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ICT, IT market and HR in Colombia

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Colombia is currently one of the hottest countries to do outsourcing to. The third Latin America country with highest IT investment, Colombia boasts the largest available educated work force, compared to other countries in Latin America, making it a prime choice for business opportunities and technology and software development outsourcing.

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ICT, IT market and HR in Colombia

  1. 1. Ministerio de Tecnologíasde la Información y las ComunicacionesRepública  de  Colombia
  2. 2. Investment Opportunities in the ICT and Software Development sectorin Colombia Content Colombian ICT Market Colombian ICT Market Colombian Human Resources Colombian Competitiveness Colombian Goverment Engagement
  3. 3. The IT Sector in Latina America has experienced a sustained growth Evolution of the IT Market in Latin America US$ Million (2008-2010) • IT Market L.A.: US$73 billion Emerging countries considered as key • IT Market in Colombia: US$2.9 billion, expected growth (2010-2014) 11% players in the industry according to IDCSOURCE: IDC
  4. 4. Colombia is a wide market that still has opportunitiesfor new IT companies Per capita investment in IT - US$(2006-2010) Per capita investment in IT, US$ (2006-2010) 196 183 159156 147 147143 130 132 133 125 120 113 116 112 101 103107 97 106 87 90 92 77 80 80 82 62 66 44 Chile Brazil Venezuela Mexico Argentina Colombia 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010SOURCE: IDC
  5. 5. Colombia, third in IT as share of the GDP in Latin America IT Industry Share in América Latina % IT Share in GDP (2010) ★ IT investment in the region is focused on the hardware industry. ★ In Colombia, the investment is focused on Hardware and IT Services.SOURCE: IDC
  6. 6. According to IDC, Colombia’s IT services revenueshave almost doubled since 2005 Revenues (sales), US$ Million (2003-2010)SOURCE: IDC 2010
  7. 7. Colombian Software - RevenuesSOURCE: Fedesoft* Forecast
  8. 8. Colombian Software - ExportsSOURCE: Fedesoft* Forecast
  9. 9. Colombian Software - JobsSOURCE: Fedesoft* Forecast
  10. 10. “Oportunidades de Inversión en las TIC y el sector de desarrollo de Software enInvestment Opportunities in the ICT and Software Development sector Colombia”in Colombia Content Colombian ICT Market Colombian Human Resources Colombian Human Resources Colombian Competitiveness Colombian Goverment Engagement
  11. 11. Human Resources: Highly qualified labor force The second country in Latin America with the biggest Labor Force, according to the IMD* Mexico 47.13 Colombia 21.78 Argentina 16.79 Peru 16.36 Venezuela 12.97 Chile 7.85 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50*Employed and registered unemployed (millions)Source: The World Competitiveness Yearbook 2011. Euromonitor International
  12. 12. Human Resources: Highly qualified labor force Second place in Higher Education in Latin America, according to IMD 2011 (10 = Feels the needs of the economy) 6.36 5.67 5.09 4.53 4.32 3.82 3.64 Chile Colombia Argentina Venezuela Mexico Peru BrazilSource: The World Competitiveness Yearbook 2011.
  13. 13. Quality and Availability of Human Resources for the Sector Skilled Labor Availability, 2011 (10= High availability)Colombia 6.49 Mexico 5.89 According to IMD, Colombia has aArgentina 5.47 high availability in skilled labor, Chile 5.33 compared to other countries in Latin America Brazil 4.32 Peru 4.22Venezuela 3.78 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7SOURCE: The World Competitiveness Yearbook 2011.
  14. 14. Colombia has the most flexible labor regimen in Latin America Labor Flexibility Index IMD 0 - 100 ( 0 = More Flexible)80 69706050 46 39 414030 21 SOURCE: Colombia: Law 50 1990 and Law 789 2002. México: 1820 Labor Law 1969. Costa Rica: Law 2 1943. Ecuador: Labor 1010 Code 2005. Argentina: Law 11,544 1933 and 20,744 1976.. 0 Colombia Chile Argentina Peru Mexico Brazil Venezuela SOURCE: The World Competitiveness Yearbook 2011.
  15. 15. “Oportunidades de Inversión en las TIC y el sector de desarrollo de Software enInvestment Opportunities in the ICT and Software Development sector Colombia”in Colombia Content Colombian ICT Market Colombian Human Resources Colombian Competitiveness Colombian Competitiveness Colombian Goverment Engagement
  16. 16. Colombia: a country with multiple development centers Colombia has a population of 46 million inhabitants and has 8 major centers of development with over 500,000 inhabitantsSOURCE: Mckinsey**Coffee Triangle: Manizales, Armenia, Pereira
  17. 17. Colombia is in the middle of 5 time zones Colombia is in the middle of 5 time zones, and share time zone with important business centers like New York, Toronto and MiamiSOURCE: www.turistaloserastu.es
  18. 18. Colombia: a competitive country in Information Technology Industry (IT) Change in IT Industry Competitiveness Index on Business Software Alliance (BSA) Ranking, 2009-2011 (Position’s Change) India 10 Chile 5 Mexico 4 Colombia 3 Peru 0 Egypt -1 Argentina -4 South Africa -4 Russia -8 -10 -5 0 5 10 15 SOURCE: Business Software Alliance (BSA)
  19. 19. Networked Readiness Index (NRI)* 2006-2011 Colombia’s evolution in the NRI ranking (2006-2011) SOURCE: World Economic Forum ‘‘Global Information Technology Report 2009-2010’’, Ranking between 133 countries
  20. 20. Lowest levels of piracy in Latin America Levels of piracy in Latin America % 2010 Colombia demonstrates a strong commitment to legal activity in the IT IndustrySource: Global Software Piracy 2010. Business Software Alliance (BSA) - IDC

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