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SDL announces the opening of Elevation Center - the localization industry’s first briefing center for Cloud computing

Maidenhead - United Kingdom
June 15 2011

Press Release

Globalization and Localization professionals are invited to participate in an industry-wide conversation to drive innovation and advances in the cloud

SDL (LSE:SDL), the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, today announced the launch of Elevation Center™, the localization industry’s first online, virtual briefing center for cloud computing. Elevation Center will enable individuals in the localization industry to collaborate, learn, interact and discuss ways to accelerate the adoption of cloud solutions for localization and globalization.


Over the last 2 years, there has been an increasing demand for cloud solutions. Preference for SDL’s Software as a Service (SaaS) - based solutions continues to grow rapidly quarter upon quarter. To support this trend and new cloud opportunities for the localization industry, SDL is launching Elevation Center to support a multi-dimensional, collaborative discussion to bring the industry together on the potential of cloud computing. 


Elevation Center will include a series of presentations, educational seminars, live chat sessions, forums, product demonstrations and podcasts - all delivered through innovative cloud platforms. Localization professionals can meet peers, network with others in the center, learn about cloud computing, participate in conversations on topics of interest to the industry and explore ways to work together. 


“The language industry has an opportunity,” said Mark Tapling, CEO of the SDL Language Technologies division. “Today, the language industry is behind its peers in other industries when it comes to cloud computing, sharing, collaborating and innovating. While other verticals have been focused on scaling and driving significant application and technology advancement, we have been focused on optimizing processes and components. As an industry, we have an unprecedented opportunity in front of us to influence and accelerate the way the world communicates. Our goal is to engage the industry in a conversation that enables all of us to embrace the cloud and drive advancement for the greater community.” 


New content and discussions will be added to Elevation Center regularly. Join today to be part of this industry-wide conversation. 


  • Sign up to gain access to Elevation Center 
  • Read the whitepaper “Opportunity in the Cloud” to learn the challenges the localization industry needs to overcome and the opportunities available if we embrace the cloud. 
  • Hear more about Elevation Center and this industry-wide initiative in a 3 minute podcast with Mark Tapling.

About SDL

SDL enables global businesses to enrich their customers’ experience through the entire customer journey.   SDL’s technology and services help brands to predict what their customers want and engage with them across multiple languages, cultures, channels and devices. 
SDL has over 1,500 enterprise customers, 400 partners and a global infrastructure of 70 offices in 38 countries. 42 out of the top 50 brands work with SDL. For more information, visit www.sdl.com.

Contact

SDL Americas - Hannah Grap 

+1 (310)437 7300 

hgrap@sdl.com 


SDL Europe and Corporate Headquarters - Vicky Ryce  

+44 (0)7792 662213  

vryce@sdl.com 


SDL ASIA Pacific - Richard Delanty 

+81 90 6695 5313 

rdelanty@sdl.com