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kPoint wins Gold at the Brandon Hall Awards

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kPoint, the technology solution that facilitates easy creation and consumption of learning content, has won Gold in the Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology category at the prestigious Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards 2015.

Brandon_hallThe kPoint platform is a comprehensive technology solution for the creation of learning videos, their secure distribution and social sharing, versatile viewing options for learners, and analytics for learning program managers.

The Brandon Hall Group Awards are the definitive set of awards for the learning industry worldwide. A panel of senior industry experts and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executives evaluated the entries based upon value proposition, product innovation, unique differentiators and measurable results. kPoint’s win in the Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology category places it amongst the most visionary and innovative developers of learning technology solutions that move organizations forward in scaling the impact of learning.

Following the win, Shridhar Shukla, Managing Director of kPoint Technologies, said, “This is a great achievement for kPoint and an endorsement of how we have simplified the adoption of video for learning. However, the most satisfying aspect of the award, is that it gives due recognition to our effort in making an impact on learning in large organizations through the efficient reuse and re-purposing of learning content. We are proud to provide such an effective solution for organizations of all sizes to easily create and consume learning content on a massive scale.”

About Brandon Hall Group

Brandon Hall Group is a HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition, and Workforce Management.

With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is focused on developing research that drives performance in emerging and large organizations, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

(www.brandonhall.com

About kPoint

kPoint is a technology company focused on enabling and enhancing the use of video in business. Video is a value-multiplier for business processes that are communication or collaboration dependent. kPoint is being deployed successfully to improve programmatic and collaborative learning in over 50 medium to large sized corporations. More than 300,000 kPoint users have watched kPoint videos over 2 million times and consume over 15,000 hours of learning video every month.

Consume kPoint videos on the go with the new kPoint mobile app

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Mobile device use has today grown to a point where they have become an indispensable part of our lives. Expectedly, similar adaptations are also taking place in the modern enterprise. Mobile devices are altering the way employees access applications, modify documents, interact and collaborate with colleagues, and progressively, watch business videos. As a result, enterprises are increasingly enabling employees to access office networks and tools on their own mobile devices. It is at this junction that kPoint is making it easier than ever for employees to create, watch and share business videos. Yes, we are proud to announce the release of the kPoint mobile app for iOS and Android mobile devices.

What’s new with kPoint’s latest mobile app?

Search within videos

Instead of playing your videos from the very beginning, you can now search for specific content within your videos, jump to that exact point within the video and play it from the point of interest. Save precious bandwidth in the process.

Offline viewing

Download any video in your library to your mobile device and watch it anytime — watch it even when not connected to the Internet. Now you can catch up on training materials from anywhere!

Security

The video experience on mobile has been also customized to ensure enterprise-level security. The video only plays on the device on which it was downloaded, so data cannot travel from device to device. The availability of the videos is time-specific, minimizing data misuse.

Notifications

You can receive notifications from your subscribed channels whenever a new video is added to your channel, or when your own video is ready to be published. You will also receive information on your regular activity feeds and suggested videos.

Video Analytics

Process owners can monitor the consumption of videos based on user-level analytics. Even if the viewing takes place offline, usage data can be captured. Viewership data for offline videos are not lost but captured once the device connects back to the kPoint application.

The kPoint mobile app takes the power of enhanced video from the desktop to wherever you are working – shop floor, in the market, at home or at airports. Now you can carry your entire video library in your pocket, wherever you go.

The new kPoint Mobile app is available now on      
Download it today!

 

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Pratik Pradhan

Software Architect, kPoint Technologies, is an MTech in Information & Communication Technology. Pratik has vast experience in software design and development and is passionate about mobile app design and development
 
 

Enterprise Video Management – A Future Business Driver

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Enterprise communication the world over is seeing a tipping point, with organizations changing the way they interact internally and externally. The ‘Digital Evolution’ is creating disruptive opportunities for enterprises to enhance interactions among customers, suppliers, stakeholders, and employees. And video has become the enabler which is bringing about this change. With the enterprise video space getting more and more innovative and crucial to the communication space, it was time kPoint took the lead in expounding how enterprise video will drive future business.

A conference for discussing “Enterprise Video: A Future Business Driver” was organized by kPoint at The Leela Ambience, Gurgaon on the 18th of September, 2015. The objective of the event was to demonstrate how kPoint’s enterprise video platform is helping organizations capture attention, create interest and deliver a consistent message to a global audience.

The Evangelists of best Enterprise Video Management

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kPoint Co-Founder and Managing Director, Shridhar Shukla talked briefly about kPoint’s values and mission as an organization. He also discussed how organizations have applied kPoint video to their communication outreach and derived amazing results.

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Manoj Chugh, President, Enterprise Business, Tech Mahindra, delivered the Keynote discussing ‘digital disruptions’ in the enterprise software space.

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Sudhanshu Padhi, Learning and Development Manager, Hero MotoCorp highlighted the benefits of easy of video content creation and distribution through kPoint.

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Vikrant Bhatnagar, Director – Capability Management, Tata Communications showcased a kPoint video explaining the ease of video content creation using kPoint.

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Sunil Godse, Chief Customer Officer at kPoint Technologies discussed kPoint’s multiple use cases inside customer organizations and benefits derived such as rapid content roll-out and cost savings.

 

The event generated considerable buzz among the participants. Participating organizations are now judiciously evaluating how they can use kPoint to augment their communication practices.

kPoint Voiceover – Make your slides speak

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PowerPoint is an innovative and easy-to-use program that can help you create impressive presentations. But despite its inherent strengths, a successful presentation is also greatly driven by the skills of the presenter. So imagine what it would be like if you could convert your presentations to video with a nice voice taking the viewer through the slides as they play out. And what if you had the option to choose from various voiceover artists of different accents, age group and gender?

This is the challenge that kPoint Voiceover addresses – converting your old presentations to video and giving them a new voice, a new life. kPoint Voiceover is kPoint’s text-to-speech feature that converts written script to speech effortlessly, thereby making your script come alive. kPoint Voiceover can also be used to add voice to silent video captures such as screen captures of software demos.

The one worry that organizations face while creating video content for global markets is the availability and cost of suitable voiceover talent. But with kPoint Voiceover, the voice talent is available readily. You only need to give us a presentation along with a voiceover script and we’ll convert it to video with a voiceover accent of your choice.

In case you need to make changes within your slides or script, go ahead and do it as many times as you want – kPoint will reconvert your script to speech just as easily. You can edit as much as you want or customize your scripts as per your changing requirements. Just send them to kPoint and we’ll take care of the rest.

kPoint Voiceover provides you the most human quality of voice possible. We can do voiceovers in multiple European and Asian languages apart from English. So you can publish your content for global markets quicker, while enjoying the flexibility of last minute changes. The days of looking around for multilingual voice talent are over.

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Avijit Senmazumder
Chief Product Architect, kPoint Technologies, has architect-ed the media backbone for rapid video creation and delivery at kPoint. Avijit has a B. Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from NIT Warangal and M. S. in Computer Science from UC, Santa Barbara.

 

Offline video is an offsite video. Keep it on a leash.

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Hats off to Google for launching YouTube Offline – the new feature that allows users to download a YouTube video and watch it when not connected to the Internet. This feature is available in select countries, India being one of them. We just love the YouTube ad announcing this feature with its goofy exaggeration of viewer’s heads spinning because of the frustration of buffer time. You can watch this cool ad here.



The problem of low or no Internet connectivity is common in certain geographies and where we work we’re no strangers to occasional Internet deprivation. So guess what? We’ve also built in offline viewing capabilities into our mobile app. But being an enterprise product, kPoint had to do a lot more than just download a video that would normally stream to one’s device.

Device lock: The video only plays on the device on which it was downloaded. So data cannot travel from device to device.

Limited shelf life: Offline videos on personal devices are even more vulnerable to theft or misuse. Making these videos available for a specified period of time minimizes the risk of data misuse while also ensuring that the data does not clog mobile device memory.

Offline analytics preserved: Viewership data for offline videos are not lost but captured once the device connects back to the kPoint application.

Offline video viewing that addresses the issues of personal device data security and analytics is the challenge that we address in our mobile app. Heads may not spin but they’ll certainly turn.

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Avijit Senmazumder
Chief Product Architect, kPoint Technologies, has architect-ed the media backbone for rapid video creation and delivery at kPoint. Avijit has a B. Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from NIT Warangal and M. S. in Computer Science from UC, Santa Barbara.
 
 

A 30% increase in sales conversion using kPoint. Watch how Logix did it.

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It was about 6 months ago that the kPoint team realized that we had accumulated a heap of commendations. The commendations being the innumerable customer compliments that we would receive in the form of feedback, thank you emails, Facebook and Twitter shout outs and phone calls. And then it hit us one fine day. The idea that these words of encouragement were manifestations of a message more profound: the power of kPoint to alter the face of video communication. And for a team that is crazy about video, what would be the best way to present this message? Through a video testimonial… what else?

Today, we have our first video case study that showcases how kPoint has brought about a significant change to the sales enablement process at Logix Infosecurity. Watch Prashant Mudbidri, Founder Director and Anumita Mukherjee, Marketing Manager, describe how Logix increased their sales conversions by over 30% simply by using kPoint.

Here’s how we can make this happen in your enterprise too:

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Sunil Godse
Chief Product Architect, kPoint Technologies, responsible for kPoint adoption and solution creation for customers. Sunil has served as Vice President, Operations Excellence, at Persistent Systems and has B. Tech. and M. Tech. degrees from IIT Kharagpur.

 

Sometimes 100,000 is greater than 2,000,000

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In the four years since we introduced kPoint to the market, we’ve been totally focused on enterprise video, making it easy to create video, making it easy to find and view video, making video analytics actionable, and making enterprise video secure. The combination of these video realms is to make video a preferred medium of communication within enterprises. Recently we decided to coin a mantra for what we do, what we will do, and what we believe in.

Videofy the enterprise.

Being engineers at heart we decided we need to be able to measure enterprise videofication quantitatively. So we referenced a report on enterprise video produced by Cisco and they measured videofication in the form of video data versus non video data on corporate networks. According to their prognosis video data will surpass non video data during the course of 2015.
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That’s a comforting feeling for folks like me whose business depends on enterprise video data volumes. But the engineer in me kicked in again and I decided to look at whether our own data corroborated the Cisco sky gaze. Our head of analytics found two data points that prima facie indicate that kPoint is making serious impact in videofying the enterprise.

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I have been looking at these two numbers and trying to link them with our videofication mission. Everyone in the company was very excited by these big numbers. After all we are a start up in a category which is nascent so 2 million views should be a good number. Then a young MBA trainee piped up and told me that YouTube was launched in 2005 and were averaging 100 million views per day in 2006! In my honest assessment we’ve done brilliantly as pioneers in developing the technology for enterprise video and in seeding a nascent market. But in terms of impact, we are just scratching the surface. There’s a lot more potential video views in enterprise. In fact the data point on one video in one corporation notching up a 100 thousand views is indicative of kPoint successfully driving videofication in one corporation. It is proof of concept that the videofied enterprise is reality. Now to multiply that by 100. Nay 1000.

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Shridhar Shukla
Co-Founder and MD, kPoint Technologies, consumed by a passion to create breakthrough products. Formerly COO at Persistent Systems. PhD, North Carolina State.
 
 

How to videofy the enterprise

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Listen to Shridhar Shukla, Co-founder, kPoint Technologies, explain enterprise videofication as presented at InTech50, a leading showcase of the most promising software products created by entrepreneurs from India. Find out how kPoint has helped a 200+k people multinational maximize their ROI from the video platform.

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Five steps to reduce your training costs

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[wptigerfree-web-form type=’post’] Training costs comprise of many costs such as travel costs, content creation costs, and trainer’s time. The best measure is the cost of learning hour used. This measure highly depends on creation costs and reuse ratio of the content. Here are 5 simple steps to reduce your training cost.

Why videos make a deeper connection… let’s unravel the mystery

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Research shows that we remember visual images much easier and better than words. When we read, our minds convert printed scribbles into visual images that we encode with emotion and remember. Visuals are processed 60,000 times faster than text. Graphics quickly affect our emotions, and our emotions greatly affect our decision-making. The psychologist Jerome Bruner of New York University published a finding, which is quoted by Paul Martin Lester in his article “Syntactic Theory of Visual Communication”. He has shown that people retain 10% of what they hear, 20% of what they read, but retain an astounding 80% of what they see and do! Study after study, experiment after experiment has proven that graphics have immense influence over the user’s perception of the subject matter because of the neurological and evolutionary factors.

However, it makes little sense to debate about how visuals can stand alone and are much better than words. The combination of graphics and words has a communicative power that neither singularly possesses. Without videos, an idea may be lost in a sea of words. Robert E. Horn, an award-winning scholar at Stanford University’s Center for the Study of Language and Information, said, “When words and visual elements are closely entwined, we create something new and we augment our communal intelligence.”
With kPoint we let you do precisely that. Convey a message to your end users, in a way that they will remember for a long time!