The following is an excerpt and link to a PDF of an article appearing in Volume 13 Issue 4 of Multilingual Computing & Technology magazine.
In December 2001, Algonquin Studios and E-Merge Strategies completed a merger of two different companies with different products and targeted markets. Algonquin Studios had developed the QuantumCMS content management system, which was designed to support multiple Web sites on one platform. E-Merge Strategies had released a localization workflow software called Transmerge in early 2001. Once the paperwork was complete, the two companies had to bring together their different business models as well as their different software products. The participants discovered that the merger of the two systems paralleled what is going on in the overall Web development market: content management and localization are being intertwined as a total multilingual content management solution.
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