Erik Vogt

Erik manages Moravia’s solutions team and is responsible for supporting new and existing customers by applying innovative solutions to complex business opportunities. Erik started in localization as an engineer in 1998, and joined Moravia in 2013. In addition to his background in engineering and operations management, Erik has spent almost half of his career as a program director specializing in building large-scale localization programs for some of the leading technology companies in the world. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Erik is currently in the process of completing his MBA from Western Governors University.

Recent Posts

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Localization

Posted by Erik Vogt on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 @ 11:45 AM

In the first post in our series on demystifying localization trends, we talked about the use—and abuse—of the term ‘real time’, and what real-time localization really looks like. Real-time localization is, in the end, not easy to pin down. (We explain it with concrete examples.)
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Agile Localization Technology Industry Insights

Posted by Erik Vogt on Wed, May 30, 2018 @ 11:45 AM

Like any digital, data-driven business process, localization has its fair share of jargon. We hear about ‘agile’ this and ‘hyper-localized’ that. But one of the most common examples you’ll hear in our industry is ‘real-time localization’ or ‘localization in real time’. You’ve probably used the phrase yourself, but would you be confident explaining exactly what it means, beyond ‘really fast’ localization?
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Agile Localization

Posted by Erik Vogt on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 @ 09:40 AM

In our “always on” content and development worlds, where the term “digital marketing” is essentially redundant, content shelf life is a fraction of what it only recently was, and “sim-ship” concepts have essentially been replaced by continuous development. To keep up in all your markets, your localization needs to be just as agile as your development.
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Agile Localization Technology

Posted by Erik Vogt on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 @ 10:55 AM

It’s a fact: the shift of software and content development from lengthy waterfall release cycles to continuous release models has been accelerating, and it’s becoming increasingly vital that enterprises quickly publish updates to all supported languages.
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Technology

Posted by Erik Vogt on Tue, Feb 07, 2017 @ 11:16 AM

What's in store for the language industry? Can we really predict what lies ahead?
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Technology

Posted by Erik Vogt on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 @ 09:36 AM

How does one forecast the future? Is it possible to plumb the depths of our language industry to predict what lies on the business seas ahead? What is clouding our crystal balls?
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Localization Insider

Posted by Erik Vogt on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 @ 01:05 PM

Machine learning is a hot topic, much discussed in conference rooms and intellectual forums by futurists, inventors, and disrupters — in other words, TAUS attendees.
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Localization Insider

Posted by Erik Vogt on Mon, Apr 25, 2016 @ 03:06 PM

Translation memory (TM) is an established language technology known to save costs and time, and it usually improves quality, but not all organizations are able to leverage translation memory to the fullest. Why does this happen?
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Localization Insider

Posted by Erik Vogt on Thu, May 14, 2015 @ 02:15 PM

In my last post, Localization Metrics 101: A Crash Course in the Basics, I proposed that tracking basic indicators like on-time deliveries, average language quality scores, and throughput were vital to establishing a solid localization program. Once you have gotten these basics down — especially narrowing your focus to the metrics that are important to your own unique strategy — you can turn your attention to Level 200 issues.
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Localization Insider

Posted by Erik Vogt on Wed, May 06, 2015 @ 01:23 PM

What is a dashboard? As it is commonly understood, a dashboard is a panel on which important information is visually presented. When you’re in the driver’s seat of your car, that dashboard tells you, among other things, how fast you’re driving, how much fuel is in the tank, and whether or not there is sufficient oil pressure to protect the engine. The dashboard provides key information at a glance so that you, as a driver, can enjoy a smooth and safe ride to your destination.

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