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DAM Guru Members Discuss The Digital Asset and Content Leadership Exchange Conference

March 2, 2018 Industry Events

Carol Thomas my DAM Guru Program (DGP) colleague has recently published a series of questions and answers on the DGP blog from our members who attended the Insight Exchange Network (IEN) conference ‘The Digital Assets & Content Leadership Exchange’, that took place in New York, this January: “Though this conference is a new player in the Digital […]

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Bynder’s WebDAM Acquisition – ‘Stronger Together’ Or Proof That The Current DAM Software Market Does Not Scale?

February 21, 2018 Vendors

Last Friday, we reported that venture capital funded DAM vendor, Bynder had bought up WebDAM from their previous owners, microstock media library, Shutterstock.   The irony of a DAM vendor being sold a fairly pedestrian DAM system by a photo library (rather than the other way round) will probably not be lost on those who have […]

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Bynder Acquires WebDAM From Shutterstock

February 16, 2018 Vendors

Some news announced today is that Cloud DAM vendor Bynder have acquired WebDAM from Shutterstock (who also bought them from the original founders four years ago).  There is more information here: “When offered the chance to work together, we agreed. It was clear our combined teams could go after this market in ways that others […]

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The Politics Of Implementing Digital Asset Supply Chains: Parking The Enterprise Service Bus

February 16, 2018 DAM Interoperability

I am currently involved in writing requirements analysis and specifications for several Digital Asset Supply Chain (DASC) projects.  There are some interesting themes I have observed recently in-relation to the politics of managing their implementation which might be instructive for others planning similar initiatives. Before I get into the detail of the issues, I will […]

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Digital Asset Supply Chain Consortium – Invitation To Participate

February 5, 2018 Industry News

A week or two ago, I covered an article about blockchain which specifically related to Content DAM and announced that I was setting up a DAM Blockchain consortium.  I have since spoken to a few different people and based on their feedback, we are extending the scope of this to cover the wider topic of […]

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Evolphin Announce Zoom 7 Media Asset Management Software

February 1, 2018 Vendors

Evolphin have recently published a press release outlining a new version of their Zoom Media Asset Management (MAM) solution.  Now in its seventh year, this latest release represents a comprehensive and mature platform equally suited to content creators, marketing departments and publishing outfits, and aims to manage the total lifecycle of digital assets from creation […]

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Updated Review of Bynder’s Orbit Platform

January 25, 2018 Digital Asset Management

DAM News contributor, Spencer Harris, has recently posted an updated review of Bynder’s ‘Orbit’ DAM platform.  His first review was back in September 2017 and concluded that although Orbit was a good starting point for a cloud-based sharing platform, it didn’t quite live up to expectations and had various issues surrounding price-points, missing features (expected […]

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Blockchain And The Future Of Content DAM: Planned Industry Blockchain Consortium

January 23, 2018 Blockchain

Last month, Jean Lozano of Cloud DAM vendor, MediaValet wrote an article on their blog, Cryptomedia: Blockchain in the Digital Asset Management Space.  The piece is quite interesting since it isn’t about the currently deflating tradable Crypto-as-a-security (or perhaps ‘CraaS’?) bubble and neither does it write the whole thing off as the modern equivalent of tulip mania […]

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DAM Guru Program Appoints New Director

January 23, 2018 Industry News

DAM News editor, Ralph Windsor has been appointed as the new Director of the DAM Guru Program (DGP), a community focused on providing Digital Asset Management educational resources and connecting its network of managers, vendors, consultants and users. “Consolidating the combined resources of  DGP with DAM News represents an ideal opportunity to establish far greater […]

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DAM News 2018 Vendor Pricing Survey – Request For Participation

January 17, 2018 Vendors

As reported last year and in the email sent to those vendors registered on our DAM vendor directory yesterday, we are seeking  expressions of interest from vendors who would like to participate in our 2018 DAM vendor pricing survey.  This can be done via a form here: As with the previous 2016 survey, all the […]

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No DAM Is An Island

January 16, 2018 DAM Interoperability

Customer Experience and Content Strategy guru Alan J. Porter has recently published an article on CMSWire entitled ‘Don’t Dismantle Data Silos, Build Bridges’. The analogy he weaves – of castles representing data silos and drawbridges representing integration and interoperability is not an unfamiliar one to us here at DAM News.  My co-contributor, Ralph Windsor wrote […]

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