It is a given nowadays that when organizations expand internationally or consolidate their existing global presence, they need to invest in localization. This does not simply mean linguistic resources but also technological investments that contribute to translation productivity among other efficiencies.
The “Languages & The Media” conference is an international conference focused on audiovisual language transfer in the media. This year, the event took place from November 7-9, 2022, and Nimdzi’s analysts joined the conversation to bring you the latest and greatest information and trends from the vibrant field of media localization.
On October 17, 2022, TransPerfect announced the acquisition of Hiventy, a prominent media localization company based in France and no small fish in the global market for subtitling and dubbing services.
Whether you’ve only recently engaged with an external localization partner or you’ve been working together for years, chances are your teams have never met or haven’t done so in a very long time! As COVID restrictions ease and the world opens up again, in-person meetings and business trips are finally resuming, allowing for real face-to-face time.
The Nimdzi Language Technology Atlas maps over 800 different technology solutions across a number of key product categories. The report highlights trends and things to watch out for. This is the only map you will ever need to navigate your way across the language technology landscape.
Imagine this: you decide to expand your very successful and popular mobile cooking app to other markets across the globe. You want to reach a wider audience and maximize your return on investment. You start by contacting translators and localization experts to ensure your app’s content is accessible to audiences from different countries. But is that enough?
As Nimdzi’s co-founder Renato Beninatto likes to say, there have only ever been three disruptive innovations in the language industry: e-mail, Translation memory software, Machine translation, and Google Translate in particular. But is there anything else? An idea so innovative that it could transform and reshape our industry?
The translation technology landscape is continually evolving, and it’s quite impressive to see just how many tools are out there right now. Yet, given the sheer number of available platforms, it can be quite daunting and confusing to shop for a solution, and you may be worrying whether you have to spend a fortune to get what you need. The good news is that with a wide variety of tools, comes a wide variety of options — for all budget levels.
When it comes to managing localization from the client side, the tendency is to rely on two main pillars: language support and translation technology. The standard approach in the industry is to assign these key areas to two separate parties, usually outside the organization.
As you begin to expand your target audience to include speakers of languages other than just English, you may quickly find the road ahead of you is much rockier than you had originally anticipated. But don’t fret: creating impactful, lasting multilingual content is a long game, which requires developing the right strategy.