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freehe
freehe
10/29/2016 4:53:25 PM
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Re: LATAM as Leader
@DHagar, thanks for sharing.

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
10/28/2016 9:45:30 AM
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Re: Something Alvin Toffler was right about
adi,

Excellent point -- the thing that Japanese planners at MITI used to call the advantage of backwardness -- when you start from zero you don't have sunk costs in the form of obsolete jobs to preserve, old machines to wring the last bit of ROI from, and so on. (IIRC, MITI's report noted that in the late 1940s when the US was making a majority of the world's steel, we were making it in 1900-1930 vintage plants, many of which had been shuttered during the 30s and reopened for WW2 when the need for steel was overwhelming. The Asian nations had lost almost all their steel production during the war -- so as they rebuilt, their industry was all-cutting-edge.)

The interesting question might be whether the world of telecommunications will continue to change so fast that everyone will get the advantage of backwardness.

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Adi
Adi
10/28/2016 6:40:36 AM
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Re: Something Alvin Toffler was right about
While conducting research on data centers and cloud usage in Mexico and Chile earlier this year, we found there was a clear split among enterprise cloud strategies. The larger players all had their own facilities, built over the past several years and were balancing their requirements between them and external options (colocation, private cloud, hybrid cloud). The newer and smaller players were far more aggressive about cloud adoption, and were the most likely to be using at least hybrid cloud solutions, while actively evaluating public cloud. 

As @JohnBarnes points out, there is little reason to follow the same transition when a better, more cost-effective and staff-intensive option is readily available. It's the folks who have already made the investment that have to balance their adoption of new approaches with their break-even projections. 

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clrmoney
clrmoney
10/27/2016 10:21:58 AM
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LATAM in the lead
This is great for them with increased technology it probably wouldn't be no surprise with the great minds out there.

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
10/26/2016 10:42:48 PM
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Something Alvin Toffler was right about
Famously, Toffler pointed out that when developing nations begin a technical ascent in some area where the first world is well ahead, they don't go along the road the first world went. They go as quickly as possible to state of the art, skipping as much of the laborious first-world development path as they can. When China industrialized after WW2, it didn't start with treadle looms and waterwheels; Korea didn't enter the automobile industry building Model Ts; and only the US, Europe, and the USSR went through a phase of computers being vast racks of vacuum tubes.

So, similarly, don't look for LATAM to spend much time in the desktop age or the networked PC era. They'll go straight to the cloud because that's what works.

 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
10/26/2016 6:48:31 PM
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Impressive Drive
Very interesting article, Thanks for sharing #Joe.

 IDC has further predicted that no less than 40% of all enterprise IT expenditures in LATAM will be spent on the cloud by 2018 -- with this number rising to more than half of all "IT infrastructure, software, services and technology" spending by 2020.

This is certainly an impressive vision. I am sure those percents will grow even more very soon. One other thing that i would like to mention is there is a good advantage for these developing nations - they don't yet have too much attentiion and hence have their own game plan and strategy without constantly worrying about peer pressure and to beat the market. But that may not hold true in longer term as they become popular for such trend observations.

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DHagar
DHagar
10/26/2016 5:21:29 PM
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Re: LATAM as Leader
@Joe Stanganelli, amazing!  Great report and identification of the economic factors that will drive adoption of cloud.  I believe that is on target.

It makes sense that the developing countries have both the interest and lower-cost infrastructure to provide affordable packages that deliver real value.  That, tied with their centralized economies, probably gives them an edge - at least at this moment in time.

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