“Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumbnail.”
Henry David Thoreau once shared this wise advice. Although it offers advice for life in general – why not DAM? He did say “thumbnail” after-all! Albeit in a completely different context, these words of wisdom carry great weight.
Gary Norris, Widen’s CTO, lives by this motto and helps to keep it front and center in how we continue to enhance Widen’s DAM software solution, the Media Collective.
The right DAM solution should simplify things for your organization, not make things more complicated. It’s true, with the complexity of technology, the needs of multiple departments, taking into consideration security, features and ROI – it may feel like a bit of a jungle out there.
In a sense always worrying about backups for people on vacation or if your servers go down, or how updates handled as the needs of your organization grow only add to the chaos. So why not leave the security, reliability, expertise to Widen.
Ultimately, the right DAM solution should allow an organization to see more of the forest through the trees. Cloud hosted digital asset management, like Widen’s Media Collective should offer a level of calm.
Beyond the big stuff, the clean, easy UI is designed with ease of use in mind. From large thumbnails, tap friendly icons, and intuitive design, all features and functionality in place are developed to benefit the end user.
DAM should allow your users to easily access the right file, in the right format, at the right time. And YES, this should be a seem-less, enjoyable experience. If anyone tells you differently, they have not found the right DAM solution. Simply put – spending less time searching for images on your server means spending more time doing the things that nourish us. Time with the family, time to enjoy nature, time to cook a healthy dinner. Simplify, simplify, simplify.
With that said, take a moment, live simply – be inspired!
For more information on how digital asset management can help your organization simplify the digital chaos, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Our DAM Decision Guide also clearly identifies the milestones that are important in making the right decision about a DAM solution.