The future is now: Real-time translation has arrived on Skype

Without a doubt, the world is shrinking. Today’s global business climate involves more deals with overseas clients. More conversations with people in other languages are taking place. And, more partnerships across borders are forming.

Conducting business across international time zones is often tedious, though usually beneficial. When you arrange a meeting, you must also arrange to have a translator present. That is, until now.

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What real-time translation means

Imagine you are on a business trip to Paris. Your company just launched a new prescription drug with great success in North America. Now you are ready to bring it to France – a market that has yet to see a drug like yours.

Upon arrival, you realize that those basic French classes you took in college are not going to get you through your trip. Although you know the basics, finding your way around the capital city is difficult. To make matters worse, the only samples of your product you have available are in English.

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5 benefits to post-edit machine translation

If your business wants to compete in today’s market, listen up. From customer service to product packaging, your customers expect to have access to your communications in their native language.

As you consider the volume of information that needs translation, you will undoubtedly realize that communicating in a variety of languages is not easy. You need enough content translated to meet your customer’s high expectations, but you cannot afford to translate more than necessary.

The amount you are able to translate all boils down to your budget and timeframe.

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When to use enhanced machine translation

Technology has come a long way in recent years. With so many technical tools at a law firm’s disposal, your objective has become to leverage technology in a way that saves you time and money.

Now that machine translations are getting more sophisticated, you’ve probably considered using them to help translate important client and case documents. But you also don’t want to risk machine error when it comes to sensitive documents.

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