Video content is difficult to manage for a variety of reasons. Its sheer size takes up substantial space on storage servers and puts unprecedented strains on capacity planning; enterprise video streaming uses up too much intranet bandwidth; live video is riddled with latency pains; video files come in one too many formats; encoding can be painfully slow; secure video sharing and distribution has its own challenges, and top it all off, enterprise video streaming now needs to be optimized for playback on a range of digital devices to reach users in varying locations and bandwidth conditions.
However, despite the challenges, there is no escaping video streaming in the modern enterprise.
According to a Polycom survey, an overwhelming 76% of people claim they already use enterprise video streaming solutions at work – a number that is only expected to rise further following a steady proliferation of streaming video and other digital media in the enterprise.
As video becomes the new document, PowerPoint, and audio, enterprises big and small depend on streaming video for corporate communication, employee engagement, training, knowledge sharing, sales enablement, and more. However, if not utilized correctly, enterprise video streaming can cause a great deal of frustration among employees across the board for the reasons mentioned earlier.
So how can organizations effectively manage their enterprise video streaming strategy without running into roadblocks?
Enterprise Video Content Management Systems Save the Day
Enterprise video content management systems are built to facilitate and manage all enterprise video streaming needs in a unified platform that also provides cohesive integrations with other enterprise systems and applications.
VIDIZMO enterprise video content management system provides end-to-end enterprise video streaming capabilities from the point of media ingestion in the portal to its storage, search, processing, analysis, distribution, sharing, retention, and archiving.
VIDIZMO supports live and on-demand enterprise video streaming content, webcasting, enterprise YouTube, rich media capture and out-of-the-box integrations with existing infrastructure -- all of which effectively manages and delivers a high-quality enterprise video streaming experience to any device across the organization via a unified platform.
How does VIDIZMO accomplish this and what gives us an edge over other players in the market?
Secure media storage and processing: VIDIZMO ingests all enterprise video streaming content from a range of sources and automatically transcodes it to a standard set of file formats for playback on any device. The media is then stored as on-demand content in a centralized repository or digital media library, accessible to all those authorized to use the platform behind the company’s firewall or in the cloud. All users are authenticated via a single sign-on authorization process to ensure robust platform security.
High integration with existing enterprise systems: VIDIZMO’s open and flexible architecture integrates seamlessly with third-party applications and services, allowing organizations to leverage their existing infrastructure while integrating with VIDIZMO’s enterprise video content management system and streaming solution. Out-of-the-box integrations are available for a wide array of business systems such as CMS, CRM, LMS or video conferencing, as well as a number of enterprise single sign-on and content delivery networks.
Agility and innovation to meet growing market needs: VIDIZMO provides customers the best-of-breed enterprise video streaming ecosystem that incorporates the latest trends, new inventions, and incremental improvements to platform functionality and design. Additionally, due to a strategic alliance with Microsoft, VIDIZMO leverages and incorporates state-of-the-art innovations driven by the technology giant. With a highly modular infrastructure, VIDIZMO also enables agile development of new features, functionalities or even streaming video products to suits unique customer needs or demands.
Flexible deployment in the cloud, on-premises & hybrid model: VIDIZMO customers have the option to install the software in the cloud, on-premises or hybrid model, as per enterprise requirements. VIDIZMO can be also be hosted in customer-provided (private) cloud, VIDIZMO-dedicated cloud or in VIDIZMO’s shared cloud.
Flexible licensing models to accommodate varying customer budgets: VIDIZMO offers a range of licensing models to provide our customers the ease and flexibility to choose depending on their budget. As part of the Active-User Model, the business only gets charged for the users who sign-in or actively use the software during a billing cycle. Alternatively, in the Registered User Model, the business pays a flat fee for all named or registered users, regardless of actual usage. A third alternative is an Enterprise License Agreement where the software license is tailored to meet specific customer needs.
Strong customer focus with a friendly user experience: With a customer-centric approach to business, we maintain a strong focus on delivering quality customer service with a blend of high responsiveness, consistency, proactiveness, and adaptability to customer demands. Additionally, the application itself is built to maintain a simple and user-centric design that provides our customers the productivity and collaboration features they need to effectively utilize their digital media in a unified enterprise video streaming platform.
The resulting convergence of an enterprise video content management system helps businesses overcome unique challenges of enterprise video streaming, to embrace the essence of a social enterprise, which eventually drives business growth.