Asset management is a crucial yet complicated part of business operations in practically any industry. When the business grows, expands, and handles remote tasks, it can be difficult to determine which asset management solution a company should use, and whether it should be hosted on-premise or in the Cloud.
Let’s review the two hosting options, why managing media assets in the Cloud may be beneficial, and why some companies prefer on-premise control of their asset management.
On-premise asset management is the traditional method for managing the system. This type of asset management is self-hosted through the use of a company’s servers and is managed by the company’s internal IT team. Everything is handled in-house, which allows an organization to manage the system’s IT infrastructure.
Like any other system, this management type has its benefits and setbacks.
Digital asset management in the Cloud is partially or completely managed by the vendor the company utilizes. Because these systems are hosted in the Cloud they reduce employee maintenance burdens and internal infrastructure costs.
Each organization has different needs, so there isn’t a universal answer regarding which hosting type is best for asset management. Exploring the capabilities and restrictions of each asset management system is necessary to come to an informed decision about which method your company needs.