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Cloud-based Translation Management Systems For Start-Up LSPs & Freelancer Groups

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No webcast: if recorded, we will post a video link here later.

Is there an affordable cloud-based translation management system that meets the needs of start-up LSPs and freelance groups? This talk will evaluate several systems that may be appropriate to the translation volume, work flow and budgets of those users, based on features such as translation memory management, terminology management, project management, help materials, pricing, and user friendliness. Two-dimensional heat maps comparing these features in each system to the other examined systems will be presented. While these findings may be subjective, this talk aims to provide some real-world reference information for decisions that may be critical to the success of your projects.

Jiang ShaoboShaobo Jiang is a localization project manager with VistaTEC. He holds a Master degree in Translation and Localization Management from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. In his spare time, he is a happy English-Chinese translation reviewer and QA linguist.



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  • IMUG

    The speaker's slides are now posted here,

    and also here,

    Page 8 includes a link to that movie clip he was unable to play. We'll post a video of the talk here if and when it is available. Due to the A/V limitations of the room we were in, we were only able to record the slides and speaker audio.

    October 19, 2013

  • Steve S.

    Great presentation! Is it possible to get the slides and/or the matrices comparing the different products?

    October 18, 2013

    • Shaobo (Chris) J.

      Hi Steve, thank you for coming! Let me check with Joe to see what is the best way to share my slides.

      October 18, 2013

  • Barbara

    in the end I really didn't know which was better

    October 17, 2013

  • IMUG

    Just a reminder: we will be in a different location this time, in-between the last two: Google Building 1900, Asilomar Room,

    October 17, 2013

  • Peng W.

    Hi Shaobo, it is great to know that you are giving the speech. I am in the east coast. Is it possible to attend it remotely? Peng

    October 14, 2013

    • IMUG

      Google TechTalks will try to record this, and (if all goes well and if approved by the speaker) they will post it to YouTube.

      October 14, 2013

    • Peng W.

      Thanks for the reply. Please let me know if it can be posted to YouTube.

      October 14, 2013

  • Bill K.

    Still waiting to see if a conference call has been set up for this meetup. If so, please advise on the details.

    October 11, 2013

    • IMUG

      Sorry Bill, we still can't do that at Google, but the Google TechTalks team will try to record this and post on YouTube (pending review by the speaker - and his employer, if he mentions them :-)

      October 11, 2013

    • Bill K.

      OK, thanks...

      October 11, 2013

  • lucas

    What are the TMS systems being evaluated?

    August 22, 2013

    • Shaobo (Chris) J.

      The TMS systems I evaluated are Wordbee, XTM, and MemSource. I checked five aspects: CAT Editor, Project Management, Resource and Client Management, Pricing, User Friendliness and Support.

      1 · September 28, 2013

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