25 Business Years in a Translation Office

Jurek’s opinions spring from his wealth of experience that includes 50 years as a translator/editor, 25 years managing a translation agency, 20 years participating in ISO certification procedures and 10 years developing and using the XTRF TMS. The webinar shows the (r)evolutionary changes the localization industry has already undergone, what’s happening now, and what the future brings.

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7 Ways for Project Managers to Nurture Relationships with Vendors

We all know that business is about relationships: between producers and consumers, between owners and workers, between office co-workers, departments, delivery guys and cafeteria staff. But the translation industry relies on a specific type of relationship since translation itself is as much art as it is a science.

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Project Management Flexibility is Achievable… When You Have the Right Tool

“A temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service”- this is the definition of project management according to “Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge”. To be on top of this year’s trends, this description should extend to include the phrase “by the flexible Project Manager”.

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Sunlight and Sharing at LocWorld Malaysia

It was a cold Friday morning when boarded the plane in Krakow for Malaysia two weeks ago. As I was landing, now Saturday, I saw vast fields of palm trees, which I love so much, and a colorful landscape filled with sunlight. A few hours later, I was swimming in a hotel pool overlooking the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. It felt so good to be there because back in Central Europe they are still waiting for spring to come.

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XTRF Strengthens UK and US Presence!

Demand for XTRF Management System continues growing and we are seeing a significant rise in our North American client base. To effectively manage this increasing need and further improve our services and provide greater value, we recently announced that our HelpDesk now covers both East and West Coast working hours.

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How to choose the best Translation Management System for my company?

If you are asking yourself the above question, one thing is certain: for some reason the way you currently manage your translation processes doesn’t work for you. Moreover, you think that implementing a Translation Management System (TMS) or replacing the one you currently use with a better one is what you need.

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XTRF – the power of built‑in

We have attended several events this summer and spoke to a lot of people about their businesses, their work and the industry in general. There were several surprises and “wow” moments that we experienced, but there’s probably one that struck me most.

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Ensuring Compliance with ISO 9001 Standard

ISO 9001 is an international standard laying down the requirements for a Quality Management System (QMS). The ISO 9001 certification allows companies to demonstrate that they are dedicated to providing quality services and goods by setting up mechanisms aimed at eliminating non-conformities and facilitating continual improvement of internal processes.

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XTRF Reporting with Google SpreadSheets

Combining data from different systems, their convenient and easy presentation, and enabling cooperation between multiple users are the key features of any good reporting system. And since all of them are supported by both XTRF and Google SpreadSheets, we struck upon the idea that the combination of these two tools would make reporting yet easier, more enjoyable, and even more effective.

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Be secure – use HTTPS

While several years ago the term “encryption” was mostly related to banking and other high-security enterprises, recently there is an urgency to modernise the Internet to be encrypted by default. It is no longer a fancy and expensive addition to a website, you should take up this trend and get rid of insecure legacy systems.

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