Google is launching Google Video for business, a customized video platform aimed at businesses for internal use. Google is targeting Heads of training and HR and anyone that uses internal videos at the company. The product will be included in Google Apps Premier Edition for free, with 3 GB of storage per user account.
This is a “Zero billion dollar market today” Director of Product Management Matthew Glotzbach said in a briefing about the product. But we will change this and Google Video For Business will be easy to use.
These videos will basically have the same features and limitations as YouTube, including upload size and file type limits. Videos have access control, even if they are embedded outside of the intranet or Google Apps, and can be tagged and commented on just like YouTube. As the video below states, these videos are quick and easy to create and can be uploaded and shared in a number of ways: for training, to communicate end of quarter results, to showcase famous people who visit Google headquarters like Obama and Bloomberg and finally just for some laughs and fun during a stressful overworked the day.
So, what do you think as head of training or Human Resources at your firm? How will you use this? Will this replace your in-house video production crew? Will you use video more in video sharing sites to describe a new service or for quick updates?
[tags]Google, Human Resources, Video Sharing, HR[/tags]
I like the idea as an additional channel for learning and communicating generally. We have created a series of podcasts recently on various masterclass subjects – we termed them ‘mastercasts’ and they have been very successful. As our workforce is highly mobile we have offered the mastercasts available on line and also for download so they can be viewed off line.
This new tool from Google will make in-house production a breeze. It will also help connect with the younger generations in the office and keep them engaged with the company.
Like Google described in their video, putting the quarterly meeting in a video rather than a boring email will have more people watching the creation rather than hitting the delete button in their inbox.
This tool seems especially helpful for remote employees who miss out on quarterly meetings and day-to-day events at the office. With a simple video camera, you can easily keep them in the loop.
I think the possibilities are endless, way to go Google.