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Nimdzi’s co-founders, Renato Beninatto and Tucker Johnson, co-authored The General Theory of the Translation Company, a chronicle of their combined decades of leadership experience working in and around language service providers (LSPs). Today, this experience is put to use to help Nimdzi’s clients to grow and succeed. Nimdzi shares this knowledge through our market research “Insight Reports“, custom-tailored consulting engagements, and hosted workshops for Sales & Marketing or Project Management.
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Sasan Banava, Head of Localization at Uber
Uber’s complex supply chain and ever-changing environment require a lot of flexibility and timely decisions by our team members.
Since we started working with Nimdzi, our localization professionals have taken advantage of the Office Hours consulting platform to address issues such as vendor management, neural machine translation strategies, and language quality assurance.
Their consultants are always available to discuss our challenges and provide us with professional insights.
Marina Ilari, Remote Project Management Trainings at Terra Translations
We invited Nimdzi to host a workshop with our project managers, and the results were great. They worked with me beforehand to understand what our specific needs were. I told them the points that I would like to cover in the training, and Nimdzi custom-designed a workshop that addressed all of my specific needs. The whole engagement was very interactive and responsive. The practical insights we gained during this trainings have given us good ideas on how to continuously improve our growth strategy as Terra Translations continues to grow by acquiring new clients and strengthening our relationships with existing ones.
I would recommend Nimdzi to any language service provider that would like to give their teams some new skills training, some fresh insight, or just an injection of motivation.
Joanna Gough, Lecturer in Translation Studies, University of Surrey, UK
We use Nimdzi’s publications at the Centre for Translation Studies, University of Surrey, UK as resources for our MA module ‘Business and Industry Aspects of the Translation Profession’ and as a general source of information for our MA and PhD students about trends, markets and technologies in the language industry. We also use the book The General Theory of the Translation Company to help students understand the specific nature of the language industry and how to think of translation as a business. Nimdzi Insights are a welcome addition to the growing pool of much needed and previously not accessible language industry information which helps us prepare new, more business-aware entrants to this industry.
Hayley Smith, MA Translation, University of Surrey, UK
Having access to industry insights from Nimdzi this year while I’ve been completing my translation masters has been truly invaluable. Not only was the content incredibly useful as a reference for assignments, but it was also perfect for keeping up-to-date with vital industry trends and innovations, meaning I felt ahead of the game in my new career before I’d even graduated!
Cristiana Luppi, Production Manager at Crestec
There’s a lot of information out there related to localization, just too much to properly scan, read, study and assimilate. It’s getting more and more overwhelming every day. My experience is that Nimdzi helps me with a very practical and pragmatic approach guiding me through this maze of information and providing concrete, concise and very often visual “pills” of knowledge. It’s a great help to follow them and they are definitely on top of things!
Elena Grigoras, CEO at TRAVOD Int
Nimdzi is a good consultancy company which we can recommend full heartedly, which would help any small and mid size LSP change the mindset, strengthen the focus in the business, unleash the potential of the organization. They have intelligence on the industry and know how biggest companies got on the top. Their biggest contribution could be to the sales and business development department.
If you’re looking to revamp your sales processes, get a training or two from Nimdzi.
Nimdzi’s Recently Published Research
In this episode of Globally Speaking, we chat with Mohamed Abo El Fotouh, Digital and Media Lead for the Middle East and Asia Pacific Region for PepsiCo, about marketing tactics in the MENA region—Middle East and North Africa. We discuss how MENA is different from other regions, its market sub-clusters, why regional marketing campaigns work well and the biggest mistake foreign companies make. Plus, we get some new music recommendations!
It comes as little surprise that Life Sciences is a sector firmly on the rise. While access to healthcare is democratizing across the globe, the growing needs of patients go hand in hand with technological advancements transforming the way businesses operate.
The status quo for global corporations and media doing business in the PRC has been to bow to Chinese influences and censorship pressures to avoid consequences such as getting their products or company banned in the market. With an increased public awareness of this practice comes an increased risk of public backlash, with consequences ranging from public relations issues to mockery to potential boycotting and financial losses.
Welcome to the ATC UK Language Industry Survey 2019! The data collected for the survey forms a snapshot of the UK’s language services industry, providing us with a glimpse into the UK market as it stands today in a rapidly changing and evolving global industry and an uncertain political arena.
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.
A few weeks ago, ESPN’s use of a map of China featuring the Nine Dash Line may have gone unnoticed or passed off as a careless gaffe. The map, rarely seen outside of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), was featured on an October 9 broadcast about the fallout between the NBA and China over a (subsequently deleted) tweet by Houston Rocket’s general manager in support of the Hong Kong citizens who are resisting Beijing’s increased influence in the governance of Hong Kong en masse.
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Language Services Industry
The most reliable and timely market research for the language services industry.
Find leading global language services providers to buy from, invest in, partner with or work for. The Nimdzi 100 features the largest companies in translation, interpreting, media localization, and any language-related business. Compiled from in-depth interviews, surveys, annual financial reports, and other sources, the list offers insights into the state of the language industry in […]
In this revised version, we update figures for many companies with more accurate and more recent numbers. We have also split the reports into three sections, namely the Nimdzi 100 LSP rankings, the language services market analysis, and the language services industry growth […]
In this revised version of the Nimdzi 100, we have split the reports into three sections, namely Nimdzi 100 LSP rankings, language services market analysis, and language services industry growth. Areas showing growth in language services include translation generalists, interpreting and telephone interpreting services, and government and defense contractors. Want to take a closer look? […]
In this revised version of the Nimdzi 100, we’ve added watch lists that include companies showing promising growth in the language services industry, and have also included language services providers without a definitive revenue estimate. Read more to learn about the companies that have had a significant impact on the language services market […]
Research from Nimdzi’s language technology experts.
The very thought of someone refusing to speak their own native language to a non-native speaker seems counter-intuitive, and yet that’s exactly what happens on occasion – for instance, in Sweden. And, although this is very difficult to measure, there is enough evidence to stimulate discussion. […]
The number of Internet users in Africa will likely continue to increase in the coming years. By creating culturally-relevant and accessible content in languages that people understand is an opportunity staring you right in the face, and probably one you don’t want to ignore. […]
If we know anything, it’s that language evolves. Natural language evolves with culture, geopolitics, historical events, and contact with other languages. But the languages of human-computer interaction with radar picking up gestures will also evolve in their own right. […]
More than 30 companies compete in the media localization tools arena. It’s quite an attractive market with the potential to still win giants like Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu, as well as their entire supplier network. […]
Driven by a massive surge in demand from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and their counterparts around the world, software tools that automate subtitling and dubbing spring up everywhere. […]
The Nimdzi Localization Project Management infograph closely examines the types of localization project managers. We zero in on each type’s level of popularity, language skills, ambition, career advancement goals, and more. Take a look and see where you fit in or who would be the next best fit for your team! […]
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Internationalization is one of those things that everybody talks about, but few people know how to do it. In this episode of Globally Speaking, we invited Jeff Knorr, Managing Director of Internationalization Labs, to explain to us why we still need to internationalize software in this Unicode world. He also chats about the most common […]
In this episode of Globally Speaking, we chat with Jamie Hartz, a veteran Spanish-to-English translation and transcription professional, about the art and process of transcription, what tools are available, whether automation is viable and the human impact of her transcription work. Podcast: Talking Transcription Part 1Featuring Jamie Hartz, ATA-certified translator Today’s discussion In this episode […]
In this episode of Globally Speaking, we chat with Ultan O’Broin, long-term IT Product Manager, about the staggering rate of change, how innovation is related to empathy and how to get started. Plus, learn what a crapplication is and why he wears three watches. Podcast: Around-the-clock InnovationFeaturing Ultan O’Broin, long-term IT Product Manager Today’s discussion […]
Nimdzi Finger Food
Turn around, and look at how many text updates you can see… One of the main pains challenges of game localization projects is to handle the avalanche of daily text updates that come with the localization of certain games. These requests are becoming more and more common. Particularly, for those games that fall under the GaaS (Games as a Service) model or live games. These are different from the traditional model of Games as a Product or one-time-purchase games.
Here and there, continuous localization (CL) is everywhere. But exactly how continuous is the approach of your language services provider (LSP)?
One can notice a shiny “CL” label sparkling on almost every offer now.
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:
In last week’s Nimdzi Finger Food post we talked about cloud gaming – both a technological shift & a change in how people play games – which is undoubtedly the major future disruptor in the video game sector.
So, just how will the emergence of cloud gaming impact the localization industry?
If you’re a localization buyer or a language services provider (LSP) and you’ve been around for a while, there is a good chance you’ve been pulled into a request for proposal (RFP) or two.
According to a number of reports, global e-commerce spending for 2019 will reach USD 3.6 trillion. This represents an annual growth of around 18 percent.
That makes for a lot of zeroes.