On 18 October 2017, Moravians discovered that we'd found a new home in RWS, a public life sciences translation and IP services company. We didn’t know much about RWS at the time, but in the days and weeks that followed our acquisition, we discovered the strong reputation RWS has earned among its clients. We were intrigued by RWS’s consistent[…]
Moravians have been active in Women in Localization for years now, benefiting in myriad ways: networking, mentorship, job opportunities and education. But why is Women in Localization—a growing organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the localization industry—important to Moravians? What drives our commitment to the organization?
There have been critical changes in the way customers consume multimedia content in the past few years. To start, users are clamoring for a larger variety of multimedia content types, delivered more quickly and on the various devices they use.
In our fast-paced society, new products and features are expected to become available instantly. Our customers demand and deserve it. Gone are the days when 1-2-year cycles are acceptable. And because of this, many software companies have changed their development cycle from traditional waterfall to an agile development process. Let’s unpack this[…]
It’s event season for localization professionals! LocWorld and TAUS conferences are coming up in October, and can you believe late October’s ATA conference will be their 59th?
It's no surprise that most localization outsourcers pursue economies of scale to drive cash savings. One way is to give vendors more work and look for discounts, but long term, this can backfire when it has a negative impact on the quality of service they get.
Maturity models can be beneficial when used in the right context. But when taken too literally or driven further than they were designed to go, they can be downright dangerous.
Social media communication is an essential part of global business. Companies operating on multiple continents will often have local social media accounts too, ensuring that relevant content is delivered to each market. Managing so many accounts across countries, languages and cultures presents significant challenges to any business, and in the[…]
You may think that the word “coffee” represents a well understood, universal concept. But you’d be wrong. And you may think that “seduction” is a term that has the same connotation in all cultures. Nope.
Your localization program is up and running and you’re already selling your products and services in a few worldwide markets. But as your company expands internationally, your content volumes, speed to market and format types are also increasing. You need to make sure your loc machine is fully optimized.