by Stephanie Overby

Brazil Outsourcing Scorecard

Jul 15, 20061 min

Latin America's leader in IT services is an emerging option for offshore outsourcing projects.

A guide to outsourcing in Brazil.

  • Overall Ranking:Emerging
  • Average 2nd Year Programmer Salary: $5,000-$10,000
  • Geopolitical Risk: High
  • English Proficency: Poor
  • Pros: Latin American leader in IT services market. Leading-edge infrastructure (spends more on technology per GDP than India or China). Graduates 15,000 IT professionals annually; certifi cation rates on the rise. Possible nearshore alternative for North American countries and good possibility for Spanish and Portuguese language projects.
  • Cons: Business-unfriendly labor and trade laws. Poor English. Globally unsophisticated.


Introduction to Outsourcing

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