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Content management and localization

In today's "global economy", translation and localization are not options; they are required to do business around the world. For many organizations, one of the key motivators for moving towards content management is the potential cost savings realized through reduced translation and localization costs. Ben Martin opens this issue with a discussion of how up-front translation strategies can save you a lot downstream in translation, and he has the numbers to prove it: a 290% return on investment. Hélène Keufgens provides insight into what happens in the translation workflow and provides guidelines for best practices. Tanya Stevenson's case study discusses how the use of a content management system with integrated translation workflow helped them to overhaul the documentation environment of a small software company. And Peter Argondizzo discusses the benefits a CMS brings to the translation effort and how to build a case for content management.

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