"Globalization 4.0: Shaping the Future of the Language Industry" is the theme of next year's GALA conference. The Call for Proposals is now open until September 20,2019.

SDL, provider of content creation, translation and delivery solutions, has announced its latest machine translation innovation with the addition of new Adaptable Language Pairs to SDL Machine Translation, enabling brands to tune their own language pairs to any project, department or industry. This innovation is powered by Hai, the SDL Linguistic AI™ technology, and gives customers the control, privacy and freedom to create their own proprietary language pairs by adapting existing ones. 

ACTITO S.A., a provider of marketing automation, has acquired SmartFocus. SmartFocus is a SaaS ("Software as a Service") digital marketing platform created in 1999. The company is headquartered in London and operates worldwide. The acquisition of SmartFocus supports ACTITO’s plans for geographic expansion and growth following the sale of its subsidiary MediQuality to the US company WebMD Health Corp.

Leadership coaching provider DierkeHouben is now offering a 3-months program for next-generation C-level leaders. The program includes a 2-day intake session in Switzerland, a 5-day explorative leadership learning in Kenya, as well as 3 months of one-on-one coaching. Applications are now open and the early-bird discount applies until July 1st, 2019.

The business and translation management system Plunet BusinessManager is now available in version 7.4. A major change in Plunet 7.4 is the new workflow view, which offers users a simpler way of working with automated processes. Workflow templates can now be created and modified more easily than before.

BitcoinPlay has developed the infographic "What the Crypto!?" illustrating the history and impact of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. The infographic provides an insight into the 25 most prominent cryptocurrencies, their story, and market impact. 

March 2016

CSA releases 12th annual business survey of the global language services industry

The global market for outsourced language services and technology was US$38.16 billion in 2015 and the 2016 market was estimated at $40.8 billion, according to independent market research firm Common Sense Advisory (CSA Research) in June 2015. read more...
February 2016

tekom survey on key figures in technical communication

tekom is asking all members and other technical communication professionals to participate in their annual survey.read more...
February 2016

GALA announces new Board positions

The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) has announced the following offices for the 2016 Board of Directors: read more...
February 2016

Mobile Internet users to top two billion in 2016

The International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates that 3.2 billion people, or 44 percent of the world's population, will have access to the Internet in 2016. read more...
February 2016

DITA 1.3 becomes an official OASIS standard

The OASIS open standards consortium has announced that its members have approved the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) version 1.3 as an OASIS standard, a status that signifies the highest level of ratification. read more...
February 2016

Gartner reveals unexpected implications arising from the Internet of Things

More than half of major new business processes and systems will incorporate some element of the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020, according to research firm Gartner, Inc. read more...
December 2015

How audience age affects global content strategy

The generation born between 1980 and 2000 continues to capture the attention of marketers, economists, and sociologists around the world. read more...