City government uses citizen ideas to create tech-enabled public services
Angelica Mari tracks the business IT agenda in the southern hemisphere's biggest economy.
Angelica Mari is ZDNet's Brazil Contributing Editor. She has relocated to Brazil, her home country, in 2011 after living and working in Europe for a decade. She started her professional life when she was 14, as a software trainer coaching executives at major Brazilian companies until the age of 17, when she started writing professionally. Since then, she has worked for leading business, technology and lifestyle publications worldwide in a variety of editorial roles. In 2010, Angelica published "Reboot: Leading IT in the Information Age", a book focused on the new realities of technology management and the vision of CIOs for the future. Angelica co-founded IT Decisions, a firm providing consulting services, content creation and event management to international firms in the technology, business process outsourcing, media and entertainment sectors looking to enter the Brazilian market. She is also involved in the launch of an online start-up connecting Brazilian craftspeople with the international marketplace.
The launch of the new base coincides with a conference to promote the Brazil tech sector and entrepreneurs touring Silicon Valley to network and attract investments
Possible requirement to store data locally would affect the Internet giants – and everyone doing business with Brazil
The electronics giant could face a fine of $107mi if found guilty - but the problems might have just begun
The Brazilian state will start rolling out tech to prevent criminals from making calls later this year
Brazilian firms also complain about the cost of specific tools and lack of skilled personnel for advanced analytics, says study
Hotel Urbano raises third round of funding from US investment firm Insight Venture Partners
The long-term investment was announced as his service provider begins operations in the country
Public-private partnership has selected 56 new projects so far
Trade body predicts a 7.3 percent increase on last year's figures
The "eBay for the Instagram era" is led by a NYC-based Brazilian and is looking to reach a global audience
If modifications on a draft bill are approved, telcos will be able to limit internet speeds and access to certain services
The current protests taking place all over Brazil should not make foreign IT professionals put their intentions of working here on ice.
Temporary improvements have been introduced to cope with the predicted increase in voice and data traffic
The company has signed two significant contracts with Brazilian organizations over the last week