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Country-by-Country Update: Surging Demand Puts Electrical Grids to the Test

Ernst and Young, in a recently published review of energy trends, says demand for power is outstripping supply in  Latin America and the Caribbean, and matters are likely to get worse before they… Read More »

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FDI Trends in Guatemala: What to Watch When Making Investments

Market observers recognize increasing foreign direct investment (FDI) in Guatemala as the Central American country emerges as a top contender for international business. The Guatemalan government has made great efforts to improve its… Read More »

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Where the 22 Top Nearshore Nations Stand on Entry by Foreigners

One of the most essential aspects of doing business in the Nearshore region has been interrupted for over two months now – and that, of course, is the practice of entering the country… Read More »

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Jamaica Endures and Adapts as Crisis Sends BPOs into State of Upheaval

The BPO industry in Jamaica is going through an unprecedented period of upheaval and, as is the case in many other popular Nearshore destinations, how things will look when the crisis abates is… Read More »

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Prestigious US Tech Firms are Underpaying H1B Visa Holders

A Washington-based think tank has leveled serious allegations against top tier US technology companies, charging that they are systematically underpaying H1B visa holders. The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), makes the accusations against Google,… Read More »

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What Effective Leadership Looks Like in Remote Environments

Technically, we have been ready to work from home for many years. Work-at-home offers little or even no technical competitive advantage as virtually anybody can buy and implement the same tools. The real… Read More »

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Country-by-Country Update: Surging Demand Puts Electrical Grids to the Test

Ernst and Young, in a recently published review of energy trends, says demand for power is outstripping supply in  Latin America and the Caribbean, and matters are likely to get worse before they… Read More »

RPA Proves that Automation has Immediate Impact for Customers

Last month, on our edition of The Exchange, focused on third-party risk management, Linda Tuck Chapman, a globally recognized expert on third-party risk management and President at Toronto-based Ontala Performance Solutions, defined Robotic… Read More »

The State of High-Speed Internet in the Caribbean: What’s The Real Story?

High-speed Internet services always have been a factor in the Nearshore services proposition. But in the last two months, the Coronavirus pandemic has dramatically re-ordered typical operational priorities. Quality broadband connections are suddenly… Read More »

The Keys to Making Agile Work in the New “Remote Office”

Agile software development methodologies, like Scrum, rely on frequent communication, meetings, and visual aids, like blackboards and post-its, to boost concentration and team efficiency. In times of COVID-19, how are agile requirements affected… Read More »

Hiring in the Time of COVID-19 Remains Robust, Especially in Costa Rica

As the coronavirus pandemic triggers a worldwide recession, most of the attention has focused on companies being forced to lay off employees. However, amid the economic carnage, there are rays of hope and… Read More »

The Labor Law Implications of COVID-19 in Central America

Companies in Central America are facing two main questions right now: How to avoid massive layoffs and how to keep businesses running, considering the economic hit in the region caused by COVID-19. These… Read More »

Jamaica Government Institutes a 14-Day Timeout for BPOs

The Jamaica government has ordered all BPOs operating in the country to close their centers for 14 days starting tomorrow, in the latest bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus. The order… Read More »

The Promising Outlook for Electric Vehicles in LATAM’s Biggest Markets

During 2019, sales of electric vehicles (EV) in Latin America continued to increase. In Colombia, there was a growth of above 200%. In Mexico only until August, there was a growth of 34%,… Read More »

CANIETI President Calls on the Government to Do More

Businesses in all sectors, all over the world are suffering from the economic effects of social distancing and lock-downs aimed at containing the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic. The negative economic impacts have… Read More »