Worldware Presentation – Product Internationalization: The Pursuit for Cultural Adaptation (and happiness!)

People across the world are wired differently. With this being the case, it is important to design products specific to the intended locale. A mis-internationalized product will become confusing for its market, resulting in a loss in investment for the project. Follow along with Talia Baruch (below) goes over how to hit home, literally and figuratively, with internationalized and localized products.

Presented by:

  • Talia Baruch – An independent globalization strategist with 12+ years of localization experience working with clients like Google, HP, Adobe, Cisco and Starbucks to achieve highly successful localized products. Recently founded Copyous, a provider of internationalization and localization setup management.
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Palo Alto Localization Technology Round Table

The Palo Alto Localization Technology Roundtable on Thursday, Feb. 3rd, 2011 brings together 5 industry leaders to present an open technology framework that speeds up time to market and drastically reduces your localization and translation costs.

Together, Lingoport, acrolinx, Clay Tablet, Milengo and Asia Online will show how advanced, modular localization technology addresses the… challenges faced when launching products or services to international markets in multiple languages.

You’ll learn the key considerations when taking an international product from design to launch through, Internationalization, Information Authoring, Content Management, Localization and Translation Automation.

And you’ll learn how this is achievable quickly, and with fewer resources, while maintaining a consistent brand and user experience that builds value, saves time and reduces costs.

You will also:

* Access a wealth of localization experience from industry experts
* Discover new technologies and new ways of working that are already changing the localization landscape
* Learn strategies that can streamline your localization efforts and help you quickly launch products worldwide
* Share information with like-minded peers and learn proven practices that you’ll find nowhere else

The Localization Technology Round Table event is free of charge, open to customer-side industry professionals and will be held at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, in Palo Alto, CA 94306.

Learn more and register at: http://bit.ly/fbQZ9p

Do internationalization (i18n) tools work?

Blog post by Chris Raulf, Marketing Director at Lingoport

I recently met Tex Texin (I18n guy) at LocWorld and looked up his Website where he lists a variety of translation, localization, and internationalization tools. Nice job!

Working in the I18n space, I’m wondering which I18n tool (open source or commercial) does work for you and why?!

Lingoport is about to release Globalyzer 3.4 and I’m interested to learn about additional features we may want to include in our next release.

Also, if you’re interested in learning more about the latest Globalyzer release, join us on Tue., Nov. 30th at 11am PST for Webinar “Supporting Internationalization Across Your Enterprise With Globalyzer 3.4.” Register at: http://www.lingoport.com/supporting-internationalization-across-your-enterprise-with-globalyzer-3-4

The Need for Internationalization (i18n) in Administrative Solutions: A Case in Point with Region Centre

By Olivier Libouban, Software Project Manager at Lingoport.

A Region is an administrative layer in France, with elected officials, getting tax Euros, and setting up programs and initiatives for the EiffleTowercitizens. Part of the responsibility of any region is also to provide software solutions to the citizens. Part of the responsibility of any region is also to provide software solutions to the citizens, with significant budgets : the IT department of any Region manages bids, responses, and supervises the implementation of the solutions.

A case in point for “Region Centre”, situated close south west of Paris, is the need for an e-learning platform, dealing amongst other things with budgets, financial institutions, training institutions and citizens able to register and follow classes, either on-site or on-line. The request for proposal of such programs is sent by the IT department and gives the context, the functional needs, and the requirements at large for this type of program, including strategic technologies, such as Portal by a specific vendor. The entire platform may be composed of a large number of software components, in this case ranging from the software infrastructure pieces, such as Web application server, LDAP, and databases, to specific functional components, such as an e-learning tool to be integrated in the overall software and hardware platform.

The IT department oversees the responses to the request, and solutions which do not play in a French locale cannot be accepted. All components must behave and interact with each other, be it in terms of encoding, of searches, of collation, of UI presentation to citizens, training institutions, financing institutions, administrators of the system. In other words, the budgets for an administrative program are targeted at i18n compliant software.

Those administrative programs might be at a city level, a county level, a region level, a national level, even at a pan-national level, such as with the European Union, which serves citizens of Europe at large. The combined budgets of those IT departments are simply very large and can only be applied to i18n solutions.

Watch the Videos from the Boston Localization Technology Round Table

The Boston Localization Technology Round Table event was a great success. Nearly 40 customer-side industry professionals registered for the live event, and 100+ people registered for viewing the live-stream from the event.

For each of us presenting, it was a great chance to offer something new for the industry—a way to bring the conference to the event attendees and feature best practices and efficiencies offered by five separate but complementary companies. We hope that the attendees learned something, met a colleague or two, and gained some valuable perspective. We all enjoyed the event too and are already planning our next Roundtable in the Bay Area this coming February. Connect with us on social media and be the first to learn about upcoming events and much more: http://www.lingoport.com/socialmedia

The video recordings of each individual session from the Boston Localization Technology Round Table are now available for viewing on the Lingoport Website.

Click here to view the rest of the videos from the Boston Localization Technology Round Table event.

Don’t hesitate to contact the presenters directly if should you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about their services and tools:

Clay Tablet
Robinson Kelly
rkelly@clay-tablet.com
www.clay-tablet.com

Asia Online
Kirti Vashee
kirti.vashee@asiaonline.net
www.asiaonline.net

Milengo
Adam Blau
adam.blau@milengo.com
www.milengo.com

acrolinx
Kent Taylor
Kent.Taylor@acrolinx.com
www.acrolinx.com

Lingoport
Adam Asnes
aasnes@lingoport.com
www.lingoport.com

Lingoport Press Release The Localization Technology Round Table Event Series

Lingoport, a leading provider of software internationalization tools and consulting services, acrolinx GmbH, the world’s leading provider of Information Quality Management software, Milengo, a global language service provider, Asia Online, a provider of near-human quality mass translations, and Clay Tablet, a provider of translation integration software systems, announced today that the five companies will present the Localization Technology Roundtable Event Series Tuesday, October 19th in Boston, Wednesday, October 20th in New York, and Thursday, October 21st in Washington, DC.

Read Press Release: “Lingoport, acrolinx, Milengo, Clay Tablet, and Asia Online to Host Localization Technology Roundtable Event Series”