Many of you in the industry have been hearing or reading about BYOD or “Bring Your Own Device”. There is a tendency in this day and age to beat terms into the ground. Fortunately, this has not happened yet in this case. In fact, quite the opposite… a groundswell of interest is building almost by the day driven by the demand to more effectively collaborate in the workplace. What I’m seeing unfold before my eyes is a “culture” of collaboration taking shape. What is at the heart of this is supporting BYOD within this growing culture. A serious challenge to say the least…
The proliferation of the mobile platform world is in full swing. No longer is about a personal device solely used for personal needs. The crossover of the PD to the workplace is why we’re seeing technologies emerge such as the Barco ClickShare.
I’m a veteran of this industry and frankly anymore it takes quite a bit to impress me, but every so often a new technology surfaces that really captures my attention. The ClickShare system is one of those rare solutions that after I saw it works its magic, caused me to say wow, so simple and yet so powerful! I’d love to hear what your thoughts are for those of you who’ve seen the ClickShare in action. For those of you who have not seen it, here’s a link to a really cheezy, yet effective depiction of why this technology exists.
The challenge becomes how to most effectively allow for seamless collaboration while at the same time support cross platform interoperability. The physical version of the button is a no brainer, it’s inclusion of mobile devices within the collaboration session with full mirroring that presents a real challenge, especially on the Apple side of things. Apple does not allow for full mirroring to occur launched from a 3rd party Application. It’s a legal lock down by Apple. Android does not have this issue It’s a legal lock down by Apple. Android does not have this issue It’s a legal lock down by Apple. Android does not have this issue when using Samsung Galaxy tablets. Here’s a link to some valuable information pertaining to this aspect of the ClickShare technology.
So please, share with me your experience with ClickShare, good, bad or indifferent. We’ll all benefit from collaborating (sorry couldn’t resist 😉 ) on our thoughts, ideas and experiences so far.