Saas Or In-House DAM? Biggest Issue Affecting Cloud Based Companies

By CIOReview | Monday, April 14, 2014

FREMONT, CA: While there are two prominent solutions available for Digital Asset Management, the user has to diligently work out his business considerations and then go for the one that best suits him, reports Jeff Lawrence of CMS Wire.

The two solutions include In-house DAM and SaaS DAM: Even with the advent and subsequent development in the cloud adoption, in-house Digital Asset Management solutions still are trending better. In-house DAM solutions are limited to the perimeter of the organization wherein the hardware infrastructure, security governance, network and quality of IT support are taken care by the organization itself. The client’s responsibility would be to purchase and maintain hardware, software, database, storage and security. Equipped with tremendous customization capabilities, in-house DAM solutions yield faster and better internal management for high volume, large files within the user’s network.

SaaS DAM solution on the other hand allows a user to pay only for as much he uses. The SaaS vendor manages the hardware, software, database, storage and security of the client’s data with the help of a subscription model. The client on the other hand enables limited configurations, set permission levels and access rights for the users of SaaS. They are also responsible for creating work flows for managing and distributing assets.

The era also brings in the concept of hybrid solutions where vendor and client share responsibilities equally— the vendor manages software, database, storage and security for the assets that are sent to their cloud solution and the client manages the in-house hardware, software, database, storage and security for internal assets.

With all these benefits from these solutions, the user can figure out his choice based on his priorities.