Mark your calendars! International Women’s Day 2019 is coming up on March 8, which means it’s time to reflect on how we’ve been impacted by the women in our lives, for women to unapologetically celebrate themselves, to learn how to empower women to move forward and to recognize there’s still work to be done in the pursuit of gender parity—a[…]
Do you know what your customers are saying about you? Don’t turn a blind eye—monitoring social media needs to be an essential part of your online strategy. Not only is it important to know the good and not-so-good things people might be saying about your brand, but by listening to these conversations, you also have a great opportunity to[…]
Today’s localized content is often the result of deep and complex supply chains, representing a challenge not just for workflow and quality management, but also in the context of growing social demand for transparency, accountability and governance. How can the localization industry optimize its use of supply chains and minimize risk when there[…]
Your website needs a major overhaul to support the international growth of your business. The original site was created several years ago, and since then your product sales have expanded globally. Analytics show that visitors come to your website from around the world. You recognize that you need to expand your online presence beyond[…]
In a perfect world, all video games would be translated into all markets’ languages so that the greatest number of players could buy and enjoy them. In reality, the video game translation situation is more complex than that. Some wildly popular games in Asian markets almost never make it over to other key gaming markets like North America.[…]
Who’s excited for LocWorld39? (Hint: we are.) Each year, the superbly organized localization conference brings together hundreds of professionals from growing global companies ready to take on new markets. And this year’s first LocWorld event promises to be spectacular.
What a year it’s been for RWS Moravia! Between all the excitement of joining RWS, co-publishing 26 episodes of the Globally Speaking podcast, and sponsoring events in Beijing, Singapore and other countries around the world, we had a lot of fun on the blog—exploring all kinds of ideas, from preserving languages of the past to training localizers of[…]
In an ideal world, we could personalize our websites for each of our markets’ unique interests and preferences. But not even the biggest companies have the time or budget to redesign each user experience from scratch. The question is: is it possible to create a global website design (one that serves most users regardless of their location), rather[…]
If you’ve been tuned in to localization technology for the past several decades, you’ve heard about the “revolution” in machine translation (MT). Some industry pundits will tell you that MT can translate anything—fast and for cheap. Others say jobs are in jeopardy because MT’s capabilities have reached parity with human translators.
Globally Speaking is a podcast for localization professionals hosted by localization professionals. The hosts, Michael Stevens and Renato Beninatto, have casual conversations around things they’re passionate about, such as proving the ROI of localization, saving endangered languages and technology such as neural MT. Their guests are prominent[…]