DAM News Round-Up – 30th March 2020

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

50% off Shelter-in-place sale

If you’re a photo enthusiast who is currently under lockdown, you could do worse than to catch up on your Digital Asset Management skills by grabbing some literature in the form of a book from DAM Useful Publishing.  All of Peter Grogh’s titles are currently on sale with 50% discount, available as paperback, CD or PDF (considering the current situation it might be wise to opt for the latter to avoid potential delivery issues).  To take advantage of the sale price the author recommends visiting the publisher website directly.

Bynder’s Commitment to Customers During COVID-19

DAM software vendor Bynder have released a statement outlining their commitment and responsibility to its customers, staff and workforce during the COVID-19 outbreak.  Aside from remote working and providing email and telephone support, Bynder has pledged to offer unlimited ‘light’ licenses at no cost for any customer needing extra users, free onboarding for new divisions, brands or teams, and extending their free online trial from 30 to 45 days.

Digital Asset Management (DAM) v. Content Management System (CMS)

In light of the ongoing debate over the future of DAM as both an acronym and a discipline in its own right, Digital Asset Management platform provider ImageRelay wave a virtual olive branch with this article defining the basic differences between Content Management Systems (CMS) and DAMs.  This is isn’t really an opinion piece, so there’s little to dispute.  There’s also links to a couple of associated articles that aim to shed some light on DAM versus WCM (Web Content Management) and ECM (Enterprise Content Management) – two further acronyms among the confusing number of seemingly similar disciplines in an increasingly homogenised sector.

4 Essential Tips for Successful AI Projects

Image search technology outfit Pixolution provide a number of tips for implementing a successful Artificial Intelligence (AI) project.  Advice covers the importance of defining goals and expectations up-front, mapping out the minimum quality threshold where AI become an advantage, ensuring the quality and quantity of your training material is adequate, and making incremental improvements to make the project more manageable.

When two global companies find each other – BrandMaster launches partnership with Gelato

Norwegian brand and marketing management vendor, BrandMaster have just announced the launch of a new partnership with global print on-demand business Gelato.  This integration into the DAM provider’s supply chain promises a mainline connection to Gelato’s worldwide print and distribution network, enabling DAM users to reduce costs and logistical bottlenecks by sending digital assets to local print services directly from within their BrandMaster account.

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