DAM News Round-Up – 26th July 2021

A collection of recent DAM-related articles from around the web.

5 Digital Asset Management Questions to Prepare for a Demo

If you’re at the start of your DAM journey and have reached the stage of shortlisting vendors, this recent article from DAM software provider MediaValet presents five key questions to consider when thinking about booking DAM system demonstrations.  Topics covered include users, training and support, defining goals and measuring success.  For an in-depth guide to purchasing DAM systems written by a DAM specialist with over 25 years’ experience, you might want to check out our ‘How to Buy Enterprise DAM Systems‘ report.

Elasticsearch Indexing Strategy in Asset Management Platform (AMP)

This recent blog post from streaming giant Netflix takes a fascinating, if somewhat technical, deep-dive into the Elasticsearch indexing strategy in their Asset Management Platform (AMP). Covering indices, mappings and settings, the article details the measures taken and technologies used (Kafka, Cassandra) to tackle CPU spikes and long-running queries after scaling up their operations over the last few years.

How DAM will Help You Organize and Manage Sketch Files

If you’re a user of Sketch – the Mac-based UI and UX design software – this recent article from DAM platform provider Pics.io provides a walk-through of their feature set for managing Sketch format files, including navigation, search, versioning and collaboration.  A shortlist of five non-DAM solutions that support Sketch files is also provided, including whacky titles such as Lunacy, Photopea, and Zeplin!

Why is DAM the pharmaceutical industry’s best friend?

Digital Asset Management software vendor Wedia take a look at the relationship between DAM and the heavily regulated nature of the pharmaceutical industry’s marketing landscape.  Presenting a number of industry-specific issues spanning compliance, security, sharing, brand safety, and distribution, the article addresses how DAM and its “single source of truth” can help tackle these challenges whilst integrating with PIM (Product Information Management) and other third-party systems such as eCommerce websites.

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