What is the Innovation Lab?
The Content Solutions SPi Global Innovation Lab is a strategic solutions platform that serves as a breeding ground for new ideas, offering a low-risk content innovation path for the development and deployment of process innovation across the publishing spectrum. It is driven by key SPi Global specialists from our Strategy, Marketing, Technology, and Research & Development Units.
We have created this blog to share with our clients, users, and viewers collaborated information from across the editorial and publishing landscape. Moving in to 2012 what are factors that drive change within the industry? Our goal is to share our knowledge and educate our viewers – if nothing else to provide an interesting read!
What is the reason behind the launch of Innovation Lab?
You may have read about the Innovation Lab on our website, or press release. For sake of those who are visiting our blog for the first time, I’ll take a few moments to discuss the program in more detail. If you have already read this information, please browse our other interesting articles and posts, starting with [Publishing trends 2011 to 2012, and The Changing Landscape].
What is the reason behind the launch of Innovation Lab…? Continued …
We see the information industry undergoing rapid structural shifts. Escalating costs of production and printing, changing customer preferences, and the need to adapt, exploit and invest in new media technology are the key challenges that are forcing publishers to innovate for survival. The Innovation Lab can help you with the tough questions:
- How can I maintain a competitive advantage while I’m losing readers?
- How do I manage to maintain a profit with decreasing budgets and fewer staff?
SPi Global has always partnered with strategic customers in pioneering innovations in the content BPO space. This has helped us to move from being a conversion services provider 30 years ago to a leading provider with a complete suite of solutions across print, electronic, and database products. We have decided to standardize this model through the Innovation Lab and take it to the next level. SPi Global Innovation Lab’s processes and technologies today will become tomorrow’s standard — continuous innovation is what separates us from the other service providers in this space.
What type of projects are you working on?
There is a wide array of projects that we are working on. These include:
- Conceptualizing “e-primary” workflow and production process for books and journals.
- Improving the “Content Experience” through enhanced eBooks.
- ePub 3.0 and HTML5 deliverables.
- Partnership approach with client teams in overall process optimization.
- Pilot projects in services/solutions not commonly outsourced.
What types of resources do you have to support the Innovation Lab?
- We have a 120-member publishing technology team with expertise in XML, software, and new media.
- 100+ Six Sigma experts to understand and identify process optimization.
Our Content Solutions capability
SPi Global is the global leader in content outsourcing solutions. We partner with leading publishers, not-for-profit organizations, information providers, and Fortune 1000 companies to deliver solutions that maximize the value of their content.
Over the past 30 years, our domain and technology experts have provided a vast array of digital, pre-print, creative, and customer interaction services that have enabled our 500+ clients to increase revenues, reduce costs, improve time-to-market, and automate operations.
At SPi Global, it is the people, clients, and culture that make the difference. Our 6,000+ content specialists, multi-country delivery centers of excellence, and strong performance-based, teamwork-oriented culture have enabled us to retain our leadership position in the content space.