Fighting Cybercrime and Creating Jobs for Latin America
Our increasingly digital world is at risk to cyberattacks. Governments can’t fight cybercrime alone. We need more cybersecurity experts. Latin America is especially vulnerable. What can be done?
Inspiring Women Leaders in IT
It’s time for more women in tech. But it can be challenging for women to make themselves heard in a male-dominated field. Let’s inspire women to choose careers in IT!
How a New Telemedicine Training Initiative is Closing the IT Skills Gap in Argentina
The digital transformation of Argentina has begun – and Cisco is at the forefront of the change. First though, it’s important to note that, Latin America faces some daunting statistics: 21 million Latin Americans will be unemployed by the end of this year, and at the same time, the region will need 449,152 IT professionals […]
Saving Lives in Latin America with Telemedicine
Telemedicine is having an enormous impact on the quality of life for Latin Americans. Nearly 83% of the 423 million people who live in South America reside in urban areas. 72 million people occupy rural areas. Both groups find it difficult to access specialized medical care in a timely fashion. According to the World Health […]
Filling the IT Skills Gap in Latin America with Qualified IT Talent
We are quickly moving into an era of accelerated digitization. Where technology connects everything –people, processes, data, and things. These connections will create a sustainable impact for every aspect of society. It’s predicted there will be over 50 billion connected things by 2020. In order for countries to embrace the opportunities this digital transformation can […]
Digitizing Education in Latin America: Creating the Jobs of Tomorrow
We live in the age of digitization. Digital tablets are replacing books, we get our news from RSS feeds instead of newspapers, “records” are being released as MP3s, and cars will soon be driving themselves. Yet at the same time, many people do not have enough food to eat, reliable medical care, or an adequate […]
At Cisco, we have identified the Internet of Everything (IoE) as the next wave of the Internet, an explosion of connectivity among people, process, data, and things. We have estimated that these connections in the IoE offer a staggering $19 trillion in Value at Stake over the next decade for both private and public sectors. […]
Global IT Report 2014: Region Making Progress on Connectivity But More Action Needed
Recently the World Economic Forum launched its annual Global Information Technology Report (GITR), which highlights how countries in Latin America compare globally across the 54 different indicators of the Networked Readiness Index (NRI). The regional verdict: while some countries have begun to expand broadband infrastructure, improving connectivity across the region remains one of biggest barriers […]