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DAM Weekly Round-Up – 17th December 2018

by Charles Russell on December 17, 2018

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

Trends in the Current DAM Market and the Implications For 2019

My co-contributor Ralph Windsor has recently posted a feature article examining the current state of DAM, its underlying trends and what changes we might expect to see in the industry in 2019 and beyond.  With the culling of ‘DAM lite’, the rise of file-sharing apps such as Dropbox, and a move towards more API-based solutions, Ralph makes numerous predictions and suggestions to introduce growth, innovation and dynamism back into the DAM landscape.

Insight Exchange Network 2nd Annual DAM Summit 2019

This coming January sees the second IEN DAM summit in New York.  The focus of this conference is on ‘breakthrough solutions for the management of enterprise content’, with key topics that include metadata, integration, AI-based tagging, UX and user adoption, and preserving brand history.  A review and feedback from the previous conference, entitled ‘DAM and Content Leadership Exchange’, can be viewed here.  Further information about the event, along with a discount code can be found here.

MerlinOne Brings Facial Recognition with Auto Tagging to DAM

DAM vendor MerlinOne have recently announced the introduction of an AI-assisted facial recognition feature, to be released in an upcoming version of their Merlin X platform.  Using their new ‘Deep Learning algorithms’ combined with biometrics, users can instantly detect, tag and match faces within their image collection.  Claiming superior accuracy (above 99%), and the ability to identify individuals even if they’ve aged (providing a good quality image is available), the new feature is set to open up a number of new avenues in processing digital assets.

Why Choose a SaaS Digital Asset Management Solution

DAM solutions provider Widen have posted an article that explores the benefits of using the Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery model.  With a brief comparison to the more traditional on-premises approach, and a checklist of points to look for in a SaaS DAM vendor, it serves as a fairly basic entrée for those with little or no knowledge.  Notable omissions include a technical background, or the inherent shortcomings and pitfalls to expect when using a cloud-based storage system, such as what happens when your network is down, or at worst, your data disappears altogether.

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