The Right Tool for the Job

The Right Tool for the Job As the old proverb goes “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail”. Which put another way, it is best to use the right tool for the task at hand. While a bicycle may do well to transport you across town, it is probably not […]

Digital Asset Management Linking with Adobe Drive

Another example of why you shouldn’t believe everything thing you read on the internet. One of the primary issues for InDesign users is retaining connections to their linked images and assets, especially when transferring files between Mac and Windows. A blog (InDesign Secrets) recently posted on suggested you should always embed images into your […]

Deduplication and Digital Assets

In our previous blog post we talked about the challenges of uploading existing content to a new digital asset management software. Today, lets talk about working with the same file over and over. It can be a real pain to have to upload and download the same file again and again. This point was made […]

On-Premise vs Cloud: Digital Asset Management Software

Cloud solutions have both advantages and disadvantages. When determining whether to move an application to the cloud, organizations must make sure that all of the operational aspects are understood before an intelligent decision can be made. One area that is typically overlooked is bandwidth cost and utilization and the subsequent business impacts it may have. […]

Replacing Adobe Version Cue

In April of 2005, Adobe released the Creative Suite 5 upgrade to its popular creative tool product line. As part of the announcement, Adobe also announced that it would be dropping support for the Version Cue tool that enabled its users to version files. While most users have subsequently upgraded their CS applications, there are […]

Defining a new category in Digital Asset Management

Digital Asset Production Management (DAPM) system: A new breed of DAM solution with production oriented user interfaces, automated-workflows, integrated version control, highly scalable back-end architecture. For an organization with an active creative group, this option allows entire creative process from brief to production, all the way into distribution to be streamlined.

Trouble Finding Assets

Here’s a little tidbit that we came across. According to industry analysts, an average creative professional looks for an asset 83 times per week and fails 35% of the time. (DAM solutions drop the fail rate below 5%). Besides the time spent searching assets, the inability to find the correct files leads to effort duplication […]