Nearshore IT services provider Unisys Corp has announced that it is going to launch a global innovation center in the Colombian capital of Bogota.
The facility will develop IT solutions for the company’s clients around the world. This will be the second innovation center run by Unisys, which has more than 4,000 employees across Latin America, with the other center located in India.
By the end of this year, Unisys will have recruited about 20 professionals for its center. The company says it will later expand the operation and hire several software professionals focused on security and data center solutions.
“Colombia is the perfect place to establish another center of innovation for new solutions that address our global clients’ most pressing technology requirements. Latin America has huge potential as a market for IT professionals,” said Dan Huberty, chief technology officer (CTO), Unisys Enterprise Solutions.
Unisys currently has two managed services centers in Colombia: in Rionegro (close to Medellin) and in Bogota. Those two managed services centers employ more than 700 professionals providing services in both English and Spanish.
The employees at the Bogota center will be allowed to access to the latest technologies and methodologies available in the market, stated the technology firm.
Colombia’s strong infrastructure and economic and political stability prompted the company to choose Bogota for its innovation center. Unisys said it also considered factors such as economic growth, time zone difference compared to the United States, competitiveness and cultural affinity.
According to Huberty, Colombia boasts one of the highest rates in solution penetration due to its innovative and demanding clients seeking emerging technologies and services that can benefit their business.
“Establishing this innovation center in Colombia enables us to provide both the whole of Latin America and the world with more specialized resources and best-in-class solutions that deliver value-added services, and cultural communication and integration in an expanded range of countries,” stated Carlos Ferrer, vice president and general manager for Central, Andean and Southern Latin America at Unisys.