Interoperability is a term that is used frequently to describe how translation tools can work together. This definition focuses on the technical side of interoperability. However, a wider definition could view interoperability as an organizational issue. Applying a strategic approach to interoperability means considering the issue of ownership (which teams need to share data), resourcing (for implementation and in terms of budget), and usability across the organization (across teams who have different functional remits and geographical locations). This presentation will explore the wider impact of interoperability and perhaps put a new meaning to the word.
Paul Filkin has worked with SDL since the end of 2006. His main focus is helping users of SDL technology to get the most from their investment and he can be regularly seen using social media to provide advice to anyone who needs it. He also maintains a blog addressing many of the practical issues faced by translators and translation companies using technology for their work (multifarious.filkin.com). Follow Paul @paulfilkin.