Kitting out a meeting room can be a tricky task. Get it wrong and you’ll a) never hear the end of it from your angry and vocal co-workers and b) waste a lot of time and money (and never hear the end of it from the MD!) It’s a high profile decision that will impact on your company for years to come.
Even if you’ve done it before, technology moves on at such a pace that a little research can go a long way. So where do you start? What are the meeting room technology essentials? Read on to find out.
You’re buying technology, but your decisions are all about people. Start by thinking about how the room will be used and who will be using the room. Are you arranging a meeting space that’s client-facing? Or will it just be employees and suppliers? What about board members and investors?
Each group of people will have different requirements and your budget will need to be allocated accordingly for their different priorities.
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
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!
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.
We couldn’t call ourselves edtech experts without discussing the enormous success of touchscreens in the classroom. Replacing the soon-to-be outdated interactive whiteboard, touchscreens offer a fully immersive learning experience via software and apps.
This technology has made it easier than ever to connect pupils and teachers to shared digital workspaces, while encouraging collaboration and participation from even the most de
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
Education technology has never been better. But as funding proves to be an ongoing challenge for schools across the UK, every piece of equipment in the classroom needs to earn its place.
Not only do tight budgets mean less money for equipment, but they also mean less money for specialist IT staff. Today teachers need great value, easy-to-use technology that they can maintain and operate pretty much on their own.
We’ve taken a look at the two developments in low-maintenance education technology – touchscreens and laser projectors – to highlight where you can cut costs and stress levels, without impacting on performance.
Touchscreens for the classroom
One of the most significant advancements in education technology in recent years has been classroom touchscreens. These large screens probably aren’t news to you if you work in the education sector; they’ve transformed lessons and teaching practices with collaboration and inter
No matter how many years’ experience you have in education, taking on a subject lead can be a daunting task. Given the mishmash of roles and responsibilities, IT lead has to be one of the most daunting of all.
Perhaps you’re purely focused on your responsibility for guiding your school on the subject of IT and what to offer students. But maybe you’ve also been roped into choosing which technology the school should introduce into its classroom next year and how to distribute funds with maximum effect for every department.
It’s no simple ask. But you can make things easier by knowing where to focus your efforts. Read on for our round up three top priorities for a primary school IT lead.
1. Keep up to date
A common ask of an IT lead will inevitably be to keep the technology your school uses up to date and up to its job of serving teachers and pupils. This doesn’t just mean staying up to date by purchasing the latest equipment; you can also make sure
It’s one thing trying to impress your clients on your home turf. But when you move out of a familiar work environment it can be a challenge to show the same confidence and streamlined delivery when you don’t know the meeting room setup you’ll be working with.
However, there are a number of things you can do with your own meeting room environment which can actually have a huge impact on your efficiency and organisation when presenting externally. We’ve taken an in-depth look at how you can use your touchscreen display and conference technology to make life easier for yourself even when you’re in an unfamiliar environment.
From team meeting to client meeting
The obvious challenge is how you and your team can use the top of the range touchscreen and collaborative technology in your own meeting room and convey all of that resulting creativity at the client presentation.
For simple, small documents, this can be as easy as sending an email with an attachmen
Spreadsheets. Love them or loathe them, the fact of the matter is that we all have to deal with them in meetings. And we all know this kind of data is highly detailed, each cell or line could hold a vital key to the company’s future. Whether your meeting centres around financial reporting to senior board members and investors, or your team is analysing web analytics, traffic or consumer engagement statistics, visualising and interpreting the minutiae is paramount.
But without the right display screen, there’s a very real risk that your team could miss out on these all-important details. Finding the right display or touch screen for your meeting room or boardroom is essential when figures and analytics are the core premise of your business.
But where do you start? When it comes to displaying data, you need the highest screen resolution possible and we’ll explain why.
After the rush of industry events in the first quarter of the year, including Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) and Bett, the second quarter finally brings some downtime and a chance to reflect on the product ranges available in 2017.
In this article, we’ve honed in on the latest touchscreens for the education sector. All of our touchscreens have made their mark in one area or another, but the best one for you will depend on what you want to achieve with the screen itself.
Read on for a roundup of the best touchscreens for education – whether you’re looking for the perfect touchscreen for a university group, or a screen to encourage learning in a primary school classroom – the Displaypoint experts have got you covered.
The Best Value Touchscreens for Education