While Brazil's progress compares favorably to other Latin American and Caribbean nations, there are still concerns around skills development.
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.
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But local telecoms body says the situation should change by July
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The new facility will focus on projects around Internet of Things, Big Data and High Performance Computing
The enterprise resource planning provided by the Brazilian company is the first choice for smaller companies
Study suggests an uplift in technology spend and predicts a future increase in 2014 - if all goes well
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United States achieves watered down Net Mundial outcome statement on surveillance - but organizers see the event as a largely positive start of a move towards a less US-centric Internet
President Dilma Rousseff sent a strong message about an Internet management overhaul to the world, but concrete actions are required
President Dilma Rousseff will present Marco Civil as her response to spying activity carried out by the US.
The surveillance platform analyzes real-time crime data and was previously implemented in New York City
IT policy secretary: "We are sowing the seeds of a debate that has only just begun"
We will discuss Brazil's upcoming proposals for first global Internet bill of rights with the government and want your opinion on the subject
Government-sanctioned surveillance will be a key theme at Internet governance event this month but the US will avoid "excessive deliberation" on the topic