GoDaddy is a publicly traded domain registrar and web hosting company founded in 1997. Being nearly as old as the Internet itself, GoDaddy was shaped around giving customers a simple and affordable way to present their ideas online. With over sixty-one million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the world's largest ICANN-accredited registrar. As of 2014, the company’s annual revenue has reached 1.4 billion, growing by 143 million per year. The company employs 4,000 people and serves more than 13,000 customers in various ways such as domain registrar, web hosting and even by providing e-business software and services. GoDaddy has gained popularity through celebrity spokespeople, Super bowl Ads and as being a provider for small online businesses.
With GoDaddy’s rise in popularity, they were looked to upgrade their Tempe facility all around. From training rooms, Network Operations Center, employee areas, and even a fitness center GoDaddy was looking to improve employee engagement. Godaddy looked to Immedia, being the premier world-class technology provider in Phoenix, AZ, for help in overcoming their challenge of creating a friendly, and effective workplace for all of its employees.
Immedia provided GoDaddy with a marquee area in the cafeteria/lounge by adding a 3x3 = 165in video wall able to display anything from TV broadcast to videos and even company updates or reminders. In addition, it was paired to robust distributed audio system flexibility enough for outside utilization as well. GoDaddy’s NOC controlled by various monitoring employees was outfitted with eight Samsung displays outlining different metrics and/or content. The fitness center implemented high-end audio + video for sports viewing and training. Most impressively, GoDaddy training rooms utilize multiple displays for portraying data, visuals and collateral and is amplified by reinforced audio systems to ensure crisp and equally balanced sound within the room.
In reference to their training rooms GoDaddy wanted to take them a step further and with the help from Immedia had no problem in doing so. GoDaddy wanted to create a training room with presentation and conferencing capabilities with low complexity and low maintenance. Immedia + GoDaddy came together and decided Zoom was the ideal option. Zoom created a room that paired a Mac with an iPad to create a wire-free zone with all the necessary components GoDaddy was looking for. Essentially, a user had the freedom to enter the room, turn on the iPad device and immediately start a meeting. Further, Zooms link to outlook bridges all existing communication. Through testing, the combination of Pancast cameras, Revo Lab's mics, and Samsung displays worked exceptionally well within these training room. With this solution, GoDaddy and Immedia have helped migrate over 75 conference rooms into Zoom rooms across the nation and it has become the unified standard for GoDaddy. In fact, nearly 90% of GoDaddy executives have adopted these systems within their offices.