SharePoint Conference 2012 – Qumu, www.qumu.com, the leading business video platform provider and a Rimage company (NASDAQ: RIMG), amidst the buzz about the new SharePoint 2013 release this month, today announced the results of their SharePoint User Survey, conducted online by uSamp in October. The survey, which was aimed at revealing the expectations and current trends among Microsoft SharePoint users, found that users are increasingly asking for greater support of video within the environment (94%), including:
- Better video upload support – 58%
- Support for live streaming – 53%
- Fully featured support for categorizing and managing videos – 37%
- Video collaboration software – 29%
- Video linkage to related documents within SharePoint – 29%
In particular, live video meeting capabilities were cited as having an impact on employee attendance at video meetings such as CEO All-Hands sessions. Fully 82% said that at least some additional employees would be able to attend live video meetings if they were available from within SharePoint, and 35% report that many more employees would be able to attend.
Nearly everyone (98%) said that a “YouTube-like” experience within SharePoint would be beneficial, with the top benefits listed as:
- Increased access to training videos – 63%
- Improved organization and search of videos – 50%
- Better employee collaboration – 47%
- Increased access to expert knowledge – 45%
- Giving employees a “voice” to share ideas – 42%
When asked about the experience of uploading videos into SharePoint, 92% say they have tried to do so and 72% report that they have encountered some issues, including the top issue which was reported as slow upload times (45%).