The British Computer Society
Creating a Digital-First Environment in New Office Space
How the challenge of relocating a large team was made easy with state-of-the-art tech solutions.
The British Computer Society (BCS) was faced with the immense challenge of relocating 260 staff members with a focus on creating a digital-first environment.
Hazel Reason, Senior Facilities Manager at BCS explains “The transition from office-to-office made me realize we only had a few video screens and some old projectors. One of our key principles for this new project was to make sure we were ‘digital first’ by investing in technology which improves communication and collaboration.”
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After a new office had been selected for staff relocation, BCS concentrated on finding cost-effective, state-of-the-art touchscreens that would allow their team to meet in open spaces, collaborate in meeting rooms, and provide the ability for colleagues to remotely share a screen.
The challenge of finding a solution with the best overall value was made easy with the help of IDNS.
Reason said “For every pound we spent, we wanted two to three uses out of the product.” After seeing what the Clevertouch® UX Pro touchscreen can do, the decision was made. “The Clevertouch (UX Pro touchscreens) provided the functionality of a whiteboard, presentation board, and communication screen giving you an all-in-one experience and great value for the money.”
“The Clevertouch screens provided the functionality of a whiteboard, presentation board, and communication screen giving you an all-in-one experience and great for the money.”
Hazel Reason – Senior Facilities Manager, The British Computer Society
UX Pro touchscreens were installed in the open areas of the new BCS office, enabling open communication. Reason comments, “I love the latency and the 20-touchpoint screen whilst our staff love the fact it’s so easy to use.”
BCS also did research on how people generally want to be contacted and found that most had an inclination for email and video contact. They decided on another Clevertouch Technologies solution - We use the (Clevertouch Technologies) Media Player when we have a video presentation from our CEO. We can cast it to reception area onto our 75- inch display screen whilst having the sound played across two floors through our sound system. This new way of communicating is really cool and exciting!
The Clevertouch digital room booking systems were also installed to improve booking efficiency. Room booking offers the functionality of an online calendar as well as the ability to check messages across a network of devices. With seamless integration with the Clevertouch UX Pro touchscreens, users can access their information anytime from anywhere.
Since installation of the Clevertouch UX Pro touchscreens and digital booking system, feedback from the BCS team has been very positive. “Our office-based staff just automatically gravitates towards the Clevertouch screens. It’s almost intuitive how they operate,” says Reason. “Clevertouch screens and the video-conferencing system are being used daily by our creatives who prefer this new way of working over working remotely.”
“I love the latency and the 20-touchpoint screen whilst our staff love the fact it’s so easy to use.”
A special thank you to IDNS, a Clevertouch partner, who installed the new technology for BCS.