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Network infrastructure essential to video support

Video can bring crucial benefits to any business by improving internal communications and workflow through enhanced mobility and other advantages. However, in order to actually achieve any of these improvements, a company has to have the technology in place to enable video content delivery on a broad scale.

Enabling video content can affect a variety of business operations. Video can improve training, enhance meetings and promote mobile opportunities not previously available. With so many different uses for enterprise video, there are few reasons not to invest in it. Combined with communications solutions and the bring your own device (BYOD) trend, video can unlock quite a few opportunities, especially for growing businesses.

However, any company looking to invest in an enterprise video platform has to examine its network infrastructure first. Can it support video traffic on top of normal daily operations? Will the introduction of video traffic cause bandwidth issues? These questions and more have to be addressed before a business can implement video. With a dedicated content delivery network (CDN), these potential issues can all be avoided easily.

A CDN provides a business with a secondary network that integrates workflow specifically for video and other media purposes, which completely eliminates  the bandwidth issues that can arise when numerous employees start streaming a company meeting or other video content at once. With the right tools in place, it also provides a more convenient avenue for mobile and remote access to video content.

By implementing a dedicated network for video webcasting and adopting the other tools needed to provide high-quality video content for employees, a business can improve productivity and the flow of information without negatively affecting pre-existing IT solutions.