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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...

What are the Benefits of Leasing a Printer?

For many businesses, printers are an essential piece of office equipment; however they can also be an expensive purchase, particularly larger multifunctional devices. This is because on top of the initial cost of the machine, you also need to consider the recurring costs of paper, toner and maintenance. This is where leasing a printer can be a less impactful addition to your business. If you are trying to decide between leasing and buying a printer, here are three of the main benefits that leasing a printer can provide… One of the largest benefits of leasing a printer is that leasing keeps your equipment up to date – computer and printer technology is constantly improving, causing older models to become less read more...

The Rise of Managed Services. How Can This Benefit your Business?

In recent years there has been increasing pressure, in particularly in the financial sector, of risk and compliance as a result of the unpredictable economic climate. This has placed a greater importance in business to organise, operate and safeguard themselves as a strategic response. However, this can mean that the burden on revenue, cost and capital has increased significantly as legacy systems have previously had underinvestment. Implementing automated systems can transform your business, however, implementation in house can be slow and commercially unviable, along with the added complication of trying to find the skilled employees to manage this. The key issues with creating your own managed services: Market & regulatory changes: This has increased the capital spend needed to ensure read more...

The Importance of a Website for Your Business

If you have a business but you don’t have a website, you are missing out on an excellent opportunity to reach more consumers and make more money. By having a website, and therefore an online presence, you have another platform to attract sales. Of course, this won’t happen overnight, but by combining a variation of digital marketing strategies you are sure to draw in additional clientele. A website will give access to people all day, every day; even after you and your team have locked up and gone home for the evening. Your website will continue to operate all through the night. Imagine how many more sales you could make if you were reaching potential customers whilst you were sleeping! read more...