Overview: Business and corporate transcription services can help businesses retain, archive, search, and distribute knowledge. That’s important because not all information a company generates nowadays is written. Videos and audio, such as podcasting and recorded events, are replacing the written word in many instances. Content may be more accessible to people at that moment, but ironically new media is less accessible to future generations because of the following:
- Changing technology (VHS, anyone?)
- Additional resources needed to store, archive, and port
- Lack of searchability
The written word was one of the major innovations of civilization. Many may pooh-pooh that by saying video, audio, and other textless media are the future – and that future is now! There is a lot of sizzle when it comes to the latest crazes, such as TikTok and Instagram. But the steak is still text-based for so many reasons.