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Under the radar: The security risks of your printer

Printers are so often overlooked as a data security risk and yet hackers are capable of intercepting data from your printers once we send that information to print. Not securing your printing environment can have a detrimental effect on your business as potential vulnerabilities in your networked printers, hard drives and actually human error, can mean your business valuable data could potentially be stolen. Security risks include: Access to your printer area by unauthorised individuals: Someone can walk over to your printer, pick up documents that are left which may contain confidential information. Configuration changes by unauthorised individuals: If a hacker can access your printer then your configuration can be changed, allowing rerouting of print jobs. Printers being used as read more...

Mode Celebrates 25 Women for International Women’s Day

Mode celebrate 25 years of service to our clients and to celebrate International women’s day we thought we’d take a look at 25 inspirational women over the last century. Well you can not hell but mention Emily Pankhurst. Whilst it is acknowledged she wasn’t perfect, she demanded equality for women and her work led to women over the age of 30 being granted the vote, ok it was only granted if women owned property or were married to men that owned property in 1918, but they had to start somewhere! However at that moment, she taught us that you should never underestimate the power of a woman, as the Emily and the suffragettes were prepared to do anything to obtain read more...

Need to secure your data? Follow Me Printing is what your business needs.

Your business data needs to be secure from any potential hacking. Follow Me printing can help your business achieve this. Also, in the modern workplace, Companies are now looking for mobility for employees and integration of technology now used in day to day life, follow me printing is ideal for this. It enables employees to remotely print securely on the company network using either corporate or personal mobile devices. It also allows you as a company owner or director to monitor and control how each user prints. Whether you have a legal department in house, or work for a private company where you would like to ensure that your company accounts are kept confidential, secure printing is an essential way read more...

Protecting the Hard-drive of your Printer is Essential in your Business Security

Mode works with many clients where security of their data and intellectual property is essential. Hackers will find any weak spot in your systems to infiltrate and disrupt your business and your photocopiers and printers contain valuable information that could be used. However, so often these devices are not considered in Companies security plans. But Mode has developed a 4 action points you need to consider: Overwriting your hard drive Yes, photocopiers contain hard drives and every time you print or scan, that data is being held in the device. If you have an old printer that you are disposing of, then it is essential that you have that hard drive over written. If you have a print provider, they read more...

Our Guide to Office Security

Office security can be divided into two main areas: 1) protecting your office and employees from vandalism, theft, and personal attacks; and 2) protecting your office from corporate sabotage, both from inside the company and out. When we deal with the first example, the actual office itself, things such as layout, an alarm system and even the use of security guards are what we consider. There are various steps that can be taken to ensure the safety and security of your office, not all of which need to be at a high cost. Each company needs to take in to account what is specific to their company’s needs and what suits it best. Security consultants can be hired for their read more...

How to Ensure Your Office is Maximising it’s Energy Efficiency

There are many things that need to be considered when managing the budget and outgoings of any business. As a business owner it is important to think about how best to deal with these and one area to focus on is energy efficiency. It is easy to make practical changes and the secret to reducing energy consumption in the workplace is getting your employees on board, making small changes in their daily habits at work. Some examples are; Think about using laptops. Laptops typically consume less energy than desk tops Monitor size also contributes to the amount of energy used. Graphic designers and people doing a similar line of work cannot work on small screens, but there are a lot read more...

Network Security: The Dangers and What You Can Do to Secure your Business

  So, the new year really has kicked off with a bang with the news that Travelex has been hacked and being held to ransom by cyber hackers. The hackers struck on New Years eve, and they are demanding cash to allow Travelex access to its computer systems. If they do not comply, the threat is to release 5GB of customers’ personal data-including social security numbers, dates of birth, plus credit card details. The hackers have said if they receive payment then they will delete the data and restore their entire network. The other issue Travelex have, is that they failed to report the breach to the ICO, which is a requirement under the GDPR law, and this could cost read more...

Mode celebrates its 25th Anniversary and looks back at the last 25 years.

Mode celebrates 25 years of service to our clients this year. This is an incredible achievement, from one person’s vision of bucking the trend in the print industry and striving for excellent service to our clients, to building an incredible team of people that all share the same vision. What a team we have, and we are proud of the contribution that each one of them makes. We have gone from strength to strength, so, to be a little nostalgic, we look at what has happened over the 25-year history of Mode. Music – We are obviously Depeche Mode fans-well that is where our name comes from! However…. In 1995, Pink Floyd, Queen, Madonna and Michael Jackson were still very read more...

Mode Celebrates its 25th Anniversary at its Annual Sales Awards Dinner!

Mode are 25! This year we celebrated our anniversary at our annual awards ceremony recently and a good time was had by all. What a lot to look back on. Our achievements, progression and how we have evolved as a business. We have remained committed to our focus on being on service throughout this time and will continue to do so. The theme was 70’s disco and all guests happily obliged with their fancy-dress costumes. As it was our annual awards evening as well as our anniversary celebration, there was even more celebrating! As guests arrived they were welcomed by Darth Vader and his Storm Troopers. Our Compere, the incredible Paul Martin, led the evening with the dance troop “Hot 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...