Category Archives: Development

Best Practices – Benefits of Outsourcing

The advantages of working with your internal staff are pretty obvious, but just as the use of internal staff has advantages, vendors and contractors also offer unique benefits when utilized and managed properly. Some of these advantages are saving money, … Continue reading

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Content First!

For our clients, we begin the development process by focusing on content – its roles, its structure, and how it relates. By putting content first, we are able to identify what is unique, what needs additional attention, and what is … Continue reading

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Project meeting at 1400 feet

On a recent warm, sunny Seattle day, SP’s President, Jay Stilwell and Bottech’s Owner, John Franich discuss current and future projects while flying over Puget Sound in John’s 1951 Piper Pacer.

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Content flexibility- How does yours Rate?

Being able to locate and share content seamlessly to any medium or audience is how we define product content flexibility. Below, we have some suggestions that help you to evaluate your content and increase its flexibility. One number for all … Continue reading

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Key considerations for your content when implementing a database

By introducing a centralized database into your content workflows you will create efficiencies, increase consistency, and realize time savings.  For more than a decade, we have been developing and using databases for our own and our clients’ content. From our … Continue reading

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Content trends in 2012…SP’s Top 5

Tablet Tsunami These portable devices are not going away, if anything they will become the game changer in the way that humans interact with technology. Tablet catalogs and tablet subscriptions are starting to gain traction both in consumer and business … Continue reading

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How can we help?

Assisting our clients with content integration and maintenance are just two examples of support services that we provide. One of our wholesale clients struggled with the demands of updating their content in realtime. We developed a content maintenance program and … Continue reading

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Working with other vendors

As vendor specialization continues to evolve, many of our projects rely on the ability to share ideas and information with other vendors or departments. With  more complexity, it is common for SP to be one of many vendors tasked with the project’s completion. From … Continue reading

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RIP Steve Jobs…

Today, we honor one of the greatest innovators of our time, who passed away after a long battle with cancer. As Steve once said, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have … Continue reading

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Launchd: Auto-starting ruby processes and keeping them alive

We have some processes that need to be automatically started and kept alive on our Mac OS X server. I had researched this previously and knew that launchd, Apple’s service launcher, would probably fit the bill. Using this tutorial, I … Continue reading

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