It’s safe to say that email is today’s king of professional communication, especially among smaller companies that don’t have centralized offices. However, according to an Institute for Corporate Productivity/HR.com survey of 118 business organizations, roughly 22 percent of companies use real-time collaboration tools, including interactive whiteboards, for online meetings.
We’d speculate that the above percentage would be much higher if the cost of ownership for interactive whiteboards was lower. Though boosting collaboration is a trending SMB topic, most small businesses don’t have thousands of dollars available to buy and maintain a stationary digital whiteboard. Enter HP’s new Pocket Whiteboard, an affordable and portable presentation tool that allows local and remote meeting participants to share a virtual, interactive collaboration space.
The HP Pocket Whiteboard features a receiver that’s compatible with virtually any surface, including standard whiteboards, flipcharts or walls. This receiver connects to a PC through a USB cable and captures strokes and taps made using a wireless stylus, facilitating access to additional software and online applications. Integrated software ties everything together, projecting interactive content onscreen and online and enabling users to record everything shared for easy distribution.
The biggest advantage of the new HP Pocket Whiteboard for small businesses is its portability. No other interactive whiteboard is lightweight and compact enough to take on the road, making it perfect for on-the-go entrepreneurs looking to increase the effectiveness and productivity of meetings and brainstorming sessions. Plus, it features plug-and-play installation for fast set-up and multi-user and location use. What’s not to love?
The HP Pocket Whiteboard will be available this month. For more information, check out the full press release here. You can also see the Pocket Whiteboard in action here: