Video on demand (VoD) is on a tear. According to the Cisco Visual Networking Forecast (2009-2014), VoD traffic will double every 2.5 years through 2014 and generate 11 exabytes per
Video on demand (VoD) is on a tear. According to the Cisco Visual Networking Forecast (2009-2014), VoD traffic will double every 2.5 years through 2014 and generate 11 exabytes per month by 2014. And it’s not just for consumers anymore:
Business video is seeing a rise, too. Business video conferencing will grow 10-fold over the forecast period, a rate that is almost three times faster than overall business traffic. A comScore study found that, from December 2008 to December 2009, Smartphone ownership increased from 11% to 17%, while 3G phone ownership increased from 32% to 43%.
With video on the rise and millions of iPhones, BlackBerrys, Android and iPad devices being used in the enterprise, the time is right for on-demand mobile access to media content.
Innovative organizations are turning to media management systems to make rich media accessible to all employees. A leader in this space is Altus Learning Systems, which offers a SaaS-enabled video capture and management platform called Altus vSearch. The company serves a number of Fortune 500 enterprises, including Cisco Systems, NetApp and Oracle. It recently introduced vSearch Mobile, which gives mobile users the same ability to browse, search, and play video and slide content
as the desktop version of vSearch.With vSearch and vSearch Mobile, enterprises can provide their employees and partners with continuous and seamless access to corporate knowledge anytime, anyplace, on any device.
—For more information on Altus vSearch, visit www.altuscorp.com, telephone (408) 395-9154, or write 2105 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell, CA 95008.