Experience is the best teacher. Consequently, a significant emphasis is placed at Gnostyx Research on working closely with innovative customers that have compelling reasons to modernize how they design, manage and leverage their content resources. In practice, this means that in addition to its research activities Gnostyx actively participates in customer projects and provides a wide range of management, design and development services.
The ongoing participation in a diverse range of customer projects means that Gnostyx Research maintains close contact with the latest trends and perhaps more importantly with those innovations that can be leveraged in practical ways. This is in keeping with the history that stands behind Gnostyx Research - a venture that is the result of decades of wide-ranging project experience wherein almost every content standard and technology has been used at some point. It is important to underline that this background experience stretches across the full project lifecycle with this including not only the heady days of strategy formulation but also the somewhat less glamorous days of operational sustainment and evolution. It is also noteworthy that this experience reflects not only the perspectives of consulting, development and implementation but also those of management where the final responsibility for outcomes comes to rest.
Based on the decades of experience that have led to the formation of Gnostyx Research, a particular stress is placed on the delivery of services that help customers to make good choices early in their content initiatives. Experience had shown, repeatedly and at times graphically, that no amount of industry or ingenuity will make up for a few sub-optimal choices at the outset of a project. Although this is an inescapable fact of life in all projects, and especially in content management projects, being able to make good choices early in a project depends absolutely on being able to draw on experience with the full lifecycle of content projects and content solutions. It is obvious why organizations setting out on a major content management initiative should engage genuinely experienced advisors. This is what the team at Gnostyx Research strives to be and, through active project engagements, to remain.
The services that Gnostyx Research offers include:
- Content strategy formulation
- Requirements engineering
- Content initiative justification & measurement
- Content initiative project management
- Content solution definition
- Content architecture design
- Content analysis
- Content model design and specialization
- Content process modelling
- Best practice and design pattern exploitation
- Content standards evaluation and adaptation
- Content solution prototyping
- Content technologies evaluation, acquisition and integration
- Content solution design, development and deployment
- Content infrastructure audit and evaluation
- Content infrastructure evolution planning
- Content migration planning and quality control
In performing all of these activities, Gnostyx Research deploys a team of content specialists who together command decades of experience in successfully implementing and evolving standards-based enterprise content management systems and electronic publishing solutions.