Cloud Computing in Translation

The Case of Language Service Providers in Iran



Cloud computing refers to any kind of hosted service delivered over the internet which significantly affect the various specialized businesses, especially translation. Despite many relevant foreign studies, no domestic studies have been carried out on the cloud-based translation management systems in Iran. Therefore, after describing the traditional order registration systems in Iran and introducing the hybrid cloud translation management system, at first, the most common type of translation services in Iran was determined. Then, considering the users' need of services, the usage of the hybrid cloud system in Iranian translation service providers was analyzed. Finally, it was proposed to use these systems instead of traditional systems in Iranian language service providers. The results showed that the specialized translation and then localization were the most common type of service requested by Iranian users, however, none of the Iranian language service providers do not use the hybrid cloud system described in the present study.


Cloud Computing, Hybrid Cloud Translation Management System, Language Service Providers

Author Biography

Maryam Poorgalavi, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan (Khorsgan Branch)

M.A. Graduate in English Translation Studies, Department of English Translation, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan (Khorsgan Branch), Isfahan, Iran;


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How to Cite

Poorgalavi, M. (2021). Cloud Computing in Translation: The Case of Language Service Providers in Iran. Iranian Journal of Translation Studies, 18(71), 28–51. Retrieved from



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