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2022 is going to be a critical year for the IT industry. Here’s why professional translation is going to play a vital role in supporting the sector

Posted 08 November 2021

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The IT sector is changing at an incredible pace. The development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning has meant that many companies are now using AI to make their own decisions about software development, product design, workflow management and marketing. The IT sector has also seen vast growth in communications type applications thanks to rising homeworking, and this trend is set to continue as the demand for various skills increases exponentially over the next few years.

With this rapid change in the industry, it’s more important than ever for translation agencies to be agile enough to keep up with these latest trends and demands.

Which areas of IT are set to grow in 2022?


Financial technology is one of the fastest-growing job sectors in Britain, attracting millions of pounds worth of investment and injecting billions into our economy. The opportunity for growth within financial services exists at every level, from entrepreneurship through banking or accounting positions, which are currently being filled by thousands worldwide looking to work together as part of their global network solution providers. With investments pouring into new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning algorithm development seminar training courses and wider education around programming, this sector is booming globally and attracting talent from all over the world. Transcending borders is one of the key functions of many Fintech applications, and with such a broad user audience, the need for translation support here has exploded.


With the sharp rise in mobile and web-based businesses since the pandemic period, the possibility of security breaches will become more commonplace. Over recent years, there have been a number of cyberattacks on high profile corporations that illustrate just how serious this problem has become for many organisations across all industries – from retail to finance and healthcare.

The range of industries cybersecurity relates to demonstrates how important this area of IT is to business in general, and with the trend of homeworking from personal devices looking to continue well into the future, the need for multilingual support here is clear.

IT Communications

The IT communications sector is a diverse, competitive, and interconnected industry sub-sector using terrestrial, satellite, and wireless transmission systems. It is an integral component of the global economy as it underlies the operations of all businesses, B2B SaaS providers such as lead management software, public safety organisations, and governments. The transmission of these services has become very interconnected; satellite, wireless, and wireline providers depend on each other to carry and terminate their traffic, and companies routinely share facilities and technology to ensure interoperability and efficiency. Although already a major growth sector, the pandemic has significantly accelerated the adoption of next-gen technologies, and along with it, the need for organisations to effectively communicate with multilingual audiences.

What makes ALM the translation partner of choice for IT organisations?

ALM takes a technology-led approach to translations and has long boasted one of the world’s best translation technical solutions departments. Our project management teams have created workflows specifically designed to support this sector, and by utilising in-market translators with technical experience appropriate to the context of the material to be translated, we have positioned ourselves as an essential language partner for IT firms.

Is your organisation experiencing international growth? If so, speak with the experts at ALM today to find out how we can ensure your communications are on point.

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