Internationalization and Localization

The increasingly global world we live in means that localization needs to be more than an afterthought, both from a technical standpoint and from a business standpoint. A shift to free-market economies and free-trade zones, privatization of key industries, and the global Internet infrastructure have changed the way business is done forever. The Web has provided a low-cost infrastructure for sales, marketing, distribution, and support of products worldwide, and the increasing penetration of mobile phones will extend these capabilities with the efficiency benefits of mobile e-business: the ability to remain connected and do business at any time, at any place, no matter who you are and what language you speak. ...

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