The combination of public cloud and DAM
Hosting tens of terabytes of files is no longer technically or cost prohibitive thanks to the public cloud. Files become accessible from anywhere, with direct or asynchronous access depending on the type of storage chosen.
ISDs and communication departments might be tempted to upload all content to the cloud and leave it at that. However, this would be a mistake: once uploaded to the public cloud, files become technically accessible to end users. However, if users can't find and quickly access the content, they won't be able to use it.
That is where the DAM brings its value: through its indexing, search and asset viewing capabilities.