Access the latest news, articles, tips and trends on video communications best practices and enterprise video technology platforms including video conferencing. Video communications and enterprise video communications technologies have become an important part of employee, investor and corporate communications, education and training for large companies. Keep up with the ever changing ways in which large companies and organizations are using the latest video technologies and software solutions to improve global communications efficiencies.
|Wednesday, 16 July 2014 | Forbes - Susan Cunningham|
Singapore startup Temasys last month unveiled its Skyway video communications platform—a combination of tools and infrastructure that will enable developers to swiftly embed Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC) in browsers, applications, websites, and internet-connected devices. This month, Temasys will release a plug-in for WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. In other words, if you have a site that is hosted by one of those content management systems–as Forbes.com does–you might soon be able to conduct a high-quality audio or video chat with a reader or hold an interactive seminar right from you home site or blog.
Skyway isn’t a consumer product, although within a few years we all should be benefiting. Customers are developers and enterprises that want to create better, cheaper, more reliable video communications services. For example, messaging applications like Viber, WhatsApp and Wechat could build on Skyway to add HD video conferencing. Snapchat could add audio and video functions. So could Facebook. Smartphones could soon be able to support up to four persons on a single call.
|Wednesday, 09 July 2014 | Insurance News Net|
BOSTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new employee benefits communications case study report has been released by Flimp Media, a leading provider of video production and video communications services for the insurance and employee benefits industries. The report features detailed case study results from employee communications campaigns conducted with eighteen employers that utilized video email postcards sent to 126,390 employees announcing 2013 and 2014 annual benefits open enrollment. To download the 2014 Video Communications Report, readers can go to www.flimpcommunications.net or click the hyperlink below;
|Monday, 30 June 2014 | Enterprise Networking Planet - Sean Michael Kerner|
The telepresence segment of the enterprise video conferencing market is in decline as video communications software rises. Infonetics Research's first quarter 2014 Enterprise Telepresence and Video Conferencing Equipment report reveals that buyers are increasingly choosing personal systems rather than more expensive enterprise video systems.
Overall, Infonetics is predicting only single-digit revenue growth through 2017 for enterprise telepresence and video communications and conferencing revenue.
|Monday, 02 June 2014 | Top Tech News - Barry Levine|
Microsoft has demonstrated a real-time translator that seems close to Star Trek's vision of a universal translator. On Tuesday evening, CEO Satya Nadella joined other Microsoft employees in demonstrating such a system, which will first be rolled out through the company's Skype video communications tool.
The real-time translator, if successful in its beta stage on Skype, will likely become available across all of Microsoft's video communications platforms, including its Windows Phone devices, Windows OS computers and tablets, and Xbox consoles.
|Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | Tech Republic - Greg Pulier|
Use of enterprise video is escalating, and organizations need to be ready to meet challenges such as video platform selection, video file storage, and device compatibility. In contrast to even a few years ago, the typical information workplace is now filled with live and on-demand video streaming as part of training, HR, marketing, and executive communication. The rise of unified communication solutions that feature video promises to spur that growth even further.
What can you do to ensure a successful experience with online video in your enterprise? Here are 10 success factors you can consider as you look into the role of video communications in your organization. What you may find surprising is that many of them are not directly related to technology.
|Monday, 19 May 2014 | GoodGearGuide - Jaun Carlos Perez|
New video conferencing wares include touch-screen desktop devices, as well as a "virtual meeting room" SaaS service
Cisco will target individual video conferencing users with new desktop devices and a cloud-based service, a move that complements a recent announcement focused on outfitting small and mid-size office meeting rooms.
"We want to bring a great video conferencing experience to every room, every office, every pocket," said Peder Ulander, vice president of Cisco's collaboration solutions marketing.
The new video communications products, which will be announced at the Cisco Live 2014 conference on Monday, include the new DX line of video conferencing devices, which resemble all-in-one computers. They run the Android OS and have a large touch-screen display, integrated camera, microphone and soft phone.
|Monday, 19 May 2014 | TechieNews - Wayne Mason|
As confidence to deliver services and applications in the cloud gathers pace, Video Conferencing as a Service (VCaaS) is starting to evolve into one of the most popular forms of video communication. According to recent research from Wainhouse Research, the number of solutions available in this space has grown drastically, with many based on technology platforms that were not available until 2013.
With the benefits of video conferencing clear to businesses – including a reduction in travel time, improved workforce productivity, better global links and accessibility – the infrastructure cost and maintenance aspect is still a sticking point for many, making it an unviable option.
But with the rise of VCaaS and video delivered via the cloud, businesses can now take better advantage of video communications tools to transform their business without the high price tag.
|Thursday, 17 April 2014 | firmology.com - Hannah Brenzel|
Unlike corporate giants with multi-million dollar marketing budgets, SMBs don’t have the luxury of trying out each and every advertising trend that dazzles the industry.
|Thursday, 17 April 2014 | B2C - Ritika Puri|
Ask any marketer what they think about video. They’ll probably jump and say, “awesome.”
Video marketing has the potential to amplify conversion rates. Just ask the team at Demo Duck who boosted conversions to a CrazyEgg landing page by 64%. The result? Incremental revenue of $21K.
|Monday, 31 March 2014 | al.com - Sally Pearsall Ericson |
Videos Key to Communicate Educational Components
|Monday, 10 March 2014 | Search Engine Watch - Evy Wilkins|
Video communications enable marketers to transmit messages faster, enabling organizations to connect with audiences. Video content for web video marketing initiatives does not need to be complex. Simple screencasts, video repurposed from webinars, and how-to videos can be effective for sales lead generation.