Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2004

Instructor

Charles Weber

Course Title

Technology Entrepreneurship

Course Number

EMGT 510/610

Subjects

New business enterprises -- Management, New products -- Development, Computer software -- Development, Entrepreneurship, Machine translating

Abstract

The primary mission of 5dotSoftware is to enhance interaction among Internet users by removing barriers to communication. Our team has a multicultural perspective that presents a promising potential for the future. This diversity will grant us a unique point of view when working with other developers worldwide, particularly when it comes to adding additional language translations. When we incorporate the team’s backgrounds with their youth, energy, patience and hunger for new product development, 5dotSoftware is a winning business from the start.

We see two prime opportunities for the use of language translation in an Internet environment. First, to provide language translation for consumer chat services. The Internet community is comprised of millions of users from all over the world. There are millions who cannot communicate effectively in English as well as millions of English speakers who can’t communicate in other languages. This language barrier keeps these users from fully participating in the Internet. The lack of secondary language stifles collaboration.

Second, we are going to provide business communication and translation tools. 5dotSoftware will provide a secure, web-based, set of communication tools that will allow foreign offices, facilities and other business entities to exchange information in a reliable manner.

In summary, 5dotSoftware is planning to help consumers and businesses remove communication barriers by providing web-based language translation and a suite of business tools to improve communication. We will provide a mechanism for diverse groups of people to bypass the language barrier and exchange information effectively.

Note: The presentation associated with this report is included here as supplemental file.

Description

This project is only available to students, staff, and faculty of Portland State University

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/23453

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