services | perspectives | media room | careers | about us
What is Nearshore?
Nearshore is "the transfer of business or IT processes to companies in a nearby country, often sharing a border with your own country", where both parties expect to benefit from one or more of the following dimensions of proximity: geographic, temporal (time zone), cultural, linguistic, economic, political, or historical linkages.
RSS Feed Subscribe to this blog's feed

Delivered by FeedBurner

Analysis and insights regarding the IT outsourcing industry & technology perspectives. Contributors of this blog include journalists of Nearshore Americas and of Softtek. The views expressed in the content by Nearshore Americas, or any other author, do not necessarily reflect the position of Softtek.
Nearshore Outsourcing
Softtek created the nearshore concept in 1997. While the nearshore industry is maturing nicely, there is still room for growth. This space is dedicated to providing our takes and perspectives on nearshoring across the globe.
The Process of Creating
Creativity, while in its essence is free of rules, follows a process. A discussion of the evolution of services, this blog allows us to participate and share our thoughts and ideas more openly during a time of disruptive IT evolution.

Follow us
Dennis Barker
Dennis Barker
December 23, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Santa Comes to Nearshore Nations

Santa_boxesIt's that time of year when some people give gifts and offer best wishes, and so that's our theme for today. I know that everyone really wants one of these, but supplies are limited, so instead I'm thinking alternative items. If I had the bank roll of Carlos Slim and Eike Batista, here's what I would give each country in the Nearshore region.

Argentina: A more aggressive promotion agency to tell the world about Argentine software talent, more stimulus for the IT industry, more scrum masters, and a less aggressive inflation rate.

Belize: May your dream of data parks come true, without loss of natural beauty and laid-back style.

Brazil: Success with Plano Brasil Maior, triumph over poverty, less red tape, and enough qualified IT workers to scale up for global demand. And looser immigration policies (which would help with that last item).

Canada: Continued success with your shipbuilding business (sure to bring IT jobs), and better luck with your BPO efforts.

Chile: Continued success at IT outsourcing and BPO, but no more slipping on the global competitiveness list. And another good year of Carmenere grapes.

Colombia: Sustained economic growth and reduction in poverty, a stimulated tech industry, and further IT innovation.

Costa Rica: Greater support for entrepreneurs, more liberalization of the ICT market, continued success attracting big tech players.

Ecuador: Fulfilling your objective of growing your young tech sector, and a lower attrition rate.

El Salvador: May efforts to improve English skills pay off.

Guatemala: Achieving the goal to build up a "digital industry."

Honduras: May you keep making headway as a BPO player.

Jamaica: More BPO wins, but also getting your act together.

Mexico: May more VC funds appear for your creative IT people (paging Señor Slim), and the situation improve for startups. May Guadalajara's tech generation thrive and the city sparkle, and may you continue to be recognized internationally as an IT and BPO destination.

Nicaragua: Better cooperation and planning by your contact-center industry, and success in combating the anti-business perception.

Panama: Continued GDP growth, along with more innovative drive and efforts to boost IT startups.

Peru: May you attract more tech companies like Google and TCS and BPO firms, but improve your IP laws and justice system, and not let your fledgling IT industry go off the rails.

Uruguay: May you overcome the obstacles that hinder the IT outsourcing sector and encourage young people to pursue IT.

Venezuela: Further success with exports, lower inflation, more broadband, more freedom for citizens.

And to all: Happy clients, successful outcomes, prosperity, and peace.


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Santa Comes to Nearshore Nations:


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.