We asked a few questions recently to Nick Barber, senior analyst with Forrester Research on video and what’s changing with the advancements of artificial intelligence (AI). Here’s what Nick had to say based on his research around enterprise video and related communications technology.
You can hear more from him on through this on-demand webinar: Transform the Employee Experience with AI Driven Video Communications.
The future of human resources, from hiring to training and on-boarding, is getting a digital overhaul. The credit goes to HR streaming video use cases, improving scale and time efficiency. And for young jobseekers, that’s great news.
More than 50% of employees are applying online using a mobile device, says Andre Lavoie, CEO of ClearCompany, a Boston-based talent management firm. And according to a new survey by HR software firm Yello, 85% of respondents appreciate the use of text messages in the hiring process, and 76% feel positively about video interviews.
“There is no question that this generation’s use of mobile, video and text is pervasive now and will only continue to increase in popularity,” says Dan Bartfield, co-founder and president of Yello.
One trend is clear: The digital tools today’s job seekers are using in their everyday lives are rewriting the rules for HR. In turn, human resources departments are using video to transform their processes. In fact, 79% of organizations plan to use video for HR and corporate communications, equipping themselves to better break down geographic barriers and serve a large, worldwide workforce.
IBM’s new publication, featuring research from Gartner, examines how enterprises are leveraging unstructured video data through machine learning. Topics, showing how AI is disrupting video, range from video analysis for business value, AI powered transcription and examining a large scale deployment that uses cognitive capabilities to enhance video assets.
Check out the publication on AI and streaming video, which includes links to full papers and videos on these topics. Below is a quick recap of some of the information touched on within.
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Video is projected to make up as much as 82% of all Internet traffic by 2020, a growing share of which will be live video content. From high profile live events to internal communications such as sales team trainings and employee town halls, 2017 has made it clear that more and more brands and retailers are taking advantage of the benefits of live streaming. See the Top Live Video Benchmark Report Takeaways.
If you’ve heard the term “blockchain” tossed around, chances are it’s been in the context of Bitcoin. Blockchain — a digital ledger that publicly records transactions — is the underlying technology behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, but it could also be a silver bullet for the entertainment industry by being used for blockchain DRM (digital rights management).
For years, creators and distributors of digital content for kids have been looking over their shoulders, worried that yet another major change in consumer technology will upend the marketplace before they can finish developing their offerings for the platforms du jour.
But David Kleeman, senior vice president of global trends at Dubit, a strategy and research consultancy and digital studio based in Leeds, England, says these companies can worry a little less about tech disruption — at least for the next few years.
When mergers and acquisitions are months, even years in the planning, organizations have time to communicate the impact of the change to all employees. Often, however, the change happens fast, leaving little room for creating a communications plan.
But high-impact communication is necessary, and typical avenues such as email newsletters and all-hands meetings might not draw the attention of a workforce that needs extra reassurance and knowledge about the new entity. Such cases require a more compelling presentation format, which is where streaming video can make a difference. Read on to learn more about why your post acquisition and merger integration plans need to incorporate video, while also learning how the company AngioDynamics succeeds with this approach. If you are looking for advice on executing an internal video strategy for this, be sure to watch our archived webinar on Video Best Practices for Your Internal Communication Strategy.
There are many jobs that didn’t exist a decade ago. Chief listening officer, social media manager and app developer were all unknown titles until recently. Streaming video jobs are another set to add to that list.
As the use of streaming video grows, more brands need a dedicated full-time employee to oversee its production. At the time of composing this article, job search sites Indeed, PBS Digital Studios and Allstate were all looking for video streaming specialists.
So what’s contributing to the position’s rise? As Business Insider noted, “While the concept of live streaming has been around for years, mobile-first video platforms with user-generated content have just recently begun to make serious waves thanks to improved video quality, faster broadband speeds, and enhanced mobile technology.” This increase in live streaming also has a trickle down effect for video on-demand as well. In fact, 19% of organizations are adding 25 hours of video content or more to their corporate libraries each month. This is in 2013, according to a joint IBM and Wainhouse Research report.
As the need for this role grows, workers who are adept at video production and can keep a cool head when the inevitable disruptions occur during live events will find a new outlet for their talents. Video integration into social and business platforms continue to fuel the growth of this industry, meaning the long-term outlook for such streaming video jobs is solid.
Fans of Olympic swimming may remember Cody Miller, who took home a bronze medal in the 2016 Rio Games. What made Miller’s accomplishments all the more remarkable was that he wasn’t just swimming against the clock, but also against his own physiology: He suffers from pectus excavatum, a condition that causes a sunken chest and significantly reduces lung capacity.
Around the same time as Miller won bronze, the Phoenix Children’s Hospital had a patient with the same condition ready for corrective surgery. Today, it’s typically a 45-minute, routine procedure. But parents and children can sometimes be scared off by the prospect of such an invasive and altering procedure. What if the hospital could show the process to assuage parents’ fears?
Whether you use video for employee training, town hall meetings or HR updates, technology is transforming how executives get the word out to their remote workforce. In a recent Ustream & Wainhouse Research survey of corporate executives, more than four out of five respondents (81%) describe online video as an effective tool for communicating work-related information.
If you are in the midst of evaluating your streaming technology options, this report can help identify the key features to look for and the capabilities of enterprise streaming platforms that should be considered during the process. For organizations serious about laying a solid foundation for using online video, these issues should be viewed as the building blocks for enterprise streaming success.
Download the research to learn:
- What IT executives view as the most critical features a video platform must have.
- Why 48% say that secure content distribution is very important while evaluating their video provider options.
- How to leverage viewership analytics to make the case for video in the workplace.
- What factors to consider when producing high quality corporate videos.
- Using VOD content archives as a key business benefit.
With the ability to create more engaging corporate communications, it’s no wonder that video is being used for a broader array of business applications than ever before. Executives contemplating an investment in video streaming technologies should be aware of the building blocks of enterprise streaming to address the issues most relevant to their specific organizational needs. Download our exclusive research to learn more.