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. 

Market research firm Common Sense Advisory has published the report "Four Futures for Global Intelligent Content." It analyzes four content trends that promise to add value to the masses of information generated every second: how semantically enriched content is adding knowledge to content; why machine-generated material is exploding content volumes and changing the nature of text; how conversational interactions are transforming content requirements and building demand for new ways to record information about users and their relationship to content; and why the rise of speech-enabled and headless devices will require content intelligence. The report also offers recommendations for how to prepare for the rise of intelligent content.

Each touchpoint with customers can build or break the brand experience. And content is at the center of the customer journey. SDL’s recently published white paper "The 6 Dimensions of Customer Journey Continuity" explores the vital role of content in each of the six dimensions of the customer experience: your market presence, organizational structure, product release cycles, content governance, process automation, and customer relevance. The white paper can be downloaded free of charge.

 

Lingoport, Inc., a provider of software internationalization tools and services, has published the “i18n Quick Planning Guide” to help companies understand the process of preparing software to support local languages and cultural settings. The guide can be downloaded for free upon entering your details on the Lingoport website.

Evernex, a third-party maintenance provider for datacenter hardware and IT equipment has acquired A Systems, a third-party maintenance services provider in Brazil. Evernex operates through subsidiaries in Brazil, Mexico and Chile. A Systems was founded in 1996 and is today a market leader in the Brazilian third-party maintenance services market. 

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...
July 2017

Global market for outsourced translation and interpreting services and technology to surpass US$43.08 billion in 2017

The global market for outsourced language services and technology will reach US$43.08 billion in 2017, according to an independent study by market research firm Common Sense Advisory (CSA Research). CSA Research surveyed providers from every continent to collect actual reported revenue for 2015, 2016, and expected revenue for 2017.read more...
July 2017

tekom launches blog on intelligent information

The new tekom blog, which is available at www.intelligent-information.blog, highlights the changes that have shaped the technical communication industry over the past few years. read more...
June 2017

Businesses pushed to expand regional borders more quickly

Disruptive change has upended the global business landscape. Drivers such as digital transformation, empowered customers in emerging economies, Big Data, and a growing intimacy with devices are pushing companies to expand beyond their borders much earlier than their predecessors. Global content strategies must handle more content types, larger volumes, and 20-plus languages.read more...