As COVID-19 takes hold around the world, global enterprises are leveraging technology to stay connected to their workforce and keep them informed. Over the last couple months, Microsoft Teams grew from 20 million daily active users to 44 million, highlighting the importance of real-time communication in maintaining daily operations. Enterprise Content Delivery Networks, like Kollective's ECDN, play a big role in this as they allow businesses to scale the delivery of content across enterprise networks without increasing bandwidth or putting other critical applications on the network at risk.

At Kollective, our robust client list ranges from top airline and utility companies to leading pharmaceutical and auto manufacturers. This gives us deep insight into how enterprises across all business segments are using ECDNs to overcome the communication challenge presented by COVID-19. Here's what we're seeing.

Top 4 Kollective Network Insights

1. 90% of enterprises using Kollective’s ECDN have used video to address their global organizations on the impact of COVID-19.

2. The average number of Live Events increased by 50% from January to February 2020, signaling that companies are increasingly turning to live video for internal communications.

3. The average number of events per customer increased 29%, proving the effectiveness of real-time communication for organizations adapting to disruption.

4. The number of customers who started using Live Events in February increased by 17%, showing that more companies are embracing live communication to create greater trust, transparency and urgency.

The Key Takeaway

Although our network data tells a number of interesting stories, the most compelling is the rise of live video. Within a week of social distancing measures taking effect, businesses identified the need for real-time communication and switched to live video. As a result, the content reached a wider audience and had higher engagement.

In these challenging times, global enterprises are leveraging modern workplace tools to keep their organizations moving forward through better communication and collaboration. Live video is proving to be an asset for communicating real-time information and engaging the global workforce.

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