TOKYO, July 18, 2012 — Digital Hollywood Co., Ltd., which runs IT and digital content-related vocational schools, college and graduate school, will adopt SkyDesk Service—a public cloud service to support business communications provided by Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.—in its newly-launched Job Outsourcing Support Business, and starts using the service in fall this year.
The Job Outsourcing Support Business is one of the main businesses of Digital Hollywood's job-matching website, SmartWork. Digital Hollywood undertakes creative jobs such as web production, desktop publishing (DTP) and computer graphics (CG) production from companies and organizations, and assigns them to the project teams with expert skills, consisting of fee-paying SmartWork members.
These project teams are administrated under the Team Sumajin (see Figure 1.), and communications between team members and production progress management will be conducted with the SkyDesk Service. The service promotes virtual collaboration among the project teams consisting of members from a vast pool of human resources with various skills, thereby facilitating the project as well as catering to a variety of production job requests from companies and organizations.
SkyDesk Service is a public cloud service that offers functions such as integrated email management, schedule management, document creation and organizational group management, as well as a collaboration function that integrates the individual functions, so as to simplify and streamline communications within teams. It has more than ten applications, which users can access upon registration. The links to these applications are all available on the SkyDesk portal site, and users only need to sign in to freely access them.
By using the fee-charging SkyDesk Mail Standard Service—the email service with large storage capacity and the ability to manage a large number of organizations and groups—, Digital Hollywood aims to enhance operations and management of SmartWork project teams as well as communications between the members.
Team Sumajin, the job receiving framework for SmartWork
- Team Sumajin, operated by Digital Hollywood, consists of creators and IT engineers, and takes job orders, ensuring the delivery of high-quality work to clients.
- Digital Hollywood undertakes creative jobs such as web production, DTP and CG production from companies and organizations.
- The requested jobs are handled by the Team Sumajin framework, consisting of SmartWork's premium and core members.
Figure 1. Structure of the Job Outsourcing Support Business
SmartWork provides a new working style that enables its members to be aware of working outside the conventional work patterns or geographical constraints. It also gives them the ability to choose a work way that flexibly responds to their lifestyles and life events, as well as enables to choose the optimum working option for fulfilling their purposes.
The service calls certain personnel as SmartWorkers—small office home office workers, freelancers and homeworkers as well as entrepreneurs and corporate workers aspiring to become professionals. It has established human network of these SmartWorkers and the system that provides services, including dispatching workers, which meet the needs of companies.
The SmartWork Platform is a massive network of creative professionals, engineers and other skilled workers from various fields. Mostly consisting of around 50,000 of graduates from Digital Hollywood, renowned for producing excellent creative human resources for domestic and overseas job markets, the platform constitutes a team of professionals in creative fields.
It accommodates people wishing to find a new job, change a job or become a full-time contract workers /freelance homewokers, and matches them up with companies seeking human resources.
With linkage with mobile devices, SkyDesk Service is a public cloud service that caters to diverse styles of business communications. Focusing on facilitating internal and external collaborations, the service clearly defines the scope of information sharing, an important factor in project activities, to provide a work communication environment that can be utilized with a sense of security and trust. Users only need to register their ID to access basic functions of all the applications on offer free of charge, and they can eventually switch to the paid services, which makes it easy to upgrade the service step by step.
Home screen of the SkyDesk Service
The top page is the portal for accessing all the SkyDesk functions. From the top page, users can access to a wide range of applications and see the activities of organization members in real time. Additionally, shared information such as business cards and files are posted automatically to enable smooth distribution of information.
About Digital Hollywood Co., Ltd.
In 1994, Digital Hollywood established Japan's first creator-development vocational school under practical collaboration between the industrial and academic sectors.
It currently operates four vocational colleges in Tokyo (Ochanomizu), Shibuya, Osaka and Fukuoka, as well as an online school. The number of graduates from original establishment totals more than 50,000.
As Japan's first private enterprise, Digital Hollywood established Digital Hollywood Graduate School (vocational) for developing advanced professionals in IT and digital content fields in April 2004 on its 10th anniversary, and Digital Hollywood University in April 2005, offering courses on IT business, creative production and English communication including studying abroad. The emphasis of its business is on developing human resources for the digital content industry and incubating new industries. The company will celebrate its 20th anniversary in October 2014.
||Digital Hollywood Co., Ltd.
|President and Representative Director and Chief Executive Officer
|School Principal and President
||DH2001 Bldg., 2-3 Kanda Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
- School business
- Operation of a school of CG, WEB design, etc.
- Operation of an online school
- University and graduate school business
- Operation of the University of Digital Content (four-year)
- Operation of the Graduate School of Digital Contents (vocational graduate school)
- Consulting service for educational service for companies and local governments
- Chinese language training
About Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. is a 75-25 joint venture between FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation and Xerox Corporation (U.S.A.) that develops, manufactures and markets world-class office and publishing equipment/systems, digital color/monochrome multifunction devices, as well as document management software, solutions and services in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region including China. It also manufactures digital copiers, multifunction devices and printers for worldwide distribution. Founded in 1962, the company currently employs approximately 45,000 people globally, and has more than 80 domestic and overseas affiliates and sales subsidiaries
||Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
|President and Representative Director
||9-7-3 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Digital Hollywood Co., Ltd.
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