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We recently held another LocLeaders forum event. This time the location was Silicon Valley, alongside the Localization World Silicon Valley conference. The Welocalize LocLeaders event series are gaining a strong following and great reputation, swiftly becoming recognized as being one of the key forums for localization leaders from global brands to convene and discuss ideas […]

Welocalize has been championing open collaboration for many years now. We feel that interoperability across the translation supply chain is key to gaining efficiency and predictable scalability. Translation word rates have reached their lower limits putting even more pressure on reducing total cost through automation of logistics and administration across the supply chain. Here are […]

Welocalize has been actively supporting interoperability initiatives across the industry such as Interoperability Now and Open TM2. We have also been working on practical implementations of interoperability between products, and we are happy to announce interoperability between Passolo and GlobalSight. The products have been connected through their APIs. GlobalSight uses the Passolo API to import […]

The Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL) is a dynamic Academia-Industry partnership with over 100 researchers developing novel technologies addressing the key localization challenges of volume, access and personalization. I am very excited to have Welocalize become an Industry Partner with the CNGL. It is an organization whose Mission is “to revolutionize localization via breakthroughs […]

For information on why we joined the Open TM2 initiative, please follow this link: I have also included the interview below. Smith What is it about the Open TM2 initiative that motivated Welocalize to get involved? Most translators use some type of translation workbench tool. Most clients use some type of content management tool, […]

I think the word “crowdsourcing” is creating confusion when combined with “translation”. Why? Because it seems the first thought the two words provoke is “free”. The LISA report on Crowdsourcing had the following to say: Companies are definitely not implementing crowdsourcing to reduce their costs……rather, they’re doing it principally for one or more of the […]

“Collaborate or Perish” – A new paradigm for success This phrase, “collaborate or perish”, was uttered earlier this year by Google CEO Eric Schmidt as a visionary call to action. And as we watch rapidly evolving, global economic and social forces align themselves in an extremely disruptive and subsequent “game changing” way, it is precisely […]

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