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Create Industry-first I-ffective Solution
DANVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 20, 2002--YourDictionary.com, the leading global language portal and GlobalSight Corp., the leading provider of infrastructure software for content globalization, today announced the immediate availability of their I-ffective(c) Solution, the next generation of localization and globalization services.
The I-ffective services provide translation of any document, web page or software code in any format to any language, localized to any locale.
"I-ffectivity for small and mid-sized businesses means that we can deliver the same services that we provide our enterprise-class customers for a fraction of the cost," said Paul JJ Payack, YourDictionary's President & CEO, "while for our Global 5000 customers it makes the YourDictionary/GlobalSight solution more efficient and easier to deploy further into their technology infrastructures, irrespective of existing software and platform requirements."
YourDictionary.com has integrated the GlobalSight System4 Web service into its global language portal to deliver I-ffective solutions to Global 5000 customers. GlobalSight System4 expedites, automates and manages the process of converting any content (text, databases, software) into local languages.
YDC's expert translators around the world can now access content much more quickly and collaborate with each other to yield the best possible localized translation.
The new Web service also streamlines the entire translation process, leading to fewer errors, quicker time-to-market and significant cost savings.
This means that worldwide customers that already count on YourDictionary for translation and localization services will now be able to seamlessly scale their projects from the workgroup to the enterprise, with each solution customized according to its particular needs and requirements.
Together with GlobalSight, YourDictionary.com has leveraged the power of the Microsoft .NET software architecture to globally deploy a Microsoft XML Web service that lets companies large and small access the translation and localization expertise of YourDictionary.com at the same time providing customers with an unprecedented level of control over their multilingual content.
According to Doug Chapin, CEO of GlobalSight, "We are especially excited about our new relationship with YourDictionary. It allows us to expand our offerings beyond the Global 5000 marketplace so that any organization with multi-language needs can benefit from our solution - regardless of technology platform, hardware device or budget."
GlobalSight makes it possible for companies to successfully develop and manage multilingual information and Web content across global markets. The company's globalization management system (GMS) is enterprise software that provides the infrastructure to control the complex process of adapting, translating and maintaining all of a company's content and information worldwide.
GlobalSight has proven experience rapidly and successfully deploying its technology in global enterprises, including Hewlett-Packard, GE, Yahoo!, BMC, Imation and Mercury Interactive. The company's customers achieve a competitive edge through increased international revenue, reduced localization and operational costs, accelerated time-to-market and strengthened global brand presence.
Investors include Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Deutsche Bank Capital Partners, Whitney & Co., 3i Group and Protege. For more information, visit GlobalSight at www.globalsight.com.
The Premier Global Language Portal
YourDictionary.com (YDC) provides the most comprehensive and authoritative portal for language, and language-related products and services on the World Wide Web with more than 1800 dictionaries representing more than 250 languages.
More than 1,000,000 people a month visit YDC. YourDictionary provides translation, brand-naming services and lexical database products to customers like General Motors, Volvo, DataDirect Technology, Alacritus Software, SpringToys, the Vera Institute for Justice, among many others.
The Language Portal of Record
A Consensus `Best of the Web' choice, news media around the world have come to rely upon YourDictionary.com as the language portal of record. YDC has been prominently featured in The New York Times, CNN, CNN International, The Wall Street Journal, and The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, BBC, London Times, Le Monde, among many others.