Interpreters Unlimited, Inc.
(IU) has been named to the 2021 Nimdzi 100 List
, honoring the top 100 largest Language Service Providers (LSP), worldwide. Nimdzi
is a market research and international consulting company with an extensive and diverse background in the language and localization industry, as well as in international business. This is the third consecutive year that IU has made the list, coming in at number 92 globally and 25th in the US.
The Nimdzi 100 List is generated based on hundreds of hours of intense industry research, data collection, surveys, and analysis. Of course COVID-19 had its effects on all LSPs, positive and negative, and the 2021 Nimdzi List Report reflects just that. The data showed that in 2020 the growth among the top 100 LSPs slowed to about half the pace that they saw pre-COVID, but there was growth indeed.
To be expected, nearly 75% of respondents to a Nimdzi survey stated that the pandemic impacted their business one way or another, with the most widespread impact being the changeover to remote work
. With essentially everything going remote and virtual in 2020, IU shifted immediately from primarily On-Site services
to Video Remote
and Phone services
to meet safety regulations and to continue to operate during shutdowns and social distancing.
With the shift in service focus, changing over to a work from home model for almost all staff permanently, and other operational changes, IU feels confident that they will be in a better position coming out of the pandemic than they were going in. They, like most companies, experienced bumps in the road due to COVID restrictions and state shutdowns, but with the work they put in to adjust operations, they had a strong finish to 2020 and are on their way back to pre-COVID numbers. IU is optimistic that their efforts will fuel even more growth throughout 2021 and into 2022.
Through it all, the language service industry continues to grow. Nimdzi estimates that the industry reached $55 billion USD in 2020 and will grow to $58.3 billion USD in 2021. The effects of the pandemic on business will be felt for immediate future but IU and Nimdzi have a positive outlook for 2021 and the years to follow.
For more information about Interpreters Unlimited, Inc., please visit www.interpreters.com
or call 800-726-9891.
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