The event that has gathered enthusiastic professionals mostly related to software development for over three years will land in Buenos Aires (Argentina) this year. These will be days where learning, teaching, networking and meeting others will be the norm. This time is in Buenos Aires (Argentina) again where it all began in 2008, after passing through Florianópolis (Brazil) in 2009 and Lima (Peru) in 2010. Hexacta will be participating as a sponsor of the event. (more…)
Archive for September, 2011
The arrival of multinational computing and IT companies to Argentina began in 1993 when EDS installed its offices in Buenos Aires. EDS is a company from Texas, US. that leads the market of IT services in business solutions. The company operates in 50 countries. Currently in Argentina it holds 1,650 employees among the three centers it has in the country: Buenos Aires, Rosario and Córdoba. From Córdoba the company does software maintenance and develops new Java and .NET projects. 70% of the operations done there comes from clients in Europe or US. In return Córdoba province agreed to pay 7.5% of the salaries for five years, half of the costs of the construction of a building of 4000m2 and exempt EDS from taxes for ten years.
The atmosphere in the current market is odd and unpredictable. Google´s Android mobile OS emerged and started growing to an unexpected extent, comfortably exceeding Apple. In the last quarter, 50% of smartphones sold worldwide use Android, compared to 20% of IOS, the system of the iPhone and iPad.
But, which are the main reasons that explain this move? Why Google decided to buy Motorola?
1-Patents: by buying Motorola, Google acquires around 17.000 patents. This will allow Google to defend against an avalanche of lawsuits to its Android software, used in more than 150 million mobile devices worldwide.
2-Hardware division: Google needs a hardware division. Its own business, software and advertising, is much more profitable, but it is also volatile. Motorola has the know-how, the procedures and the engineering to manufacture devices. Google is now in a much more robust position than before. They have a wide spectrum of possibilities: smartphones, tablets, televisions connected to the web, etc. (more…)
This industry covers land lines, mobile phones, broadband Internet connections and a whole host of services accessed through the net among others. It is a Global market worth of 1,400 billion USD.
The top 5 telecom companies worldwide by the number of subscribers are China Mobile (522millions), Vodafone Group (333millions), Telefonica (202millions) and AmericaMovil (201millions), most of them have considerably increased their stocks value in the NYSE index in the last 5 years.