In Defense of the Bake-off

  • August 13, 2014

I have never been accused of being a chef, cook, or baker. So, I am probably the least likely to write a food-related blog post. (I usually leave that to my colleague, Theresa.) However, more and more I have found myself defending the practice of the bake-off...

Welcome Mark Davey, Contributing Analyst

  • August 4, 2014

I'm pleased to announce Mark Davey as a new Contributing Analyst for Real Story Group. Based in the UK, Mark has worked in the DAM industry for 15+ years, as a consultant, speaker, and perhaps above all, eccentric & provocative experimenter with all forms of new media...

London Calling Part 3: Henry Stewart DAM Europe

  • June 6, 2014

To cap off the month of June in London, we'll be engaged in three days of Digital & Media Asset Management teaching and learning at the region's premier Digital & Media Asset Management Event - Henry Stewart DAM. If you're a DAM practitioner based in EMEA, this is the event you should be sure to attend...

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....