SharePoint as a DAM: Suitability, Limitations, and Alternatives

  • April 18, 2014

Known primarily for workgroup management of MS Office files, Microsoft SharePoint is also an omnibus information management platform with potentially many other uses. So customers can reasonably ask if it will suffice for Digital Asset Management (DAM) scenarios as well

Interoperability and Standards in DAM and MAM

  • April 1, 2014

I recently wrote an advisory paper on interoperability and (open) standards in DAM and MAM. I was inspired by the complexities of the world of enterprise DAM /MAM technology where the ability to interoperate among systems becomes critical for many organizations.

NetXposure vs. Widen - a battle for SaaS DAM supremacy?

  • March 24, 2014

Because Digital & Media Asset Management involves giant, typically high-resolution files, SaaS-based DAM has not historically offered a compelling proposition. Still, more of you have been asking us about SaaS DAM, despite your (quite reasonable) skepticism. Vendors have worked to improve performance as well

Shutterstock: new DAM vendor via WebDAM acquisition?

  • March 7, 2014

Commercial stock photo provider Shutterstock decided to acquire WebDAM – a DAM vendor we cover extensively in our Digital & Media Asset Management research. For customers, the outcome of this acquisition could go in one of two directions.

Self assessment of our 2013 predictions

  • January 17, 2014

Every year, we make technology predictions about the various content technology marketplaces that we cover. And rather uniquely, we go back and see how we fared. So here's how we fared with our 2013 predictions:

Metadata management in DAMs still inadequate

  • January 15, 2014

Along with asset ingest and processing, metadata management is one of the staples of any DAM system. Or so it should be. But as reality shows, I am still yet to encounter a DAM user who is content with how their system handles metadata.

Ten 2014 Technology Predictions

  • January 14, 2014

It's that time of year for our team of Real Story Group analysts to reveal our 2014 predictions, where we try to predict what the future holds in the technology world.

When it rains, it pours (Oracle) clouds

  • January 6, 2014

Oracle has done this before; at some point in time, they had four or five different Portal products. However, it took a really long time for them to actually consolidate and integrate multiple offerings. So while it may be a good thing to get different options from one single vendor