February 15, 2011 10:05 ET

Clark Kent Ervin Partners With SDL to Forge New Government Initiatives

Partnership Expands the Company's Commitment to Deliver Compelling Solutions for Government Customers

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 15, 2011) - SDL (LSE: SDL), the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, is pleased to announce its partnership with Clark Kent Ervin, former inspector general of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), to help guide new US government initiatives and expand the reach of trusted translation solutions for government organizations.

Ervin served as the first Inspector General of the US DHS, and the Inspector General for the US Department of State. As a partner and advisor to SDL, he will work closely with the SDL Language Technologies division and government entities to initiate new areas of expansion, particularly for automated translation, and help ensure that new products support the requirements for intelligence and security organizations.

"For the past 3 decades, my career has been dedicated to the interests and security of the United States," said Clark Kent Ervin. "SDL Language Technologies has displayed an ongoing commitment to support the intelligence and defense communities, and I am particularly interested in expanding that interest in security and intelligence and help these communities deploy technology solutions that can enable them to successfully leverage the multilingual information available to them." 

"SDL Language Technologies is committed to the ongoing success of our government customers," explained Mark Tapling, CEO of SDL Language Technologies division. "Clark's insights into the operational needs of these organizations will help us build products and solutions to support mission-critical defense and intelligence work."

About SDL
SDL is the leader in Global Information Management. Global Information Management enables companies to engage with their customers throughout the customer journey -- from brand awareness, to sales and after-sales support -- and across languages, cultures and channels.

SDL's best-of-breed Web Content Management, eCommerce, Structured Content and Language Technologies, combined with its Language Services drive down the cost of content creation, management, translation and publishing. SDL solutions increase conversion ratios and customer satisfaction through targeted information across all customer touch points.

Global industry leaders who rely on SDL include ABN-Amro, Bosch, Canon, CNH, FICO, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, KLM, Microsoft, NetApp, Philips, SAP and Sony. SDL has over 1500 enterprise customers, has deployed over 170,000 software licenses and provides access to on-demand portals for 10 million customers per month. It has a global infrastructure of more than 60 offices in 35 countries. For more information, visit

About SDL Language Technologies
SDL's Language Technologies division helps companies manage their communications with customers in different languages. The solutions ensure consistency of style and brand, automate manual processes in managing multilingual content and provide instant, automated translation of content. The solutions also ensure translators can reuse content and improve their productivity in content and software localization.

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