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.
By using digital whiteboard technology in the classroom, teachers can collaborate with students in a number of ways — including working with students on diagrams, inviting students to make notes on the displays, and letting students add to the conversation with their connected laptops, tablets and smart devices.
Companies with highly collaborative teams separated by distance can benefit similarly with these same collaborative tools. In fact, IFPDs can drive ideas that result in more innovation, especially when used in industries where ongoing collaboration — particularly among remotely located individuals — is essential to success:
There are many more environments where IFPDs can prove invaluable — attorneys and their clients can share documents on cases and strategize together without the need to meet face to face; R&D teams can meet and collaborate in real-time with partners on the other side of the world. The litmus test is pretty straightforward: the more of a need you have to collaborate in real-time — especially when using drawings, sketches and annotation — the more likely IFPDs will be invaluable to your business.
But even if you aren't in a highly collaborative environment, if you choose a user-friendly IFPD that anyone at your organization can use with little or no training, you'll see a good ROI with the ability to:
Ease of use is absolutely essential when an IFPD will be shared by staff in a general-purpose conference room. For this type of situation, look for an intuitive device that's as easy to use as an iPad or smartphone, and lets you:
Ideally, any employee should be able to walk into the meeting room, log onto the IFPD, connect a laptop or mobile device to access documents, and get their meeting underway with little or no previous training. An effective IFPD will also make it easy for all participants to collaborate and share ideas by connecting their own familiar laptops and smart devices to the whiteboard.
No matter what your business situation is, with today's technology, there's rarely a reason to purchase an IFPD that requires intensive training, nor is there any reason to make a big investment.