May 21, 2013
Firms looking to enhance workflow have several ways to accomplish this feat. From introducing mobile devices in the workplace to adopting cloud solutions, the opportunities to cut costs and improve overall operations are endless. However, in the modern workplace, there is one particular trend that stands out in importance today – video webcasting. Businesses adopting webcasting solutions will need to invest in the right enterprise video platform in order to support the various uses and demands of video on an enterprise network, and harness the varied benefits that webcasting can provide.
A primary benefit that businesses gain with enterprise video solutions is a reduction of overall IT costs. Video is a more efficient solution for meeting replacement, remote working and general communications, which allows a firm to consolidate these processes into one solution that maximizes their efficiency while cutting maintenance, upgrade and operational costs.
Video is the ultimate tool for portability and mobile use. An employee can download video to his or her mobile device and watch it at home, during the daily commute or on a lunch break. This eliminates scheduling conflicts while enabling new uses for mobility in the workplace. For many professionals, video will help bring mobile devices into the workplace – the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend – in a more productive and efficient manner.
Businesses are also able to enhance collaborative efforts with enterprise webcasting. Employees will be able to use video to reach anyone, share information visually and do so in real-time, rather than relying on email attachment or physically sending documents to multiple coworkers when collaborating on projects. Additionally, video is helpful in getting professionals up to speed on new projects and for keeping comprehensive visual records of workflow and operations.
Video is one of the fastest growing business solutions used today for myriad needs and investing in live webcasting solutions and the supporting infrastructure sooner rather than later will give businesses the push they need to meet the competition head on. Firms will improve profits, increase engagement and shrink overhead operational costs for years to come. Rather than struggling with communications and interoffice video, invest in the tools that will expedite it and make sure everyone is working as efficiently as possible.
By Rob Nunes – VP of Marketing
Businesses always need faster, more effective ways to train their employees, and video webcasting is becoming an increasingly popular way to meet this need. While companies can invest significantly in outside training firms and other resources, an internal video content delivery network will speed up employee training and provide several other benefits as well. From improving communications to streamlining workflow, a high-quality enterprise webcasting solution drives innovation across all areas of operations without slowing down employees with a learning curve.
Video is a concept that all professionals understand. While utilizing the cloud or other new technologies to reach training materials may be confusing or difficult for some, watching a video is easy. Additionally, many firms find that utilizing video for training both new hires and older employees in new tasks has a higher success rate than other solutions. A recent study found that firms that use video webcasting for training purposes saw several benefits, such as easier access to materials and improved availability of those materials from anywhere. Read more of Video webcasting for employee training growing in popularity
March 12, 2013
By Mike Merit – VP of Customer Success
In today’s Corporate America, with countless mergers and massive business changes, it’s important that corporate communications always has the capability to delivery critical information quickly and the confidence that the system being used will work as expected.
A few weeks ago the airline industry was forever changed when American Airlines and US Airways announced their intent to form the world’s largest airline. Understandably, employees were anxious about the changes. The challenge for American’s management team was to deliver the most up to date and accurate information to every employee. At the very moment the merger was announced, the team from American Airlines released seven videos covering the details of the merger and a recap of the press event. American Airlines used Kontiki’s video embeds and delivery technology to deliver this crucial information to all employees worldwide. These seven videos were viewed over 70,000 times with no IT impacts or major issues reported. Read more of Timely and Flawless Video Communication Reduces Merger Stress for American Airlines Employees
February 28, 2013
By Rob Nunes – VP of Marketing
Businesses are investing in enterprise video platforms with increasing frequency, and many are finding that it is critical to find solutions that support mobile streaming. The rise of mobile devices within the workplace is driving companies to find ways to support the use of smartphones and tablets for more purposes everyday. Enterprise video streaming is just one of many potential uses.
As demand for mobile support and video usage increases, businesses need to understand why the integration of both trends is so important. Each trend provides a variety of benefits on its own, but the combination of them enhances enterprise operations even further.
Mobile trends help employees work faster and harder, and video streamlines content delivery and training. When combined, workers can view training videos, meeting recording and more on their commute, from home or on a coffee break. This helps workers be more productive and allows them to view content during their breaks more effectively. Rather than being tethered to their desk, an employee can catch up on the latest company video content on a coffee break, letting them do real work when sitting at their desktops. Read more of 3 reasons to support mobile video streaming
February 27, 2013
By Rob Nunes – VP of Marketing
An enterprise video platform provides a number of advantages to virtually any business in any industry. However, it is essential that a company pick the best possible platform, or those benefits could quickly turn into hurdles that will need to be regularly overcome. According to Streaming Media, there are a variety of enterprise content delivery network models for a business to choose from, from cloud-based solutions to more social services. However, sometimes the most effective option combines the best of both worlds. A business needs to decide what its own unique needs are and tailor its video solution to meet them.
According to the news source, one of the main differences in services, whether or not a platform is cloud-based, is entirely up to a company’s preference. Sometimes, the cloud works better if a business has a significantly large remote workforce, while other times it may require too many additional support investments to be worthwhile. On the other hand, sometimes those investments are worth it if a company plans to branch out into cloud services for other areas of its operations. Read more of Pick the right video content delivery platform