$6000 for a Whiteboard? This one is Different

Today’s office is evolving fast. You rarely see a fax machine, and many offices have gone totally paperless.

jamboard-collaboration-560Computers are smaller and don’t require as much storage space because everything is “in the cloud.” More and more employees are working on tablets and smart phones rather than desktops, so the average office is leaner, cleaner, and more streamlined. Meetings are virtual much of the time, so colleagues and co-workers are all over the world looking at a shared screen.

But nothing can replace an in-person gathering of people when personal interaction is necessary to collaborate on a project, and this is where the whiteboard comes in.

Whiteboards have been a fixture in office conference rooms for years, and they’re great for creating and sharing ideas, posting results, and just being creative. There is something about that beautiful open white space that makes you want to pick up a red marker and just draw!

Now, technology is trying to improve on the whiteboard and Google has entered the arena with “Jamboard” a 55-inch screen that integrates with other Google apps like Google Docs to make the whiteboard better. The price: $6,000.

Microsoft also has introduced a digital whiteboard in different sizes and prices from $5,000 to $21,000.

We think a digital whiteboard is fine if you can afford it, but there are some drawbacks. For one thing, you can’t heft a big-screen whiteboard from room to room, and carrying it across town or on board a plane might prove to be a challenge.

We introduced Whiteboard-in-a-Box, a self stick dry erase roll.  You can cut it to any size you need, stick it to a wall or other flat surface, and then remove it. It’s also perfect for re-surfacing existing whiteboards instead of replacing them, which saves a lot of money!

Obviously Whiteboard-in-a-Box is significantly less expensive than the digital versions and that’s a very big consideration. Ordering is easy at www.godryerase.com or www.whiteboardinabox.com.

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