Published in Budapest Business Journal, September 2012
The relationship of IT and translation has always been close, language being at the heart of both, and continues to evolve. We can see how the unabated exchange of ideas and concepts has been shaping them, especially in the last decade. The IT boom not only brought along new tools for the language experts to play with, but also fundamental changes in approach, and gave rise to completely new markets, previously either non-existent or out-of-reach. Computer-aided translation environments facilitated skyrocketing productivity and processing speeds, in addition, automation and smart quality assurance practices have become widespread.