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Does Google Glass Have a Place in the Office?


Not sure what to make of Google Glass? Consider this: It could be a must-have for your office.

Google Glass is still in beta, but one enterprising company is already figuring out how to use its video recording feature in the office. At the recent Streaming Media West conference in sunny Huntington Beach, California, Scott Lawson, director of IT architecture for enterprise resource planning software company QAD, sat down for a red carpet interview to explain how his company is already finding uses for Google Glass.

GoogleGlass“So a new employee comes on. We want to introduce him to the whole team. QAD is a global company, most people are not at the corporate office. So we can make a quick interview video with them, not a lot of fuss, and then publish that right away and have everybody meet this person before they leave on their very first day,” Lawson explained. “Another use case is down in the server room. I work for IT and we have racks and racks of servers, and identifying those servers with somebody upstairs or at another location who’s working the firewall, who’s trying to figure out what’s going on, you can have sort of a man-on-the-street as it were.”

Working with Google Glass will certainly take some adjusting. Lawson offered a few tips based on his experience so far.

“You can’t record a ten minute video on Google Glass. Although it would work, it would probably kill the small battery that you have,” Lawson explained. “The other thing is you want to be ready. It’s all in one take, so you have to go and think about what you’re going to do. As soon as you turn it on, you have to give a title and extend the video and talk and then close it up. It’s like being a newscaster or a broadcaster.”

To hear more about using Google Glass in the enterprise, watch the full video below.


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