CCI Europe adds Digital Collections DC-X

Digital Collections in Hamburg acquired by CCI

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CCI Europe based in Hojbjerg, Denmark has acquired full ownership of Hamburg, Germany based Digital Collections. Digital Collections will now join the existing collaboration between CCI and its other subsidiary company, Escenic, in the development of its online CUE news publishing platform. CCI’s editorial systems, including Newsgate, are used by leading news publishers such as Kasturi and Sons and Bennett-Coleman, in India.

In the last six months, CCI has received orders for CUE installations from several large media companies such as The Economist, Polish broadcaster TVN, and German news publishers Der Tagesspiegel, Handelsblatt, Badische Neueste Nachrichten and Ippen-Gruppe, according to the company. Digital Collections is known for its DC-X digital asset management platform, which enables media companies to manage content assets such as pictures, text and videos in a central content repository and integrate external sources, such as RSS feeds and agency wires, into their content creation workflow, according to CCI.

To be added as a native component of CCI’s CUE, DC-X will continue as a standalone digital asset management solution as well. The Hamburg-based supplier of content, editorial and publishing production workflow systems ppiMedia also uses Digital Collections DC-X in conjunction with its Content-X editorial system for storing content in a media-neutral format to be played out as text, images, video and audio.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

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