Recently, we had a representative from a major financial services company speak at our Enterprise Video Summit. During his presentation, he discussed video and Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDIs) within their organization and the conundrum they’re experiencing at the moment:
The company is still in the early stages of implementing video into their full organization. At the moment they are only delivering content internally, however they are looking to start initiatives to bring mobile and externally-facing video into the fold soon. That said, the organization has embraced internal video and has taken a “Video First” attitude toward internal communications.
For example, recent companywide training featured embedded video that was viewed by over 225,000 people in two weeks. Employees have also taken to recording meetings and video conferences to share and reference later. Town Hall meetings are also captured to share with distributed employees who were unable to attend.
The problem, then, for this financial services group, is that many of their employees need to use Virtual Desktops. The company has over 125,000 employees on Virtual Desktops throughout their organization. If you read our recent article by our CTO, David Bukhan, on the technical aspects of delivering video to VDI, you’ll know that at the moment there are limitations to what kind of video a VDI can handle. At the moment, in the financial services institution, they’re having to deliver low-bitrate, low filesize, low quality videos to people on VDIs in order to keep them from grinding to a halt.
As David mentioned in the previous post, Qumu is working to develop solutions to optimize video delivery to VDIs, bringing a quality video experience to everyone in the organization, no matter what device or infrastructure they use.
If you want to learn more about how Qumu can optimize video for any environment including VDI, drop us a line.