Growth in online banking, social media customer service, and security are driving the spending increase.
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.
Several government and sponsor websites have been targeted by hackers.
As the World Cup kicks off, we list five technology projects rolled out across the venues that will be hosting the tournament in Brazil over the next month.
Technology deployment across host cities has prompted growth in new users.
The company is pitching its machine-learning project to local businesses.
The project was completed in a rush - but it's all ready to go
The internet-enabled balloons were launched in two cities in the state of Piauí
The Google dongle finally becomes available in Brazil a year after it was launched in the US
About 74,000 fans are expected to upload videos through smartphones during the event, says research
Internal communications platform has been targeted by hackers.
The $1.1bn site is considered a key legacy to the state following the sporting events
The country now ranks seventh in tech investment worldwide, says IDC.
Brazilian ERP company goes shopping again
Offering will include 4G roaming and all-inclusive packages for visitors
As the government and private sector focus on improving Brazil's innovation ecosystem, many local women are working to foster this environment by connecting people, ideas and turning ideas into reality. We list some of the females making a difference in the Brazilian technology innovation scene.