Evolution of Technology: 30 Years of Innovation to Reach the Cloud

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This presentation was first delivered at Localization World in Dublin, Ireland on June 4th, 2014. It covers the evolution of technology in the localization industry over the last 30 years.

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Evolution of Technology: 30 Years of Innovation to Reach the Cloud

  1. 1. EVOLUTION OF TECHNOLOGY 30 YEARS OF INNOVATION TO REACH THE CLOUD
  2. 2. OVER THE YEARS… © 2014 CLOUDWORDS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2 Text files, Word, Excel, etc. Trados, GlobalSight, and Idiom Worldserver o Built to improve the speed of translation All three acquired by LSPs o Trados (SDL) o GlobalSight (Transware, then Welocalize) o Idiom WS (SDL) The cloud is introduced to the localization industry o Focused on enterprise business process o Improving GTM strategies globally o IT JUST WORKS!
  3. 3. A TIMELINE, EVOLUTION AND EPIC SHIFT © 2014 CLOUDWORDS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 3 TRANSLATOR WAS THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE AND A “BLACK BOX” TO THE ENTERPRISE 2010s ENTERPRISE CUSTOMER IS THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE WorldServer, GlobalSight, MT & Proxy Servers 2000s Trados & eTranslate 1990s Word docs and Excel 1980s
  4. 4. THE MISSING PIECE OF THE MARKETING TECHNOLOGY STACK © 2014 CLOUDWORDS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 4 CUSTOMERS HAVE TECHNOLOGY FOR… SALES PROCESSES STREAMLINING CONTENT GLOBALIZATION
  5. 5. CA TECHNOLOGIES – TECH STACK © 2014 CLOUDWORDS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 5
  6. 6. THE GLOBALIZATION PLATFORM © 2014 CLOUDWORDS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 6
  7. 7. THE NEXT 24 MONTHS: ENTERPRISE-WIDE GLOBALIZATION CLOUD © 2014 CLOUDWORDS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 7 EXTENDING THE GLOBALIZATION CLOUD THROUGHOUT THE ENTERPRISE o Workflows and integrations for all departments o Cloudwords app store - 3rd parties will develop their own integrations against their content systems o Support other globalization related tasks

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