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My co-contributor, Ralph Windsor, Senior Editor of DAM News has provided a feature article: The Broken IT Analyst Market And Evaluation Options For Cost-Conscious DAM Buyers.  He assesses the impact of the NetScout lawsuit against Gartner, considers some alternative perspectives on the role played by them both and discusses the wider implications.  He also outlines some DIY solutions evaluation options for cost conscious DAM buyers to take on some of the work themselves:

There is a widespread perception among vendors (especially the less well capitalised ones) that segments of the analyst market are murky and operate more like bookmakers than scientists, i.e. they follow the money rather than making rational decisions about whether one vendor’s offer really is superior to a competitor. This is unhelpful for end users who are caught between the risks of overblown claims by vendors and doubts about the impartiality of the self-appointed referees.” [Read More]


Picturepark Partner With Sorenson Media To Update Video Support

August 19, 2014 Vendors

One of our featured DAM Vendors, Picturepark, have announced updated support for video via partnership with Sorenson Media today: “In addition to making audio and video available in many more formats than were previously available in Picturepark, the new Video Converter also enables Picturepark to accept inbound audio and video in more formats. Download formats are […]

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Digital Asset Management Workflow – The Key To Implementing Effective CXM Strategies

August 15, 2014 Opinion

There have been a few more articles on DAM in CMSWire over the last week or two.  One which is short, but makes a very good point is this by Irina Guseva: Improve DAM Creative Workflows First, CXM Will Follow.  The theme of the item is that CXM depends on having the right assets available to the relevant people […]

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Southpaw Introduce Apps To Extend The Functionality Of The TACTIC Platform

August 13, 2014 Open Source

One of our featured open source DAM vendors, Southpaw Technologies, have developed a series of app that are designed to run on top of their TACTIC DAM platform.  The three apps are: VFX App – a specialist workflow tool for visual effects studios aSync – synchronisation of multiple copies of digital assets across a wide […]

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Methods To Improve DAM Adoption

August 8, 2014 DAM Education

CMSWire are running another series of DAM-related articles this week (and next, I believe). The focus this time around is more practical stuff about how to get more out of the technology, as opposed to the comment and opinion feature series they have run.  There have been a few good items which are worth drawing […]

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London DAM Meetup, Wednesday 20th August, 7pm

August 1, 2014 Industry Events

The next London DAM meetup, which is organised by Michelle Jouan and Ian Matzen is being held on August 20th at 7pm.  The venue is to be decided (but is likely to be somewhere in Central London).  More details are here: The last one in late June was definitely worth attending, in fact it was probably about the […]

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DAM And Digital Preservation Webinar – September 9th 2014, 10am PT

July 30, 2014 Industry Events

DAM Guru are hosting a webinar DAM and Digital Preservation, with Emily Kolvitz as the speaker (who appears in our list of featured resources) on September 9th 2014 at 10am Pacific Time (1pm Eastern Time, 6pm UK & Ireland, 7pm Continental Europe).  The webinar will cover a variety of DAM and digital preservation related subjects: “In this webinar, you will […]

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Time For A Statement Of DAM Core Values?

July 24, 2014 Industry Standards

Ian Matzen wrote an article with the title: Statement of Core Values on his Tame Your Assets blog about a month ago, but I have only just got the opportunity to read it properly and write a response.  The post is timely because there are a number of DAM standards initiatives in circulation currently: “The motivation for forming statement of […]

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Transforming DAM From A Product To Service-Oriented Delivery Model

July 21, 2014 Opinion

David Diamond, author of the DAM Survival Guide and marketing director of Picturepark, has contributed an article for CMSWire: Reinventing Digital Asset Management.  He covers a number of the themes which we have discussed on DAM News for the past few years (and David is gracious enough to give us a brief mention too).  The essence of the […]

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