• Agile gamification, the use of game thinking in agile software development, could be useful in addressing some of the challenges of agile methodologies. While gamification won't solve all issues, it can address teamwork, communication and use of technical processes -- but is it being used in Latin America?

  • Companies like Wizeline, ventures like the Agave incubator, and an influx of big firms prove Guadalajara is turning from a hardware factory and IT services center to a true hub of technological creativity.

  • While the drive towards DevOps is heating up, clients are not looking to service providers for the move to this approach and are instead relying on internal teams. LATAM service providers can capitalize on the DevOps interest. The key is gaining experience and using it to meet client needs.

  • Navigating the murky waters of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) can be tricky. U.S businesses and individuals transacting in Latin America need to adhere to the requirements and regulations imposed by the fact. Here are four things every U.S business and individual needs to know about FATCA.

  • The beauty of Latin America demands preservation. A number of Latin American countries have developed eco-friendly initiatives that not only seek to protect the natural resources they have, but also provide alternative modes of energy generation and ways of living. Pravina Chetty looks at three countries that offer eco-friendly developments.

  • IGATE's choice of Nova Scotia as the site for expanding North American operations is about more than just cost. While Canada's falling dollar is meaning savings for companies seeking to invest, Nova Scotia is capitalising on its readily-available skilled labor pool, high university count and incentive scheme to attract IT businesses.

  • The drive for consistency of experience across channels is paramount in an increasingly demanding consumer world. T-Mobile's Kerry Sikora discusses the realities of measuring customer experience, listening to the voice of the customer and providing true omni-channel engagement with Loren Moss.

  • Indian IT companies have their eyes on Brazil -- and it is not just exports to North America that have attracted interest. The domestic market, in both software and IT services, has also caught their attention. Here's why Indian companies are looking to Brazil for growth.

  • The Nearshore Nexus 2015 "Mexico Leadership Panel" highlighted the nation's need to confront current trends if it wants to maintain its position.

  • Are security fears driving jobs back to the US? Maybe, but while demand for cybersecurity specialists in the US is increasing exponentially, potential skills gaps could mean significant opportunities for nearshore providers. Barriers remain, however.

  • Data scientists are increasingly sought after in the nearshore environment as the needs of SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) create demand for those who can deal with big data. But what is at the heart of data science and how can it be leveraged in the nearshore?

  • The dollar is strong, and most of the other currencies in the Americas are weak by comparison. Given this, many are wondering if now is the time to sign new or long-term service contracts. Nearshore Americas looks at five countries where nearshore outsourcers may benefit from falling currencies.