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The Complications of Security Printing in Business

It is a misconception by many, that security of printing in business matters. However, a Quocirca report recently indicated that 61% of organisations reported at least 1 print-related data breach in the past year. The consequences of this, is not only expensive but time consuming for your business. So, what are the common security printing threats? Mode have examined the most that would be detrimental to you. (a) Printed documents left in the printer tray. This happens more regularly than you think. A team member prints a document, likely a sensitive document and it is forgotten about as they become distracted by another task. This then makes that document susceptible to theft by anyone that has access to your offices. read more...

What Does Managed Print Services Mean?

The exact definition of ‘Managed Print Services’ is vague because it varies from company to company. However, the end result is straightforward: managed print services help you gain an understanding of and greater control over the printing behaviours in your workforce. As a result, this helps save money on ink and paper, while also boosting the productivity levels of your staff. What’s more, managed print can help with security and is often better for the environment. Essentially, managed print services use special software on your computers to monitor print activities. It assesses patterns in print behaviour and begins to plan for change. Its overall aim is to help you make better use of your printers within an office environment. Not read more...

Mode’s charity donations totals over £25k this year!

Mode has always had a long standing relationship with its 3 charities: Together for Short Lives, Marie Curie and Blue Cross. In our pursuit of being mindful of our responsibilities in contributing to these amazing causes, as we have grown so has our capacity to donate more to help others. We have exceedingly strong links with Marie Curie who’s Hertfordshire’s head office is near our head office. They provide care and support for over 40,000 living with terminal illness and their families to make life as comfortable as possible. Blue Cross help the sick, injured and abandoned homeless pets since 1897 across the UK. Their work is so valuable, with shelters across the country and constant projects to better their 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...

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...

Mode’s team golf day celebrates another year of success

Mode’s Sales team work hard in consistently demonstrating to our clients and future ones too, how we can deliver high levels of service and bespoke managed printing solutions, secure and adaptable for their businesses. We always feel it’s important to celebrate our teams who support our clients in focusing on their businesses rather than having to worry about their printing solutions. So in true competitive spirit, we took the team away for the day to see who could win the prestigious Mode golf cup. However, it’s also a time to come together, reflect, celebrate and bond and prepare for the time ahead. Competition was high, everyone wanted to win, people were paired to maximise winning potential from the CEO, Chairman read more...

Mode’s Operations Team Celebrate their Successes

Our team, the people, are the crucial element to our success at Mode. This team share our vision and values in delivering the highest level of service to our clients. The team event at The Old Thorns in Hampshire, was our way to celebrate that success by thanking the team for all their hard work. From our Client Support team, the front line to all our client’s queries, to the expert engineers in the field delivering that excellent service, to the finance & HR teams, they all play an integral part to our business. The event started with a meal and American Diva’s tribute act last Friday night. It was a brilliant opportunity to relax and be together as one read more...

Mode Contributes to a Local Community School

Mode was proud to attend a local community school in Hertfordshire recently this week, The Knights Templar School, as it opened its new Arts and Technology Block. A few years ago this fantastic school, known for its commitment to providing its students with such a broad range of curriculum and supporting the arts and sport heavily, had sought much needed funds for its new building that it had tried so hard to acquire. Whilst the bricks and mortor were paid for by the local council, this by no means equipped the new building with all the things it needed. That’s where Mode, along with a wide range of sponsors, stepped in, with each sponsor being asked to contribute to each read more...

How to Be More Efficient When Photocopying

In order to reduce the effects of climate change as much as possible, we all need to change our attitudes both at home and at work. We’re all guilty of turning up the thermostat rather than putting on a jumper or wasting paper by printing unnecessarily. However, if we want to become more energy efficient, saving both the environment and our money, we need to produce less waste, recycle more and try and use less energy to heat and light our properties. If your job requires you to use a photocopier quite a lot, you should consider ways in which you can be more efficient. For example, make sure switch it off at night time and perhaps even during your read more...

The Importance of Insurance in Business

Businesses need adequate insurance in order to protect their assets. There are many types of business insurance, including coverage for property damage, legal liability and employees. It is especially important for business owners to think carefully about the services they provide and any potential risks they may need to cover. Read on to learn five reasons why insurance is so important in business… If you own a business premises it is critically important to protect it. You should look into a policy that will cover any damage to your building in the event of a disaster, such as a fire or flood. As well as your business premises, it is also important to cover the contents of your building, such read more...