Google Bought Old Paper Mill in FinlandAdded: Friday, September 16th, 2011
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Google has recently opened a huge data centre in Finland, getting the neighbour's hopes up, with speculations that other technology big wheels would follow suit and open representatives in Scandinavia.
The trouble for the country is that outside its capital, Helsinki, the situation is quite grim. Though because of their national pride the Finns would never admit the fact that the jobs market isn’t promising at the moment, it is clear to everyone that data centres don’t usually bring in a lot of work. Instead of admitting the sad facts, the Finns prefer to cling to success stories and go down with sinking ships. Meanwhile, the positive side of Finland in this is a culture of start-ups, which are both keen to fail and learn from mistakes and snatch investment and make millions dollars.
Most of the Finnish earlier relied on manufacturing. That’s why new $270 million purchase of Google was a paper mill located in Hamina. When the corporations have wizened up to the benefits of outsourcing abroad within the last two decades, many mills and factories have been shut down – the locals can understand that after driving a couple of hours out from Helsinki, where the scenery is very different.
Today the manual labour jobs for the Everyman have significantly slowed, while the shiny new buildings of Nokia’s Headquarters would have some think otherwise. At the same time, data centres would feed it for a quick buck, while long term won’t bring the prosperity the country hopes for. Although it is quite a different story in both Norway and Sweden, the Finns are too pride about a nation secretly in decline.
Meanwhile, the media reported that Google has seen an opportunity and seized it. Indeed, the naturally cooler climate of the country makes some of its parts perfect for placing its electrical powerhouses, like a number of small towns in, for example, Sweden. Some businessman from Sweden claimed in the interview that the infrastructure is quite unique due to the location and hydroelectric power dams.
At the same time, there are more attractive reasons, like political stability, advanced infrastructure and convenient access to fiber-optics, let alone the close proximity to the booming technology industry in Russia, an oft-overlooked part of the globe, which is, by the way, making great bounds, but Western tech companies are for some reason do not set up shop over there. Meanwhile, one is able to get a train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg (the northern capital of Russia) in just four hours.
September 16th,2011Posted by:
Friday, September 16th, 2011
|what does google want with a paper mills, to turn it into an office building most likely|
|posted by (2011-09-16 16:08:01)|
|@DEMONLORD4000 ... ... ... Google has recently opened a huge DATA CENTRE in Finland, getting the neighbour's hopes up, with speculations|
Nice article SaM
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