Wikipedia defines Globalization as follows-
Globalization (or Globalisation) refers to increasing global connectivity, integration and interdependence in the economic, social, technological, cultural, political, and ecological spheres.
With most businesses across the world following Globalization trend, the world has rapidly become a well-connected place (thanks to the advent of Internet and other communication technologies). Any news that happens in any extreme corner of the world gets known to everyone in seconds. This is very different from how world used to operate in may be 10-15 years earlier.
The business model for almost all the successful Software products and services have had its basis in Globalization i.e. the products are developed and delivered for International markets. One of the huge advantages in case of Software business is its mode of distribution through Internet. This makes the products accessibility in the different countries far superior as compared to physical products. With more and more Software products going global, the Globalization testing has assumed a mammoth importance. It has been in the Project Life cycle of all the top notch product organizations.
Consider this- Windows XP is available for 90 plus locales all across the globe. This proves the kind of geographies, market , millions of customers and the immense business impact that is dealt with when Globalization testing is done.
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