DAM News Round-Up – 20th March 2023

A selection of DAM related articles from around the web, sourced by the DAM News editorial team.

7 Ways Creative Teams Can Streamline Projects and Workflows With a DAM

Digital Asset Management software provider Digizuite takes a look at a number of tips and insights that creative teams can implement in order to improve the efficiency of their workflows and processes.  Topics covered include reusing assets to cut costs, tips on increasing discoverability to save time, leveraging analytics to gain better insights into how their DAM system is performing, using access control to provide secure and timely delivery of assets, and implementing integrations to improve collaboration and general efficiency.

Understanding the Present and Future Advantages of Cloud-Based DAM Platforms

Digital content consultants Stacks Team investigate the benefits of shifting from a server-based on-premise DAM system to a cloud-based solution.  The article covers a number of tips to help make the transition smoother, including gaining invaluable feedback from users in order to ascertain exactly what is needed from a new system, researching the market and the suitability of available solutions, preparing your data for migration, and seeking the help of a DAM consultant to ensure you’re on track and heading in the right direction.

Avoiding Common Mistakes in Digital Asset Management Implementation

This recent article from DAM solution provider Pics.io provides a checklist of common mistakes in DAM implementation, along with potential solutions.  Issues include lack of planning, a poor or non-existent metadata strategy, insufficient user training and onboarding, a lack of integration or connectivity with existing workflows and systems, and tips to help your organisation avoid committing to an unsuitable vendor.

What is Web 3.0? A Complete Guide

If you’ve found yourself a little bewildered by the concepts and technologies that make up the so-called Web 3.0, this blog post from DAM platform provider Wedia should help to shed some light on the subject.  With basic definitions of the various components Web 3.0 is built upon, the article provides an easy-to-digest breakdown of the underlying architecture, including the blockchain, smart contracts, decentralised applications, and Ethereum virtual machines.  Both advantages and disadvantages are covered, along with a selection of Web 3.0 example applications.

Microsoft Cuts AI Ethics and Society Team as Part of Layoffs

In light of the recent explosion in AI-assisted technologies and the associated legal and ethical minefield that surrounds it, Microsoft’s decision to terminate its ‘ethics and society’ team raises questions over whether they are sacrificing responsibility and sustainability in favour of short-term gains in their attempt to compete with Google’s AI offerings.  Although Microsoft still maintains its so-called ‘Office of Responsible AI’, the downsizing of such teams does suggest that responsibility, governance and a duty of care may have taken a back seat to increasing their market share in this emerging sector.

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