Building a Better Digital Asset Management (DAM) System

New white paper from digital asset management leader Canto Software offers ideas and best practices for improving any DAM system.
(PresseBox) (Berlin, ) SAN FRANCISCO, California — 01 SEP 2011 — Canto Software, maker of Canto Cumulus digital asset management software, and DAM industry leader for more than 20 years, has released “Building a Better DAM,” a free white paper that includes industry-proven best practices for fine-tuning and rethinking the design of any digital asset management system.

The document details concepts that will benefit any DAM system manager, yet it’s written in a straightforward manner that is easy to follow for those new to DAM. Topics include smarter metadata design that makes systems easier to use, ways to avoid digital rights violations, permissions models that reduce administration complexity, and methods for making DAM systems more secure.

“We’ve sold more than 14,000 Canto Cumulus Servers over the past 20 years,” said Canto Professional Services manager Sandra Phoenix von Lieven. “We’ve seen many examples of what works and what doesn’t work. This white paper shares some important best practices we follow, and encourage our customers to follow too.”

The white paper is a free download, available now on the Canto website:

About Canto & Cumulus
Canto® has been dedicated to helping customers fully utilize their digital assets since 1990. Canto Cumulus® is a cross-platform solution that enables companies to easily organize, find, share and track their ever-increasing numbers of digital files, in any format. Canto’s worldwide network of certified developers offers an impressive assortment of plug-ins and add-ons that enhance the Cumulus product line further.

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