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Latest Digital Asset Management News & Articles

DAM Lowdown: WoodWing Releases, Simian Updates, Is DAM For You

It’s a DAM New Year. In recent digital asset management news, WoodWing and Simian update, reasons to avoid DAM systems, a metadata briefer, DAM interns and salary ranking.

Here Comes an Improved Elvis - DAM! (Seriously, from WoodWing)

A new Elvis has left the building as WoodWing Software, which purchased the Elvis Digital Asset Management (DAM) software in October, has released its first update.

Make the Most of Metadata: Take Control of Access to Your Assets

These are good times for metadata. In fact, these are great times.

5 Good Reasons to Avoid DAM Software

I’ve worked in Digital Asset Management software marketing for more than 14 years. In that time, while I’ve been doing everything I can to shine a light on the benefits of DAM, I’ve heard DAM naysayers make convincing arguments to the contrary. Below are the five best arguments against DAM that I’ve ever heard.

Where Can I Find a Digital Asset Management Intern?

Someone recently asked me again about finding some DAM interns. I have received repeated emails asking where organizations can find Digital Asset Management (DAM) interns for a while now, so here is my answer in the form of a blog post openly shared with all.

A Look Back at Digital Asset Management in 2012

DAM, what a year.

CMSWire's Top Contributors 2012 - Edward Smith

If you want to make Edward Smith's day, ask him about digital asset management. No, really. He takes great pleasure in educating the unknowing masses on the hows, whats and whys of DAM when he's not busy writing poetic tributes. Find out what else Ed has to say about his field. 

In 2013 I Wish ...

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I see 2013 as the year of adaptability for DAM, and by that I mean systems that easily adapt to IT environments as well as user needs.
 
DAM needs to seamlessly share information with other business systems and provide users the files and information they need as soon as they need it — even if they’re working in an application separate from the actual DAM system. DAM should adapt on the fly to meet user and business needs, not the other way around. — Edward Smith, Editor of DAM Learning Center and Product Marketing Manager at Extensis

The Twelve Days of a DAM/MAM Christmas

partridge_peartree_shutterstock_86038096.jpgOn the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me,

  • Twelve workflow diagrams drumming
  • Eleven copyright lawyers piping
  • Ten change management requests a-leaping
  • Nine metadata fields dancing
  • Eight user-experience scenarios a-milking the design team
  • Seven servers crashing … again
  • Six search strings a-laying
  • Five golden file formats … if only
  • Four calling vendors with proposed solutions
  • Three integration plans that work (ho ho ho)
  • Two turtle dove taxonomies
  • And a DAM solution that works in our company!

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DAM Lowdown: North Plains & FocusOPEN Update, Widen & ConceptShare Integrate

It’s the last DAM Lowdown of the year. And, in digital asset management news before the ball drops, North Plains and FocusOPEN update, the DAM Survival Guide goes free, WebDAM looks for partners, Widen and ConceptShare get together, and there are DAM changes a-happening. 

REVIEW: Free DAM Survival Guide Provides Intro for Organizations

Digital asset management, according to David Diamond’s DAM Survival Guide, is “like dental floss.” If you use it every day, the “long-term benefits are significant,” even though both are inconvenient, tedious and do not display their benefits immediately. 

WebDAM Adds Network for Referral, Technology and Reseller Partners

Digital asset management provider WebDAM is launching a Partner Network with three flavors — Referral, Technology and Reseller Partners.

Widen Integrates with ConceptShare, Offers DAM Creative Markup & Review Tools

Digital Asset Management (DAM) software company, Widen has integrated with ConceptShare to make DAM software a more collaborative tool.

DAM Lowdown: Brightcove & ADAM Partner + North Plains Keeps Reinventing

Only a few DAM weeks left in 2012 … and, in recent news from the world of digital asset management, Brightcove gets together with ADAM, DAM Coalition relaunches, Axle stays simple, clouds challenge earth, North Plains buys another company and Santa gets updated.

'Twas the Night Before DAM Deployment

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Cloud DAM vs On-site: There is No Real Contest

One needn’t go far to find a juicy argument that pits Cloud-based (SaaS) digital asset management against on-site (on-premises) or installed solutions. The debate is everywhere, and it seems the primary arguments are always the same.

Brightcove and ADAM Software Partner to Improve DAM Video Capabilities

Media flow and marketing technology software provider ADAM Software has partnered with Brightcove to bring DAM Video services to the cloud platform.

North Plains, Still Reinventing Itself, Acquires MRM Vendor VYRE

Continuing a buying spree that is helping to shape its new identity, creative asset management vendor North Plains has announced its purchase of VYRE, a provider of marketing resource management and brand asset management software.

DAM Lowdown: Cumulus's Latest, Copyright Questions, DAM in Cloud or On Premises

DAM news has been slowing down over the past week, as DAMers anticipate and prep for the holidays. In this week’s digital asset management news, Cumulus fixes some bugs, copyright gets murky and WebDAM looks skyward. 

Digital Content is Everywhere - Do You Know Who Owns the Copyright?

Actor and music lover Bruce Willis recently caused a media furore when it was thought he intended to take on Apple to win the right to leave his iTunes library in his will.

The explosion of digital content has turned "copyright" into a term we all need to understand, and if Bruce is struggling to make sense of it all then he isn’t alone.