Localization in Central and Eastern Europe
#59 Volume 14 Issue 7
In May 2004, 10 new countries joined the European Union. This article examines the region of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), the impact of the EU expansion in 2004 for corporations, with a focus on implications for multilingual and localized content and the changing regulatory framework in the region. It also provides a brief history of the localization industry in CEE and considers future developments. It deals not only with the then "10 new EU" countries, but looks also at some other countries in the region, including Russia.
Find out more about the countries, what the enlargement was set to mean for the localization industry, which relevant regulations apply, and how it all may impact you. Full article.
Two CEOs Speak Their Minds
Volume XII, 3.7 September 23, 2003
The Globalization Insider
In the second of the LISA strategy series, Katerina Janku (nee Forstingerova) (CEO and General Manager of Moravia Worldwide) and Günther Höser (Co-founder and Managing Director of WH&P) speak out. Both CEOs candidly share their views on the important issues facing the localization industry today: strategies to deal with pricing pressures, standards, new growth opportunities and offshore outsourcing.
What makes us shudder:
A Little Paranoia Can Go a Long Way Part II
In the second installment about what makes us shudder in localization testing, we explore aspects such as how to ensure all the right bugs get detected and logged, but not any others, or what is the optimal level of tracking on a test project, and what to track. We then move on to what to consider when outsourcing projects to multiple testing teams, the prerequisites for a successful virtual team and how to make multiple locations an advantage.
This short series tried to show a few real-life examples, tips and methods that may help better identify and clarify the stakes of project preparation, test planning, tracking and team models. What it takes is to be a little paranoid at sensing issues; then reasonable, QA-conscious and aware of customer value while solving them. Full article.
What makes us shudder:
A Little Paranoia Can Go a Long Way Part I
Testing and bug-tracking is not an exact science, though most of us would like it to be. The more experienced we get as testers or test managers, the more aware we are of things lurking around corners, and the what-could-go-wrongs that will go wrong.
In this first installment about what makes us shudder in localization testing, we describe some elementary and more complex issues that testers encounter (or not) while providing some hints to help solve them. Topics covered include test preparation, what makes for a clean system, or the questions to consider when developing test coverage on a global project. Full article.
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