We hear a lot about creating more collaborative meeting spaces, for employees, remote workers and clients. But surely all that technology costs a pretty penny? Is it really possible to deliver the collaborative technology you need for just £2,000? Yes!
When it comes to innovation and inspiration, price is no longer such a barrier. Technology that once was kept just for cavernous boardrooms or showrooms is now accessible for smaller spaces at an affordable price.
Read on for all the essential meeting room technology you need to create a collaborative small meeting room, all for just £2,000.
If you’ve been set the task of producing a cutting-edge, collaborative space, let’s get straight to the point. Touchscreens are the ultimate collaboration tool in small meeting rooms, allowing you to share, capture and evolve ideas, train your staff effectively as well as save time and money.
Move seamlessly from video or audio conferencing, share
When it comes to pulling together a great meeting room setup, some practical tips can be invaluable. There’s plenty of advice out there, but most of it focuses on the technical elements. So, what would the advice be from those who’ve actually been tasked previously with setting up a meeting room?
You know you need to sort out the tech in your small meeting room or huddle space.
Perhaps the research from Herman Miller showing that small groups only use smaller conference rooms for their meetings 10 per cent of the time, opting instead to take up larger meeting spaces, struck a chord with you. You know it’s not that your entire team have personal space issues – it’s the limited technology available in comparison to the impressive boardroom or conference room setup where you’ve invested!
You know better than we do that it takes dozens if not hundreds of people working together to deliver on a major construction or design project. Even the simplest of buildings takes skill and coordination to ensure effective collaboration between architects, planning officers, construction companies and everyone in between.
Whether you're working for an architects' practice or a construction company, as a contractor or supplier or anywhere in-between the two, we'd hazard a guess that some of your targets revolve around safety and sustainability.
But even with so much industry attention on these two watchwords, it's not always easy (or cheap) to make the necessary improvements to working practices to hit targets.
Technology is changing this, especially for architects. Simple adjustments and additions to your meeting room can transform the way in which you interact with clients, co-workers and other contributors to the central project.
Read on for a quick look at the meeting room technology you need to drive up sustainability and improve safety records on your next project.
Sustainability and environmental targets are a big challenge for modern construction and architectural design companies. Everyone in the supply chain is aware of their environmental
Technology is changing the way we do business. Processes are becoming faster and slicker. Clients have increasingly high expectations and the millennial generation of employees are integrating gadgetry into every area of the office – whether we like it or not.
Architects cannot ignore this change any longer. Practices across the country are harnessing the power of the latest technology to wow potential and existing clients.
Is it time for your company to catch up and become a pitching powerhouse?
Can we make it any cheaper? Can we bring the handover date forward? Two all-too-common questions project managers hear in architects' firms across the country.
Businesses in every sector strive to lower costs and many are turning to technology for the answers. But for architects and construction companies the potential savings are so huge that this really isn't a choice any more.
But this isn't about buying every possible gadget on the market. Read on to find out how the right meeting room technology could save you thousands on your running costs as an architects’ practice.
It’d be difficult to argue that technology hasn’t had a huge impact on almost every aspect of our lives, but sometimes it’s easy to forget just how much things have changed over the past decade or so.
The education sector has experienced a particularly significant transformation at the hands of technology, having moved from a complete reliance on paper (and chalk!) to integrated education technology in a matter of decades.
Here are the 10 most game-changing technology developments in the education sector.
Since its official appearance at ISE 2017, the CSE-800 has been making waves in the business tech world.
As the latest addition to the Barco ClickShare family, it features all the earlier ClickShare functionality but ramps it up to enterprise level.
We’ve long championed these products as quite possibly the best content sharing and collaboration solution on the market. (We have them in our own meeting rooms as proof!)
Education technology, or edtech, is one of the fastest growing technology sectors in the world. In fact, figures from EdTechXGlobal suggest the worldwide edtech market could reach $252 billion (£198.6 billion) by 2020, the equivalent of 17 per cent year-on-year growth.
Of course, as the market grows the hope is that all children will benefit from easier access to information and learning resources thanks to technology developments. But some experts reckon that improvements in technology could prove to be particularly significant in Special Educational Needs (SEN) learning.
For educators and school tech leads hoping to enhance the learning experience for SEN children, the growing education technology market has a lot to offer. Teachers now have a huge array of specially designed aids to choose from, whether children require basic teaching aids or the use of full technology systems designed for pupils with more demanding special educational needs.