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next globalsight meeting for user community

Open forum on the next-generation, open-source TMS

Frederick, Maryland, USA – September 17, 2009 – GlobalSight will be holding its next User Meeting as a part of the Localization World Silicon Valley pre-conference on October 20th.  Since the launch of the open-source Translation Management System (TMS) in January, the community has grown considerably, and now consists of over 1,400 users that are currently engaged in installation, testing or deployment phases. There have been over 2,200 software downloads to-date! Through the forums on www.globalsight.com these users have posted over 425 requests on process improvements and product enhancements in their quest for a next-generation, open-source TMS.

Current GlobalSight users range from software developers, localization specialists and IT managers, to technical writers, project managers and translators. All users and interested parties regardless of technical or localization background are invited to attend the GlobalSight User Meeting taking place at the Localization World pre-conference in Silicon Valley, California on Tuesday, October 20, 2009.  The half-day afternoon workshop is free for all attendees. Register online through Localization World.

The workshop will begin by outlining latest program developments and product enhancements, such as machine translation integration, offline translation productivity tools and extensibility through new web service APIs. The team will also discuss hosted options, maintenance and support plans for various types of users, such as buyers or suppliers of language services. The team will also discuss a roadmap for the product, including the plans for Automatic Actions and CrowdSight.

The User Meeting will also serve as an open forum to hear from current GlobalSight users and highlight community-wide achievements. All are invited to share their experiences, from successful launches/pilots and quick installation tips, to custom-built applications, and best-practices for implementing and integrating an open-source TMS into your multilingual content supply chain.

“The discussion forum on the website has been an ideal place for community members to ask questions, share tips and voice opinions,” explains Gary Prioste, Vice President of Technology Services for Welocalize. “Of note, a new group of ‘users’ has emerged and taken a more active role in the future direction of the program.  We want to cultivate these champions and give everyone an opportunity to speak their mind and influence the development of a next-generation TMS.  The upcoming User Meeting serves this purpose.”

About GlobalSight

GlobalSight is a collaborative, open source initiative to develop a flexible and sustainable Translation Management System (TMS) that leverages the best ideas and addresses the true needs of the industry. In this non-captive community, participants are free to discuss, discover and build upon a translation process automation tool that provides choice and flexibility—and can be shared by all.

The direction and development of the GlobalSight Open Source Initiative is dictated by community members. For more information and to join the community, please visit www.globalsight.com.

About Welocalize

Welocalize offers integrated globalization services for the fluid and rapid deployment of enterprise content and applications to international markets. In response to unique customer needs, we provide globalization consulting, translation, localization and testing solutions that manage risk, improve repeatability and ensure transfer of knowledge from project to project.

Our clients include Autodesk, Inc.; Canon; Cisco Systems; Computer Associates; IBM; Microsoft; Sun; Symantec and Xerox. With over 400 employees worldwide, Welocalize maintains 9 offices in the United States, Germany, Ireland, Japan and China . Please visit www.welocalize.com for more information.

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