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Latest Digital Asset Management News & Articles

DAM Lowdown: NerVve Takes Quantum Leap, Razuna v1.5.2 Fixes Some Bugs

What a DAM week it’s been. In digital asset management news, Quantum finds a NerVve, there’s another Razuna release, CMSWire contributors debate DAM News, a new eMam emerges, and orphaned works find a home.

Rebuttal: Do Users Want A Self-Service DAM - Or A DAM Servant?

Ed Smith recently wrote an article for CMSWire, "My Other DAM is a Self-Service Intranet Portal," comparing DAM systems to self-service petrol stations where drivers can fill up their cars themselves. While Ed makes some good points, my own experience suggests that self-service isn't a stop and pump solution. 

DAM Lowdown: The DAMMYs, Woodwing's Elvis Acquisition

It’s been another DAM week. In digital asset management news, Telestream connects with Leaping Brain, self-service DAM is compared to filling up, Razuna targets the Enterprise, the DAMMYs roll out the red carpet, Elvis is bought and WebDAM had a happy three months. 

Should I Auto-tag or Crowdsource my Metadata?

With the advent of more technology to help add metadata to digital assets, it would good to review a few tagging options available aside from what may already be done within an organization. 

Razuna Unveils Its Digital Asset Management Enterprise Edition, with Akamai Integration

Open source digital asset management provider Razuna has announced its Enterprise Edition.

WoodWing Software Adds DAM Capabilities to Portfolio with Elvis DAM Purchase

Elvis DAM has a new owner. WoodWing Software, provider of multi-channel publishing solutions, has purchased Dutchsoftware, maker of Elvis DAM.

DAM Lowdown: Gamification for Digital Assets, New Releases from MediaBeacon, CognoSys

Yet another DAM week has flown by. In digital asset management news, there’s some DAM fun (and games), a major upgrade for MediaBeacon’s R3volution 5.1 and a full launch of the CognoSys CogDAM suite.

My Other DAM is a Self-Service Intranet Portal

gas_attendant_shutterstock_90537463.jpgRunning a digital asset management system without a self-service DAM intranet portal is like buying gas in Oregon — the “drivers” (end users) must rely on an “attendant” (a person in charge of managing digital assets) just to get to work.

DAM Lowdown: Celum, Canto Expand Video Reach, LightTable Redefined

Yet another DAM week under the proverbial bridge … and in this week’s digital asset management news, Synergy turns 5.3, VideoManager 6 connects with Cumulus, DAM considers Big Data, the light table returns and another DAM hashtag comes into being. 

DAM Lowdown: Razuna Adds Chrome Extension, PicturePark Integrates YouTube

Another DAM week gone by … and, in digital asset management news, Razuna churns out updates, Picturepark gets cozy with YouTube, Real Story reports on media asset systems, KIT cuts back, and DAM systems may be speaking another language. 

DAM Lowdown: Updates from WebDAM, FocusOpen & Razuna, Expert Insights

Following the vacation season, DAM news is beginning to bloom again: updates for WebDAM, FocusOpen and Razuna, MediaBeacon and Aspera join forces, experts look at digital asset management trends.

Digital Asset Management's Missing Context of Discussion

shutterstock_56909617.jpgEver had one of those discussions in which neither you nor the person with whom you were speaking seemed to understand one another? No matter how many different ways you restate your points, it’s clear that meaningful communication is not what’s taking place. What goes on between a DAM and a DAM user often feels much like this.

What a Digital Asset Manager Needs to Know

shutterstock_80843131.jpgAfter reading one of my most popular blog posts, a few readers have asked "What does a Digital Asset Manager need to know?"

WebDAM Adds PowerPoint, Batch Downloading Features

Thumbnail image for webdam logo 72412.pngDigital asset management (DAM) provider WebDAM Solutions is launching new features that are designed to increase efficiency and streamline productivity.

DAM Lowdown: Front Porch Digital, Nuxeo 5.6 & Media Asset Management Startup axel video

It’s been another DAM week … and in this past week’s digital asset management news, Front Porch Digital and Nuxeo update, axel video gets radically simple, Amazon hearts CORS, and some thoughts about EMI’s needs and filenames’ possibilities.

Digital Asset Management Industry Trends

shutterstock_63756370.jpgDAM user I’ve worked with in the past recently emailed asking for a few bullet points on DAM industry trends. He is planning to expand his DAM service in 2013 and wanted to know my thoughts for an upcoming presentation. After giving it some thought and responding, I realized that these bullet points would be useful for anyone involved in a DAM initiative and therefore would make a great CMSWire article. 

DAM Lowdown: Damcloud Launches, Amazon Glacier Puts Assets in the Deep Freeze

Yes, it’s been another DAM week … and, in this past week’s digital asset management news, Damcloud is rising, Daminion updates, Amazon goes for the cold metaphor, Cumulus and CHILI get together, and DAMMIES hit a record.

Dropbox Videos Now Easily Upload to Vimeo

dropbox_logo_2011.jpgUsers with full Dropbox accounts now have the opportunity to free up some space via an integration that loads videos seamlessly into the Vimeo platform through a Dropbox API.

DAM Lowdown: Razuna Version 1.5 + Hollywood IT Talks Asset Management

Another DAM week has flowed under the proverbial bridge, and, in recent digital asset management news, Razuna updates, Active Storage gets more active, Primestream adds an add-on, and Hollywood exclaims for asset management.

Revenue Generation Using Digital Asset Management Solutions

The business case for buying a DAM system to enhance productivity by helping users to find assets more quickly is fairly widely understood by most end users. In some situations, however, either that isn't enough to justify the expense of a new DAM system or there are additional factors that cause organizations to look for other ways to make the investment case stack up.