Online whiteboards are surging in use with enterprise teams dispersed and group collaboration crucial to uphold productivity in today's remote or hybrid work environment. With virtual whiteboards in place, distributed workgroups can come together on a digital canvas to develop ideas and workflows, much as they would do in person and on-site using a plain old dry-erase whiteboard.
Even as vaccinations increase and other numbers indicate some pre-pandemic life is possible again, a full return to an on-site work model still appears a long way off. Companies have had to rethink the way their employees brainstorm ideas among themselves, and virtual whiteboard applications have risen to this task, expanding capabilities to make it a more seamless experience for teams to flesh out visual representations of projects and ideas. Compared to their analog predecessors, virtual whiteboards offer more enhanced functionalities:
Virtual whiteboards are continuing their evolution to support enterprise requirements for compliance, security and governance by offering features such as encryption, single sign-on and data retention. While most vendors are SaaS-based, providing only a cloud offering, some support on-premises deployments or self-managed deployments within cloud services.