When you’re the one with the final say on new investments for the company you, understandably, want and need that investment to pay off. With so many people making requests – from end users asking for new meeting room equipment to the IT department proposing a new range of software – it’s often difficult to say no to some requests and yes to others. You never quite know which will benefit the company as a whole.
ClickShare is the kind of system where everyone from IT managers and everyday users to members of the board and guests can instantly benefit. Spending money on any new technology has its risks, but with ClickShare you start getting the most from your investment immediately. No time is wasted trying to set up meetings and meeting room spaces, productivity is increased, employees are engaged throughout and efficiency is vastly improved making it a win-win for all concerned.
Our range of innovative wireless solutions, which include conferencing and presentation systems, revolutionise the way teams and employees meet and collaborate. Here’s how.
The ways in which people work are evolving. The days of a traditional 9 to 5 job are a thing of the past and it’s important for companies and employees to adapt accordingly. Remote working and flexible working hours are more prominent as employers take a more considered approach to personal lives. New ways of collaborating and meeting are required to suit changing working patterns, and hours.
“77% say that in the next 3 years, a typical meeting will feature video as standard to improve collaboration” – Future of Meetings research, ClickShare, 2019
New technologies help companies attract the best talent, that’s been proven. Attending an interview in a meeting room equipped with the latest technologies and systems like ClickShare help to portray your company as a forward-thinking, innovative business gearing up for the future by offering new systems and modern ways of working.
When new people come into a company with new methods and fresh ideas they have the potential to help shape the future of the business and where it’s going. Investing in new technologies, combined with flexible and remote working and even BYOD, means the millennials and new talent you’re recruiting have the potential to really flourish.
Working from home or alternative locations helped contribute to a rise in BYOD – Bring Your Awn Device – with users able to work on their own devices rather than standardized equipment brought in by the IT department. The growth in BYOD has then opened the door for BYOM – Bring Your Own Meeting – where users can host a meeting on their chosen devices and preferred location. ClickShare has been developed with both in mind.
Connecting to the central ClickShare Base Unit through the company’s Wi-Fi network with a button or App, a ClickShare wireless presentation system enables up to eight users to connect, share their screens and even annotate what is displayed on the meeting room screen depending on their chosen ClickShare system.
Everyone actually feels a key part of the meeting and collaboration process. Users are more likely to contribute to the meeting bringing about better or more creative ideas, which in the end boosts productivity and efficiency of your business.
If presenting isn’t the most suitable approach for a meeting, or you can’t get everyone in one room at the same time, ClickShare wireless conferencing systems make it possible for people to come together via a remote meeting instead. Busy schedules and hectic personal lives often mean that people can’t travel for meetings anymore and important discussions get postponed, but a remote meeting removes travel time and ensures that negotiations and constructive discussions can still take place through our intuitive conferencing system.
Connecting to your existing meeting room AV USB-peripherals via the ClickShare Conferencing Button or collaborating on a presentation through the Button or Collaboration App, teams can get down to business without the need for additional investments in any cables, headsets or equipment.
One of the biggest challenges with any new IT installation is training. Learning to use anything new can result in slow returns and extended periods of training, as can adapting to the functionality of an unfamiliar system. Fortunately, ClickShare is incredibly simple to use with no specialist, lengthy training required. Once connected to the Base Unit users can connect their chosen device – Windows, Apple, Android or iOS device – and start a meeting or sharing their screen in seconds to make the most of the limited time available.
This means no costly downtime or decreased efficiencies, and users can start collaborating and contributing to meetings however and wherever they are held. Whether working from home, gathered in a huddle room or sat around the boardroom table, users can quickly and easily collaborate or start a meeting to stay on track and even ahead of delivery schedules.
“94% says ClickShare is simple and intuitive to use”
Another common issue when signing off on a new investment is its lifespan. Spending money on new technologies can result in improved processes, but if you end up overhauling the system again in twelve months’ time then it could be viewed as a poor investment.
ClickShare alleviates this issue through the cloud-based XMS management platform . Enabling IT managers and administrators to schedule updates outside working hours and to monitor performance through real-time analytics, ClickShare is constantly evolving and adapting with new features and increased security.
As technology continues to inspire new methods and working practices, businesses are likely to adapt their own methods and we’re already seeing that in the ways in which meetings are conducted. Rather than sitting around a boardroom table with pads and pens, participants are able to join a remote meeting, utilising their chosen device to participate rather than taking time out of a busy schedule to travel and attend a face-to-face meeting.
Already ISO 27001 certified, as the only solution in the market, ClickShare is developed so that it can evolve and meet any future security threats. Tested to the extremes before being released, all ClickShare systems offer configurable security to ensure that the company network is not compromised but new updates are being worked on in the background in order to keep your investment one step ahead of cyber criminals.
Furthermore, ClickShare is built to adapt to changes in workplace technologies. If you were to install a new meeting room screen then ClickShare would be ready to use immediately. If you were to start using tablets in your presentations, enabling the user to stand at the front of a meeting, they would be able to use the touchback support and annotation features to build and deliver a high quality presentation without needing to click a mouse or tap a keyboard.
As businesses take their next strides forward digital strategies and innovations are becoming increasingly important. Modern marketing has already changed and now workplace practices are evolving to ensure that strategies and processes are future proofed.
Having a digital workplace strategy is key to taking the company forward, especially when trying to attract tech-savvy millennials and quality recruits. There is no room to stand still and even once these strategies are signed off it’s time for them to evolve. ClickShare has the facility to do just that, utilising real-time analytics and insights from the XMS management platform to shape the ways in which the systems are used.
Using the data to its fullest, standard huddles might be adapted to utilise meeting room screens and presentations instead of holding open pen-and-paper discussions. Similarly, it may be that ClickShare usage data suggests that the systems are being used regularly and contributing to constructive meetings and there should be more of these. Designers might then be required to transform unused office space into new huddle or meeting rooms, and new ClickShare systems installed to help facilitate these productive discussions.