Novell -- like most other large software vendors -- regularly produces online pre-recorded demos as part of their marketing effort. When you have great technology like we do it's tempting to go into lots of detail in these and show off all the product can do, but then you end up with a long video that goes on for fifteen, twenty minutes or even longer. People don't want to sit through something that long and even if they do, they've stopped paying real attention after the first five minutes or so.
We want to create demos that are engaging, focused on solving real-world problems and above all, short, so we've come up with this new format.
Objective: Pick a use case for a product then articulate the business challenge, the reason for that challenge, the specific capabilities needed and the benefits, followed by a quick demo aimed at a business audience, in under three minutes.
Here are some examples. We'd love to hear what you think of them.
Novell Teaming & Messenger Integration
ZENworks Application Virtualization / Windows 7 Migration
IDM4 Role Mapping Administrator
Disclaimer: As with everything else at Cool Solutions, this content is definitely not supported by Novell (so don't even think of calling Support if you try something and it blows up).
It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.