• Accessing skilled talent in a particular geography is core to nearshore's value proposition, but it is not always so easy for companies to find what they are looking for. This interactive looks at how selected countries in Latin America measure up in terms of talent access and development.

  • The Yucatan Peninsula is enjoying increased interest from software developers and nearshore clients as talent looks to move from the pricier, more established areas and seed a growing IT community. While infrastructure and incentives still need to develop, the Yucatan has the potential to expand Mexico's burgeoning IT sector.

  • Panama City remains well-positioned to meet the needs of the financial services industry and the legal process outsourcing sector, while also growing its software development niche.

  • Samasource is set to demonstrate how impact sourcing can deliver more than just socioeconomic change; it can also deliver top-class, professional service. Their Haiti project has yielded solid returns for client 360incentives and seen them expand into more complex projects.

  • Tech start-ups, contact center providers and software development companies are rapidly realizing the value of Baja-Southern California collaborations as the Mega region cements its place as a bi-national tech hub.

  • Latin America has the highest murder rate in the world, and while some don't believe this deters companies from operating in the region, others say "it is holding back the industry.” Nearshore Americas examines the impact of perceptions of violence for Latin America.

  • Interest in Finance and Accounting Outsourcing is growing and countries around Latin America are looking to grab a piece of the pie. This interactive looks at how the ranked universities compare in terms of finance and accounting as well as detailing government and private initiatives.

  • Interest in San Jose's BPO sector is increasingly focused on Finance and Accounting Outsourcing, with 10 new openings or expansions in the past year. Challenges, including increasing concerns about petty and violent crime, have not muted demand for talent in the city.

  • Latin America's academic institutions need to train more workers, and Nearshore Americas looks at some of the key underlying educational data that shows which leading nations are making the most progress.

  • The opening of a number of data and innovation centers by multinationals, such as IBM and Microsoft, in Brazil despite the economic recession points to the continued confidence in Brazilian market growth potential.

  • As Merger and Acquisition activity increases across the globe, the possibility of consolidation looms large. Latin America represents 9% of global M&A outsourcing activity, but is set to grow for 2015 before moving into the seemingly inevitable consolidation phase in the next five years.

  • Avantica's use of automation in the Liquid Robotics Wave Glider QA project has realized cost and time benefits for the client and helped the QA team to grow not only in technical skill but also in software skills.