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Feb 28, 2011
(BOSTON) - Producing localized content has always required teams of people. Crowdsourced translation is one way to reach more markets and constituencies. To separate perception from reality, independent market research firm Common Sense Advisory test-drove 104 crowdsourced websites for its newest report, “Crowdsourced Translation: Best Practices for Implementation.” The research offers insight into the current state of implementation practices, detailed reviews of typical community translation...
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Nov 15, 2010
(BOSTON, MA) – Global business depends heavily on the translation and localization services industry, which market research firm Common Sense Advisory estimates will generate US$26 billion in 2010. And, as globalization increases, more content is created in more languages than ever before. These two factors help to explain the findings of “Language Services Industry Compensation,” the latest report from Common Sense Advisory.
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Jun 10, 2010
(Washington, DC) – They enable courts, hospitals, schools, and businesses throughout North America to convey messages to millions of people each day. Leaders of nations cannot communicate without them. Even athletes and celebrities need them to reach out to their fans. No, it isn’t Twitter, Facebook, the latest feature from Google, or even the newest iPhone. The communication tool in question? Human interpreters.
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May 30, 2010
(BOSTON, MA) – The global market for language services will reach US$26 billion in 2010, according to a study by market research firm Common Sense Advisory. In its report, “Language Services Market 2010,” the firm details the findings of its comprehensive, six-month study, which identified 23,380 unique suppliers of translation and interpreting services across 149 countries. Topping the global list of language service companies is Hewlett-Packard's Application and Content Globalization (A...
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May 24, 2010
(BOSTON, MA) – In both good economic times and bad, people responsible for translation and localization struggle to prove the value of what they do. In its latest research report, “Localization Return on Investment,” market research firm Common Sense Advisory details why companies need to take their analysis to a new level to highlight the benefits of adapting products and services to local markets in order to show the business value of localization.
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Apr 08, 2010
As companies attempt to sell their products and services to more demographics in more markets around the world, they are discovering that they must adapt or recreate their messaging and content through a process called “transcreation.” A new report from market research firm Common Sense Advisory, “Reaching New Markets through Transcreation,” confirms growing demand for transcreation services through 2010.
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Jan 07, 2010
(BOSTON, MA) – January 7, 2010 – As the Obama administration turns its focus to counter-terrorism activities in places like Nigeria and Yemen, who will translate the intelligence-related intercepts, including audio recordings and transcripts from languages such as Igbo, Yoruba, and Yemeni Arabic? In addition to direct employees, the U.S. government depends on thousands of small businesses for critical translation and interpreting services related to defense and intelligence activities, resulti...
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Nov 25, 2009
(Boston, Massachusetts and Brussels, Belgium) – November 25, 2009 – Which European countries offer the largest opportunities for multilingual services? A new report from market research firm Common Sense Advisory finds that three nations, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, top the list. The report details the estimated amount of language services business for these and 43 other European nations.
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Aug 20, 2009
With an estimated 50 million people who speak languages other than English at home, the United States health care system serves one of the most linguistically diverse patient populations in the world. A new report from market research firm Common Sense Advisory answers the question, "How will health care reform affect patients with limited English proficiency (LEP)?"
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May 20, 2009
Market research firm Common Sense Advisory announces the release of its annual ranking of the top translation and localization companies globally. The list, which is based on the 2008 fiscal year and has expanded from the top 25 language services providers (LSPs) to the top 30, includes Purple Communications (PRPL), SDL International (SDL), Lionbridge Technologies (LIOX), Global Linguist Solutions, and AAC Global Corporation. Overall, the language service providers (LSPs) in Common Sense Advisor...
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