Cultural Aspect Of Relevance in software Industry

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Cultural Aspect Of Relevance in software Industry

  1. 1. Cultural Aspect of Relevance Presenter: Nabin Shakya
  2. 2. Introduction Country Nepal नेपाल Languages Nepali (official) More than 100 local languages. Area 147,181 km² (93rd) 2.8% water Population 25 million Religion Hinduism 80.6%, Buddhism 10.7%, Others 8.7% Geography - Altitude from sea level Variation: 1,200 m to above 4,400 m. - 8 out of top 10 mountains lies in Nepal, including Highest Peak Mt. Everest. Flag
  3. 3. Culture in Nepal • The way of life for an entire society • Lifestyle, architecture, food, clothing and even occupations are culturally guided • Assembled by music, architecture, religion and Literature. • Hospitality, dress, language, rituals, norms of behavior and systems of belief. • Seven out of the ten world heritage sites in Nepal are termed cultural by UNESCO.
  4. 4. Hospitality in Nepal • welcoming and treating guests in a warm, friendly, generous way. • Warm towards foreigners regardless of their nation and religion.
  5. 5. Dress, Rituals and Language • Nepal has adopted western dress, but still traditional dress has its value in special occasion. • Normally, formal western dresses in office for both man and woman. • Naming, marriage, funeral are main rituals. • All languages spoken in Nepal can be used for official purposes and documentation.
  6. 6. Norms of behavior and systems of belief • Parents are highly respected by their children. • Son’s main responsibility is to care for parent when they grow old. • Joint family system. • Permission is required from elders to start any task. • Leave off your shoes outside room in residence. • "Namaste" is word to greet.
  7. 7. Festivals and Holidays • October time for major Festival, nationwide holiday for 2 weeks. • Don’t have summer and winter working holidays. • Others holidays according to local religious ceremony.
  8. 8. Working Culture • Job duration: 10 AM to 5PM • Lunch Break: 2PM mostly(1 hrs) • Weekly Holiday: Saturday • Difference in Salaries: Labor Class Other working Class Technical professionals managerial professionals
  9. 9. History of IT in Nepal • 1971 computer Introduction in the country for census (IBM1401). • 1973 Electronic Data Processing Center. • 1974 National Computer Center (Training school) • 1984 First software development export. • Internet was commercially introduced in Nepal in June 1994 . • IT policy 2000, to educated more people in IT. • IT Industry is mostly operated by private sectors • Survey made on 2001 shows, Out of 23 million population only 1.5 million has access to internet. • Survey made on 2007 shows 2.5 millions users have access to internet (1% of total population) • Windows in Nepali, Nepalinux, Nepali Dictionary / Thesaurus
  10. 10. IT industry in Nepal • Outsourcing – Customized Software developments – IT-enabled services – Web and content development – Map digitization – Photo enhancement – Software testing and tuning – Games development etc.. • Major countries – JAPAN, USA, UK, Germany, Norway, Holland, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, Canada etc.
  11. 11. Refrences • www.en.wikipedia.org • http://www.saarctourism.org • http://www.planholidays.com/nepal/do_donot.php • http://calstaging.bemidjistate.edu/students/scameron/repurposing/index.html • www.internetworldstats.com/asia/np.htm • Nepal-Japan IT business promotion convention. • http://www.hitechvalley.com

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