A digital asset is any computerized file that includes the right to use. The two main qualifiers to determine if a file is considered a digital asset are first it has to be digital. Secondly, it needs to have rights to use applied to it.
If a company downloads images, they wouldn’t be considered digital assets – even though they’re digital. Once you have the right to use a digital file, it becomes a digital asset.
Examples of Digital Assets
Presentation files, such as PPT, are digital assets
The Future of Digital Assets
Digital assets remain digital assets even when stored in a singular, offline location such as a hard drive, flash drive or any other technological storage/usage device. That being said, there’s potential for confusion when new storage systems develop.
As technology changes, systems that allow for storage in any way, shape or form remains a valid storage type for digital assets. Looking toward the future, digital asset management (DAM) is the optimal solution.