Why You Can’t Ignore Streaming Video on Your Network

Why You Can’t Ignore Streaming Video on Your Network

Look around and you’ll find video everywhere. Teenagers share videos with their friends using Instagram and Snapchat. Distant relatives communicate using Facetime, WhatsApp, or Google Hangouts. Streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube have become the primary means by which people consume television shows and movies. And live video broadcasting is now possible, from virtually anywhere, using apps like Periscope and Facebook.

This same appetite for video is quickly permeating the enterprise where workers desire to use it for more than conferencing. Nemertes Research’s recent study of approximately 500 end-user organizations found that more than half were currently supporting, or planning to support, live video streaming across their network. A similar percentage is embracing streaming of recorded video for applications like training, employee communications, or replay of video-enabled meetings.

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