Cloud digital asset management includes many features from what on-premise and enterprise digital asset management have to offer, but with a more flexible interface and delivery option. Cloud DAM is superior to cloud file storage, shared drives, and hard drives because it offers scalable file sharing options for large file sharing like rich media or creative source files. Cloud DAM systems can also capture descriptive data (metadata) on files for centralized access, manage rights, support collaboration, and deliver secure access to files to anyone, anywhere in the world.
What’s the difference between cloud DAM and an cloud file storage solutions?
They both seem to provide centralized access and cloud file storage. That’s true. Both offer file management, document management and secure file sharing options. Cloud DAM includes additional features like workflow & approval rules, version control, rights management, file rendering, and descriptive data (metadata).
Blink. In that time an estimated 93,750 images were uploaded and shared online (Source: KPCB). We are a global society of visual storytellers, and our demand for images, videos, and marketing content is insatiable. These days we accept that the customer is in control, and marketers are faced with a daunting task: to create meaningful brand experiences across a burgeoning array of online and offline channels—when, where, and how customers want to engage.
Online storage still contributes to a great deal of chaos in marketing, and these solutions are not designed to give marketers centralized visibility into workflow processes, asset usage, and annotations/version control on individual files.
How long does it typically take to roll out an on-premise vs. cloud DAM?
On-premise DAM can take as little as three months and as much as a year to roll out, but these solutions offer a long-term 7-10 year benefit to the organization. Cloud DAM can be configured and rolled out in a matter of hours, but this largely depends on the volume of assets you want to move into the system and whether or not you want to capture new descriptive data when they are uploaded. Bottom line, cloud DAM and online storage offer the most rapid implementation timelines.
What are the benefits of Cloud DAM?
There are numerous benefits for leveraging the cloud for your digital asset management needs. Some benefits include:
- Little or no IT involvement needed
- Security – generally better than organizations can structure on their own
- Global reach and worldwide access to content
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