Posts Tagged 'investment'

Future-Proofing Your Streaming Investment

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By: Steve Vonder Haar

When it comes to streaming, I’m something of nostalgia curmudgeon.

Rather than ruminating on the past, my preference is to focus on the future. And while we’ve seen great progress in the adoption of online video (and the range of streaming solutions that makes online video more useful) in the past decade, I’m much more excited about the impact that streaming will have on business communications in the next 10 years.

That’s why it’s time to re-visit a topic ...

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How You Buy a Streaming Solution Can Be Just as Important as What You Buy

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By: Steve Vonder Haar

The economics of business streaming are changing right before our eyes.

Not so long ago, companies that wanted to deploy streaming technology platforms for their own use had few options to consider when investing in these solutions. In most cases, these organizations would write a big check up-front – sometimes paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in a single shot – to deploy comprehensive streaming solutions on their corporate network.

Now, thanks to shifts in the way streaming platforms ...

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Winnov Newsletter – May 2012 Edition

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They Just Don’t Make Format Wars Like They Used To…

By Steve Vonder Haar, Senior Analyst Enterprise Webcasting & Streaming, Wainhouse Research, LLC

At the dawn of the online multimedia age in the late 1990s, analysts and reporters alike spilled plenty of ink discussing the relative merits of Real Networks’ Real Player in comparison with Microsoft’s NetShow software that ultimately paved the way to Microsoft’s Windows Media player.

In that narrowband era that would run through the year 2000, endless debates ensued on ...

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