Dalet Pyramid – A Natural Evolution for Dalet Galaxy five Newsrooms

Bringing in key benefits to your operations and your balance sheet

By Raoul Cospen | 10/28/21

With a completely new approach to news production, Dalet Pyramid is designed to embrace change and deliver rapid, high-quality results across multiple media and news audiences. A “story first” methodology modernizes news workflows by putting stories at the heart of the operation, allowing all other production assets to be derived from a central focus on the story itself.

So how can Dalet Galaxy five newsrooms looking to renew their news production platform plan their journey to Dalet Pyramid?

To answer this, we have to first look at what kind of platform Dalet Pyramid is. After this, we’ll see how there is a natural and progressive approach to manage migration onto the new platform, without disruption to everyday workflows.

Dalet Pyramid offers configurable workspaces

Embracing change

Considering what’s been happening in the last few years, not many would be brave enough to bet against similar rates of change in the future. Disruptive change is here to stay and it makes sense to plan for it, be ready for it, and embrace it.

Fortunately, technology has changed too, and is in exactly the position it needs to be to facilitate the change that’s needed. Much of this has been driven by the diversity in sources of news, but also in the way it is delivered. There has never been a time when news reaches its audience in so many ways.

Viewers’ expectations have changed too, with timeliness and appropriateness for a given digital medium foremost in maximizing audience engagement and satisfaction – and hence loyalty.

Dalet Pyramid is the nexus where all these threads of change converge. As all the trends point towards the cloud, Dalet Pyramid is there to meet them.

It makes financial sense

Investing in the future actually saves money. Our estimate is that you’ll save on average 30% on your infrastructure costs over five years. In addition to the immediate benefits to the balance sheet, Dalet Pyramid comes with a massive increase in business agility. With Dalet Pyramid’s approach to news production, it’s very easy to incorporate new aspects to your business. New digital outlets, sponsors, and the ability to add hundreds of new users almost instantly.

Overall, you can expect as much as a 50% productivity boost from Dalet Pyramid. That’s because from its multi-platform web-based interface, you’ll have instant access to all the source material you need to make optimized content for every digital platform at a marginal additional cost.

Agility, mobility, flexibility

Dalet Pyramid’s resilient software-defined infrastructure is a powerful enabler for workflows and applications like Adobe Premiere Pro that removes the constraints imposed by a physical infrastructure and geographical location, enabling advanced remote workflows from anywhere and the elasticity to scale on the fly.

Just like all other Dalet offerings, Dalet Pyramid is a cloud-agnostic solution that works with a range of cloud providers, such as Amazon Web Services. It can also run on virtualized environments, bringing in the flexibility needed to adapt to multiple existing infrastructure scenarios.

Dalet Pyramid mobile application helps news storytellers to work anywhere

Bringing in the digital teams

Dalet Galaxy five customers are already familiar with Dalet’s core philosophy: that managing digital content is the key to successful production. Dalet Pyramid adds to this by managing stories and their associated digital files with the same level of accomplishment. With the story at the center of a production, it becomes much easier to create multiple versions of news content fully optimized for the increasingly divergent ways to view it.

To help with the change, we are introducing a number of functional packages that allow for a progressive transition, where it is possible to run the two systems in parallel until everyone is confident to make the switch. These packages bring in new functionality for Planning, Digital Production, Remote editing, Remote Contribution and Artificial Intelligence.

With this incremental approach, the new Dalet Pyramid functionality brings in additional value to your Dalet newsroom solution, while protecting your existing investment. Transitioning this way ensures that the only difference audiences will notice is more timely news production that is more specific to their mode of consumption.

It’s an easy choice financially too. When you choose Dalet Pyramid, the subscription includes the costs of migration, and all the necessary licenses are included. Start with a basic implementation and move as fast as you want to evolve the architecture of the platform while you’re in full production.

As you implement Dalet Pyramid, you’ll be able to consolidate teams and departments to form a fully coherent, cohesive news operation that’s able to breathe like a living organism. And if you do need to add users quickly, it’s simple to spin off a sandboxed training environment to give the full Dalet Pyramid experience to newcomers without risking your main production workflow.

Dalet Pyramid brings in additional planning capabilities to your Dalet Galaxy five newsroom

Upgrade to the “new normal”

We’ve made it as easy as possible for Dalet Galaxy five users to migrate to Dalet Pyramid. Our Customer Success team will be with you on every step of the journey, and with your Dalet Pyramid subscription you can opt to outsource your infrastructure to us. That means it’s always ready, always working and there for you when the story of the year breaks.

With lower operating costs, more productivity, and a managed, smooth transition into the new platform, there’s a lot to like. Talk to us about how to get started.

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By Raoul Cospen

Raoul Cospen is a Dalet pioneer, and played an integral role in driving the transformation to IT-based, fully integrated newsrooms for the past two decades. He has always felt passionate about being at the heart of newsroom operations, a passion that has driven his vision across multiple roles at Dalet. In his current role, Raoul works closely with Dalet’s customers and partners to define and deliver the most suitable solution to address their media workflow and newsroom requirements.

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