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When the global company Praxair offered technical instruction in the past, an expert would fly to scattered locations and teach his colleagues face-to-face.
Recently, however, an engineer at the company―which separates air into nitrogen, oxygen, and argon for commercial use―demonstrated how video has changed communications.
He aimed a camera at a PowerPoint presentation on his computer screen and recorded a training session, using his pen as a pointer, says Praxair’s Terry Bourgeois. The engineer uploaded it internally and emailed the URL to relevant employees.
Unpolished? Perhaps. But staffers got their training, Praxair could track who watched the video worldwide, and the engineer was spared weeks of standing in airport security lines.