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DAM Weekly Round-Up – 18th February 2019

by Charles Russell on February 18, 2019

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

DXM, DAM, CMS… Which role does each one have in ensuring the best possible experience for your audiences?

Do you know the difference between DXM, DAM and CMS?  If not, DAM solutions provider Wedia have recently posted a blog article that aims to clarify the terminology and unravel the acronyms to provide information about which type of solution best suits your target audience.

3 Best Apps for File Comparison

Whether you’re a coder, photographer or content manager, file comparison software will often finds its way into your digital toolbox.  Aleksandra Kolesnikova, marketing manager at DAM vendor Pics.io, has recently published a light-hearted article that compares three file comparison applications: Araxis, Diffchecker, and of course, their own offering, Pics.io.  It’s a detailed enough article, but I would have liked to have seen my own favourite, the excellent Beyond Compare, featured amongst the candidates reviewed.

Interview with Frank DeCarlo

Henrik De Gyor, a familiar name in the DAM industry and founder of (another) DAM Federation affiliated resource, Another DAM Podcast, has recently launched a sister project – the User Adoption Podcast.  With the aim of improving user adoption across businesses of any size, the site is also accompanied by the publication of a book.  In this particular podcast, Henrik interviews CEO of RPR Graphics, Frank DeCarlo.

IPTC at DPP Metadata Exchange for News in London

Global news media standards body, the IPTC, have published an article reviewing the recent Metadata Exchange for News demo that took place in London on February 6th.  Organised by DPP (formerly the Digital Production Partnership), the initiative is aimed at simplifying and streamlining the news production process and focuses heavily on the effective use of metadata.  The article features a useful graphic showing the workflow of a full news production based around the IPTC’s NewsML-G2 format.

Benefits of a Cloud Based DAM

Martyn Cook, strategist for tech solutions reseller IO Integration has recently posted an article aimed at those tasked with deciding whether to use an on-premise or cloud-based DAM model.  Martyn examines the most immediate benefits and drawbacks for each approach, including factors such as cost, scalability, accessibility, security and stability.  The article exhibits a decent level of vendor neutrality and carefully weighs up the pros and cons of each model using easy to understand language.

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