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Translation and Localization for Africa: Nigeria

February 12, 2016 0 Comments

While Africa as a whole has seen much change in the past couple of decades, no country has seen more than the west coast country of Nigeria. Democracy has survived multiple elections with transfers of power that have gotten smoother with each new election.

Oil has been Nigeria's economic bell cow for 40+ years, but in recent years when oil prices were increasing and with new oil discoveries, Nigeria's economy was ready to take off. But with new money comes unwanted issues like corruption and misuse of the new wealth.

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Category:
Country Specific
Tags:
african languages, african business, nigeria, nigerian languages
Document Revision Control Part 3: Part Number and File Naming Conventions

February 10, 2016 0 Comments

In my previous blog posts on document revision control, I talked about the importance of managing document revisions and creating standard directory structures, and tracking changes to documents. In this blog post, I'll explain why it's important to have standard document part numbers and file naming conventions, and provide some guidelines.

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
document revision, document naming conventions, managing document revision
Polish Language Translation eBook

February 09, 2016 0 Comments

As part of its enhanced eBook collection (Translation eBooks) Globalization Partners International (GPI) has published its latest educational eBook entitled “Quick Facts: The Polish Language”.

The Language and Locale Quick Fact eBooks Series contains a collection of Translation eBooks covering and curating information on languages, locales, cultures, writing systems and translation services by country.

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Category:
Country Specific
Tags:
poland, polish language, polish translation
Chinese New Year: Year of the Monkey

February 08, 2016 0 Comments

February 8th is the 2016 Chinese New Year; the year of the Monkey, according to Chinese calendars. The Chinese festival celebrating the new year begins on the second new moon after the winter solstice and ends on the full moon fifteen days later.

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Category:
Country Specific
Tags:
China, Chinese New Year, Spring Festival
Project Management: Managing Risks

February 05, 2016 0 Comments

Risk management is often confused with risk mitigation, but risk mitigation is only one of the many methods to manage risk. As a project manager, I see risk management as one of the great pillars for managing any project. I believe that project management is a lifestyle, not just a profession. Therefore, I presume that risk management principles can be applied to anything; from managing complicated translation projects to planning events and navigating obstacles in your personal life.

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Category:
Language Translation Facts
Tags:
project management, managing risk, managing project risks
Global eCommerce Trends for 2016

February 04, 2016 1 Comments

2015 is behind us and 2016 is already in full swing, which means eCommerce is front and center for U.S. and worldwide retailers. Global consumers' demands for easy, creative and more personalized ways to complete online transactions is feeding an ever-growing market with no slowdown in sight. The key to continuing to successfully sell globally is understanding overall eCommerce trends and realizing that one size does not fit all, all markets are not created equal and country and region-specific differences need to be considered in order to keep expanding your global footprint.

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Category:
Global SEO
Tags:
eCommerce, eCommerce trends, global eCommerce

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