The preference for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in the workplace is a disrupting development for IT and AV business managers. This white paper discusses how IT and business leaders can empower employees to use their own devices to create effective, collaborative group meetings, regardless of which meeting room is available or what type of device, operating system or application is used.
With increased access to mobile devices and a wide-variety of popular cloud-based collaboration applications, employees want the same control over how they collaborate as they do over other aspects of how or where they work. Yet, traditional group meeting rooms are typically appliance-based and often have proprietary solutions that don’t allow for using personal devices or cloud-based services to videoconference, stream media or conference call.
To accommodate BYOD preferences, group meeting room design must abandon the appliance-based, proprietary solution model. Instead, group meetings rooms need to be equipped in a way that allows participants to use their preferred device as the centerpiece of the collaboration experience—whether it is a laptop, tablet, smartphone, PC, or Mac. With the device as the engine, users then can use whatever application they want (WebEx, Skype, YouTube, etc.) to collaborate. Learn how Vaddio’s GroupSTATION and HuddleSTATION are making it easy to create BYOD-ready rooms and define an important new direction for group collaboration.