Gone are the days of board meetings around a huge
wooden table on the top floor of a skyscraper. They
still occur, obviously, but it is more likely these
days to have a teleconference. That is, a group of
people – from any part of the country or world –
participating in a meeting via telephone or video.
Since the boardroom meetings started to go “high-tech”
it was also necessary for the accessories and
equipment to become more sophisticated.
Take, for example, the whiteboard which has replaced
the need for paper and pens. This white colored board,
taking its name from the traditional chalk blackboards
of our schooldays, uses colored markers which can be
dry erased. It replaces flip-charts and conventional
This has metamorphosised into an interactive device. A
“touch-screen” device on the computer allows all
parties to participate. This also allows the computer
to capture any or all of the information entered on
Another innovation of the whiteboard is the
interactive kind which allows for the input of data,
writing, drawing etc., allowing all participants to
contribute to a common project.
The whiteboard is not restricted to the previously
mentioned actions. It can be used as a projection
screen for movies, or for slide shows and
The whiteboard is perhaps one of the most necessary
accessories for the organization which has to
communicate with its workforce or for project meetings
with clients. What better way to show that your
company is on the forefront of technology?