Kilgray Translation Technologies has released version 8.2 of its flagship product memoQ. New features and concepts include a new WPML filter to translate WordPress files, self-learning machine translation and simplified project package imports.

Plunet has announced the latest version of its translation management system Plunet BusinessManager. Highlights include improved usability, high functionality and almost fully automated quote and order creation.

SDL Knowledge Centre has published a new eBook: Beyond DTP – Benefits of Structured Authoring guides readers through the process of migrating from traditional authoring and DTP to structured authoring. The eBook is available for download free of charge.

Research firm Common Sense Advisory has released the report The Winds of Content Are Changing. The report highlights the fundamental changes that content creation and production are currently undergoing and includes trends as well as suggestions for optimizing appropriately within the constraints of rapid changes.

The Unicode Consortium has announced version 10.0 of the Unicode Standard. The new scripts and characters in Version 10.0 add support for lesser-used languages. Version 10.0 adds 8,518 characters, for a total of 136,690 characters and four new scripts, for a total of 139 scripts, as well as 56 new emoji characters.

SDL has announced that its Neural Machine Translation (NMT) technology is now part of SDL Enterprise Translation Server 7.4 (SDL ETS), a secure machine translation (MT) platform for regulated industries. Deployed on premise or in a private cloud environment, SDL ETS is designed for companies facing tight regulations, and offers total control of MT-related data. Data never leaves the corporate network, and only individuals with the right access rights can access content.

Translators without Borders (TWB) and The Rosetta Foundation (TRF) have announced their merger, bringing together two major non-profit organizations focused on better access to information in languages people understand. With this merger, the organizations will increase efficiencies and ensure that both entities continue to offer high quality language services to the aid community and the affected populations they serve.

Information Energy 2017 was held in Utrecht, The Netherlands from May 17–18, 2017, a gahtering of technical communicators, information architects and content strategists. Read the event report here.

Moravia IT, LLC, a provider of translation, localization and testing services, has partnered with Oban International, a media and marketing localization agency, to help companies develop, deploy and manage digital marketing initiatives.

On June 1-2, 2017, Plunet will host the first international user conference "Plunet Summit" in Berlin. The Summit will provide Plunet solution users with a platform where they can share knowledge and learn from each other. Along with expert panel discussions, certifications for project managers and networking events, the Summit focuses on the experiences of our users.

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Exequo, a privately-held audio production, translation and localization company that specializes in global video game services. With this acquisition, Exequo will become part of Lionbridge Game Services, a rapidly-growing service of Lionbridge that provides a full suite of end-to-end localization and testing services for platform holders and game and entertainment studios.

Language technology and services provider SDL has developed an infographic revealing the benefits of structured content to the creation and delivery of content. The graphic titled Discover the ROI of Structured Content looks at the effects of optimizing centralization, content reuse, findability, versioning, translation, and multichannel delivery.

Plunet has released version 7.1 of its translation management system. The new version includes more versatile payment management, customized user interfaces for each user type and intelligent workflow automation.

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. has launched GeoFluent on the Salesforce AppExchange. The new app integration brings GeoFluent’s real-time translation solution to Salesforce Service Cloud, allowing Live Agent customers to improve global customer experience and reduce costs by adding multilingual capabilities to their existing applications. GeoFluent will allow agents to communicate in real-time with customers in over 100 languages.

November 2017

New book The Language of Localization published by XML press

Today marks the release of The Language of Localization, the latest book in The Content Wrangler Content Strategy Book Series. The new title is available through print and ebook retailers worldwide.read more...
November 2017

Worldwide wearable device sales to grow 17 percent in 2017

Market intelligence firm Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 310.4 million wearable devices will be sold worldwide in 2017, an increase of 16.7 percent from 2016 (see Table 1). Sales of wearable devices will generate revenue of $30.5 billion in 2017. Of that, $9.3 billion will be from smartwatches. In 2017, 41.5 million smartwatches will be sold, reaching a revenue of $17.4 billion. They are on pace to...read more...
October 2017

Smart and intelligent information

Intelligent information is a hot topic in technical documentation departments these days. In fact, as a tekom survey with German companies from early 2017 revealed, 55.5% of the companies were already discussing this subject. read more...
September 2017

Worldwide wearable device sales to grow 17 percent in 2017

Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 310.4 million wearable devices will be sold worldwide in 2017, an increase of 16.7 percent from 2016. Sales of wearable devices will generate revenue of $30.5 billion in 2017. Of that, $9.3 billion will be from smartwatches.read more...
August 2017

Worldwide wearables market to nearly double by 2021

As the wearables market transforms, total shipment volumes are expected to maintain their forward momentum. According to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, vendors will ship a total of 125.5 million wearable devices this year, marking a 20.4 percent increase from units shipped in 2016. read more...
August 2017

Report identifies vendors that can help keep pace with digital innovation

According to research firm Gartner, CIOs and IT leaders should partner with digital disruptors that can help them maintain a pace of innovation that is at once high and sustainable. Gartner, Inc.'s 2017 Cool Vendors research examines 330 disruptive vendors that are helping companies to solve long-established problems and stay ahead of the competition in a rapidly changing world.read more...
July 2017

New research identifies the impact of gender and family in the global language services industry

Results of a survey by independent market research firm Common Sense Advisory reveal that the language industry is above average with respect to gender equality, but also points out structural obstacles that women may face in their careers.read more...