Danny Ayers writing on his personal blog discusses his take on Cloud with this article: “The Emperor’s New Client“. In the article, Danny describes how he agrees with and likes many of the building blocks of the cloud such as the http protocol but dislikes the clients used …Continue reading »
- How the novelty factor of DAM systems is ending and end users are demanding more sophistication and power
In this the first of a two part piece, we have written an article where we outline our predictions for the Digital Asset Management industry in 2012. The key themes to emerge from our discussion are the impact of the wider economic environment and the increased competition in in …Continue reading »
One of our featured DAM vendors, WAVE Corporation have written a blog post which definitely resonates with my own consulting experience when working with clients who are interested in implementing Digital Asset Management. They discuss how when they get enquiries, sales prospects can tend to expand the scope of …Continue reading »
In “Despite its allure, digital asset management not always the right fit” Jonathan Gourlay writing on the Search Content Management section of TechTarget.com suggests that organisations may not necessarily require a DAM system if they have WCM (Web Content Management). He refers to Forrester research and other consultants …Continue reading »
On Tuesday, Amazon, announced they were releasing a “Server Side Encryption” module for users of their S3 storage facility. For less technical users, this means they created a method for software developers to encrypt or ‘scramble’ data when it gets stored on their Cloud servers so unauthorised users (aka ‘hackers’) …Continue reading »
The ‘Uptime’ section of Arstechnica.com features an article that reports from OmniTI Surge Conference (held last week) where some of the greatest IT failures were discussed. The keynote features Ben Fried, CIO of Google who describes a previous position he held at Morgan Stanley where a critical application failed, costing …Continue reading »
Chris Riley, writing on the AIIM blog discusses and age-old debate: end users vs IT departments. He contends that many debates about certain technologies are fundamentally about the needs of end users vs the intransigence of IT departments:
“What End-Users want is to solve a problem, or increase efficiency …Continue reading »
Box.net recently blogged that they are now supporting video uploads with what appears to be automated transcoding also to generate proxies that can be viewed via a browser. That announcement in itself is nothing special, however, I believe it indicates evidence of a trend towards the commoditisation of DAM technologies …Continue reading »
As was widely reported yesterday, HP simultaneously exited the PC hardware market and made a bid to purchase ECM vendor, Autonomy. Why are HP taking this step and what does it mean for DAM and the wider ECM market?
Setting aside personal factors involving HP’s CEO, Leo Apotheker and …Continue reading »
In this article by one of our featured DAM Vendors, WAVE Corporation, the theory outlined by psychologist Barry Schwartz in his video ‘ The Paradox of Choice’ is applied to the predicament that many consumers seeking software to manage digital information face, namely that too much choice makes …Continue reading »
Cloud Brokerage – A Solid Foundation For Digital Asset Management Resourcing Or Just Blue Sky Thinking?
I was interested to read Stacey Higginbottom’s article yesterday regarding her thoughts on the Forrester report ‘Cloud Broker – A New Business Model Paradigm’. Like Higginbottom, I am intrigued by the proposition that cloud providers might become one-stop shops for all computer resources, including short term human resourcing. …Continue reading »