Should I hire an account manager? This is a question most language service providers (LSPs) will be trying to answer at some point during their growth trajectory.
In every country, the government has a huge influence on the interpreting market. Not only because it defines language access rights, how the country is run, and who receives funding, but also by deciding how government contracts are structured.
A modern-day plague of professionals from all walks of life (not only from those in the language industry, but this is perhaps doubly applicable in this business) is having too much stuff to do and not knowing where to start.
Over the course of Nimdzi Insights’ various research projects, we have consistently found that the one thing (editor’s note: among many, admittedly) that can make or break localization operations, whether on the buyers’ side or on the language services providers’ (LSP) side is the following:
Raise your hand if you’ve never been to a quarterly business review (QBR) run by your company. You might be surprised to find that QBRs are actually not that widespread.
Preliminary numbers from Nimdzi’s 2019-2020 language services pricing study are rolling in, and we are understandably eager to begin reporting on our findings. The cost of language services is naturally a hot topic in our industry, and we don’t expect this to change.
Working across different time zones can at times seem like it is slowing you down. However, if done the right way, time zones can be your best friend and drive efficiencies.
Events dedicated to localization, such as the 40th edition of Localization World held in Estoril, are a good way to take the pulse of our industry. While most of the discussions inevitably center around the usual suspects - machine translation or globalization, to name just a couple - every once in a full moon, a hidden, wholly unexpected gem makes an appearance on center stage.
Nimdzi has gathered responses from over 100 localization decision-makers to understand what are the deciding factors when selecting which language services provider (LSP) to partner with, both on an individual level, as well as what their companies are looking for.