HCL Technologies recently completed ten years in the Nordics, a term commonly used to refer to a region in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic. The Nordics is now HCL's largest market in Europe, the company has said earlier.The region continues to be a focus area for the company, said Pankaj Tagra, EVP Nordic and DACH Head, HCL Technologies. He also spoke about GDPR and the focus areas for the IT services firm in the region going forward.Edited excerpts:Close Q: What is the biggest change that you have seen in the last decade of HCL Technologies in the Nordic region? related news After a weak Q2 show, should you consider Shoppers Stop? You're Fired! Top CEOs who were ousted due to sexual misconduct BEML needs to increase scale to offset high fixed costs A: I think when we had started in 2008, there was a big turnaround happening in the economy. Lehman Brothers had just collapsed and most of our customers were looking at how they can save cost and how they can … [Read more...] about Nordic market will always be top priority for us: HCL’s Pankaj Tagra
DigiMedia everywhere are ecstatic for Joost the new IPTV P2P ap launched Thursday, January 17, from the guys behind Skype. advertisement advertisement Janus Friis and Niklas Zennström are perhaps the hottest Nordic exports since, oh, Garbo and Nokia. And Joost may just be the trifecta following the successful launch of music sharing system Kazaa, and, of course, Skype, whose $2.6 billion sale to eBay allegedly funded Joost. Europe’s EE Times gives the straight tell, describing Joost as a secure P2P streamer allowing users to subscribe to TV quality video that is neither a file-sharing application, nor a download service. The broadband player has a DVR function allowing users to rewind and pause as well, and subscribers will fund it until enough advertisers can kick in. Other social features include user ratings, IM and other plugins. Meanwhile, AppScout, PCMag’s newest blog, got close up with Joost CEO Fredrik de Wahl Wired News suggests—unlike that … [Read more...] about Squeezing the Joost!
Scandinavian design has influenced the world in ways both large and small. I mean very small. During the second half of the 20th century, Scandinavian toy makers took to representing modernist interior-design trends in children’s playthings. A forthcoming book, Scandinavian Design in the Doll’s House (Arvinius, 2012), offers a visually arresting–and terrifically voyeuristic–look at post-war Nordic domestic life through the lens of tiny houses. Meticulously staged photographs capture everything from tiny Papa Björn reclining in his tiny Arne Jacobsen Egg chair to tiny half-naked bathers at a tiny indoor-outdoor sauna. Unisex, of course. This is Scandinavia. Pre-order the book for $44 on Amazon. [Images courtesy of Arvinus; hat tip to Frame] advertisement advertisement advertisement … [Read more...] about Modernist Dollhouses Offer Peephole Onto Modern Home Life
For travellers who embrace the snow with sheer dedication, winter is a time to take advantage of all the fresh powder on the ski slopes. Travel website Cheapflights.com offers powder hounds its choices for the top 10 ski destinations. Reuters has not endorsed this list: Park City, UtahJust south of Salt Lake City, Park City is no little sibling when it comes to drawing tourists. Famous for hosting the Sundance Film Festival each year, it's also home to serious alpine skiing. Six mountains and 114 trails give cold weather adventurers plenty of room to roam, and other mountain activities like tubing and an alpine coaster won't disappoint. Its dining and après ski options aren't half bad, either. Whistler, CanadaAlpine skiing and mountain biking are big at Whistler Blackcomb, which is consistently voted a top ski destination each year. Whistler hosted most of the 2010 Winter Olympics' alpine, Nordic, skeleton and bobsled events, so if you're ready to claim your glory on the slopes, … [Read more...] about Travel Picks: Top 10 ski destinations
An average employee in Mumbai works 3,315 hours a year — the highest in the world, according to a study by Swiss investment bank UBS.As a part of its Price and Earning 2018 Report, UBS gauged 77 cities around the world on the basis of various criteria, which included average working hours.The report concluded that employees work for the longest hours in Mumbai followed by Hanoi, Mexico City and New Delhi. On the other end of the continuum were counties such as Lagos, Rome and Copenhagen where employees worked for the least number of hours.Close related news BMC to soon award Rs 500 for reporting potholes in Mumbai — but there's a catch Rising sea level may wipe out Mumbai, other major coastal cities by 2050, cites new research Mumbai Airport sees 27% rise in pax traffic to London in FY20 To add to the woes, employees working in Mumbai took the fewest number of days for vacation — an average of 10 days in a year. On the other hand, Riyadh topped the … [Read more...] about Employees in Mumbai work the longest hours, take least vacation days: UBS