Latest Blog Entries
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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