DAM News Round-Up – 6th July 2020

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

The Ultimate Guide for DAM Adoption Across Your Users

DAM vendor MerlinOne have posted a guide to user adoption.  As one of the key stumbling blocks when rolling out new DAM initiatives, the onboarding of users can mean the difference between success or failure.  From appointing a so-called ‘DAM champion’, to setting up goals, having clear timelines and providing training material such as videos, how-to guides and feedback mechanisms for users, these 10 simple guidelines can help make sure you have a solid foundation that works for both your users and the DAM system itself.

Get Rid of Your Duplicate Files Once and for All

If you’ve ever struggled with duplicate files, whether on your home computer or at the workplace, this recent article from DAM software provider Pics.io presents a number of solutions for identifying and dealing with duplicate content.  Outlining the potential issues that duplicate files can cause, such as taking up precious storage space to slowing up your workflow, the article offers three solutions for keeping on top of your housekeeping: dedicated software such as Ccleaner, browser-based apps such as Cloud Duplicate Finder, and implementing a ‘proper’ version control system such as those found in most DAM systems.

Nuxeo Unveils New, Low-Code User Interface for Nuxeo Insight and the Future of Work

Digital Asset Management solution provider Nuxeo have just announced the release of a low-code user interface for their Insight service, which allows businesses to use their own data for training custom machine learning (ML) models.  Pushing the ‘democratization of AI’ – one of the Future of Work key definitions – the new interface from Nuxeo offers a “highly intuitive, guided point-and-click experience” that allows non-technical users to define, train and deploy new ML models.

Leadership change in Digital Collections

DC-X Content Hub and DAM software vendor Digital Collections announced a new CEO last week.  Original founder Ole Olsen is stepping down and handing over the reins to Dan Korsgaard, who will be keeping his role as CEO of digital publishing business Stibo DX, the parent company that acquired DC back in April 2019.

Celebrating 20 years of WoodWing

DAM platform provider Woodwing lay on the nostalgia and take us on a trip down memory lane as they hit their 20th anniversary.  In a candid interview with the original founder Erik Schut, current CEO Ross Patterson talks about the journey so far, the current state of the business, and what Woodwing’s plans are for the future.  Featuring highlights that include working with such legendary characters as Steve Jobs, the article includes a short video and makes for an interesting reflection on the evolution of one of the industry’s more mature players.

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