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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...

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...

Why is printing securely so important, now more than ever

We’re all embracing digital technology within our businesses but that also increases potential cyber security risks. Businesses have really focused on being secure in their internal software however it is now widely recognised that your printing environment can be a vulnerability point for potential hackers. However, by working with the right print provider, they should be able to mitigate any risk within your print fleet and ensure that you are secure. So, you need to consider the following potential risks: If firmware is not regularly updated and if access credentials are easily compromised, then your business is susceptible to hackers. If you have multiple printing and mobile devices, there is a potential that data can be lost. This can mean read more...

How to choose the right Managed Print Solutions partner

Choosing the right partner makes all the difference MPS (Managed print solutions) are a fantastic solution in consolidating many of your business processes, but also reduces the impact print issues have on your IT team, as well as the cost benefits presented by having this solution. So ensuring you are receiving the full value of your investment means you need to find a provider of MPS that identifies your needs as a business and can clearly provide you the support you needs. Analyse your business MPS is not a one-faceted solution so you need to ask your potential print partners how they are going to scale your needs. Can this solution grow with your business? DO they have the software read more...