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Review Of Bynder’s Orbit Content DAM System

September 15, 2017 Vendors

Spencer Harris, who a number of DAM News readers will know from his participation in various DAM-related LinkedIn groups and his contribution to the excellent New Jersey DAM meetup group webinars about metadata automation last year has written an initial review of Bynder’s recently released Orbit DAM system.  The item is more of a preliminary overview […]

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Analysing The Intrinsic And Extrinsic Value Of Preservation Digital Assets

September 5, 2017 Preservation

Annella Mendoza has contributed another feature article for DAM News: High Value Digital Assets And Migration.  This item applies the definition of digital assets that I offered on Digital Asset News last month, in particular the concepts of intrinsic and extrinsic value: “In the course of conducting business, some organizations eventually produce or acquire digital files. Digital […]

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Digital Asset Management Is Not Content Management

August 22, 2017 Opinion

Last week, there was a post on one of the LinkedIn DAM groups by David Diamond, Reason enough to say that “digital asset management” has died for us? For anyone who does not have access to the group, this is the post: “Major players in the Financial sector are using “digital assets” to describe Bitcoin and related […]

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Digital Asset News Launched

August 11, 2017 Industry News

Today we are launching a new title: Digital Asset News, this covers the subject of digital assets, but in a wider sense of the term and follows on from feature articles I wrote at the start of 2016, the piece on digital asset value chains going back to 2013 and some articles for other publications […]

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Are Bynder Orbiting Or Departing From Planet DAM?

August 2, 2017 Vendors

Last week, DAM vendor, Bynder announced the release of a ‘creative files management’ tool called Orbit.  There is a waiting list to get an account, so I will have to defer any assessment of its capabilities for a while.  I have not yet encountered anyone who has been approved so far and I am hoping this […]

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Extensis Update Portfolio For 2017

July 21, 2017 Vendors

DAM vendor, Extensis  announced an update to their Portfolio DAM solution earlier this week.  This is the press quote from Toby Martin, whose job title is ‘Vice President of Development and Strategy’ (which sounds like he has to deal with all the jobs at Extensis that no one else there wants to): “Extensis’ ongoing mission is […]

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Digital Asset Supply Chains And Seismic Changes In The Enterprise DAM Software Market

July 11, 2017 Opinion

I have written a feature article for DAM News with the title: Enterprise Discontent With Current DAM Solutions And The Impending Future Of Digital Asset Management.  The piece covers a number of concurrent developments in the enterprise segment of DAM (and quite possibly applies to smaller-scale implementations also).  This is the summation of some observations and […]

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Northplains NEXT – A Step Forward Or Too Little Too Late?

June 28, 2017 Vendors

A couple of weeks ago, Northplains released a new DAM platform called NEXT (not to be confused with similarly named competitor, NetX).  This replaces their Telescope and OnBrand products, the former their original platform first developed 20 or more years ago and the latter dating from their acquisition of UK vendor, Vyre in late 2012.  […]

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DAM Standards Site For API Documentation

June 5, 2017 DAM Interoperability

As described in my recent feature article: Finding Signs Of Life In DAM: Interoperability 1.0  we are assembling a repository of DAM-related API documentation to be held at  The intention behind this is to build a library of DAM system APIs (and other related standards that may not be associated with a vendor).  Vendors with […]

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Improving DAM User Adoption

May 24, 2017 ROI And Business Cases For DAM

Emily Quan, has written an article, How to Improve DAM User Adoption and Maximize ROI for the blog of consulting group, Optimity (who metadata expert, John Horodyski also works for).  The item is concise, but it covers some useful points that are succinctly expressed, for example: “Achieving high user engagement and active participation post-launch is challenging, […]

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