TCS Scores $2.25 Billion Deal with Nielsen

first_imgTata Consultancy Services (TCS) bagged a $2.25 billion outsourcing contract from Nielsen, a television rating measurement company based in the United States. The deal, which is one of the largest such agreements for an Indian firm, led to increase in the share price of India’s largest outsourcing firm.The new contract is an extension of their collaboration that has been ongoing since 2007. Nielsen and TCS had then signed a $1.2 billion contract, in which the Mumbai-based company took responsibility for important IT and operational processes and helped Nielsen integrate and centralize multiple systems, technologies and processes on a global scale. It was a 10-year-deal that was later expanded to $2.5 billion in 2013 to 2020.The latest deal expands the collaboration till 2025. With the new agreement, TCS is assured of $320 million in business from Nielsen every year from 2017 to 2020, $186 million in annual revenue from 2021 to 2024 and $139.5 million in 2025, according to a regulatory filing made by Nielsen to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.“The term of the Agreement has been extended for an additional five years, so as to expire on December 31, 2025, with three one-year renewal options granted to Nielsen,” said the Nielsen statement. “In connection with the entry into the Agreement, the parties have agreed to terminate the separate Global Infrastructure Services Agreement between them as of the Effective Date and include the services provided thereunder in one or more Statements of Work (‘SOWs’) arising under the Agreement. TCS will globally provide Nielsen with professional services relating to information technology (including application development and maintenance), business process outsourcing, client service knowledge process outsourcing, management sciences, analytics, and financial planning.”According to the statement, TCS will provide services relating to IT —including application development and maintenance — BPO, client service knowledge process outsourcing, management sciences, analytics, and financial planning.TCS CEO Rajesh Gopinathan is being lauded for the renewed agreement. He took over as the CEO in February 2017 after his predecessor N Chandrasekaran was appointed the chairman of Tata Sons. Related ItemsNielsenOutsourcingTCSlast_img read more

8 El Salsete Playa del Ingles Unassuming and tri

first_img8. El Salsete, Playa del InglesUnassuming and tricky to find (take a taxi from the town centre) this cutting-edge restaurant represents the new wave of Canarian cuisine. Come late (around 10pm) to eat with in-the-know locals, and enjoy fresh local dishes such as grilled squid and rack of lamb. From Monday to Friday there’s an excellent value menu del dia, which includes three courses, bread and a glass of Spanish or Canarian wine for just €12 per person. 2. Restaurante El Herreno, Las PalmasThe secret to this restaurant’s tasty dishes is the market just across the road – no dining room in Las Palmas has ingredients fresher. The menu is vast but we recommend sticking to what’s local. The seafood soup is particularly tasty and the arroz con leche (rice pudding) is worth saving space for. A great place for people watching, too. 5. Casa Brito, ArucasAsk the locals where to eat in Arucas and they’ll point you here, to a place that could lay claim to being the friendliest restaurant on the island. Service is speedy and good with children, while the food is copious and consistently good quality. Try the steak (the cuts are laid out for diners to choose from) and the morcilla de arroz de Burgos (a black pudding) and wash it down with a bottle of red from the Spanish-heavy wine list. 3. Dulcereria Nublo, TejedaOk, so it’s not exactly a restaurant, but this cake shop is well worth seeking out for its delicious marzipan-based pastries. The small almond cakes coated in chocolate make a great snack, while the house specialty ‘marzapan’ is so moreish you might find yourself devouring the whole thing! Buy a jar of the bienmesabe (almond honey spread) and you can take home a taste of Tejeda too. 6. La Terraza, Las PalmasThomas Leeb combines his heritage in Austria with the high quality produce of the Canaries to create a range of creative fusion dishes such as mango gazpacho with king prawns and red pepper sorbet, and suckling pig with ginger sauce. The classic hotel the restaurant is housed in turns 125 this year and a special anniversary tasting menu is available for just €37.45 per person. 1. La Marinera, Las PalmasWalk right the way along the seafront at Playa de las Canteras to reach this fish-focused restaurant perched above the water. All manner of shellfish are on offer, from langoustines to mussels, as well as numerous varieties of locally caught fresh fish of the day priced by weight. Spoilt for choice? We recommend the cherne fillet (€13.80) or fideua (a paella-style dish made with noodles, €29 for two), both house specialties. For more Spanish specialties, check out this article on traditional foods you must try during your trip. 4. Tasca Jamon Jamon, ArucasAuthentic and oh so Spanish, this small tapas restaurant is all hanging jamons and cathedral views. You have to order the jamon iberico of course (€8 for a platter) but don’t ignore the local cheeses and langoustines. There are also fantastic homemade croquettes (made with jamon, what else?) and generously sized papas arrugadas (Canarian baked potatoes). center_img 9. Mundo, Playa del InglesThoroughly modern, this stylish restaurant with its black and white tiling and cherry-red retro chairs stands out from the crowd. The menu is international with an Asian slant (think tuna steak, falafel and Thai noodles) and the freshness of the local ingredients shines through. A three-course lunch is served daily for just €10, which must surely be the best value meal in Playa del Ingles. Credit: ©chicadelatele / Flickr7. Restaurante Las Nasas, Puerto de las NievesWhen selecting a restaurant, busy tables full of smiling diners is a sure sign of a good choice – and Las Nasas is perpetually the most packed fish restaurant along this seafront strip. Nab a table on the small open-air terrace (it’s worth arriving early) and settle in for lunch – if conversation gets dull you can always play a game of ‘spot the Fred Olsen ferry’ as it arrives from Tenerife. A sizzling gambas al ajillo (garlic prawns) washed down with a cold white wine is the best choice here, simple and delicious. Main courses cost from €8 and although this is the priciest restaurant in the area it’s also the best. 10. La Palmera Sur, MaspalomasMaspalomas is guilty of being home to one too many tourist traps, so head out in a taxi to San Fernando and this creative little hotspot instead. There’s plenty of local produce on the menu so why not start with homemade bread and almogrote (a cheese paste from La Gomera) before moving on to papas arrugadas and king prawns served with chestnut sauce? The meatballs filled with Roquefort cheese get rave reviews and Palma honey features heavily on the tempting dessert menu. Looking for more tips for an amazing break to one of the beautiful Canary Islands? Check out these articles:Top 10 things to do in Gran CanariaWith explosive surf and sizzling volcanic sand beaches, Gran Canaria is one hot ticket.Top 9 things to do in TenerifeVolcanoes, subtropical forests and epic adventures, 9 reasons why Tenerife is more than just one big holiday resort.Top 8 things to do in LanzaroteLunar landscapes and brilliant beaches – 8 reasons why Lanzarote can no longer be considered grotty.Top 9 things to do on FuerteventuraFuerteventura is far more than just one giant beach. Here are our insider tips for things to do on this underrated Canary Island.Top 10 things to do in Gran CanariaWith explosive surf and sizzling volcanic sand beaches, Gran Canaria is one hot ticket.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedTop 10 restaurants in LanzaroteLanzarote is known for the quality of its produce: home to the Canary Island’s best wineries, delicious vegetables grown in volcanic soil, tasty goat’s cheese and a predictable bounty of fresh seafood, landed at its numerous small fishing harbours, it’s easy to see why. All of this is served up…Top 15 attractions and things to do in Gran CanariaWith explosive surf and sizzling volcanic sand beaches, Gran Canaria is one hot destination for weekend breaks. Here’s what to do on this beautiful little island.Top 10 Restaurants in FuerteventuraFresh and simple, Fuerteventura’s food scene is more about the catch of the day than dressing for dinner, and most restaurants are laidback and somewhat rustic. This unassuming dining scene can make it difficult to pick the good from the bad on first impressions alone, so why not let us…last_img read more