Category: Technology

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...

How is the cloud transforming the way we print?

The cloud infrastructure has been rapidly growing and businesses have been using a cloud-first approach to their digital transformation. In the last quarter in 2018, cloud infrastructure providers saw double-digit growth, and this is a trend growing significantly as we have entered 2021 and the pandemic has sent us into a remote working environment. If a business has an on-premises IT department, often part of their responsibility is to ensure that their departments can print. Transforming their printing environment into the cloud means your IT department can include it into their digital strategy, reducing the burden and cost but increasing the positive customer experience. Let us look at the ways cloud printing supports your digital transformation: Printing in the cloud 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...

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...

How has the digital transformation increased business productivity?

Innovation in technology has transformed businesses at an incredible rate. It provides opportunities as well as challenges for business. However, where previously this digital transformation was limited to larger organisations, smaller businesses are now also able to grasp the opportunities presented by the digital phenomenon. The transformation in the digital arena has ensured excellent advantages across business operations. In a recent Forbes Study, 55% of start-ups have adapted a digital strategy which has ensured a 35% increase in revenue, particularly if adopting a digital-first strategy. It is widely accepted that the digital transformation has improved cost efficiency and generated revenue as well as enhancing productivity, but: What does the Digital Transformation mean for businesses? The term refers to the implementation read more...

Is your business missing out on the benefits of mobile printing?

Let’s be honest, 2020 has been challenging on so many fronts, including how we all operate our business within the government guidelines to manage the pandemic. Some companies have been used to remote working previously, so may have the infrastructure to support their teams, whilst others have been thrust into a completely new way of working. So, have you been missing out on being able to support your remote working teams with their mobile printing needs? What started off as Google shifting its search algorithm to favour mobile devices, did in fact start the dominance of mobile technology. Many people work from mobile devices, not meaning just mobiles, but tablets instead of the traditional computers so that they can work read more...

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...

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...