Latest Blog Entries
- 6 Resources for Global Business
September 26, 2012 5 Comments
As a Localization Project Manager tasked with managing document, software and/or website translation projects, I have been involved over the years with many interesting clients who are pursuing business opportunities around the globe. They deal with a variety of logistical, legal, support, sales and marketing issues as they grow their businesses internationally. I help them with a variety of language and technology challenges from content management systems translation workflows to document translation and desktop publishing.
- Localization Services, Useful Links, Translation Resources… and More!
September 10, 2012 0 Comments
As a translation services provider we find ourselves in many conversations that don’t deal directly with translations or translators, but with conducting global business in general. Many of these conversations start out with “Do you know anybody that provides this or that service in China, Africa, France, etc… With these perpetual conversations in mind, we started our Useful Links Library and are featuring these resources six or more at a time through a series of GPI blogs.
- Beyond Translation Services - Six Useful Links and Resources
August 15, 2012 0 Comments
In support of our clients worldwide, GPI is pleased to share useful resources focused on international business topics and services in a new blog series. These links can also be found on useful links at our website and at our Translation Services Portal. So if you are looking for any good international resources ranging from Embassy Directories to Measurement Converters- stayed tuned to our blog series!
- Useful links and resources for Global Business Professionals, Travelers and Students
May 29, 2012 0 Comments
As a part of a team of translation project managers, translators and other language professionals we are exposed to a lot of interesting resources as we go about our day-to-day job of helping companies with their global language and technology needs. So after some time, we decided to collect these resources and have made them easily available through our website useful links and through our Translation Services Portal. In an upcoming series of blogs, we will be featuring 6 links each month, one from each category, in order to highlight these useful resources!
- Basic Insights into Language Globalization
April 23, 2012 0 Comments
In the global information processing space, Globalization (G11n) can best be thought of as a process that includes several important and related procedures. To globalize is to plan the design, development, and business elements for a product or content in advance with a multicultural and multilingual audience in mind. The end-goals of Globalization are cost-effective and efficient Localization (L10n), and truly "world ready" products and/or content. Associated benefits of a purposeful Globalization strategy include superior language quality & market acceptance, reduced time to market, the ability to coordinate marketing efforts, and consistent legal/regulatory compliance.
- The Key to eLearning Localization Success: Customer Acceptance!
April 11, 2012 0 Comments
In our previous blogs, we talked about the cultural limitations in various elearning platforms and what we could do to overcome them. Today, we would like to talk to you about an unanticipated cultural challenge – customers! Let us explain.
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Welcome to GPI's Translation Blog! Being a Translation Agency means finding ourselves immersed in all types of interesting discussions about global business, translation companies, document translation, software translation, website translation, global search engine marketing and optimization (SEM/SEO) and a wide range of language translation and technology topics. With our Translation Blog, we will try to share those conversations with you!
Enjoy the ones you find interesting and feel free to start a discussion with our team and the world!