Increasingly more businesses are recognizing the huge potential of mobile training technology. As trainers recognize how videos can help teach their employees the skills they need to be effective, they see that mobile gadgets, including tablets, are ideal to use for content delivery.
This is a sensible observation since more people are using their mobile devices for simple tasks and activities they do daily. By 2019, about two-thirds of global IP traffic will be coming from gadgets that are not conventional computers, according to a recent study.
Video content distribution for the purpose of training is beneficial to workers, supervisors and managers utilizing such technology. However, the IT department do not give this development a warm welcome. IT departments study the needed logistics behind the implementation of this training, and they think that making lots of videos available to be viewed by a large number of employees is not quite possible.
Listed below are four hurdles that the IT Department faces when it comes to video content delivery. Included are explanations why there’s really nothing to worry about.
1. Streaming Requirements
Streaming refers to the way video content is delivered across the entire business network. The main office simply uploads a video, which can be seen from anywhere in the entire company.
However, this process uses up a significant amount of bandwidth. As a result, other business functions using internet data are affected, like the registers, ordering system, and client WiFi.
But there is a solution to this problem: mobile training technology, by which the video is downloaded to a tablet. This allows video viewing at any time and does not need a continuous, bandwidth-consuming web connection.
2. Video Quality & File Size
The IT department is protesting: “Video files are too large to fit locally on an iPad!” The video training can’t do much good if only a few videos can be made available in a tablet.
This issue has been resolved as well: by using the best mobile solutions and quickly compressing video files before they’re downloaded to the gadget. Only 15 1GB movies can fit in a typical iPad. But if you compress the movie to some svelte 30 megabytes without losing image or audio quality, the tablet can now accommodate a thousand more documents.
3. System Adoption
IT frequently becomes unnerved when another department insists on adding new programs and applications without first consulting with them. While managers and trainers are excited about using tablets for employee training, along with its unique hardware and software, IT sees it as an added headache.
Now this dilemma is easy to deal with. The best video content delivery solutions make every step of the process stress-free – from installation and hosting to training and support.
4. Information Syncing
Having a dozen or more tablets for training and video content-delivery can greatly help the front lines, but what happens when it’s time to update the tablets? Information won’t remain the same for long, and so syncing information in some manner would be needed. This entails lots of work as the ITs need to insert and unplug the tablets one by one. Aside from being time-consuming, this isn’t good for the devices.
Portable training technology handles this issue by making it possible to automatically sync tablets – without wires, at whatever time you specify (for example during the shop’s off-peak hours), or even when the device is asleep.
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