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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...

Top Tips for Your Well-Being at Work

Considering the 10th of October was World Mental Health Day, Mode thought it was a good time to share our thoughts on looking after your well-being whilst at work. Ensuring you are looking after yourself, not only benefits the business you work for, but helps support your home life too and the balance is of paramount importance. Some recent research has suggested (CV Library) that 42.9% of people feel that work is a contributing factor in having negative feelings. Well we’d all like to disappear on an aeroplane to a remote island, but the fact is, that most of us have to keep working, so let’s look at what you can do to make sure you are looking after your read more...

5 Things to Look for When your Business Needs to Produce Quality Printing

When you are presenting important documents to clients, it is imperative you have the quality print production that really showcases your business When choosing a printer there are several considerations to be made and you will need to assess your individual business needs. Here are 5 things to look for when your business needs to produce quality printing. When creating promotional print, you will need to consider whether your printer has the capability to create booklets. It’s worthwhile investing some time on research when choosing your printer and understanding what your exact requirements are. MODE supports many businesses from all industries and can help you in that research and make recommendations to support your aims. Do you need to product read more...

5 ways your business can support a charity

It is often assumed that only larger businesses have the capacity to offer support to a charity. They have the profits to offer the support and the resources. However, that doesn’t mean that smaller businesses can’t get involved too. Plus, their contribution can have a significant impact on the charities they support. There are several ways a small business can get involved and help a charity. In kind donations – offering in kind donations could a great way of offering support and this could include gifts of labour, services or even donating your office space to help a charitable event. Your time and knowledge as a donation – small businesses may not have the profits to donate to charities, but they read more...

A guide to leasing a printer for your business

Whilst we often in business do not think about our printing requirements, it is undeniable that printers feature so heavily. So often they are an expensive asset particularly if you own the equipment, and aging solutions can cause you trouble and money when they fail. However, there is a silver lining to this dark cloud where your business doesn’t have to outlay the hefty cost of buying the print solutions, they need by leasing the printers you need. Don’t get confused though with renting a printer though. Whilst renting can be a more cost effective way of obtaining the printers you need, offering flexibility in the terms of the agreement meaning you can stop renting whenever you want, that also read more...

Mode Sponsor Local Football Team

Mode has always had a proud history of supporting local causes. When we heard that The LAFA under 12’s was looking for sponsorship, we were keen to help and provide the sponsorship they need for their new seasons kit. We think the boys look amazing in their Mode kit and we wish them all the best for the forthcoming season in the JPL league. We will watch your progress with pride!  

3 Benefits of Print Management Software

Software on your printing equipment? What does that mean? Print Management software is a system implemented on your print environment that not only supports your printing environment by managing the devices you have and managing the supplies you need remotely, but it also has a significant impact on allowing your teams to be free to worry about their day-to-day job rather than your printing equipment. It can also have significant cost benefits too! Your business can have complete visibility on your print environment and fleet and allows you to have the controls in place you need by remotely analysing your print out-put. Here are Mode’s top 3 benefits of print management software: Tracking & Analysing Print management software will track read more...

Why implementing a Print management solution will support your business?

Businesses often focus on implementing solutions for IT, communications and marketing. However, print management is an area that is often overlooked in terms of reviewing efficiency, cost effectiveness and security of your devices. For 25 years, Mode has supported clients in London with their print management, ensuring that we offer a bespoke solution and help businesses understand their printing environments. Mode has often found with our London clients, that their print management requirements vary considerably, depending on the size of business, their objectives and their future strategies. Print management should be there to support your aims and an excellent supplier should make sure that they are improving your workflows to ensure that they are seamless and minimise downtime to be read more...

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...