"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. 

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...