DAM News Round-Up – 11th January 2021

Digital Asset Management News

A collection of recent DAM-related articles from around the web, sourced from DAM Federation member, Planet DAM.

FotoWare acquires Buildpix AB to strengthen position in Sweden and the Nordics

Digital Asset Management software provider FotoWare have announced their recent acquisition of Swedish reseller Buildpix.  The merger, orchestrated by software investor Viking Venture, is FotoWare’s first acquisition, and is set to increase their market share in Nordic regions, along with bringing additional customer service, retail, and delivery strategy expertise to the table.

The Digital Services Act, The Markets Act and More EU Regulations for Big Tech in 2021

Following on from a recent DAM News feature article by Anne Gretland that discusses copyright concerns following Brexit, this article from Wordify founder Kaya Ismali explores two additional regulations that will impact ‘Big Tech’ in the coming year.  The Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA) are a single set of rules intended to protect digital service users (i.e. everyone that uses an internet-enabled website or app) and create a more level playing field by imposing large fines on tech companies that demonstrate anti-competitive or monopolistic practices.

Growing Your Career in DAM

Theresa Regli has published an article discussing career advice.  Kicking off with an apology for not replying to those that previously requested career guidance, Theresa focuses on the content of a recent seminar she gave and one slide in particular that shows the numerous roles that sit under the description of a Digital Asset Manager.  The article continues by providing five key takeaways that include which terms to use when looking for work, the importance of specialising whilst maintaining broad overall knowledge, patience, and being flexible.

Creativity and craft: Meet the people who built Chorus

If you’ve ever wondered what goes into building a Digital Asset Management system, marketing tech and DAM solutions provider ThirdLight recently interviewed some of the developers behind their Chorus software. Aside from the individual back-stories and candid anecdotes, there’s some useful insights into what a DAM system programmer actually does, the skills you’ll need if you’re considering becoming one, and the level of creativity, passion, and satisfaction that such a job invokes.

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