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After many years working in business software solutions for the graphic art industry, I realized that there is a huge amount of confusion about the terms we are using to define technical solutions. The truth is, many of these words or phrases have nothing to do with each other at all! Let’s face it, some of the most basic terms and acronyms we use to describe key technologies are completely inaccurate. In fact, there can often be dramatic differences in things that have similar (or sometimes even the same) names!
The world of marketing has transformed dramatically in the last ten years or so — what used to be a linear approach is now a much more complicated, multi-channel beast — and this has led many businesses to adopt technology-based solutions to their problems. The number of different systems and software-based applications available today is overwhelming, ranging from digital asset management (DAM) and content management systems (CMS) to product information management (PIM).
By leveraging semantic database technology marketing organiations can have greater control over digital assets and be able to correlate that information with other assets and distinguish relationships between digital assets and target audience.