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M&A in the Language Sector
by Donald A. DePalma, September 30, 2016, 13 Pages View abstract 
The language market, which will turn over US$40 billion this year, is highly fragmented and begs for consolidation. Ambitious industry players and private equity groups regularly buy language service and technology providers in an effort to scale up and . . .
 
Language Services Face a Perfect Storm
by Donald A. DePalma, December 31, 2015, 10 Pages View abstract 
CSA Research has analyzed the state and size of the language industry every year since 2005. This brief discusses economic trends, investment, and competitive pressures in the sector. It focuses on a historical sample of the 10 largest LSPs as a proxy . . .
 
Language Industry: Get Ready for Some Disruption!
by Hélène Pielmeier, February 19, 2014, 4 Pages View abstract 
Unlike innovative commerce companies such as Amazon or Netflix, providers in the language service industry struggle to revolutionize their offerings. With the vast array of tools and capabilities within easy reach of a large number of . . .
 
Translation Future Shock
Human Translator Throughput and the Impact of Machine Translation
by Donald A. DePalma, Nataly Kelly, April 30, 2012, 24 Pages View abstract 
Language service providers and freelancers translate hundreds of millions of words per day. This work supports global trade, diplomacy, tourism, and a host of other international and domestic multicultural activities. Simultaneously, advances in machine . . .
 
Translation Performance Metrics
How to Measure Your Language Services Work
by Rebecca Ray, Nataly Kelly, Robert G. Stewart, December 20, 2011, 36 Pages View abstract 
"What gets measured gets done." While it may seem simple, this statement is at the heart of performance metrics. Unless you measure your results, you cannot possibly tell if your organization is failing or succeeding. However, simply measuring things . . .
 
Buyer and Supplier Confidence Draws Closer in Q2-2011
by Donald A. DePalma, Robert G. Stewart, Vijayalaxmi Hegde, September 29, 2011, 6 Pages View abstract 
This brief reviews the results of Common Sense Advisory’s business confidence survey for the second quarter of 2011. For information about the history and methodology of the surveys, see “Global Business Confidence Survey” (Feb10). We . . .
 
Buyer and Supplier Confidence Diverges in Q1-2011
by Donald A. DePalma, Robert G. Stewart, Vijayalaxmi Hegde, September 28, 2011, 6 Pages View abstract 
This brief reviews the results of Common Sense Advisory’s business confidence survey for the first quarter of 2011. For information about the history and methodology of the surveys, see “Global Business Confidence Survey” (Feb10). We . . .
 
Global Business Confidence from 2004 to 2011
by Donald A. DePalma, Robert G. Stewart, July 05, 2011, 4 Pages View abstract 
For the last six years, Common Sense Advisory has conducted quarterly surveys of business confidence in the language services and technology sectors. These demand-side and supply-side polls provide insight into the behavior, both historical and predictive, . . .
 
Language Services and the Real Economy
Globalization Business Confidence Index
by Donald A. DePalma, June 04, 2011, 27 Pages View abstract 
How likely are companies to buy translation services for their global websites and product documentation? How optimistic are language service providers about the demand for their offerings? How have the attitudes and behaviors of these buyers and suppliers . . .
 
Buyer and Supplier Confidence Draws Closer in Q4
by Donald A. DePalma, Robert G. Stewart, January 31, 2011, 6 Pages View abstract 
This brief reviews the results of Common Sense Advisory’s business confidence survey for the final quarter of 2010. For information about the history and methodology of the surveys, see “Global Business Confidence Survey” (Feb10). . . .
 
Buyer and Supplier Confidence Dips in Q3-2010
by Donald A. DePalma, Robert G. Stewart, November 04, 2010, 6 Pages View abstract 
This brief reviews the results of Common Sense Advisory’s business confidence survey for the second quarter of 2010. For information about the history and methodology of the surveys, see “Global Business Confidence Survey” (Feb10). . . .
 
Buyer and Supplier Confidence Diverges in Q2-2010
by Donald A. DePalma, Robert G. Stewart, August 10, 2010, 4 Pages View abstract 
This brief details and analyzes buyer and supplier responses to our quarterly business confidence survey for the language services industry during the second quarter of 2010. . . .
 
Business Confidence Rises in Q1-2010
by Donald A. DePalma, Robert G. Stewart, June 07, 2010, 4 Pages View abstract 
This brief details and analyzes buyer and supplier responses to our quarterly business confidence survey for the first quarter of 2010. . . .
 
Business Confidence Rises in 2009
by Donald A. DePalma, Robert G. Stewart, February 05, 2010, 4 Pages View abstract 
This bulletin reviews the results of Common Sense Advisory’s business confidence survey for the fourth quarter of 2009. For information about the history and methodology of the surveys, see “Global Business Confidence Survey,” Feb10) . . .
 
Global Business Confidence Survey
by Donald A. DePalma, February 01, 2010, 2 Pages View abstract 
This document reviews the history and documents the methodology for Common Sense Advisory's global business confidence survey, which has run since 2005. . . .
 
Business Confidence Trends Up in 2009
by Donald A. DePalma, Robert G. Stewart, January 04, 2010, 4 Pages View abstract 
Since 2005, Common Sense Advisory has conducted quarterly surveys of buyers and suppliers to measure the confidence of the translation and localization sector. Our survey, based on a template from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development . . .
 
Language Sector Regains Some Mojo
by Donald A. DePalma, Nicole Kustanowitz, April 28, 2009, 2 Pages View abstract 
The data for the first quarter of 2009 is in. Both buyers and suppliers of language services told us they are significantly more confident about expected business over the next six months. . . .
 
Business Confidence in Language Sector
by Donald A. DePalma, Nicole Kustanowitz, March 24, 2009, 6 Pages View abstract 
Since the beginning of 2005, Common Sense Advisory has conducted quarterly surveys of buyers and suppliers to measure the business confidence of the translation and localization sector. This Quick Take presents the results of our surveys for the fourth . . .
 
Business As Usual for Language Industry, So Far
by Donald A. DePalma, Donald A. DePalma, November 14, 2008, 2 Pages View abstract 
Since the beginning of 2005, we have conducted quarterly business confidence surveys of buyers and suppliers using an OECD-style questionnaire. In this Quick Take, we look at the raw data for language service demand in the third quarter of 2008, what . . .
 
Global Business Confidence: Buyers Q2-08
by Donald A. DePalma, September 25, 2008, 2 Pages View abstract 
In 2004, we began to formalize our observations about the state of the translation business into a more rigorous, regular pulse-taking of the language industry. We introduced the Common Sense Advisory Global Business Confidence Survey, a quarterly poll . . .
 
Global Business Confidence: Suppliers Q2-2008
by Donald A. DePalma, September 25, 2008, 2 Pages View abstract 
In 2004, we began to formalize our observations about the state of the translation business into a more rigorous, regular pulse-taking of the language industry. We introduced the Common Sense Advisory Global Business Confidence Survey, a quarterly poll . . .
 
Global Business Confidence Survey: Suppliers
by Donald A. DePalma, Fernanda Mendez, July 29, 2005, 30 Pages View abstract 
This series of reports provides a rigorous, periodic pulse-taking of the language services industry. Based on an established OECD methodology, the Common Sense Advisory Global Business Confidence Survey™ is a quarterly poll of translation business . . .
 
Global Business Confidence Survey: Buyers
by Donald A. DePalma, Fernanda Mendez, July 25, 2005, 28 Pages View abstract 
Our series about the buyer’s view of language services and business confidence includes historical and expected demand, employment, and feelings about their companies’ prospects. Based on an established OECD methodology, the Common Sense Advisory . . .
 
Language Service Demand Dips in Q4-04
by Donald A. DePalma, January 26, 2005, 6 Pages View abstract 
Growth in buyer demand for language services dropped slightly in the final quarter of 2004, according to our quarterly poll of the business confidence of suppliers. Our OECD-based methodology recommends waiting for four such samples to analyze the data . . .
 
Global Business Confidence Survey: Buyers of Language Services Q4-04
January 15, 2005, 24 Pages View abstract 
Our first question when we meet anyone is "how’s business?" Answers range from the perfunctory "as well as can be expected" to detailed discussions of the business climate in our interviewee’s specific market. We decided that it is high time . . .
 
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