Joe Ruck, CEO at Boardvantage, has been sharing his knowledge about building relationships with VC investors after raising funding and having efficient board interactions. In September, his write-ups were published in FastCompany and Mashable and he was quoted in an Inc. article...

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On Wednesday, April 29, more than 200 current Boardvantage customers attended our Beyond the Boardroom webinar. Presented by Mary De Frenchi, EVP Sales & Accounts and Chana Brooke, Director of Product Management this webinar focused on the growing use of Boardvantage technology beyond the boardroom. Attendees were presented with...

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Today's leadership teams have collaboration needs that go well beyond email and paper. Boardvantage has been widely adopted in the boardroom, but its importance beyond the boardroom is also becoming evident.

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Remembering cumbersome passwords is probably the last thing on a busy executive's mind. But securing and protecting communications and information at the leadership level is essential. So, what's the alternative? MeetX offers two convenient alternatives:

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How many hours of your week are spent in meetings? And can anything be done to reduce that time? In 2012, a team of scholars from London School of Economics and Harvard Business School conducted a study that followed 500 CEOs to determine what they do all day. One sampling revealed that executives spent roughly 18 hours of a 55-hour work week in meetings.

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According to IBM and the Ponemon Institute's "Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Study," the average total cost of a data breach increased 15 percent to $3.5 million. But as a busy executive on the go, you have to review and act on sensitive information all the time, usually using handheld devices like a tablet or smartphone to get the work done.

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According to consulting firm Bain & Company, top executives lose thousands of hours each year responding to email and sitting in meetings. As a busy business leader, how are you supposed to get through the more solitary tasks of approving requests and signing documents? Running from meeting to meeting leaves no time for sitting at your desk, and you're often traveling.

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Whether it's a formal or an informal process, gathering inputs is key to establishing the viewpoints of stakeholders. Company leadership teams and boards often need structured inputs to make better decisions.

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Managing short-term projects raises control issues, i.e., who and when to provide access to project documents. MeetX teamspaces provide the calibrated controls for effectively managing short-term projects. A teamspace is a shared space that only assigned team members can access that provides the focal point for collaboration

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MeetX has been carefully designed to help you annotate documents with ease and collaborate with others by sharing your notes.
The MeetX interface for viewing documents has easily accessible tools that let you highlight sections with colored highlighters, write freehand text, and attach sticky notes.

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It's not always possible to attend a meeting in person. But it's also an inconvenience to open up a third-party conference tool, hunt down the meeting information in an email, and then have to enter your credentials every single time.

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When it comes to leadership communication, high-caliber security is a necessity. But execs are often frustrated by cumbersome passwords. That's why MeetX now offers a PIN code alternative to the traditional username/password login.

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Whether green-lighting an initiative, eSigning an agreement, or presenting at a conference, leadership teams always work under deadline pressures. They expect to locate the information they need promptly and efficiently...

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In business today, people expect to work absolutely everywhere, offsite at clients' offices, in meetings and in between, at lunch, while waiting in line at Starbucks, in conferences, and on business trips. And yes, sadly, even on family vacations. Most everyone likes to work on the go and with the arsenal of devices we use today.But there's one problem: Wi-Fi.

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Today’s mobile leadership expect to work everywhere they go – during travel, in meetings onsite or off, and when telecommuting. They carry their mobile devices everywhere and depend on them to drive initiatives and make decisions…

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The newly released MeetX 6.5 for the iPad enhances user experience and the way leadership teams collaborate. Here’s how: The new PIN Code allows you to set up an easy-to-remember four-digit code that's specific to your iPad. The code makes log in quicker and easier...

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Most of us have so many meetings on our calendars that we walk into meetings without knowing what the meeting’s about. And with each of these meetings generating more meetings, it’s no wonder we can’t keep up. If we were able to have everything related to the meeting at our fingertips, then we would all be better prepared and could make meetings more effective.

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In today's BYOD ("bring your own device") work environment, more and more executives are carrying their iPads everywhere they go. The reasons are clear. The rich graphics and animation are engaging and the interface is intuitive. The iPad combines the immediacy of online access with the readability of print. And it's so much more lightweight and portable than a laptop.

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MeetX is designed to transform leadership communication. Of course, a large part of this communication happens before and after meetings and that’s where MeetX stands out. MeetX supports the whole meeting process…

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No matter the environment, executives expect information at their fingertips.  On mobile devices that means a visual experience that lets them accelerate their decision-making in meetings, and while on the go. Consumer apps are now the standard-bearers for good software design. Aware of this trend, business users have raised their expectations...

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Executive collaboration requires a platform architecture, which is purpose-built for the typical workflows found in leadership teams. As organizations prepare to select a tool for mobile leadership collaboration, it is important that they develop an appreciation of the typical workflows that exist at the executive level...

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Mobile devices are a good fit for dispersed leadership teams, but without a purpose-built platform, security is compromised or the system will not find acceptance. Whether green-lighting an initiative, signing an agreement, or presenting at a conference, members of leadership always work under deadline pressures. Unsurprisingly, they do not want to spend valuable time learning new tools.

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Today’s leadership teams are globally dispersed, and there are often regional preferences for particular mobile devices among executive teams. This can make access and communication for leadership team members a challenge–especially with the growing number of mobile devices now available across the globe. BoardVantage recognizes these challenges.

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Today, many organizations rely on consumer tools such as Box or Dropbox for file sharing. These products offer an appealing simplicity – but that comes at a price. That same ease of distribution is also an Achilles heel because control is sacrificed along the way. And while sharing information at the right time with the right people is central to creating organizational efficiencies...

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We are excited that our MeetX product now has a survey capability, and that it works both online and off. Companies and boards can use the new feature to easily administer self-assessments and peer-evaluations.

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Dispersion of leadership teams is a fact of life in the mobile enterprise. Those teams have communication needs that go beyond email and paper. The use of mobile devices among executives has grown along with the dispersion of leadership teams. Today, these teams are common in large enterprises across different industries.

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 In part 2 of this series we discussed our Content Matrix. In this post we consider the other two parts of our system - Content Segregation and Self-Sufficiency. It's not just corporate boards that need the combination of online access and control over their content. So do fund trustees, subsidiary boards and leadership teams...

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A one-size-fits-all model does not work for that, so we designed our system with (a) a Control Matrix that can produce an online experience equivalent to the paper process, (b) Content segregation for overlapping board structures, and (c) Self-sufficiency for real-time responsiveness and administrative efficiency.

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It's winter in Brazil, but that didn't dampen the spirits of hundreds of attendees who gathered in Foz de Iguazu, famous for the spectacular Iguazu Falls, for the LIMRA/LOMA 2013 Latin American Conference August 25th-27th. Former two-term President of Brazil, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, was one of those attendees.

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Here at BoardVantage we field all the usual questions—from iPad adoption to best practices, from discoverability to security. Most of these can be answered on the spot but there is another class of questions that is a bit more enigmatic. Often they touch on overlapping parts of our value proposition or address use cases that are rare outside of board process.

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At BoardVantage, we are very excited to announce the release of MeetX 5.5! Here are some of the major upgrades: Calendar view of meetings. In a familiar calendar view format, there's now a birds eye view of your meetings. Simply tap on any of the days to see the complete list...

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The mention comes in “The Forrester Wave™: File Sync And Share Platforms, Q3, 2013.” This report considers how the proliferation of mobile devices has led to the development of seamless access enterprise content across multiple devices..

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At Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 last week in Houston, we were thrilled to have Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer visit our booth twice for a couple of very nice chats. He was interested to knowing more about…

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Recent revelations of the massive data collection by U.S. government agencies like the National Security Agency (NSA) have raised public awareness of the security – or lack thereof – of our critical information online. This comes at a time that virtually everyone has moved more and more of their crucial data online - to computer, tablets, mobile phones and the Cloud.

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Mary Meeker's latest Internet Trends Report describes the meteoric rise of tablets as 'stunning.' Although it's only three years since the first iPad hit the market, tablet shipments in Q-4 last year surpassed those of desktop PCs and Notebooks.

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In my blog 'The iPad a Game Changer', I talked about how the iPad settled the debate about the readiness of technology for the boardroom. Readability and portability improvements addressed long-standing usability concerns about the device, while advances in the software architecture let the portal map to the existing process necessary for going paperless.

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At any given point in time my CTO or his team members are engaged in several dozen security conversations with prospective customers. Every one of those customers agrees that security is important, but rarely for the same reasons. Depending on who we speak with, we get very different views about what's important.

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