across different computers in a user friendly way and wrote a proposal titled “Information Management: A Proposal”. Two years later, the World Wide Web was prevalent. Today, Bernes-Lee has mixed emotions read more...

What are the Benefits of Leasing a Printer?

For many businesses, printers are an essential piece of office equipment; however they can also be an expensive purchase, particularly larger multifunctional devices. This is because on top of the initial cost of the machine, you also need to consider the recurring costs of paper, toner and maintenance. This is where leasing a printer can be a less impactful addition to your business. If you are trying to decide between leasing and buying a printer, here are three of the main benefits that leasing a printer can provide… One of the largest benefits of leasing a printer is that leasing keeps your equipment up to date – computer and printer technology is constantly improving, causing older models to become less read more...