It is often tempting to have bi-lingual employees translate your content when there is a sudden need, when translations haven’t been planned for or you simply want to save a few dollars. While your bi-lingual employee seems a good short-term fix, there are some longer-term consequences that may render this choice a misdirected one at […]

Much has been written on the subject of free online language translation software such as Google Translate and the poor quality these systems usually deliver. Many companies choose this option to save a few hundred or possibly a few thousand dollars. The repercussions can be embarrassing and demonstrate a lack of commitment to international markets. […]

Although exports for Iowa companies were down in 2016, the positive impact global trade has on the state’s economy can’t be underestimated. Iowa’s international trade statistics are not only large, but also impressive, despite the recent drop. The website GlobalEDGE reported that in 2016, Iowa’s exports of $12,129,265,542 exceeded imports of $8,245,389,687, leaving the state […]

In our previous post on trends driving the language services industry, we made reference to the McKinsey Quarterly Report from April 2017. It provides an excellent overview of global trends that will have a significant impact on most businesses over the next few decades, including agriculture and agribusiness. One trend the McKinsey report mentions is […]

We at Gateway Globalization have long adhered to the credo of “thinking globally, acting locally.” We devote a lot of time to educating our customers about the importance of considering local languages, customs and norms in order to succeed in doing business internationally. It seems that delivering products with local precision at international scale will […]



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