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2013: Enterprise Content Management Comes Full Circle

In 2012, the enterprise content management industry saw tons of growth and movement -- and 2013 promises to shake it up even further.

Managing SharePoint - Know Your Data

The only way you can truly manage your content is to understand it. Depending on who you are, that may sound really simple. The reality? It’s something organizations struggle with every day.

DAM Lowdown: Southpaw, Daydream, Daminion and Cakes Versus Cars

Yet another DAM week. And, in digital asset management news, Southpaw offers TACTIC solutions, DAM gets a “content lifecycle,” a rebuttal ices the DAM cake, Daydream has a major upgrade and Daminion unveils a minor one.

The Metadata Lifecycle for Digital Content

Classifying metadata values along a “content lifecycle” timeline is an interesting exercise that can make your DAM easier to use and maintain. Applying the categories Historical, Current and Future, you’ll find that each metadata value describes something related to the content’s origin or history, its current state or its future use.

Knowledge Networks, Content Intelligence and The Zen of SharePoint #SharePointSym

Knowledge Networks, Content Intelligence and The Zen of SharePoint #SharePointSym

It’s not everyday that I attend a SharePoint conference and become engaged in academic discussions about the value of knowledge sharing and content intelligence. Such was the case when I attended the opening keynote of the KMWorld 2012 of which the SharePoint Symposium was a part.

Microsoft Makes a Marketing Automation Play With MarketingPilot Acquisition

Anybody that had doubts about Microsoft’s commitment to service got more proof this week. Only days before its second quarter earnings announcement, the company announced plans to acquire cloud storage vendor StorSimple and that it closed on a deal to buy marketing automation provider MarketingPilot. Should Salesforce be concerned?

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. 

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.

Video Blog: Importing Labels to SharePoint 2010

There are many positive features to using the Term Store taxonomy management feature within SharePoint 2010. Unfortunately, not everything that we need as information managers is one click away. 

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. 

The What and Why of Semantic Web Technologies

In my first article on The Semantic Web and the Modern Enterprise, I introduced the vision of the Semantic Web. I also discussed how the progress made while working towards that vision provides a strong foundation to help enterprises better deal with their information management challenges. In this article, we’ll take a high-level look at what the core Semantic Web technologies are, why they’re different from conventional technology approaches and how they deliver tangible benefits for enterprise information management.

Managing Metadata - Any Volunteers?

Almost every content management (CM) book, presentation or other CM-related publication talks about metadata. So most CM people know what it is, what it's for and what it looks like.

But when it comes to insights about who manages the metadata, the available sources are quite limited and contradictory.

Razuna Unveils Version 1.5 of Open Source DAM Software

The newest version of the open source digital asset management (DAM) platform Razuna is now available.

Partnerships New and Old: Preservation in the 21st Century #saa12

Working with many of the techniques of Digital Forensics, Digital Preservationists are moving to the forefront in many institutions, bridging the gap between archivists, technologists and records managers.

Digital Asset Management: Why You Need Version Control

A version is defined as a particular form or variant of something. In the case of Digital Asset Management (DAM), versions apply to digital assets and their respective metadata. Without version control and history in DAM, errors during the editing process can turn into disasters.

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