Making the smart choice for your digital assets in higher education

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Making the smart choice for your digital assets in higher education

It’s easy for IT professionals in higher ed to be weary of putting files on the internet. Afterall, the majority of schools still turn to their own resources to host their data. A rapidly increasing number of higher education institutions have turned to the cloud for storage needs for two very important reasons: (1) its cost effective and (2) it’s time efficient.
But don’t just take our word for it. IT departments at acclaimed universities all over the world are using Widen’s digital asset management solution to centralize their assets - saving time, money, and a lot of headaches. Corey Chimko, digital resources coordinator for the photography department at Cornell University discusses his life before DAM in a recent Campus Technology article
Before Widen:  “When we were hosting our own servers on-site, we had major headaches coordinating support and maintenance through the university's IT department...”
After Widen: “With all of their collateral now in a central location, the school's marketers can directly consult with Widen personnel to find, resize, and repurpose their files. Provisioning has also become quick and easy.”
Corey Chimko isn’t the only higher ed DAM professional who’s embraced Widen’s DAM solution. Lee Stadler, marketing director at Ottawa University also advocates for the cloud-based digital asset management software technology from Widen as well, not only for it’s simplicity, but for its security purposes as well:
"We now have a globally accessible asset hub that can repurpose dozens of asset formats on the fly. This used to require not only access to the local servers but access to a variety of software and systems that could run them." 
This summer is a perfect time to pioneer IT projects for the upcoming academic year. If you’re in higher ed and have been wanting a better solution than hosting folder after folder of increasingly disorganized digital assets, we have the resources to help you get started. 
Read the full article from Campus Technology - How Cloud Backup Can Save IT Big Bucks.
Next, check out our other resources for finding, deploying and managing digital asset management solutions in higher ed, including:
  • Widen article - Digital Asset Management Streamlines School Spirit
  • Widen article - Lessons Learned from Early Adopters
  • Widen webinar - Making DAM a Success for Higher Education
To read more about how Lee Stadler of Ottawa University uses the Widen Media Collective, check out this blog post from our “Being a Widen DAMster” series of customer interviews.
And be sure to check out the solution that top universities across the country keep embracing by trying a DAM demo today!

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