Comments for Nearshore Americas | The New Axis of Outsourcing http://www.nearshoreamericas.com Experts in BPO, IT and Software in Latin America and the Caribbean Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:51:23 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on When Analysts Don’t Agree: Making Sense of Conflicting Outsourcing Activity Reports by TechYogJosh http://www.nearshoreamericas.com/ito-forecasts-conflicts-nelson-hall-isg/#comment-68274 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:51:23 +0000 http://www.nearshoreamericas.com/?p=42394#comment-68274 It would have been interesting to know what is the proportion of deals in their databases that are publicly announced and available of provider’s websites and deals that are not reported publicly. I can bet 90% of deals are public, which makes the discrepancy even more glaring. Which means the tweaks, the creative assumptions, and the need to massage the data to cater specific objectives rides over true research. But then who cares about this dead industry anyways, write anything its fine. Had this similar thing being for mobile shipments, tablets, or anything new-age, knives would have been out.

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Comment on Bogota’s Andrés DC: You Have to See It to Believe It by Enrique http://www.nearshoreamericas.com/eateries-bogota-andres-dc/#comment-68257 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:33:37 +0000 http://www.nearshoreamericas.com/?p=42364#comment-68257 Natalia is right: the place is very expensive for Colombian standards, where you can find very good drinks and food at much lower prices.. Still, I think is worth ONE visit so that you partake of the insanity and you can experience something very unique. You will see that you do not really want to go back, but it is a great conversational piece.

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Comment on Bogota’s Andrés DC: You Have to See It to Believe It by Natalia http://www.nearshoreamericas.com/eateries-bogota-andres-dc/#comment-68234 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:10:46 +0000 http://www.nearshoreamericas.com/?p=42364#comment-68234 The place is extremely expensive, you could way better drinks and food for less virtually anywhere else. I took some friends there a couple times, I will never go back there.

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Comment on Bogota’s Andrés DC: You Have to See It to Believe It by Enrique http://www.nearshoreamericas.com/eateries-bogota-andres-dc/#comment-68226 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:30:15 +0000 http://www.nearshoreamericas.com/?p=42364#comment-68226 Andres Carne de Res is an insane place. The decor is indescribable: i think it is steampunk nightmare + salsa club+ antique market + things your grandma threw into the garbage. Incredibly, the mix works. And although it is a tourist trap, the food and drinks are pretty good. I have never seen anything like that, it is worth a visit.

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Comment on Report: Cost of Living in Costa Rica is 20% Above Regional Average by Ralph Carlson http://www.nearshoreamericas.com/report-living-cost-high-costa-rica/#comment-68165 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 02:06:45 +0000 http://www.nearshoreamericas.com/?p=42322#comment-68165 Sounds like the USA with the split between the rich and the poor.
Things do cost more as the standard of living increases.
People have more of everything and it costs more – thus a difference in cost of living.
The fact that Costa Rica is 20% more expensive – may actually a good thing as it indicates that people are living better.

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Comment on The High Price of ‘Citizenship by Investment’ in the Caribbean by Nomad Capitalist http://www.nearshoreamericas.com/citizenship-investment-programs-caribbean-fdi/#comment-68153 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:05:24 +0000 http://www.nearshoreamericas.com/?p=41077#comment-68153 Neither Belize, Brazil, Ireland, nor Panama offer citizenship by investment programs. Belize scrapped their program many years ago, as did Ireland. Brazil and Panama allow for investors to obtain residency in the country and apply for citizenship on the same naturalization timeline as anyone else who enters the country.

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Comment on Why Implementing Agile is Easier Said than Done by Andrea http://www.nearshoreamericas.com/teams-fail-implement-agile/#comment-67937 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:00:07 +0000 http://www.nearshoreamericas.com/?p=42024#comment-67937 Good stuff, Victor, thanks. I like how you dive into the role of the ScrumMaster. There seems to be a great deal of confusion around roles on an agile team, and the fact that there’s no ONE RIGHT WAY, or recipe. We are constantly tweaking processes in our team and borrowing different practices from Scrum, Kanban and XP, to get the process that works best for our unique team. Yet, I hear so many other teams struggle because they get so prescriptive about it – then frustrated when something doesn’t feel natural, or is at odds with another business unit.

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Comment on Our Five Favorite Films from Mexican Cinema by ENRIQUE http://www.nearshoreamericas.com/mustsee-mexican-movies/#comment-67470 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:03:29 +0000 http://www.nearshoreamericas.com/?p=39466#comment-67470 Very good choices! I specially like “Amores Perros”, a very gritty and brutal but strangely entertaining movie about Mexico City. I would add some older classics. Pedro Infante’s ” Pepe El Toro “(1952) or “Dos tipos de cuidado”(1952). Pedro Infante is our Elvis, a working class hero. Some folks believe that he did not die in an airplane accident but he is hiding someplace. I also like “Macario”(1960), a spooky story involving a mexican peasant and the devil. A classic “charro” (mexican cowboy) story, with awesome songs is “Alla En El Rancho Grande” (1936). We had a great director in the mold of Ed Wood called Juan Orol, and a classic film is “Charros vs. Gangsters” (1948) (yes, really!). And of course we would be remiss if we did not include film by our classic comic Cantinflas: “Ahi Esta El Detalle” (1940)

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Comment on Editors’ Pick: The Ten Underdog Cities of Latin America Outsourcing by Stephen Slater http://www.nearshoreamericas.com/10-underdog-cities-latin-america/#comment-66960 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:06:15 +0000 http://www.nearshoreamericas.com/?p=41938#comment-66960 Jennifer: Good article. Refreshing to see some focus on the smaller tier cities; appreciate your work.

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Comment on Golden Gate BPO Launches Delivery Center in Belize by David Burgess http://www.nearshoreamericas.com/golden-gate-bpo-lands-belize/#comment-66228 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:20:16 +0000 http://www.nearshoreamericas.com/?p=37689#comment-66228 Are there any openings??

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