It is a time of Chinese New Year and we would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Spring Festival.
In this festival and many more around the world, there is a tradition of giving gifts to employees, family
members and friends. From the developments that have been happening in the open source world, I feel that
this festival has been around throughout the last year. Though not exactly as giving gifts but through investments
in and valuation of open source software companies
Sachin Dabir | CEO - Ashnik (UK)
Near to our office, there lies a famous Lau Pa Sat Hawker centre and besides that is a narrow lane called "Satay Lane".
In the evening, the lane is full of foodies and buzzes with street hawkers selling a variety of Satay - the local South
East Asian delicacy. Charcoal smoke fills the air, and the distinct fragrance of the lemongrass, peanut sauce and the spices add to it.
The tender Satays in mouth give you a nice explosion of spices. Overall, it is an epitome of Satay eating experience.
Are these hawkers selling Satay to you?
- Kaustubh Patwardhan | Head - Business Development and Strategy
I met a customer who is using a Relational Database as a back-end for a popular core banking solution.
They had a major challenge with the housekeeping of General Ledger (or Transaction Posting) tables. These are those tables in any core
banking solution which grow the most as bank operates. The tables get a new entry for every new financial transaction e.g. ATM Withdrawal,
Sameer Kumar | Database Solution Architect - Ashnik, Singapore
"We are really short of time" or "I don't get enough time" - These are the most common complaint we have today. It is very true!!
Time is the only thing that doesn't come back and naturally it's a scarcity. Hence, it becomes more challenging to manage both work
and personal life.
Indrayani Valinjkar | MBA - HR
MA - Counselling Psychologist, Certified Yoga teacher