Category: Print Management Trends

Myths About Managed Print Services

There are lots of misunderstandings where managed print is concerned, particularly regarding the costs involved and the level of complexity it is to instigate. We’re here to explain the realities surrounding those myths and expand your knowledge on the subject. As a result, you’ll be able to consider all of the options available to you and your business, rather than making an uninformed decision. Myth Number 1: Managed print is too expensive At Mode Print Solutions, we offer an audit and tailor our services to suit your requirements and your budget. This creates a sustainable solution that means that you’ll never spend more than you need to. What’s more, we will help you optimise your printing so that waste is read more...

Print Still Wins in a Digital World

Following research Two sides conducted recently interviewing 10, 700 consumers over several countries including the UK, the evidence that print and paper in a digital world is still more important is overwhelming. 18-55’s were interviewed during the research with an average of 19% interviewed for each age group up until 55+ where 32% were interviewed, however, 18-54 represented the larger group of participants with an equal share of male and females. The conclusion of the research indicates that people prefer to read printed rather than digital versions finding them more enjoyable, with a breakdown as follows: Books 72% Magazines 72% Newspapers 55% Interestingly, only 33% of participants preferred receiving printed bills, with the majority preferring these in digital versions. We read more...

Printing is Sustainable: The Current Trends That are Emerging

Whilst in the past it has been predicted that printing will become an extinct use within any business, the opposite has happened. If anything, printing is evolving to meet our ever-increasing needs. Problematic issues with disposal of hardware and consumables have been addressed by the industry manufacturers to ensure that concern over waste disposal is minimised, along with the power used to operate the devices and using paper that is more environmentally friendly. SO, Mode has reviewed what trends are emerging and how printing needn’t be unsustainable nor environmentally damaging. New models: whether they are desktop, mobile, multifunctional devices, are now far more energy-efficient than they ever have been. They are faster and less costly to run. MFD’s (Multifunctional Devices), read more...

GDPR and Your Print Environment

The new European Union General Data Protection Regulations, or the GDPR, is a hot topic of discussion which has been flying around in the media and in workplaces for quite some time now. Let’s take a more in-depth look at it and more specifically, what it might mean for your business and for your print environment. What do we know about GDPR already? GDPR has been designed to prevent breaches of security as well as the loss of personal data by any organisations which may hold or process Personally Identifiable Information (PII). This new legislation will affect all organisations which supply goods or offer services, (including free goods or services) and it also affects organisations which monitor the behaviour of read more...

GDPR Compliancy Essential for a Children’s Nursery

Compliance to GDPR is important for every business, but when there is a need to safeguard children, the need to protect data is of paramount importance. The Nursery’s issues When our Account manager visited the nursery, Mode was shocked to discover that the equipment they currently had was so old and outdated and therefore definitely not GDPR compliant, but that also their current suppliers had refused to continue to service the machines as they were too old! We were astounded by this lack of professionalism from a business in our industry and that the current supplier had been lacking in being able to offer the nursery new more modern equipment! Mode’s Solution The proposed solution included Mode Managed Print Suite read more...

With GDPR law in the next few days, how do you know your photocopier is secure?

GDPR launches in a few days on May 25th, making us all accountable as businesses, how we handle data and protect that data. Protecting your client’s sensitive information is not something that can be ignored, nor can any data breaches as the new law rightfully protects every individual’s information. There have been so many stories in the press regarding data breaches, making us all more aware of the need to protect laptops, PC’s and any mobile devices. However, have you ever considered that your photocopier may not be secure? Most photocopiers now, especially as they are digital, contain a hard drive which means that whenever you scan, copy or email, that hard drive contains an image of what function you read more...

83% of Europeans Say a Paperless Office is Unrealistic

For years, the businesses have been trying to cut down on paper and move to total digitisation – the paperless office has been an aim across a range of industries. However, a survey by Canon Europe showed that 57% of office workers print more documents today than they did 3 years ago, and 78% of decision-makers say that document printing is either essential or very important to their business. The vast majority of office workers say that printers are vital to their work – the humble office printer shows no signs of disappearing. Increased bureaucracy and the need for contracts throughout the lifetime of agreements may be to blame for the increase in printing, but paperwork is more important than read more...

Your Guide to Managed Print Services

What are managed print services? Managed print services encompass a number of components but the result is always the same – a more viable and productive office. Managed print services allow you to gain power and control over your printing which in turn saves money and time, boosting efficiency as well as output. Less waste means a more environmentally friendly office and less financial outlay in the long term. Do we need managed print services? If you want to reduce the cost and complexity of your printing output, then the answer to the question of needing managed print services is of course a resounding yes. How will managed print services help? Through consolidating devices, ensuring hardware and software is optimised read more...

The Importance of a Print Management Strategy

Rising overheads mean organisations have to find practical ways to reduced costs. Today, business leaders face the challenge of reducing either headcount or overhead expenses which can result in a negative impact on productivity and morale. However, one area that can enhance productivity and provide significant expense control is office printing. Documents drive all business processes, which is why an average of 1-3% of a company’s annual revenues is consumed by document production. On top of growing costs, most companies have multiple vendors for print hardware, supplies and repairs and managing these relationships and multiple invoices can incur unnecessary costs. In fact most companies have no idea what they are spending on office printing because typically these costs are often hidden read more...

Mode Survey Indicates Positive Trends for Cloud Technology

Mode’s recent in-depth survey of a variety of SMEs from different sectors including the medical industry, hospitality, finance and manufacturing has indicated some very clear and very positive trends for the future when it comes to cloud technology. It’s not actually so long ago that dark predictions of a future without the need for print or paper were being bandied about in the world of both print and computing. This ‘death of print’ however has not only failed to materialize but quite the opposite. The digital economy and an increasingly mobile business environment is behind a rise in the demand for cloud printing solutions and figures indicate that most companies are finding both the flexibility the cloud offers as well read more...