The iPad has been a game changer for board portals. Now tech savvy is no longer a requirement for directors while Briefcase technology allows the Corporate Secretary to exert full control over all content downloaded by directors, thereby dramatically reducing the risk of discoverability. To learn more, read this Corporate Board Member interview with Joe Ruck.
Traditionally, there has been a defined set of content communicated to the board, much of which was constrained by the limitations of paper process. But technology has brought newfound flexibility to the boardroom. To learn more, read this Argyle Executive interview with Joe Ruck.
With the advent of the iPad, technology has evolved to meet the long-standing expectations of directors. So rather than asking: “Is the boardroom ready for technology?” it would be better to ask: “Is technology ready for the boardroom?” To learn more, read this ICSA interview with Joe Ruck.
The growing adoption of board portals represents a transformation in every aspect of how boards function and communicate. Using the iPad technology, board portals simplify and improve the user experience, create immediacy in online communication, while maintaining a secure environment. The transition from paper to portal can be easily achieved by understanding traditional obstacles and following simple steps from initial inquiry to full implementation and a paperless boardroom.
Technology is no stranger in the boardroom but its impact has been muted. That is now changing. After years of scattered adoption, there is now rapid sector growth, director advocacy of technology, and the paperless boardroom has become a reality. The iPad is the visible trigger but there are plenty of other factors in the mix. Collectively they’re driving a shift from access-only portals to platforms with the depth and breadth necessary to meet growing demands for mobility, high-caliber security and interactivity that boards and leadership teams rely on.
To realize its full potential an investment should be made in developing a native app, otherwise the iPad's vaunted usability will go unrealized. But once that's done, you get a transformative result.
Typical collaboration tools are often readily adaptable in the lower levels of the enterprise. But executives face a degree of role complexity that does not exist among the rank and file. That’s why the NextGen architecture segregates sensitive communication streams—by initiative—centralizing relevant activity inside ring-fenced TeamSpaces. This allows direct and open communication within a secure, team-specific environment.
Leadership Team collaboration is dynamic by nature. Teams are eclectic, tasks vary and structure evolves. In a rapidly changing environment, self-sufficiency is key. NextGen delivers the self-sufficiency necessary to maintain control over those changes. NextGen puts security architecture in the service of collaboration, letting the permission model exercise control over all communication streams.
BoardVantage's track record with demanding board members has sensitized us to the importance of user experience. It taught us there is no "average user." Instead, there is a barbell distribution in user experience expectations. Contributors value continuity and integration for high personal productivity. Consumers value configurability and presentation for ease-of-use. Good design meets the needs of both ends of that spectrum.
A discussion of the proper capture of multiple roles which are needed to support the normal social functioning of the workplace, and which are routinely combined in a single person.
Although board governance is ultimately predicated on the ethics and expertise of its members, it has grown evident to many directors that there is a crucial role for technology in the boardroom.
A discussion of the hard dollar cost savings which result from reduced printing costs and greater headcount efficiencies.
Online board portals, high-tech dreams a few years ago, can now provide a digital world which can be safer and more productive than your boardroom itself.
A review of the benefits BoardVantage 3rd generation board portal for senior leadership teams which need to collaborate while preserving strict confidentiality.