DAM News Round-Up – 5th February 2024

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

PIM & DAM at the heart of the supply chain in 2024

This recent post from PIM and DAM specialists Activo Consulting takes a detailed look at numerous topics surrounding DAM and PIM (product information management).  With a wealth of links, industry statistics, expert soundbites, videos and infographics, the article is a veritable treasure trove of information and introduces the concept of product experience management (PXM), along with best practice tips, the latest news on AI within PIM, composable e-commerce technology stacks, and plenty of insights on the wider supply chain and digital transformation landscape.

Safeguarding GLAMP Treasures: The Vital Role of Security in Cultural Institutions

Digital Asset Management platform provider OrangeLogic explore the theme of security within the GLAMP (galleries, libraries, archives, museums and performing arts), and how the growing threat of cyber attacks demands a higher level of vigilance, both in the physical world and the digital realm.  Tips includes advice on selecting vendors that adhere to strict security standards, the importance of well-trained staff, having a proactive disaster recovery plan in the event of a security breach, and staying ahead of the game by ensuring your system’s security is regularly audited against emerging threats.

The new Fotoware brand: Uniting customer value with brand identity

Popular DACH region DAM provider Fotoware have recently unveiled their new website and an updated, more modern identity.  The press release states that the transformation is not just skin-deep and represents a “strategic move to align with the present and future needs of our customers, communicate our company culture and foster deeper connections with our audience“.  The rebrand, Fotoware claim, is also an ideal opportunity to connect more closely with their customers by personifying their brand and company culture.

MediaValet Announces Definitive Agreement to be Acquired

DAM vendor MediaValet have just announced their acquisition by capital market company Symphony Technology Group (STG) for an approximate transaction value of $80 million.  The press release focuses heavily on gaining a “premium valuation” and “immediate cash value” for its shareholders.  Last year, STG acquired AVID, the creators of long-established, prosumer audio-visual software titles such as Sibelius and Pro Tools in a $1.4 billion deal, along with project management platform Wrike for an undisclosed amount.

Gartner’s Top 19 Enterprise Digital Asset Management (DAM) Solutions

This recent post from CMSWire presents the latest DAM platform reviews and ratings by research outfit Gartner.  The report covers 19 enterprise DAM solutions, including familiar names such as Acquia (formerly Widen), Aprimo, Bynder, Canto, IntelligenceBank, Wedia and WoodWing.  A description of each vendor and their platform’s key features is provided.  For a detailed review of some of the most popular DAM platforms, our upcoming DAM Industry Report and Buyer’s Guide is nearing completion and will be available soon.  This unique publication contains over 500 pages and includes a 30,000+ word enterprise buyer’s guide, user feedback and analysis (with vendor responses), and an example vendor brief and RFP (request for proposal).  Stay tuned for the latest news on this invaluable resource!

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