Is Your Media CMS a Crummy Management System?

  • April 29, 2014

Though we've seen some improvement in recent years, the sad fact remains that most digital editors don't like their web content & experience management (WCM) systems. In Media & Entertainment companies we find this dissatisfaction particularly acute, perhaps because when content is your job, your CMS better work just right for you...

Can you use your CMS or DAM on your mobile device?

  • January 31, 2013

I had made the case that mobile-enabled user interfaces for content management systems -- ones that allow you to pull up a content management system on a mobile device to maintain your web site, documents, or other digital assets -- was a very real and current way of managing content. My fellow panelist, however, thought no one was going to be bothered managing enterprise content on their mobile device...

Challenge of Scale Part 7 - Digital Asset Management

  • January 21, 2013

So with DAM systems still ranging from single-user desktop applications to full-blown enterprise software systems (though all vendors will tell you they're "enterprise grade," don't believe them), how do you know the difference?...

A One Track Mind and Drupal's scarce talent pool in Europe

  • November 15, 2012

Beyond the age-old debate between open source and proprietary software communities, one truism has persisted over the years: when there is one technology platform dominates in any market for any sizable period, we all suffer...

How media customers can benefit from a scenario based MAM selection

  • October 24, 2012

Media and broadcast customers spend a lot of time and effort selecting a Media Asset Management (MAM) platform. Rightfully so. MAM project success depends on finding the right fit at the start.

So, it's pertinent to ask what a successful product selection depends on....

Updated DAM Vendor Evaluations...and Evaluation Criteria

  • September 20, 2012

Last week, along with the debut of our new video-focused Broadcast & Media Asset Management research, we re-oriented our DAM research to focus more specifically on brand asset management and the marketing supply chain...

New Broadcast & Media Asset Management Research

  • September 12, 2012

Things used to be a lot simpler for broadcasters. Generally what they produced had a single destination: television. Today, multi-channel needs and the digitization of many decades of video archives is driving investment in Broadcast & Media Asset Management (MAM) technology...

Facebook goes native for iPhone and iPad - Should you?

  • August 29, 2012

Last week, Facebook announced a new application for iPhone and iPad devices that runs on Apple's iOS mobile operating system. This application is a native app -- meaning it's written using Apple's proprietary technologies and you must download it from Apple's App Store.

This represents an about-face...

Managing Digital Asset Rights in the Enterprise

  • May 24, 2012

As content technology analysts, we very often are asked about digital rights management by customers who are undertaking Digital Asset Management projects. Specifically, they want to know more about the depth of the DRM functionality available in DAM software products in the marketplace and whether/when they need specialist DRM solutions to meet their requirements...

Dalet update - Galaxy, still far away but less nebulous now

  • May 4, 2012

At NAB, Dalet announced its release plan for Galaxy, which will be the updated version of its core MAM platform, and outlined the features to expect when the package eventually ships. Before you get excited, though, note the timeline:...

FT.com bets on HTML5 in lieu of native apps

  • May 3, 2012

The esteemed Financial Times is ready to pull the plug on its iOS native apps and instead replace them with an HTML5-based app.

Reportedly, the so called "Apple Tax" -- whereby developers pay 30% of revenues to Apple -- along with lack of access to customer data, are the main reasons prompting FT.com to follow others...