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Latest Digital Asset Management News & Articles

WebDAM Adds 'Full-Featured' Mobile App with Uploading, Comments

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Mobile-app-screenshot.png Digital asset management (DAM) vendor WebDAM just released an iPad/iPhone app that it described as the only full-featured option for working with digital assets. But the question is: How useful are DAM mobile apps?

DAM: A Key Marketing + Customer Experience Technology

Digital Asset Management,DAM: A Key Marketing + Customer Experience TechnologyWhen I first began at Forrester almost three and a half years ago, digital asset management (DAM) didn't generate much interest. How things have changed. Now, we field questions every week from across multiple verticals (e.g. financial services, healthcare, CPG, retail).

Finding Our Way with Digital Asset Management

Digital Asset Management, Customer Experience, Finding Our Way, DAM StyleIn one sense DAM is all over the map. There are subway style route maps to help you find your way and any number of “journeys” (or at least the “5 Best Ways …”) leading to that digital asset management / customer experience nirvana. With all the consultants, reports, vendors and products out there “enabling” and “empowering” us, how come it feels like we’re stuck in a Where’s Waldo? world?

Why DAM Still Matters [Infographic]

So far this month we've been making a case for DAM. We've compared the need for digital asset management to the necessity of one's kitchen, and listed the direct benefits implementing a DAM system can afford you. If you're still not convinced that DAM is still relevant, we've got more information. You might even call it DAMning. (Okay, I'll stop that now.)

Can Current DAM Platforms Survive the Maturity Phase?

Digital Asset Management,Can Current DAM Platforms Survive the Maturity Phase?While the need for DAM is stronger than ever, I do not think the DAM platforms as currently offered have long-term futures. The DAM Platform as an independent entity is unlikely to be able to compete over the longer term and is already running out of the steam necessary to sustain momentum.

WoodWing Updates Elvis DAM with HTML5 Web Client, Image Variations

DAM, Digital Asset Management, WoodWing Releases Elvis DAM Update with HTML ClientElvis is getting refreshed again. This week, WoodWing introduced version 4.2 of its digital asset management system, its fourth upgrade since it acquired the tool in 2012.

Digital Asset Management - We Need it More Than Ever

Has your Digital Asset Management solution become part of the “core” business capabilities and functionality that serve other platforms within your organization? If so, is it a competitive or a collaborative infrastructure design?

We Still Need DAM - The Home Kitchen Thesis

digital asset management, dam, YouTube, Flickr and Google Picasa boast ‘digital asset management’ features, but marketing directors, brand managers and creative teams all know that they don’t do the DAM job.

Deconstructing DAM Platforms: The Service Oriented Future Of Digital Asset Management

The DAM industry has enjoyed significant growth in the last few years — probably as far back as a decade ago. The reason behind this is a simple supply and demand effect that is easier to spot with hindsight but harder to identify while it is in-play (and might explain why DAM was ignored as a side-show by so many for so long). 

Call to Action: Fill in the DAM Words, Terms and Definitions

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Canto Announces Cumulus 9: Updates UI, Content Sharing and Server Performance

Digital asset management provider Canto has announced that version 9 of its Cumulus software will be out next month. The new release includes an updated interface, more content sharing features, cloud-based video management and enhanced server performance. 

It's Time to Kill the Competition

Digital Asset Management, DAM, It's Time to Kill the CompetitionConventional wisdom has it that competition is good for consumers. People say it helps drive things forward and keeps manufacturers on their toes. But in some situations, collaboration might be the better corporate strategy for long-term survival—at least for the players in emerging markets.

Salesforce Nixes Chatterbox, Debuts Files Feature for Syncing + Sharing Files

Salesforce Nixes Chatterbox, Debuts Files Feature for Syncing + Sharing FilesSalesforce announced a file sync and share service just before its Dreamforce 2012 conference called Chatterbox, but it's now been renamed Files, and it won't be the Dropbox for the enterprise Marc Benioff once boasted of.

Picturepark Releases Version 8.5: Offers 'Ports' for Website, Intranet Portals

Picturepark-Ports-Configuration, dam, digital asset managementDigital asset management (DAM) vendors are increasingly coming up with new ways for team members and the general public to access assets in their systems, without having the core software. This week, DAM vendor Picturepark released version 8.5 of its eponymous software, featuring Ports technology that users can use to readily build asset portals for websites and intranets. 

DAM Beauty and Usability

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Beauty and usability are typically not words associated with digital asset management software, and for good reason. Have you seen the user interfaces of most DAMs?

WoodWing Elvis DAM Goes Mobile with iPad Viewing App

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Elvis is going on the road. To be more precise, WoodWing's digital asset management solution, Elvis DAM, is being released in a mobile version that enables users to view and approve images or videos from an iPad.

Widen Updates Smartimage Service For SMB Brand Asset Management

Digital Asset Management,Widen Updates Smartimage Service For Brand Asset ManagementOne of the biggest challenges in brand management is making sure everyone has the latest assets, and only the ones they’re supposed to access. To address this need directly, digital asset vendor Widen Enterprises announced in March its Smartimage service. Now, the company has updated the service with version 2.0. 

The Building Blocks Of Digital Asset Management Interoperability

Digital Asset Management, The Building Blocks Of DAM InteroperabilityInteroperability is currently a popular subject in Digital Asset Management. Users want to exploit the benefits of DAM systems by accessing the data they contain from within other solutions or even combining several different DAM products to enable a wider range of features.

Digital Asset Management: Finding the Right Fit for Your Company

Digital Asset Management: Selecting DAM SolutionsYou’re sitting in an IT strategy meeting when suddenly someone says, “We need a DAM project!” Someone else responds “Don’t we already have enough damn projects! Why do we need a DAM?"

Digital Asset Management in a Multichannel World

Digital Asset Management in a Multi-channel WorldContent owners, advertisers and agencies are struggling when it comes to managing, sharing and distributing assets to a rapidly expanding and increasingly diverse set of screens and audiences around the globe. In a multi-platform world, the once-simple task of getting content in front of viewers is now incredibly daunting.