September 2011 | By Mikhail Ostrogorskij 

Business opportunities on the Russian information management market

While industries such as automobile, microelectronic, software, chemical along with many other industries have a strong presence in the Russian market, there is still huge potential in the segment of technical communication and information management. European companies in particular could hit upon great business opportunities when introducing their products and services on the Russian market.read more...

June 2011 | By Hansjoerg Schuetz 

Acquiring social skills - the key to professional success

Social kills, often also referred to as “soft skills” or “people skills”, are personal skills and abilities. Besides technical knowledge, they are crucial success factors at work. Or, in other words: technical expertise alone is not enough. For the requirements placed on employees and managers also change, especially in times of transition and globalization.read more...

February 2011 | By Ursula Vormwald 

Tips for setting up a business

The process of setting up a business does not take very long, per se. The entrepreneur attempting to get started however needs more time for the conception and economic viability. Ultimately, everything depends on whether the concept is sustainable long term. If you are about to start your own company, here is a whole range of valuable tips that we have put together for you, from the business...read more...

October 2010 | By Birgit Rumpel 

When communications professionals communicate

As a reader of this professional e-magazine, you are likely concerned with communicating optimally with readers. You are concerned with choosing words that are comprehensible and without ambiguity, and take pains to ensure that the layout and design support the transfer of information perfectly. That is all very well. But how do you communicate with each other, with colleagues, clients and...read more...

September 2010 | By Ilona Helen Wallberg 

Distributed working – practical and social aspects of virtual collaboration

“We are shaping the world faster than we can change ourselves, and we are applying to the present the habits of the past.” (Winston Churchill)
In any translation project, it is quite common today for project members to be distributed over different offices, cities or even time zones. In many cases, project members don’t even know their team mates, let alone, have experience in...read more...

July 2010 | By Kirti Vashee and Michael W. Cox 

Collaboration and localization

In The World Is Flat, Thomas Friedman divides modern history into three periods. Globalization 1.0 occupied the years between Columbus’ 1492 voyage to the Americas and the 1800s. It is characterized by collaboration at a country level. That is, things were generally accomplished within a national scope, and people were concerned with how their country fit into the world.read more...

July 2009 | By Elena Groznaya 

Attrition and motivation: Retaining staff in India

Many international companies in India struggle to find and keep the right people for the job. High attrition rates cause unforeseen expenses and sometimes even crush the entire Indian business venture. Motivating workers becomes a vital part of the business. But how do you motivate the Indian employee?read more...