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welocalize holds public demo and open forum on globalsight

Introductory webinar on open source TMS addresses critical topics

Frederick, Maryland, USA – October 31, 2008 – Welocalize will hold a public demo and open forum on GlobalSight, an open source Translation Management System (TMS), on November 24, 2008 starting at 4 PM (GMT). This free webinar is open to all interested parties and is a follow-up to the recent North American GlobalSight Community Meeting held at the Localization World conference in Madison.

The GlobalSight meeting at Localization World generated a standing-room-only crowd, where many clients and language service providers requested to be included in the beta testing of the GlobalSight product prior to its release on January 5, 2009. Participants welcomed a non-captive, enterprise-class TMS solution with no license fees, and were eager to confront enduring challenges concerning the total cost of ownership, the level of support and participation from an open source community, and the capacity to meet large-scale industry demands.

To follow the Localization World meeting and accommodate those unable to attend, the webinar on November 24 will kick-off with a comprehensive demo and competitive analysis of the GlobalSight TMS, along with program and community updates. The session will then open-up to a broader discussion and tap into the collective intelligence of the community—now with 170 members—to address the aforementioned topics and critical success factors to drive an open source TMS initiative forward. To register and learn more about this event, please visit www.globalsight.com.

“To be clear, the objective of the GlobalSight Open Source Initiative is to revolutionize the way products and services are delivered in our industry,” explains Smith Yewell, CEO of Welocalize. “We are putting our company out in front as a leader in a critical area of technology to support services that will truly reshape the industry within the next 5 years. Our actions are dictated by our clients, and they are telling us they want innovation; they want choice; they want to collaborate with service providers and other clients to increase speed and quality; they want to see leaders make these objectives reality; and they are ready and willing to support these initiatives.”

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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