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Webcast Volume Spikes As Companies Adapt To COVID-19

In February, the Rev Cloud platform saw a 73% year-over-year spike in corporate webcasts, as customers prepare, and in some cases, transition to online events as opposed to in-person all hands meetings. This was a noticeable spike in activity as organizations are looking to video to support remote work as part of COVID-19 contingency planning. 

Companies are eliminating non-essential travel, moving from in-person events to virtual conferences and all hands, and preparing for a larger shift toward remote working. Some Vbrick customers in Europe have transitioned to an entirely remote workforce and adopted our Enterprise Video Platform in order to help bridge the gap.

In addition, companies have begun looking to implement enterprise webcasting solutions as a part of disaster recovery planning and crisis communications capabilities.  Rather than cancelling an event entirely, companies are turning to video to conduct large scale virtual events in the place of destination events.  However, large scale video can be complex and must be delivered with a perfect viewing experience regardless of viewer location, bandwidth or device.  Leading companies are using Rev to securely and efficiently deliver high-quality live and on-demand video to huge audiences internally using the corporate wide area network and externally via the cloud. 

Large organizations are using the power of video to engage, empower and transform their organization in a number of ways. Companies want the ability to conduct employee all hands and announce major events like mergers and acquisitions to an increasingly distributed workplace. There is also a shift toward bite-size videos for training and help content. Read our blog Video: The X Factor for Business Continuity to learn more.