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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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At Nimdzi, we believe that a lot of our industry’s challenges stem from the fact that not everybody has access to the same quality and quantity of information. With more access to better information, everybody wins. That is why our clients, whether large, small, or in-between, get access to all of our published research.
With our Nimdzi Partnership model, subscribing companies get full access to all our research. We don’t charge based on number of users – everybody in our clients’ organization gets full access. We know that our research is only useful if it is consumed by as many people as possible. That is why we will even work with you to help evangelize Nimdzi services within your organization to encourage all of your team members to take full advantage of our research and services.
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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.
Nimdzi’s Recently Published Research
This is the first Nimdzi Interpreting Index. There has not been a ranking of the top players in interpreting in years and it is a great time to take a closer look at this sector of the language industry because interpreting is becoming more significant and scalable.
Language services and technology provider SDL announces the launch of a new tool, SDL Content Assistant, taking another step away from traditional translation services towards comprehensive content delivery management. Nimdzi analysts obtained an advanced briefing on this new tool and have performed a preliminary analysis of the features, which we have summarized below. SDL Content […]
In this episode of Globally Speaking, we chat with Margaret Ann Dowling, CEO of Create&Translate.org, about the magazine publishing industry. She explains the current global licensing model for multilingual publication and why it needs to evolve to become more reader-focused. She also talks about the need to create more content that enables collaboration across cultures […]
Continuous localization is a way to think localization as an open-ended cycle where content is released for translation, translated and injected back into the build with minimal downtime and in a continuous manner. It effectively does away with jobs, which are replaced by a constant stream of content. In today’s webinar, we talk about continuous […]
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 […]
It is estimated that a language dies every two weeks. This means that every two weeks, we lose a part of human history and culture, and a unique view of the world. Languages dying is nothing new, but the rate at which they’re dying is becoming ever more alarming. What’s even more troubling is that […]
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Just what is the TMS Compare Tool? Have you ever wanted to easily compare hundreds of features, connectors, plugins, and capabilities of top TMS systems? Have you always wanted a side-by-side comparison that makes sure you are getting an apples to apples view of each technology? Well that’s exactly what you get with the TMS […]
Integration MapSearch TMS solutions by integrations This content is exclusive for Nimdzi Partners You are already logged in with your Nimdzi Partner account, so please feel free to continue to the full content! What is the TMS Integration Map? Easily compare hundreds of features, connectors, plugins, and capabilities of top TMS systems. Side by side […]
Nimdzi partners will dive deeper in Part 2 where we look at top CRMs, file repositories, marketing automation systems, ecommerce software, and more – all data is available for download. If you’re thirsty for more TMS insights, keep reading! Check out more from this series of Insight Reports and resources related to TMS […]
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In this episode of Globally Speaking, we chat with Michael Erisman, Chief People Officer at Pushpay, about his experience managing global teams and handling internal human resources. He discusses costly mistakes made born out of cultural misunderstandings, how to manage varying cultural norms across a global company, the “people implications” of your global business strategy, and […]
In this episode of Globally Speaking, we chat with Alessandra Binazzi, the highly experienced Director of Localization at ASICS Digital, about how localization at ASICS enables people across the world to live better lives through sports and why working towards a common mission can help bridge company cultures. We also talk about the difficult transition […]
In this episode of Globally Speaking, we chat with Luigi Muzii, the well-known localization contrarian, about how translation buyers and sellers will never understand each other, why we’re having trouble adopting blockchain, and why we struggle with innovation in our industry. There’s also a bit about ice cream. Podcast: the localization contrarian Today’s discussion In […]
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The language services industry is all about providing, well, language services. Services, as a rule, are something that are incredibly hard to patent or trademark. You cannot patent the act of translating any more than you could copyright a verb. This doesn’t mean that translation companies haven’t tried to get a competitive advantage by building and protecting their own intellectual property (IP). Usually this comes in the form of either patenting a technology or a certain workflow process. Most of the time, though, the technologies and the workflow processes are so interconnected that it is difficult to distinguish one from the other.
Technology has continuously transformed language services. The future capacity of companies and individuals to win business and influence the industry depends on having a technological advantage. Locations with hubs of impactful and popular language technologies will attract better talent, create more jobs, and enjoy economic development more than others.
We come across different terms when it comes to media localization. Or is it audiovisual translation? Is there any difference between the two? Audiovisual translation is actually one of the many processes within the wider term of (media) localization.
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.
58 percent of respondents in North Africa, and nearly 40 percent of respondents in Sub-Saharan Africa reported that the internet’s lack of culturally and linguistically-relevant content was one of the most significant reasons why these mobile users chose not to access the Internet. In Egypt alone, 70 percent of those surveyed identified this to be a problem.
It’s time to clarify something: Language service providers (LSPs) do not provide translation. They provide vendor management, project management, and sales. This may come as a shock to you. You may then ask why one would hire a language services company to provide translations if that is not even their core competency?