Posts Tagged 'Steven Vonder Haar'

Making the Shift to a Customized Streaming Solution

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By: Steve Vonder Haar

Henry Ford would have felt right at home in the enterprise streaming video business.

The pioneering car maker once declared that you could have any color Model T that you wanted – as long as it was black.

Such standardization was necessary to keep early production lines rolling efficiently. Introducing flexibility into the manufacturing process would simply bring with it complexity and costs that would make it impossible to make cars viable for ...

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Embracing Openness in the World of Streaming

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By: Steve Vonder Haar

Everything you need to know about the future of enterprise streaming can be learned on any kindergarten playground: As any teacher will tell you, it’s nice to play well with others.

Technology vendors today are embracing this “play-nice” behavior as they update their solutions to enable the streaming video workflow for business users.  As it turns out, cooperation is becoming just as vital in the world of enterprise streaming as it is on the ...

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Fire-and-Forget Video Production

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By: Steve Vonder Haar

Creating streaming video can be such a hassle sometimes.

Setting up cameras. Adjusting audio feeds. Getting the lighting just right. There’s a lot of work that goes into making presenters look presentable. Indeed, it’s fair to say that one of the biggest barriers to getting organizations to use video more frequently is the sheer challenge that can be associated with creating quality video content in the first place.

So the task for executives ...

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Stream High-quality Video Content, Not Visual Mush

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By: Steve Vonder Haar

Streaming video technology platforms are handling tougher tasks than ever before – a positive development given the demands companies are making of solutions that help to create, manage and distribute online video content.

High-quality systems today can help organizations capture video, package it in accessible content portals, shepherd the distribution of the content on corporate networks and track exactly when and how users are watching specific video programming. Sometimes it seems that ...

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Energize Your Video Content Archives

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By: Steve Vonder Haar

Getting employees to watch pre-recorded streaming video in the workplace is something that is easier said than done.

Of course, we’d all like to think that our co-workers would be chomping at the bit to watch our video highlighting the division’s progress during the most recent quarter. And, naturally, who would pass up the opportunity to tap into some added training opportunities when given a chance to watch the video at the time of their choosing?

Human nature being ...

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Don’t Be a Victim of Murphy’s Law

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By Steve Vonder Haar

When it comes to capturing live events for online distribution, Murphy’s Law reigns supreme.

Something absolutely, positively will go wrong when you’re trying to capture a live event and distribute it online. Perhaps your on-site camera won’t have the right connections to plug into the video encoder. Maybe the feed from the room’s audio system is not right for your system. In some cases, connections to the Internet may simply be faulty, ...

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

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By: Steve Vonder Haar

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 which player provided better quality and which software should be used most ...

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Preparing for the Age of Pervasive Video

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

Online video is on the loose.

Anywhere there’s a screen, there’s usually an opportunity for delivering video. That simple fact holds huge implications for executives contemplating the best strategy for incorporating video into their business communications efforts.

Simply put, online video is sprawling beyond the confines of the PC. For companies that invest in the right technologies, business video messages can be reliably viewed ...

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Are Your Video Libraries Getting Cluttered?

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By Steve Vonder Haar

It happens to the best of us. Bookshelves get cluttered. Closets get over-run.

So imagine the plight of corporate IT administrators who try their best to keep their libraries of business video content nice and tidy. It seems so easy at first. Get a nice new hard drive, store the CEO videos in one folder, the training videos go into another folder and the marketing video clips are set aside in yet another folder.

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