Posted by Janne Saarikko on June 11, 2009
Announcing this today – confirmed yesterday.
Netprofile, the #1 tech PR company in Finland, will be the Office Nomad – Toimistonomadi host company in September.
Want to learn more about Netprofile? Go check their webpage.
I have a history of working together with Netprofile and several people from their ecosystem. It will be sooo exciting to rub shoulders a bit closer with them again!
Note! I am planning to close at least August – October slots before the summer vacations. If you are thinking about having the Office Nomad around, now is the time to act!
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Posted by Janne Saarikko on June 2, 2009
I did an exception to do a Tramterview without the tram part. I met today with Francois Castel, a Frenchman living in Finland. Francois is working on issues related to diversity in Finland.
If you are interested in diversity and working policy, I can help you get in touch with him.
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Posted by Janne Saarikko on February 12, 2009
It was announced this morning that Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has purchased a major industrial property located in Hamina, Finland. The deal is worth 40 million euros.
Summa mill was previously owned by Finnish StoraEnso, one of world’s leading paper and pulp manufacturers. The entire paper industry has been in dire straits for some years, and the Summa mill was closed down already in January 2008.
According to Google, they are planning to build a server farm in Summa. There is plenty of room for that, since the mill used to have three medium-sized paper machines. The location is beautiful, since the paper mill is located by the water.
What this will mean to Hamina region in SE Finland? Propably some more jobs and lot of international influence. There are lot of former paper industry workers in the region, maybe they can be trained to run server farms?
Hamina is an age old harbour town (the name Hamina stands for port). It’s located not too far away from Helsinki. Hamina is perhaps best known for it’s Hamina Tattoo, international military music festival.
Link to aerial view of Summa mill.
Googlemaps location of the paper mill.
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Posted by Janne Saarikko on February 2, 2009
Something quite special is going on in Finland. The government is about to sign a law that would allow various organisations to read the email contents from the users of their own networks. This includes companies, libraries, kindergardens and many others.
Many people think this new law is against privacy laws, and have started a citizen movement that resists the new law. This law is called “Lex Nokia”, since Nokia is a big supporter of the law, claiming that it allows them to prevent employees leaking out classified information and thus stop industrial espionnage.
There are many sources in Finnish for this information, in English one of the hottest resources is Helsingin Sanomat.
The citizen movement started to run their own ads on national TV this morning. The advertising space is paid by individuals and the production was made by volunteers.
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Posted by Janne Saarikko on September 29, 2008
CarrotMob Finland, a.ka. Porkkanamafia, proceeded with it’s first ever Finnish strike last Saturday. The target was a restaurant and bar called Juttutupa, situated close to central Helsinki.
Restaurant Juttutupa had promised to invest 51% of the additional revenues from a normal saturday evening in improving it’s energy efficiency. This will be done together with energy consumption specialists provided by CarrotMob Finland.
As a result of the event, hundreds of people were lining to get in Juttutupa on Saturday. Everyone were in a good mood and enjoyed the positive way of supporting anti-climate change movement. It’s not quite common to listen to a group of people seriously thinking about how they could spend more of their own money in this restaurant!
Total of €3362,94 (around US$5000) from the revenue will be used for the improvements. Preliminary talks indivacate that the money should be used for replacing the several dozen light pulbs with energy saving ones and replacing the kitchen equipment with more environmental ones. Also, some kitchen process improvements will be made in order to be more efficient.
The event gathered a major coverage from most of national and local media, including Helsingin Sanomat (#1 newspaper in Finland), all major TV news channels and numerous other publications.
To gather the feelings from this extraordinary event, please see the pics and videos.
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