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Improving DAM In 2017: Engaging With Vendors

February 2, 2017 Opinion

Late last year, I issued a request for contributions to a series Improving DAM In 2017 which was intended to solicit opinions from DAM users (and others involved with DAM) about how the field could be enhanced in a more positive fashion, rather than the commentary descending into just being complaints about the poor quality of solutions, […]

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AI Tools And Access To The Data Equity In Your Digital Assets

January 30, 2017 Opinion

Numerous DAM vendors have announced integration with various third party AI image recognition APIs recently, this was discussed (and predicted) on DAM News two years ago.  The key driver for the trend is that the available products have been packaged into commodity offerings which are generally cheap and fairly easy to assimilate.  There isn’t much differentiation in the current DAM […]

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DAM Innovation – From Digits To Value

January 23, 2017 Digital Asset Management Value Chains

Mike Rizzo posted a link to on the DAM News LinkedIn group to an article by Medhat Mahmoud, of Huawei Technologies: Digital Asset Management and IoT – The innovation path from Digits to Value.  The piece is about DAM and the Internet of Things (IoT) but there are wider lessons for those involved with digital assets of all kinds.  The […]

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Developing Your Own In-House DAM Consulting Expertise

January 11, 2017 DAM Education

Today we have released a DAM News premium report package, Develop Your Own In-House DAM Vendor Selection Expertise, which is part of a range of DAM educational and consulting materials we will be issuing in 2017: “The first programme in the series is concerned with the DAM solution selection and purchasing management process. The educational materials […]

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Improving DAM In 2017 And Beyond: Reminder For Contributions

January 9, 2017 Industry News

Last month, I posted a request for contributions to an article series Improving DAM In 2017 And Beyond.  This is a reminder to anyone who has considered writing something that the deadline for submissions is just under three weeks away: “I invite those who have an interest in Digital Asset Management to write an article explaining how […]

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DAM Foundation Closes Down

January 6, 2017 Industry News

A few different people have been in contact with me about this news and for anyone who has not yet heard, according to their website, the DAM Foundation has ceased operations as of yesterday, 5th January: “Thanks to everyone who has participated over the last seven years. Special thanks to the community members who have actively contributed and […]

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Understanding Why DAMs Are More Like Libraries Than You Realise

December 9, 2016 DAM For Librarians

Denzil Ford of DAM vendor, MediaValet has contributed a feature article to DAM News entitled: Why Do We Call DAM A “Library” For Digital Assets?  The piece speculates that the description of DAMs as being like ‘libraries’ is more accurate than many might realise and, as such, understanding the true nature of the comparison is key to grasping the potential of […]

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Improving DAM In 2017 And Beyond: Call For Contributions

December 8, 2016 Industry News

Over the last few years, I have written a number of articles commenting on DAM innovation and how it seems to have become stuck in a rut and has not really moved forward a great deal (at least in a way which is tangible). Having talked to a number of people (both on the sell and buy-side […]

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DAM Vendor Updates – Focus Moving Towards Integration & APIs In 2017

December 2, 2016 Vendors

DAM integration and application architectures seems to have been getting more attention recently from vendors, both in terms of direct connections to specific non-DAM platforms, but also API modifications and changes to the underlying architecture of DAM solutions. First up is this blog post from Asset Bank.  They sent me details of their Sitecore integration […]

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Digital Assets: The Raw Materials Of Digital Transformation

November 29, 2016 Digital Asset Management Value Chains

Earlier this month, CMSWire ran an item by Dom Nicastro which was a write up of a presentation given by Meghan Walsh.  The presentation has some very insightful points, for example: “Walsh said she had to determine if managing Hilton’s digital assets was the same act as managing its content. It wasn’t, she said. The company […]

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