It’s time to change how you categorise digital images, video and documents

For many years, we are so used to categorise our digital files by using the hierarchical folder structure in our computer. This organising habit is certainly inherited from the way we organise the physical documents in the real world, which has become so intuitive that we’re not aware that there are better ways to do …

How can you ensure that the correct watermark is used in your organisation?

On 9 Sep 2016, The Straits Times published a news about the future Tengah HDB town and this picture was printed on the front page. When I saw the red HDB logo watermark at the bottom right hand corner of the picture, I know that the Digital Asset Management (DAM) system that we implemented for …

What exactly DAM can do superiorly as compared to your current way of managing digital images, videos and documents

Whenever the people we talked to understand what a DAM system is for, very often, they will say something like “Isn’t it similar to storing the digital files in our shared network folder?” “Our Web Content Management System also has a media library module.” “The application we are using provides an archive function for storing …

Who Should Have Access to These Digital Assets?

To be able to manage and preserve digital assets and information responsibly requires more than just having a “good software system”. Internal policies must be in place for proper management of digital materials. A Digital Asset Management (DAM) system fulfils both requirements. It serves not only as a good software system, it can also help …

Is your Digital Asset Management system affected by yet another Internet security crisis?

Just months after discovering the Heartbleed bug, a new security vulnerability known as the Bash or Shellshock bug is threatening the Internet world again. It is widely reported that this bug could affect machines running on Linux, Unix and Mac. As both Cumulus and Picturepark DAM software systems installed by DIW run on Windows operating …

Is your Digital Asset Management system affected by the recent Internet security crisis?

By now, you probably have heard of the recent Internet security crisis that is reported worldwide – the Heartbleed bug. To understand what it is and how it is affecting you, see the detailed information from heartbleed.com So, is your Digital Asset Management system affected? If you are using Cumulus or Picturepark installed by DIW, …

Bertelsmann Foundation Improves SharePoint with Picturepark

Germany’s largest non-profit foundation provides SharePoint users with Picturepark digital asset management and search capabilities Aarau, Switzerland – 25 March 2014 – Digital asset management (DAM) software maker Picturepark has released a new case study that describes how Bertelsmann Stiftung (Foundation) leverages Picturepark DAM software to increase the DAM-related services available to its SharePoint users. …

Picturepark new release – Search within video; Search faster

Picturepark releases version 8.6 recently. We highlight two enhancements here.   Search within video As it is so easy to capture video using mobile phones and digital cameras nowadays, more customers are asking us for better ways to search videos in a DAM system. Able to browse to anywhere of a video. Nobody wants to …

Success Story: A History Lesson

DIW's new success story is reported in Australia's IDM magazine: Singpore's oldest school Raffles Institution and A History Lesson. Using Cumulus to gain tools for organisation, keyword searching, and sharing of its extensive document and image archives. Cheryl Yap, head of the Raffles Archives and Museum wanted "an integrated solution which documents visual images of …

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