Microsoft Quadruples Down on Teaming

Microsoft Quadruples Down on Teaming
    

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Today Microsoft made a number of announcements, prior to its Inspire conference that is happening next week.  To be comprehensive in our coverage, first we’ll mention that there are a lot of announcements: programs and tools to support channel partners, some new Azure items (Azure Data Box, Azure Virtual WAN and Azure Firewall), database technologies, IoT investments, and some new capabilities coming to Power BI (Business Intelligence product) such as advanced data prep, enterprise-scale modeling, and more.

Looking at HTML5 on the Streaming Frontier

Looking at HTML5 on the Streaming Frontier
    

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As Adobe’s Flash video format marches towards end-of-life status in 2020, enterprises continue preparations on how to handle streaming after the retirement of the long-time video warhorse. Increasingly, it looks like the HTML5 protocol will play a role in filling Flash’s role in the video landscape. While HTML5 is not a video format itself, it does support the use of multiple video formats across different devices without requiring content creators to produce multiple versions of the same video. Truly, a publish-once, play anywhere capability.

Executive Briefing Series Checks in With Brightcove

Executive Briefing Series Checks in With Brightcove
    

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Brightcove is one of the best known vendors in the online video technology industry but only in recent years has the platform provider moved to provide its brand of online video services behind the corporate firewall. Wainhouse Research Senior Analyst Steve Vonder Haar talks with Paul Casinelli, vice president of product marketing & strategy for Brightcove, to discuss the steps the company has taken to compete to offer enterprise streaming capabilities on corporate networks.

Enterprise Learning - Game On for the Learner Experience!

Enterprise Learning - Game On for the Learner Experience!
    

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Last week, Degreed, a leading Learning Experience Platform (LXP) vendor, acquired a smaller rival, Pathgather. LXPs are the fastest growing segment of the Enterprise Learning Market and combining the two firms will allow them to stop competing and capture greater share.  Both companies are privately held and financial terms were not disclosed, but the companies noted they intend to keep all employees.

Vbrick Raises $20 Million Financing Round

Vbrick Raises $20 Million Financing Round
    

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Enterprise streaming solutions provider Vbrick today said it has raised $20 million in new financing, giving the company a fresh war chest earmarked specifically to fuel expanded sales and marketing efforts.

Vbrick said the new round of financing is led by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital with participation from existing investors Acme Nova and Adams Capital.

InfoComm 2018 - Collaborative and Ideation Technologies

InfoComm 2018 - Collaborative and Ideation Technologies
    

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This year’s InfoComm represented a type of welcoming party for me. Going forward, I’m happy to report I’ll be covering that emerging category of technologies people are calling ideation more extensively, and InfoComm certainly is a great place to immerse oneself in this market segment. Before I get too far, let me mention the category includes everything from collaboration-enabled hardware, cloud-based services, interactive flat panels, laser phosphor displays, projectors and scanning systems, and even eWriters.

InfoComm 2018 - Video Solutions

InfoComm 2018 - Video Solutions
    

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What happens in Vegas does not always stay in Vegas. A trio of WR analysts (Andy Nilssen, Alan Greenberg and Steve Vonder Haar) descended upon the town last week for Infocomm 2018 and brought back a bushelful of insight gleaned from multiple days of meetings with vendors at what is arguably the most important trade show of the year for enterprise video resellers.

Kaltura Acquires Rapt Media

Kaltura Acquires Rapt Media
    

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In a move that adds an innovative content creation tool to its suite of offerings, streaming platform vendor Kaltura late last week said it has acquired Boulder, Colo-based Rapt Media.

Polycom Announces Plan to Woo Enterprises and Service Providers with Cloud-based “Measure and Manage” Tools

Polycom Announces Plan to Woo Enterprises and Service Providers with Cloud-based “Measure and Manage” Tools
    

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A few years ago, the formula to be a leading meeting endpoint provider was straightforward: Provide technology-leading endpoint devices in the room (conference phones, video conferencing systems, content sharing platforms), rock-solid connectivity to standards-based meeting services, and remote management so that enterprises and service providers could maintain the networked devices and troubleshoot issues.  Polycom has been delivering all of this for a long time.

Qumu Reaps Briefcam Windfall

Qumu Reaps Briefcam Windfall
    

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If you’ve ever found some loose change in the living room couch, you probably can relate to how Vern Hanzlik feels right about now.

Hanzlik is the chief executive officer of Qumu – a financially challenged vendor of enterprise streaming solutions that last week revealed a fresh source of funding from the most unlikely of sources.

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