Istria wants to become a top destination for IT professionals, not just tourists. Certainly a great upgrade to tourism

first_img“In particular, our shortcoming is the lack of professional staff. Joint action is needed to influence the creation of staff that will remain there. And not only that – we want to bring young ICT professionals to Istria“, ističe Verbanac. Istria has long been known as a top tourist destination, and companies from the ICT sector operating through the ICT Istria Expert Group and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce in Pula decided to further brand the quality of life of their region to attract top professionals and companies.  The branding strategy defines five values ​​of Istria as a brand. These are courage, excellence, local value, openness and ease of living. The problematic points are, in addition to the already mentioned lack of manpower, finding accommodation for professionals and bureaucracy. That is why a Branding Strategy has been developed that promotes Istria as an ideal place to live, work and study. The goal is to create a stimulating business environment in which the competencies of the sector will create significant benefits not only for ICT companies but also for the economy of the entire county.  The corona crisis has shown the strength of the ICT sector, and now is the right time for the region to impose itself as an attractive destination for digital nomads. This requires the help of the state, ie the regulation of such a form of work that will enable experts to work for any global company, and enjoy all the benefits of life in the local area.  Photo: mirkobozzato, pixabay.com The fact that innovative ICT companies such as Infobip, Inter Soft Technologies, Infosit already operate successfully in Istria, achieve global success and represent a great development perspective certainly helps to attract experts. They are focused on new technologies, and often their clients are the world’s leading companies in their segments. So, good foundations are there, and now we need to work on them and send a clear message to professionals around the world – that Istria is a desirable region for them and their companies.  Or turn Istria as an ideal destination for digital nomads, and still rely on tourism, ie the quality of life in Istria. A great new direction, added value and an upgrade to tourism, not to mention that it is not good to put all the eggs in one basket, which we felt very well on our skin this year. We are currently working on the visual identity of the ICT Istra association, which will communicate the balance between business and private life, and on the other hand show the diversity of advanced solutions that emerge in a non-burdensome and positive environment. This is precisely the comparative advantage that is important to emphasize nowadays in order to attract domestic and foreign IT talents. “The strategy will enable us to have better visibility and recognizability of our activities aimed at local self-government units, the academic community and the general public, all with the aim of popularizing ICT in Istria. This sector can be a generator of strategic economic growth in the region, but it needs the support of the local community, not in business because they are top experts in their field, but in removing bureaucratic obstacles and the orderliness of society itself.”, He points out Dean Verbanac President of the Professional Group of IT Istria, adding that through the development of the strategy they established the key advantages that Istria can offer as an ICT destination, but also what the problems are. last_img read more

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‘Extra run’ claims brushed off by Ashley Giles

first_imgENGLAND’s director of cricket Ashley Giles says he is unconcerned at claims England were given an extra run in their World Cup win over New Zealand.A fielder’s throw hit Ben Stokes’ bat as he dived to complete a second run in the final over and went for four.England were given six runs but Stokes and Adil Rashid had not crossed when the throw was released, so the law appears to say that was one too many.Asked whether it mattered to him, Giles said: “Not really.”He added: “You could argue the last ball that [Trent] Boult bowled was a full toss on leg stump and if Stokes’ hadn’t just been looking for two he probably would’ve banged it out of the ground anyway.“We are world champions; we have got the trophy and we intend to keep it.”Retired Australian umpire Simon Taufel, who was named the International Cricket Council’s Umpire of the Year on five successive occasions from 2004 to 2008, called the award of the extra run a “clear mistake”.The ICC said umpires took decisions on the field based on their interpretation of the rules and that it did not comment on them.Stokes went on to help England match New Zealand’s total of 241 before they won one of the most amazing games of cricket ever played following an additional ‘super over’.Both teams ended the extra over with 15 runs but England were crowned champions by virtue of having scored more boundary fours and sixes – 26 to New Zealand’s 17 – in the entire match.New Zealand batsman Henry Nicholls brushed off the decision as part of the sport.“It doesn’t mean anything to us now. It’s the game; things happen,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live.“Sometimes you get the rub of the green. England had a great tournament, they have been the dominant team for the last four years so they deserve to win it.”(BBC Sport).last_img read more

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