Posted by: Kayla Martin on February 5th, 2008
InfoTrends has just released a whitepaper detailing a “phased” DAM implementation. The whitepaper examines the advantages of basing the system on your most urgent requirements, and then growing the system to meet you future needs. Also, using references from WAVE, they provide a sample strategy for phased implimentation provided.
“Most organizations are overwhelmed when they first consider DAM, especially when considering where to start. Do you implement a “point” solution for specific departments (marketing) or specific publishing processes (print production)? Is it necessary to develop an extensive (and expensive) content, process / workflow and metadata blueprint prior to deployment? More generally perhaps, what vendor selection and implementation strategies can deliver fast and significant returns without hindering future development opportunities?”
“Consider service-oriented architectures (SOA) in which IT systems and applications expose and share content, data, and services. Standard protocols such as SOAP and JMS (Java) provide the necessary communications between systems. Leveraging standard protocols such as these ensures the long-term viability and scalability of a DAM solution. Organizations can address the most compelling DAM requirements first – basic object management – and expand a solution as user adoption builds and more complex DAM-based applications can be developed.”
Read the rest of InfoTrend’s A Phased DAM Approach Whitepaper PDF.