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Foreign languages translation, online translator

Buying Translation Services

Foreign languages translation, online translatorBuying translation can be a challenging task. With so many translation agencies to choose from, how do you decide which one is best for you?

The translation industry has its own terminology and companies use various different methods and processes to deliver translation. How can you tell which process is right for you?

As a professional translation company we are often asked about our services and how things work. The more you know about the business the easier it is to make decisions on who to choose and why.

To help your business we’ve compiled the answers to the most common questions we are asked about translation in this E-book. We’ve also included a handy checklist for you to compare agencies. Hopefully our experience will help you decide on the best process and vendor for your business. Download a free copy today to see how you can make the most out of translation for you and your business.

Buyers Guide to Translation

Buyers Guide to Translation

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Transit NXT – Translation Memory System for Translators – Introduction.

Transit NXT is STAR’s translation memory system for professional translators. Crammed with features and benefits for you – it can make you more productive and profitable with its state of the art translation editor and tools. This 38 minute video shows how Transit can help you create a project, built and use dictonaries and check your translation quality.

Transit NXT – Translation Technology for Translators Introduction from Damian Scattergood on Vimeo.

Translation technology helps real human translators create consistent accurate content. Using translation memory and terminology management systems means you only ever have to translate content once. This ensures that you get the most from your translation budgets. STAR has been developing translation technology for over 25 years, so your linguistic assets are in safe hands.

Are you interested in using the STAR Transit NXT system for your translation projects or translation department?

https://shop.star-group.net/

World Map

How many websites are there in the world?

World Map

As a global company we’re always seeking to understand our customers and their markets.
We recently had a discussion around – how many websites are there in the world?

After some research the data is readily available from Verisign who keep a record of such data.

As of 6 April 2017 there are

  • 128,307,680 .COM Addresses
  • 15,198,768 .NET Addresses
  • 143,506,448 Total internet URL’s registered.

Check out the live data here:
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/channel-resources/domain-registry-products/zone-file/index.xhtml

Middle East Translation - Free Whitepaper
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New Meeting Room in STAR Dublin

Thanks to Mark and all the team in IKEA, Ballymun for helping us get our new meeting room setup and ready to go. It was a pleasure doing business with you all. Thanks for the advice and speedy delivery. We’re all delighted with the results. We meet here every morning now for our daily huddles to set the work for the day in motion.

Thanks

Damian and the team in STAR Dublin.

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Best Translation Services Award by EuropeanCEO

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STAR Group is delighted to announce that we have been awarded Best Company in the Translation & Localization Services Industry by EuropeanCEO.

Josef Zibung STAR Group CEO recently discussed his unique management style with EuropeanCEO used to guide the global company. Companies rarely take lessons from 18th century philosophers, but STAR Group’s approach shows the future-proofing benefits of the lessons of the past. The style enables the company to move quickly in local markets whilst delivering a strong global brand.

To read the full details visit: STAR Group demonstrates the business value of a federalist approach

http://www.europeanceo.com/business-and-management/star-group-demonstrates-the-business-value-of-a-federalist-approach/

For more information on STAR Group and our worldwide operations visit : http://www.star-group.net

 

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Details of the awards and winners: http://www.europeanceo.com/awards-2016/

STAR Group is one of the world’s largest translation and localization companies. The company is represented globally with 51 locations in over 30 countries covering every major language in the world today. The company specializes in multilingual information management, including translation services for websites, documents and software systems.

Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016 shortlist

Shortlisted, Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016

Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016 shortlist

Shortlisted in two corporate categories: B2B and Current Affairs.

Shortlisted in Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016

We are thrilled to announce that our corporate blog is shortlisted in the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016.

Our blog is in two corporate categories this year: B2B and Current Affairs.

Voting is open to the public and we hope our readers will consider voting for us before voting closes at midnight on Tuesday 23rd August.

Follow Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards on Twitter or use the event’s hashtag: #LWIBloggies2016.

Thanks to Littlewoods Ireland for sponsoring this year’s event.

The STAR Team

The STAR Spelling Quiz 2016, most misspelled words

English Spelling Quiz

Most misspelled words

Test your spelling knowledge. We've put together some of the most misspelled words in English, according to the peeps at the Oxford Dictionary. Fill in the blank spaces with the correctly spelled words. Let's show them you know better!

The STAR Team

Export Documentation Translation

Brexit: Export implications and sales ideas

Brexit: export implications

Brexit – can we predict the future?

Brexit and your business

The shocking news of Britain’s vote to leave the EU has far reaching impacts on companies around the globe. Just how will it impact your business?

The immediate impact for companies operating in the Eurozone is one of currency exchange rates changing. Today we’re more expensive than yesterday so will we lose business?

At STAR Translation, we’ve already seen customer buying patterns change both negatively and positively. However, the exchange rate impact is only one of many possible impacts to your business.

Impacts to consider

  • Sterling movements
  • Regulatory changes
  • Customs and trade
  • Supply chains and routes to market
  • Possible changes to your business model
  • Free movement of people
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Taxation changes

If you are in export sales, production management or documentation management this will impact your international sales and your translation process and costs.

Actions to consider around Translation and Sales

  • New Export Markets: Translate Your Website
    What new export markets could you export into?
    If you’re looking for a fast way to enter a new market – you could simply translate your website and start selling in a new country.Not ready for a full translation? Try a Microsite: A quick way to test the water is to create a microsite in a new language. Rather than translate your entire site you can pick the most popular pages and translate them. This new website can then be promoted and you can see what traction you are getting in that market. If you have customers coming in then translate the remainder of your website. You can manage the budget and track the expansion.
  • Use a One Stop Shop: Cost Reductions
    Now might be the time to start looking at a new translation agency who can provide a one-stop shop for all your work. Review your translation agency and process.The larger agencies like STAR provide translation, desktop publishing and layout work, and Web Translation all under one roof. We also employ technical teams that can analyse how best to share your content across your departments to reduce your overall translation spend.  Often if you can control how you author your contents better – this can have a dramatic impact on your costs. Get advise in this area.Can you change how you write and produce content to optimize your costs?
  • Video Translation
    Speaking of costs, they say a picture speaks a thousand words. Rather than have a complex manual for your product – have you consider translating your videos? The setup costs can be high, but it’s a great way to sell products. Video subtitling is relatively cheap. A professional voice-over might be a way to boost sales with content you already have in house. What content could you take, translate and open up new markets with quickly?
  • Google Ads
    If you are targeting new regions, plan for Google Ad Translation as well. Putting a budget into Google Ads, translated and targeted at new regions around the globe could kick start your new export market. Multilingual SEO is important to break new ground quickly and cost effectively.
  • Enterprise Ireland Support
    If you are in Ireland, now is the time to start talking to your Enterprise Ireland team.
    They are putting in place plans to support exporters around Brexit. View their FAQ and Brexit page.EI state that over the next two years there will be a level of uncertainty in the marketplace, so you should put in place a medium term strategy to manage your business during this time.

Business Impacts Infographic

Here’s what PWC say about Brexit and the impact on exporters – download the infographic.

They have a dedicated page to Brexit.

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The STAR Team

Magento fastest growing platform in Europe

Magento fastest growing e-commerce platform, Europe

Magento fastest growing platform in Europe

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Magento fastest growing platform in Europe

According to Magento Commerce, the content management system Magento is the fastest growing cross-platform in Europe.

It boasts an impressive 53 clients on the Internet Retailer’s list of the 500 biggest e-commerce companies in Europe, more than any other platform.

“That’s more than any other provider and more than double Demandware’s 26 and SAP Hybris’s 24 clients,” the company stated.

In a press release from early June, Magento announced that 31pc of mid to large companies use their software. Other figures show that it powers over 25pc of e-commerce sites on the Alexa top one million list.

CEO Mark Lavelle added, “our European customers are out-innovating their competitors in mobile, unique shopping experiences, and new digital commerce business models”. Magento users in Europe include Dyson, Frankfurt Airport, Lafuma, Missguided, Orsay and Poundland.

Magento 2

The release of Magento 2 eight months ago is attributed to its fast growth: totalling over 350,000 downloads with approximately 2,400 live sites running on it. The update introduced new products like Magento Enterprise Cloud Edition, Magento 2.1, Magento Order Management and a renewed Magento Marketplace.

Magento’s rise isn’t a surprise to some: the company has been steadily growing since last year.

Translation for Magento websites

Using the Magento platform?

We translate sites running on the Magento content management system into more than 70 languages. Bring your e-commerce store to the global marketplace. Contact our sales team today.

The STAR Team

Source: E-commerce News