As video becomes an increasingly important tool for communication and productivity, organizations must find a way to manage the huge amounts of video being stored and shared across their networks. The solution to this management issue is the use of a video content management system, or VCMS. But what is a VCMS, and what benefits does using a VCMS have over simply storing video on a network folder or within Sharepoint?
First things first: What is a video content management system, anyhow?
At its most basic, a VCMS provides a repository for video content, in which video files are uploaded to the system and made accessible to people via a link. However, leaders in the space offer a more complete, end-to-end video content management solution, including features like:
That all seems well and good, but what’s wrong with just storing my videos in a SharePoint site or network file folder? We put our other files there, and it seems to work fine.
Although LAN folders and SharePoint sites are great for storing and sharing documents and other files, they fall short when it comes to sharing video across an organization: