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Supporting Chinese
Linguistic Considerations for a Language in Multiple Locales
by Douglas-Val Ziegler, Donald A. DePalma, July 31, 2018, 32 Pages View abstract 
China is the world's second largest but for the last decade its fastest-growing economy. Its billion-plus residents represent huge opportunities both for national companies and for foreign firms able to tap into the market. This report introduces the . . .
The Language Services Market: 2015
Annual Review of the Translation, Localization, and Interpreting Services and Technology Industry
by Donald A. DePalma, Hélène Pielmeier, Robert G. Stewart, Stephen Henderson, June 30, 2015, 97 Pages View abstract 
Imagine buying a new car and not being able to decipher the owner's manual because it's in a language you don't read. Or remember the frustration of trying to register at a website form that doesn't recognize your country's postal code format. Think about . . .
Six Questions to Ask When Rethinking Linguistic QA
by Rebecca Ray, January 01, 2015, 3 Pages View abstract 
Linguistic quality assurance (QA) continues to be an evergreen topic for buyers of translation and localization services. It remains a frequent source of schedule delays and eats up large portions of language outsourcing budgets. If you are currently . . .
The Language Services Market: 2014
An Annual Review of the Translation, Localization, and Interpreting Services Industry
by Donald A. DePalma, Vijayalaxmi Hegde, Hélène Pielmeier, June 25, 2014, 86 Pages View abstract 
Our comprehensive study of the market for translation, localization, interpreting and other language services in 2014 includes information on underlying market growth, key trends, fastest-growing services, average revenue per employee, and other critical . . .
The Market for Multimedia Localization Services in 2011
by Rebecca Ray, Vijayalaxmi Hegde, December 12, 2011, 6 Pages View abstract 
Our recent global market study enabled us to collect information from 1,232 language service providers (LSPs) around the globe (see "The Language Services Market: 2011," May11). Of these, 28% claimed to offer multimedia localization. In this brief, we . . .
The Application Developer's Guide to Global Primetime
by Rebecca Ray, December 15, 2010, 4 Pages View abstract 
In a recent survey of 150 global product developers, 88% of respondents agreed that they could ship localized versions of their applications if the hand-offs from development achieved a higher level of localization readiness. This brief provides specific . . .
Language Services Market Segmentation
by Nataly Kelly, Donald A. DePalma, September 03, 2010, 4 Pages View abstract 
Common Sense Advisory has been publishing rankings of the top industry providers and market size estimates for the language services sector since 2005. Our most recent study revealed that the global market for outsourced language services will reach US$26 . . .
Translation and Localization Pricing
A Comprehensive Study of What Language Services Cost
by Donald A. DePalma, Belinda Whittaker, Robert G. Stewart, July 31, 2010, 80 Pages View abstract 
Translation underpins successful business globalization. While technology, business practices, regulatory compliance, and marketing issues support the global or domestic multicultural outreach of any organization, “words” always convey information . . .
Strategic Procurement of Translation Services
Moving from the Ad Hoc Pricing Discussion to Strategic Buying
by Donald A. DePalma, Belinda Whittaker, July 30, 2010, 18 Pages View abstract 
How large organizations buy translation and localization has been evolving over the last few years. The per-project purchasing mode of the past is slowly giving way to corporate procurement practices, characterized by master service agreements, fewer . . .
What Translation Suppliers Need to Know about Pricing
Frequently Asked Questions for Industry Providers
by Donald A. DePalma, Belinda Whittaker, July 30, 2010, 20 Pages View abstract 
This report answers the questions that organizations selling language services ask us most frequently about prices and related issues of procurement. It references Common Sense Advisory’s "Translation and Localization Pricing" report. That report . . .
Localization Is Dead? Long Live Localization
by Benjamin B. Sargent, Rebecca Ray, April 29, 2010, 2 Pages View abstract 
Since the advent of XML, localization companies have watched their desktop publishing (DTP) income dwindle as a part of their service revenues. Over the past decade, localization engineering and website globalization have suffered a similar fate. Is localization . . .
Localization Return on Investment
Quantifying the Value of Localization in High-Tech
by Mimi Hills, Donald A. DePalma, April 28, 2010, 52 Pages View abstract 
In both good economic times and bad, we find that people responsible for translation and localization struggle to prove the value of what they do. In this report, we discuss the efforts of localization managers in high-tech market sectors to demonstrate . . .
Recruiting for Languages of Limited Demand
by Nataly Kelly, Rocio Txabarriaga, April 09, 2009, 4 Pages View abstract 
An urgent message comes in from the sales team, "Do we support Green Hmong? The prospect specified that he does not want White Hmong." Questions like these come across the desks of many suppliers – lately, with greater frequency than ever before . . .
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