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Anyone who has played online games has experienced the power of virtually controlling a high-performance remote server application. When gaming, it may feel like you’re on your desktop or the latest version of your favorite console, but you’re actually using these devices to virtually control activity in a cloud computing environment. This virtual setup allows you to move and operate at speeds that may surpass the capability of your local desktop computer. What if you could apply this same cloud gaming concept to controlling virtual workstations running all of your creative applications?
There’s little doubt that technology exists to make our lives easier. But in today’s environment there is also a level of complexity that exists when multiple technologies are used within an organization. A case in point is your creative or marketing departments; you’ll most likely use a number of systems, anywhere from three to 10, to help your teams deliver on client campaigns. Everything from digital asset management and usage rights management, to project management, distribution and campaign management and tracking.
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For the past decade, we have seen cloud and SaaS-based technologies gain wide acceptance as viable enterprise solutions. The solution offerings are far and wide and can touch every department in an organization. With the explosion in digital content happening in parallel, marketing and creative operations managers have certainly seen a host of these solutions that help organize the vast amount of data they have to manage. Digital Asset Management (DAM) solutions have emerged as the most effective way to manage this information, and we have watched these solutions become a core technology utilized by organizations large and small. Like all other business applications, Digital Asset Management (DAM) technologies have evolved to provide both on-premise and SaaS-based offerings. Each solution has a place, and we are going to take a look at the Pros & Cons to help you determine which is right for your organization.
Creativity for All. That was the positioning statement for this years’ Adobe Max in Los Angeles. The evolution of creativity and technologies that come out of that were on display everywhere and it was an action-packed nonstop tour for three days. The vibe was great, and the passion was contagious.
Digital transformations are sweeping across businesses of all sizes and industries, as companies adopt the latest technological advances in order to outperform their rivals and better serve their customers. According to market intelligence firm IDC, by 2022 enterprises will spend $2 billion every year in the attempt to digitally transform their organizations.
The use of tools for digital asset management (DAM) has grown rapidly in the past decade. 62 percent of businesses now use a DAM solution, and research firm MarketsandMarkets projects that the DAM industry will be worth $5.7 billion by 2022. Being able to easily search through thousands or millions of digital assets is a game changer for many organizations, but that's only the first wave of how organizations use DAMs. As the field of digital asset management becomes more mature, users are looking for advanced features and ways to differentiate between hundreds of DAM offerings.