Category: Technology

5 Tips for Internet Safety at Work

Today is Internet Safety Day and a great opportunity to shed some light on the subject. Most people aren’t actually aware of the cyber threats they face on a daily basis whilst using the internet at work. Keeping both yourself and the company you work for safe should really be a part of everyone’s jobs, so it’s worth knowing how. Here are 5 tips for using the internet safely whilst at work: 1.     Use Strong Passwords When signing up to different online platforms and software, be sure to select strong passwords that are no less than eight characters long. It’s also wise to use numbers and symbols within your passwords and even include a variation of both upper and lower read more...

Are Businesses Beginning to Reignite their Love of Traditional Print?

Digital marketing and advertising were hailed as the answer to printed marketing and predictions were rife that this would end our love affair with printed documents. However, click through rates are in decline and a surge has begun toward direct mail marketing again. What appears to be the trend now Is that marketeers are using a combination of both to try and attract new customers and many businesses are using print to send vouchers or discounts to entice new customers, or as in some food retailers’ cases, printed food brochures with a certain amount off should you shop with them. Certainly, retailers appear to be engaging with potential customers if they have placed something in their baskets and forgotten about read more...

Three Printing Technology Trends for 2019

In the last year we have seen many exciting advances in technology. The continued rise of voice control devices, cloud-based computing, as well as new developments in the internet. All of this and more is set to transform the printing technology marketplace in 2019 and here we are going to look the top three emerging print trends that we are most excited about… Voice control In 2018 we saw the introduction of voice recognition capabilities within a small number of smart printers. In 2019 the focus will be on offering more ‘smart’ services that are required in today’s workplace. Voice control will remain an opportunity for industry players to position their products and services as innovative and help businesses improve read more...

Will Leasing a Photocopier Work for Your Business?

Copiers remains an essential piece of office equipment even though in the age of digitisation we all believed that this would change. The reality is we still need photocopiers for us to perform our daily duties at work. However, when you review what type of equipment you need, purchasing a photocopier can be extremely costly. However, there is always the option of leasing allowing you to save money on copying without buying it. Lease? Why would you do that? Copiers are expensive particularly if you need a very good quality one! Your provider will offer you a lease arrangement lasting over a period of months meaning that you obtain the high quality of equipment your business needs for a cost read more...

Upgrade Needed for One of our Existing Clients: Transmission Energy Company

A client whom we’ve had a very long relationship with, needed to review its printing processes as part of its compliance to GDPR. They were also concerned regarding fulfilling their obligations towards being environmentally responsible. Mode’s solution All our existing clients benefit from flexibility when they work with us. Should your needs change, we can work with you to ensure that you have the right solutions for the needs of your business. As part of GDPR compliance we helped our client fulfil the following needs: Improve Security We provided Secure print, meaning that print jobs are not automatically released until the employee that has printed is near the machine. This prevents print jobs from being seen or collected by any read more...

5 Benefits of MFPs

Multifunction printers, (or MFPs) are not only convenient, but they are also very cost-effective. They have multiple capabilities and come with many benefits for your office needs. We’ve put together a list of our five favourite benefits that make MFP’s such a valuable part of your workplace… Connectivity Most modern MFPs allow you to connect your printer with either your smartphone or tablet for wireless and cloud printing. This means you can print important documents, even when you are out of the office. Multiple functions With MFPs you have a printer, a scanner, a copier and a fax machine all built into one, so you don’t need to find space in your office for multiple devices. Cost-savers As the MFP read more...

Is Cloud Based Communications the Silver Lining for Businesses?

In the last decade digital advances has seen an increase in various forms of messaging systems and social communications. However, many businesses are still using phone and basic email for their communications. However, there is a growing challenge particularly for small to medium size businesses, who are aware of the need to accommodate differing forms of communications to facilitate the needs of their clients and suppliers. The cloud has become a particularly large buzz word. Buzz concepts aren’t necessarily a great thing for businesses to adopt straight away, however, the most forward-thinking businesses are asking questions about the cloud and receiving solid, positive answers. So why would you move to the cloud? Cost? Is this a real concern or not? read more...

A Shout Out to the Mode Service Team!

We are always proud of our service team and their high levels of service, always going that extra mile for all our clients. Our service team are post code based so when one of our clients should unexpectedly need them, they can respond and react fast. Mode is proud to say that in 2017 Modes’ service team to our client’s service calls within 88 mins which is an outstanding achievement. Mode’s Service team: You are incredible, and we are proud of what you achieve.  

GDPR: Is Your Business Ready?

GDPR is coming into force in 2018 – is your business ready? The new legislation applies to any company that collects and processes personal data within the EU. You have to be compliant by May 25th.  

Your Guide to Digital Success

Larger companies have always been regarded as having the competitive edge in being able to respond quickly to changing markets. However, due to technological advances, smaller companies are being given the opportunities to gain a foothold in markets that were previously unobtainable. The Cloud, for instance, is accessible to all, flexible and has no upfront financial commitment. It is ideal for any business and allows you to explore new markets. There are no costly software updates, and it even has built in security, allowing mobility for businesses, reduction of office space required and accessibility on not only PC’s, but laptops and tablets and smartphones. This is allowing smaller enterprises to have access to better, faster and more productive technology with read more...