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August 05, 2011

Pyramid Asks Latin American Operators to Adopt Cloud Computing
By Narayan Bhat
TMCnet Contributor

Telecom operators in Latin America should adopt cloud computing at the earliest to keep pace with their global competitors as well as to expand their service portfolio, suggests market analyst firm Pyramid Research.

Among the many kinds of outsourced services, cloud computing is most valuable and has the potential to give good return to investors, stated the research firm in its latest report on cloud computing service market in Latin America.

"Pyramid Research believes that outsourcing in the form of cloud computing can not only help operators in Latin America reduce their internal costs, but that operators can also develop competencies in the area of cloud computing that can help them sell these same services to small and midsize clients needing to become leaner and more agile in a global marketplace," says Jose Manuel Mercado (News - Alert), Senior Analyst at Pyramid and author of this report.

Cloud computing is the need of the hour in the continent where mobile broadband is rapidly expanding.

Brazil seems to have a greater chance of adopting cloud computing in Latin American countries and many U.S. companies are waiting in the queue to get contracts for offering the service. American IT giant IBM has one of its six global data centers in Sao Paulo as well as two cloud innovation and security centers.

Pyramid says it prepared the report following discussion with three major fixed operators in Mexico that offer cloud services.

Moreover, cloud-computing rides on top of the broadband networks being built out by operators today, and it provides another important way for operators to achieve an even greater return on their investment.

Narayan Bhat is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Narayan’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves


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