03 de April 2013

Regional View - April 3rd

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Level 3 Begins Construction New Data Center in Bogota

Level 3 Communications Inc has announced that it had begun building a new data center in the Colombian capital Bogota to meet growing demands for IT services and storage in the region.

The new 500 square-meter data center is likely to be operational sometime in the second half of this year.

“The Colombian market shows a growing demand for colocation, housing, hosting and value-added services,” said Luis Carlos Guerrero, senior vice president for Level 3′s Andean region. “The trend to outsource these services to a trusted business partner – one that will support the customer in its expansion strategy – is crucial for companies today so they can focus on their core business.”

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Announcing the Power 50 2013: The Real Operators

Members of the third annual Nearshore Americas Power 50 Ranking – announced here today – demonstrate the real character of this emerging, chaotic and scrappy young industry. The ranking, which is the result of a five-month nomination and review process, strives to bring to light the spark and inspiration that powers the Nearshore business community.

The list is remarkable for several reasons. Notice that a large number of the top ten finishers are the inspirational leaders behind some of the most progressive software firms in the region, such as Globant, Avantica, Ci&T and Zemoga. 

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Bogota ranks 8th in best city to do business index

One of Latin America's top business magazines ranked Colombia's capital city of Bogota as the 8th best city in Latin American for doing business in 2012.

The magazine, America Economia has moved Bogota into the eigth position, up from the 16th spot in 2003 for progress in providing services, attracting foreign investment, possesing a high quality of human capital, infrastructure development and physical connectivity.

Bogota ranks in front of many notable cities including Brazil's capital of Brasilia (9), Peru's capital of Lima (10), and Venezuela's capital of Caracas (44).

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