Your Virtual Desk – Working Remotely in a Shared Workspace

CollaBoard on Surface Studio - IBV Informatik AG

Co-creation and knowledge sharing are two key aspects when it comes to teamwork, even more so in the era of digital transformation. When working from the same location, these processes take place in a meeting room or on a shared desk with documents, flip charts and more, while discussing in person. What happens though when a team is spread across different locations, i.e. with a virtual team? Is there anything such as a virtual desk?

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The Impact of the Surface Hub on our Digital Transformation

CollaBoard on Surface Hub

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.

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New CollaBoard Feature: Project Templates

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.

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5 Tips for More Effective Group Work

Effective Group Work with CollaBoard

Group work at school, university and even at the office can be a challenging assignment. It is necessary to have all team members understand each other, contribute, find compromises and reach a consistent outcome in a limited amount of time. Still, it doesn’t need to be difficult. With a few simple strategies, you can dramatically improve collaboration in your team and make group work more effective. Here are five common issues of group work solved for you.

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Manage Your Projects. New Features in Version 1.3.40

We just released a new version of CollaBoard! Now it’s even easier to access and manage your projects.
When loading a project, you will now see a list of all the projects you created or joined. You can also add project titles for a clear overview. When creating a new project, you can add a title right away to speed up collaboration. Let’s see how to use these new features in detail.

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Announcing new CollaBoard Partnerships!

No company is an island: we all need outstanding partners to accomplish greater and better things. This is why we are thrilled to announce that Surface Hub Distributors and Resellers ALSO, Insight, Datavision, Swisscom, Red Thread as well as It Service Provider First Frame Networkers have teamed up with IBV to bring CollaBoard to a wider audience, and help us present your new way of working.

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How to Improve Collaboration in the Workplace

CollaBoard is IBV's productivity app designed to improve collaboration in your workplace.

Imagine how productive your team would be if you could dramatically improve collaboration in your workplace. No more delays, unalignment, or duplicate work to stall your business, hinder your progress and make you lose precious time. Great collaboration brings increases in profit and is for some the secret to success; it is a subject that has been attracting a renewed attention in the past few years.

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Happy Holidays from IBV

Christmas, Happy Holidays

The end of the year always brings with it important reflections on the work done so far. This is even more true for eventful and intense years, such as 2016 at IBV. It is just natural to look back to move forward, always one step closer to our vision, but also to take a moment and be proud of all that we accomplished in the past 12 months.

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Gamestorming with CollaBoard: Affinity Map

Gamestorming with CollaBoard, Affinity Map

Last week we talked about Gamestorming, brainstorming with the use of games. As you may recall, Gamestorming techniques spread in 1970’s Silicon Valley to help teams overcome the limitations imposed by group and thought dynamics in traditional brainstorming. One of these limitations, for instance, is the fact that some employees are more extrovert than others, and thus tend to dominate traditional brainstorming sessions, whereas more reserved employees hesitate to speak up.

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