welocalize launches globalsight technical boot camps
Free workshops to support deployment of open-source enterprise software
Frederick, Maryland, USA – September 14, 2009 –Welocalize launches the second series of Technical Boot Camps for GlobalSight, the open-source Translation Management System (TMS). Over the last 6 months, the GlobalSight open-source community has grown to over 1,400 members to include a user base dedicated to installing, testing and deploying the enterprise TMS. In this economic climate global organization are mapping out a migration plan away from proprietary TMS’ to a more flexible and sustainable open-source platform that can manage, translate and deliver global content for their next-generation needs.
To support these migration efforts, Welocalize is hosting two FREE GlobalSight Technical Boot Camps to be held in Boston, USA on October 22 – 23 and Amsterdam, The Netherlands on December 3 – 4. These workshops will provide hands-on training for engineers and system administrators to prepare for the launch and deployment of the open-source TMS customized to meet the demands of diverse business, workflow and technology models.
During the two-day workshops participants will work directly with a Welocalize engineer to go over their specific GlobalSight installation and implementation issues, such as configuration of workflows, profiles, translation memory and terminology. With specific attention on migrating language assets, Welocalize will help users set up and test basic workflows using their unique file types. At the end of the two-day session, participants will have gained a critical understanding of how to administer and configure their instance of GlobalSight.
“The pressure is on. More and more customers are getting ready to migrate from costly, proprietary software to a more cost-efficient and scalable open-source platform that addresses their needs for the future,” explains Gary Prioste, Vice President of Technology at Welocalize. “GlobalSight is that platform. We want to help organizations get up and running quickly, so they can meet their tighter deadlines and budgets and the increasing demand for translated content. By working directly with their engineers and soon-to-be administrators, we hope to lay the groundwork for them to accomplish this.”
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.
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.