WHITE PAPER

Preparing Your Enterprise Network for the YouTube Generation

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MILLENNIALS HAVE GROWN up with the ability to produce and consume video anytime, anywhere. So as the workforce becomes increasingly millennialized, short-form video will become as commonplace in the enterprise as PDFs and PowerPoints. Live video webcasting will also grow as a means of communicating with and engaging a dispersed millennial workforce.

Few enterprise networks, however, can deliver high-quality video to multiple end-points simultaneously. In fact, multiple copies of any bulky content—including video, big data cubes, large PowerPoints, and software downloads—will inevitably hit multiple choke points as they stream over the WAN, in from the cloud, and down to the desktop.

Enterprise network managers therefore face a three-fold choice:
1. Limit the ability of people to use technology for the benefit of the business
2. Engage in capital- and labor-intensive upgrades of network infrastructure
3. Embrace a more technically elegant and economically reasonable solution

This white paper suggests that the third course of action is the wisest—and that it will generate multiple worthwhile long-term business benefits for those who choose it.

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