In some cultures, Rubenesque ladies are more appreciated than those who are thin. I can't say whether this is true in Latvia, but after reading a recent Business Week, I wonder whether rumors of Siemens Business Systems in Latvia wanting to acquire pan-Baltic MicroLink might not have to do with putting some attractive curves on at least one unit of the German-based megacorporation.
Business Week names Siemens Business Systems as one of the IT services companies that could be up for merger or aquisition as the business consolidates globally. The idea behind buying MicroLink would be to get at its SAP competence with the hope of building it into a European-wide, moderate-cost SAP center for Siemens. Getting at least part of that strategy in place might make Siemens Business Systems a slightly more attactive partner in any coming merger with some other giant of the IT services industry.
This is just an interesting thought that occured to me and a reminder to look into that Siemens-MicroLink thing again.