It’s predicted that by 2020, half of the UK workforce will be working remotely. Why? Working remotely can be hugely beneficial for both you and your employees if managed correctly. Reduced office costs, higher morale, a wider talent pool and environmental benefits are just some of the advantages of working out of the office.
With all of that in mind, here are five handy ways to categorise your digital assets so you always know exactly where they're located, saving you and your employees precious time and money along the way.
With a DAM, you can store all of your digital files in a centralised repository for any user to retrieve and edit at any time. This makes working remotely much simpler and avoids a messy system. We’ve put together our top 5 ways to make life easier for your remote workers – and yourself – with a DAM system…
A DAM system stores all of your files in one, easy-to-navigate place. As companies work to keep up with the everchanging technology of today’s industries, more and more digital files are needed. From word documents to jpg images, chances are your company has digital assets, and plenty of them! DAM will help keep you and your team organised, even if no one is in the same place.
When you haven’t seen your team or your colleagues in a few days, it’s easy to feel out of the loop and lose track of who is doing what. DAM allows each user to upload their documents onto the system, adding as much metadata as necessary, making it much easier to access each other’s files. You can also grant limited access to clients, letting them in on the creation process.
Rather than having hundreds of full-to-the-brim folders all over the place with various work in, you can organise your system however you’d like. One of the key benefits of DAM is the time you save locating assets. Adding metadata is essential to keep everything organised, having all the important information on the system for everyone to view.
Communication is key when dealing with a team of remote workers. Everybody needs to know what is being done, by who, and when. Without clear communication, 5 people could end up on the same project while nobody takes on another important job. Managing where you upload work and controlling who has access to different files with a DAM system will avoid these types of issues.
Having a DAM system means there is no need for anyone to be in the office at any given time. With a cloud-based solution, users can access the necessary files from anywhere with internet access. So, rather than facing an hour-long commute each day, your workers can either enjoy an extra hour in bed – or even working.
Considering that 58% of people believe that working from home would make them more motivated, it’s definitely worth a go!
Are you ready to boost your remote worker’s productivity and make their life easier? At iBase, we offer specialist cloud-based DAM solutions, giving you access to the perfect remote working tools for flexible, productive working. Our DAM can be accessed from any location by any user (with granted permission, of course!).
Get in touch with our friendly team of DAM experts today to find out more. Our experts are on hand to provide set-up and maintenance support. We specialise in cloud-based solutions, reducing the amount of work you need to do even further. Get in touch with our friendly team to find out more. Give us a call on +44 1943 603636 or submit a query via our Contact Us form.