Libor Safar

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Podcast

Posted by Libor Safar on Thu, Nov 09, 2017 @ 06:36 AM

No one wants to offend someone unintentionally. But when you’re a global company that sells to multiple markets worldwide, an unintentional insult in a single region can literally cost millions of dollars in lost sales.
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Podcast

Posted by Libor Safar on Wed, Oct 25, 2017 @ 09:16 AM

Traditionally, interpreters have interacted with people, not computers. In fact, dating as far back as the Nuremburg Trials, interpreters have often shared the spotlight with some of the most important leaders and decision-makers in the world.
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Podcast

Posted by Libor Safar on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

You don’t become the world’s #1 customer relationship management (CRM) platform without the ability to build close customer relationships yourself—no matter where those customers are or what languages they speak.
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Podcast

Posted by Libor Safar on Thu, Sep 28, 2017 @ 08:15 AM

Do you know the difference between the East Sea and the Sea of Japan? Well, there really isn’t an official one if you live in the western hemisphere. They’re just different names for the same body of water. Unless you happen to be Korean or Japanese.
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Podcast

Posted by Libor Safar on Thu, Sep 14, 2017 @ 01:16 PM

Virtually everyone in the language industry knows how important technology is in helping translators deliver high-quality translations efficiently, cost-effectively, and perhaps most importantly, in multiple languages at accelerated speeds. But that doesn’t mean everyone agrees on the role technology plays—or even should play—in language localization. In fact, just the opposite is true.
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Podcast

Posted by Libor Safar on Thu, Aug 31, 2017 @ 11:35 AM

Daniel Sullivan, the director of localization at Tableau Software, knows more than most people about the challenges of transforming critical data into actionable insights on a global scale.
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Localization Technology

Posted by Libor Safar on Fri, Aug 25, 2017 @ 11:47 AM

Language technology lovers have cause for celebration this week. Microsoft announced that its conversational speech recognition technology has actually surpassed parity with professional human transcribers. With a 5.1 percent error rate, it is a 12 percent leap in error reduction over just last year’s measurements, sets a new industry standard, and is expected to be a boon to a wealth of Microsoft business services, including those in the translation space.
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Podcast

Posted by Libor Safar on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 @ 11:54 AM

As language-industry professionals, we hear a lot about endangered languages and how the number of spoken languages keeps dwindling worldwide. But what about language writing systems? With roughly 6,000 languages throughout the world, there are surprisingly only about 120 to 140 written language scripts and alphabets. Many of these are disappearing as well.
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Podcast

Posted by Libor Safar on Thu, Aug 03, 2017 @ 09:50 AM

Pricing is always a touchy business issue, in the localization industry as in any other business sector. But the challenge for LSPs and others in the language industry is that translation purchases are typically a fourth-level buying decision in the organization.
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Podcast

Posted by Libor Safar on Wed, Jul 05, 2017 @ 11:12 AM

Motivational speakers like Tony Robbins and Nick Vujicic have gained millions of enthusiastic followers around the world—and the numbers keep growing.

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