Businesses are finding 101 uses for enterprise video platforms today, but more of them need to focus on multi-screen delivery. As professionals bring their personal mobile devices into the workplace, being able to provide access to video content on smartphones, laptops, tablets and office desktops will not only enhance the overall viability of video content delivery, but can also increase the productivity and cost-reduction benefits that it provides.
According to iMedia Connection, the number of web-enabled devices on the U.S. market exceeds the actual number of people in the United States. Many people own 2 or even 3 devices for work and play, and ensuring that those devices can access enterprise video quickly and easily is critical. However, there are certain challenges that need to be overcome.
For many companies, the first issue that occurs is the need for enough bandwidth to support video streaming to all of the mobile devices in the workplace. As more employees bring their smartphones and tablets into the office, businesses have to be able to support them in addition to their normal computer networks. Having the right infrastructure in place will make this easier and promote synergy across device platforms.
Not all mobile devices are created equally, and making sure video can be viewed across various mobile OSs will also be critical. Regardless of whether an employee owns an iPhone or a Chromebook, they are going to want the same level of access to video content as every other worker, and having the right solution will provide for that demand.
Ultimately, a dedicated enterprise content delivery network is what is needed to eliminate bandwidth bottlenecking and ensure device support across the office. By investing in a high-quality solution now, a business will be better prepared for eventual changes to enterprise mobile and video trends.