For years, interactive whiteboards (IWB) — perhaps more accurately referred to as interactive flat panel displays (IFPD) — have seen a lot of use in the classroom. Teachers often work with IFPDs daily, and as a result, they become very proficient at using them to enhance lessons and increase student engagement. It's not uncommon to see teachers using IFPDs with ease to highlight key points, display beautiful charts and graphs, and digitally share notes with students.
Businesses have not typically seen this level of success with digital whiteboards. In the past, technology has been notorious for its steep learning curve over the years, and most company employees don't use digital whiteboards often enough to become as fluent as teachers. If you've worked with a smart board or similar device in the past, you've likely been discouraged by the amount of training needed to operate it with skill.
Fortunately, there are digital whiteboards on the market today that are easy to use and can raise business collaboration
to a level that meets the increasing needs of agile work environments. But to find a good fit for your business, you should make sure one or all of the following conditions are met:
1. Your business environment is ideal for this type of collaborative technology.
2. The IFPD is as easy to use as a smart device and requires little or no training.
3. TCO is low, making scaling up by purchasing more IFPDs in the future practical.