“The Internet will help achieve ‘friction-free capitalism’ by putting buyer and seller in direct contact and providing more information to both about each other.”
Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, Redmond, WA, U.S.
Internet has revolutionized the way businesses run. Today, even the smallest business can go multinational. Thanks to the power of the internet technology which has eased the production, dissemination and exchanges of information across long distances in any part of the world electronically through various online platforms.
This has not only improved speed and reliability, but essential market communication between producers and consumers has been greatly favored to enhance the timely production and distribution of goods and services to people of various cultural and linguistics backgrounds throughout the world.
Digital products like software, game consoles, computer programs, computer applications, websites/blogs, phone apps, themes, plugins, open source scripts, turnkey websites and anti-viruses have greatly benefited from the power of the internet because can be easily downloaded and installed ready for use after purchase with no need of physical shipping.
To acquire competitive advantage and to secure a broad market and an optimal number of users of these digital products, programmers, video game developers, site developers and other creators of the products have had to embrace the concept of globalization and localization of the products.
“There’s a theory that if you gave a million monkeys typewriters and set them to work, they’d eventually come up with the complete works of Shakespeare. Thanks to the internet, we know this isn’t true”.
— Ian Hart
This site was initially established by KCSL in early 1996 and operated through to mid 2012. Initially, KCSL used develop and license technologies to companies which include Microsoft, Lotus, Corel, Inso, McClelland & Stewart, and Lernout & Hauspie.
They also had a great spell checking technology and other technologies such as unstructured data searching, which among others lie behind the electronic versions of The American Heritage Dictionary and The Canadian Encyclopedia.
In 1998 KCSL shifted their focus from developing technology for the desktop to developing web-based applications. In 1999, KCSL released an end user CD-ROM, X-Portal® Findware, which an award winning search tool for the Internet.
Early 2001, KCSL launched UniFind™ Technology which was an Advanced Enterprise Natural Language Search Solution. UniFind™ help users to search information in multiple languages.
Later in mid 2000’s, they majored in solving linguistics problems by featuring four core software which include:
- Translation Software
- Search Engine Technologies
- International Spell Checkers
- Electronic References
This site now has better and more elaborate content and in-depth images for better understanding and interactivity of the visitors. It also has some captivating posts where you will learn more about globalization and localization of software, computer applications, computer programs and others digital products which helps to enhance a business’ supply chain hence unveiling a broader market in multiple languages and across different cultural backgrounds.