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3 benefits of using SMART Boards and video conferencing for pharma R&D

While some pharmaceutical companies do all their research and development in-house, many projects depend on collaboration with other R&D teams around the globe, which can lead to communication problems and delays. By introducing technology such as interactive white boards and video conferencing to your teams, you can improve remote communication and collaborate more successfully on projects. Here are three benefits of using SMART Boards and video conferencing for pharma R&D.

Keep track of developments
One of the biggest issues facing pharma R&D is the recording and collating of data, especially over long term projects. If note taking is delegated to someone outside the scope of the team important data may be overlooked or misunderstood and unless you can rely on utilising the same note taker at every meeting, notes could become inconsistent in style, leading to further confusion. Consider instead using a SMART Board in every meeting. You can automatically record the meeting, including every application or document you open as well as all the notes, diagrams and annotations you make, and the file can be shared and referred back to easily and at any time. Not only is this recording a valuable resource for the R&D team but it also ensures compliance with data regulations.

Remote collaboration
If you work on research projects with teams around the world the inclusion of SMART Boards and video conferencing will help you work effectively and more collaboratively. The SMART technology is incredibly flexible, giving your remote teams access to your SMART Board meetings wherever they are, via another Board, a mobile SMART Podium device, their computer, tablet or smartphone. All participants have the opportunity to interact in real time, and combining this with video conferencing will further improve the collaborative experience.

Gain sign-off instantly
If you find projects take too long to complete because the key decision makers are not always available for meetings, SMART Boards can bring huge benefits. Because you can collaborate remotely and in real-time, you can get project sign off instantly without even being in the same building. And because you can save every SMART Board session you have a written record of who signed off which part of the project. By improving sign-off time throughout a project, products can be brought to market far more quickly.

To find out more about the benefits of using SMART Boards and video conferencing for pharma R&D and to discuss the options available to you, please call one of our experts today. We will discuss your requirements, advise you on the right technology solutions for you and even organise a free demonstration. Call us today on 0118 336 0010 or fill in the form on the left to request a callback.

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