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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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Nimdzi Insights is a diverse team of analysts, linguists, consultants, technology geeks, and researchers with one goal – Helping our clients succeed in the global marketplace.
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What people say about Nimdzi
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.
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The most reliable and timely market research for the language services industry.
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.
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! […]
The Nimdzi Language Technology Atlas consists of an infographic accompanied by a curated spreadsheet with software listings for various translation and interpreting needs. We’ve mapped over 400 different tools, and the list is growing quickly. The language industry is becoming more technical and complex, but Nimdzi is here to help! […]
Detailed view of all functionalities, connectors, and features of the top TMS systems on the market today. Never before has all this information been in one easy-to-compare format.
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Nimdzi Finger Food
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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.
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