How is digitalization impacting the world of business, and which opportunities are there for individual companies? The First! Day conference, held on May 11th in Cham (Switzerland), focused on practical examples from real life. The event, organized by First Frame Networkers, featured speakers from IBV, Microsoft, and SBB, among others.
As you’ve probably learnt by now, we are continuously adding new features to CollaBoard to make your work life easier. This time, we implemented a very useful Lasso feature that will allow you to move inked content from the Whiteboard or OneNote to CollaBoard and vice versa. Let’s have a look at it.
The Surface Hub has been designed to be a team device. This means multiple users can work on it at the same time. Being creative and doing compelling teamwork is more and more important in the business world, and the Surface Hub is the first device offering a good solution for the modern workplace companies have been trying to implement in the past few years.
Some great news hit us a few days ago: CollaBoard, our Real-Time Collaboration solution for the Surface Hub and all Windows 10 devices, has been nominated for the “App Creator of the Year” Award by Microsoft! The nomination comes as a result of the cutting-edge technology we used to develop CollaBoard. Microsoft realized how powerful, innovative and productive the app is, leveraging the latest Windows 10 technologies as Cortana, Ink, Touch and Dial.
I started thinking about this while I was reading “Work like Da Vinci” by Michael J. Gelb. It hit me like a rock, it just happened. It became clearer when, about 7 years ago, I was doing a presentation to some former colleagues. The presentation was about applying what I learned from that book to our work, our job roles, our goals.
BYOD, an acronym we heard several times in the last year or so. Now it seems a bit obsolete because, as we very well know, technology runs faster than the blink of an eye (or maybe because marketing did a darn good job at the time!). A “buzzword”, or a cool word, that has been used several times to apply something that was so obvious for a lot of people but somehow it was not really happening in the business world. Bringing your personal device, from home to the office, and connect it to the domain/active directory or whatever you have/had in the workplace. Why? Because it’s easy, fast, efficient…. (fill in the blanks with any other powerful word you can think of!).
The Surface Hub brought about a completely new way of working and helped us with the digital transformation of our workplace. It has been almost one year since we integrated three of them into our offices, and they already replaced our projectors, flipcharts and videoconferencing equipment, but also positively impacted our work in many other ways.
Read more on how the Surface Hub influenced the daily work at IBV.
Sticky Notes are widely used in the real world for brainstorming, workshops, team activities (and even post-it wars!). In CollaBoard, you can do everything with Sticky Notes as you would offline, and much more. Let’s have a detailed look at three scenarios for using (virtual) Sticky Notes in CollaBoard.
In the latest version of CollaBoard (1.3.52) we implemented a new feature: project templates. These are predefined projects filled with the right tiles to easily jump-start a meeting, a brainstorming session or a workshop. At the moment you can choose from a total of six templates: here’s how to use them.
Having constantly productive virtual meetings is an ongoing challenge. There are many factors influencing the success of a virtual meeting, and generally, of a virtual team. Controlling and improving all of them is very difficult, if not impossible. So how to make virtual meetings more effective? What we found out is that engaging in a more personal way during and after meetings increases the level of attention. We therefore put together some tips for you to make your meetings more personal.