International's Knowledge Center offers international research and operations
support to assist our clients who are currently conducting business
in other countries, as well as those who are contemplating such a move.
These requests are typically of a broad nature, such as "What is involved
in establishing a facility in France?" or "What data communications
services are offered in South Korea?"
answer this type of question, V&L's Knowledge Center conducts extensive
research to obtain the most complete and reliable answers to guide our
clients' decision-making objectives. We pore through Web sites, news
databases, and appropriate publications, taking full advantage of native
language resources as well as those in English. We utilize our worldwide
network of associates to speak directly with in-country resources and
diplomatic resources to get clarification on any issues uncovered in
the research. We then apply subject experts to assist in our analysis,
who work with the linguists to resolve any issues of a technical nature.
facilitate a specific research project, V&L utilizes experts in a range
of fields along with linguists. Administrative experts understand the
ramifications of taxation and immigration requirements for a specific
country. Where appropriate, technical experts may be brought into a
project to clarify the level of development of the local telephone or
data infrastructure. Depending on the request, V&L may make use of cultural
resources to better enable our clients to make sound decisions and identify
possible problem areas. The key to V&L's success in this area is that
we efficiently integrate the work of linguists, analysts and technical
experts to provide a thorough understanding of the issues.
addition to these larger research requests, a client may have a simple
but important question that is extremely difficult to answer due to
an international component. V&L can instantly find answers to seemingly
straightforward questions like how to access the Internet in Budapest,
the cost of office space in Buenos Aires, or when the Japanese delegation
will be arriving in Washington, D.C. V&L can accommodate this type of
request quickly by using a qualified linguist to do the groundwork,
thereby saving our client time and ensuring the reliability of the information.
a client may want to know quickly and concisely what a document is about,
or simply have someone go on-line and use native-language resources
to find an answer. To facilitate this, V&L uses a technical linguist
to read and summarize a document, with an emphasis on quick turnaround
and hitting the most important points. Upon receipt of the summary,
the client may then request a full translation of the document, or may
be satisfied with having answered the question at hand.
Knowledge Center brings the most powerful resources in language, technology,
analysis and international contacts to bear in each and every research
project. Our worldwide network of associates includes key people at
all levels of business, government, diplomacy, and journalism, as well
as our linguistic, cultural and technical experts. With this unique
and diverse team, V&L's Knowledge Center is the source for answers to