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What does hybrid working mean for your business? What are the pros and cons?

May 7, 2021 9:28 am Published by Comments Off on What does hybrid working mean for your business? What are the pros and cons?

For some time, even before the pandemic, there had been businesses adopting a “Hybrid” style working. However, whilst the virus forced us all to be working remotely, this does not mean that all businesses are capable to function remotely for the foreseeable future. Whether that is due to financial reasons, or for logistical ones, there has not been a move to 100% remote working. Therefore, a hybrid model has been adopted which is a compromise of home working and office working. A labour market survey indicated that in April 46.6% of people were working from home, 86% of which were doing so, as a direct result of the pandemic. Moving forward, it was indicated that 77% of people were favouring read more...

Mode donates once more to its chosen Charities totalling another £15K

February 12, 2021 6:21 pm Published by Comments Off on Mode donates once more to its chosen Charities totalling another £15K

Mode has a very long history of supporting its Charities Marie Curie, Together for Short Lives and Blue Cross. We are all aware of how challenging this last year has been and never before have charities struggled to access the funds, they so vitally need in order to support the work they do. The pandemic has meant that regular donations are significantly reduced and Therefore, it was with great excitement that we recently contacted our three charities to inform them that were making another donation! Here’s what our charities had to say about this: “This is brilliant news and very much needed. On behalf of everyone at Marie Curie, I would just like to say that this donation and the read more...

Our team are no ghouls

November 1, 2020 8:29 am Published by Comments Off on Our team are no ghouls

Our telecommunications team are always working hard to offer the highest level of service to our clients, but they have also been working hard in organising our new offices and sourcing new uniforms. So, they could not resist sending a picture of their new Mode polo shirts as well as ensuring we have a Mode pumpkin for Halloween! However, do not think they are “Ghouls” (pardon the terrible jokes!!), they are working hard to ensure that our telecommunications client are always supported round the clock and are able to support their changing needs! We just like them to have fun as this year has been trying enough-so we all deserve a little light relief! In the meantime, should you need read more...


Why is printing securely so important, now more than ever

November 1, 2020 8:21 am Published by Comments Off on 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...

Top Tips for Perfect Office Lighting

December 4, 2019 4:12 pm Published by Comments Off on 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...

10 Great Things About Leasing Your Printers

November 27, 2019 1:31 pm Published by Comments Off on 10 Great Things About Leasing Your Printers

Leasing is a great way for a business to receive significant cost benefits without losing functionality. You can have all the convenience and practicality of the equipment you desire without having to pay out for the latest different models in one go. You can have the most up to date and efficient machines at your finger-tips. You can replace your leased devices with newer technology when you choose and this might not necessarily mean increasing your leasing payments. With the latest machines being multifunctional, this means you can update all your products at the same time. When you own your equipment, it is not as easy or convenient to update. It removes the risk of your equipment becoming out of read more...

How to Improve your Workstation Ergonomics

November 18, 2019 2:31 pm Published by Comments Off on How to Improve your Workstation Ergonomics

ergonomics /ˌəːɡəˈnɒmɪks/ noun noun: ergonomics the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment. The office can sometimes be neglected when it comes to ergonomics. However, it is a huge factor in staff productivity levels and alertness So, some helpful hints, Informing employees so that they fully know how to work ergonomically can help prevent the onset of injuries and accidents in the workplace. This of course means fewer sick days, which is a definite bonus for employers. All too often workers will sit with their forearms barely supported. This creates fatigue in the muscles of the neck and shoulders, so ensuring the weight of the arms is always supported will deal with this. The hands, wrists and forearms should read more...

What Makes a Quality Print Environment?

November 4, 2019 9:28 am Published by Comments Off on What Makes a Quality Print Environment?

Your business needs the right printer regardless of the product or service you provide. It’s an essential piece of office equipment. However, the right printer becomes even more important particularly if you need to present your products and services to your clients. To show case your business properly, you should produce high quality, high end brochures and leaflets, particularly if you are a graphic designer, architect, or marketing specialist. Not choosing the right printing device could have a detrimental affect on how your business is represented. Speak to Mode today and tell us what you need to produce, so we can support your business with the right printing devices.

The Benefits of Print Management

October 28, 2019 9:27 am Published by Comments Off on The Benefits of Print Management

Print Management software makes your printing environment accountable. No longer will your printing be a mystery. You will understand who is printing when, where and how much, providing the accountability needed for your business to manage cost. Most importantly, your device will be secure, by only releasing print jobs when the author chooses to do so at the device. The device will also have the encryption needed to stop any unwanted security issues from hackers. With so many benefits to Print Management software, you may want to contact Mode to see how our bespoke system can support your business.