Remote work has been steadily the fastest growing sector of employment. According to the Global Remote Working data, the global force is spending less time in the office and more time working remotely, with a 62% average of global companies offering a flexible workspace policy. Recent events have increased the number of people working from… Read More 6 Essential Tips to Work Remotely
Germany is working toward being the most secure digital data site in the world. But as the world’s citizens knit together in networks that aren’t confined within geopolitical borders, the governments of individual countries with strong values face complex legal and trade-related issues when trying to assert them. A serious emphasis on privacy is embedded… Read More Germany’s Dedication to Data Privacy
Skype has invited its users to try a “Preview” version of their Translator product and provide feedback. The program is available for face-to-face, real-time audio/video conversations in four languages so far: English, Spanish, Mandarin and Italian, with more on the way. Instant Messaging (IM) is available in over 45 languages, from Dutch to Hindi to… Read More Face-to-Face with the World – Skype’s Translator
Terminology Managment aims at improving the overall quality of communications by ensuring the use of the same term for a concept in all circumstances. It involves the defining of specific terms for a special field and agreeing on recommended term equivalents in various languages. Have you considered the value of doing systematical terminology work for… Read More Terminology: where to start?
Into the universal realm of the Unicode, the symbols for a weightlifter, a spiderweb and the Mona Lisa have now been accepted. These are three of the more than 250 emoji considered significant enough that their computer encoding is being officially standardized for use by Apple, Google, Microsoft and others. These three join hundreds of… Read More A Hidden International Language
As you expand globally, the question you face is how to establish a customer base that truly understands your message and desires and identifies with your product. The simple translation of your original texts could save time and money in the short-run, but lead to greater expense and even damage control in the long-run, if… Read More Transcreation or Simple Translation?
In the dynamic currents of globalization, new products influence the market’s demands, and market demand influences product development. A case in point at the most fundamental level, is Apple’s newly introduced programming language, Swift, and companion Xcode6 mobile app building toolkit. Swift’s introduction in June of this year has been met with appreciation by iOS… Read More Apple’s ‘Swift Language’ and the Global Marketplace
Consumer goods markets in African countries are rapidly expanding due to numerous factors: population growth and urbanization, emergence of a middle class and shrinking poverty levels, youthful demography, vast natural resources and inward investment, improved business and trade environment, and expanded use of technology. For exporters to Africa, the good news is strong, but challenges… Read More Localization: Targeting Africa
… a very interesting article on: How To Negotiate With People Around The World. Many of you may have encountered this in praxis – business people from different countries tend to do business in a different way. This Article by Gus Lubin is a very nice description and overview and a lot of truth in… Read More How To Negotiate With People Around The World
Google Translate is one of the most popular instant translation systems available online, and while it is certainly a type of “machine translation,” it’s quite a different tool than those used in certain situations by professional language service providers (LSPs)such as Skrivanek. To generate translations, Google Translate (GT) searches millions of sentences for comparable patterns… Read More Machine Translation is not Google Translate