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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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Latin America: Strong Technology Optimism

2010 was a strong year for Latin America's technology sector and executives and experts predict another banner year.
Hernan Rincon, Latin America president for Microsoft, USA
Anderson Teixeira, President of Americas for Sony Ericsson, Sweden
This report is part of Latin America: 2011 Outlook

BY JOACHIM BAMRUD


Latin America’s information technology market reached $275 billion last year and is expected to grow another 10 percent this year, according to market researcher Gartner.

 

With those kinds of numbers, there is little wonder that technology executives in Latin America are expressing strong optimism. I’m pretty confident companies will continue to invest in software in 2011 and probably more so than this year,” says Rodolpho Cardenuto, president and CEO for Latin America for Germany-based SAP, the world's largest business software company.

Anderson Teixeira, President of Americas for Sony Ericsson, the wireless joint venture between
Japan’s Sony and Sweden’s Ericsson, sees the Latin American market growing thanks to investments by operators.

 

The Latin American wireless market is maturing and part of that process is the introduction and adaptation of new technologies such as 3G, 4G and operating systems for smart phones such as Android,” he says. “We will see more ...

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Keywords: Cloud, Education, Gartner, Hewlett-Packard, IDC, Microsoft, SAP, Security

 
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