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Mexico on Track to Become Technology Superpower

By Cinthya Alaniz Salazar | Wed, 07/06/2022 - 19:16

Google is the latest technology giant to announce additional investment programs meant to augment and cement its presence in Mexico’s burgeoning technology ecosystem. Meanwhile, industry leaders consider how inflation impacts internet security and how to continually evaluate the health of consumer data.

In international news, tech talent scarcity is likely to disrupt the planned development of computer chip manufacturing in the US.

 

This week in Tech news and developments:

 

Mexico

Google Launches Projects to Support Mexico’s Economic Recovery

Google Mexico plans to augment its presence in Mexico with new programs meant to accelerate the country’s economic recovery, generate an inclusive impact, help preserve culture and create quality journalism, the company announced at its Google for Mexico event.

 

Mexico: Key Player in the Development of IT Talent

The intersection of a digital transformation and talent scarcity in the US has fueled an insatiable demand for Mexican technology talent. This represents a crucial opportunity for Mexico to develop its communities, fight social inequality and cement its future as a technology superpower, according to João Nunes, Managing Director, PageGroup.

 

Industry

Is Excessive Inflation Making the Internet Less Safe?

As inflation surges across the globe, economies often manifest unpleasant, yet predictable patterns of fraud as a result of unfavorable market conditions, according to Jose Andrés Chávez, CEO, Bayonet Technologies. As this tendency spikes, the internet becomes less safe for consumers and companies alike.

Five Methods for Evaluating the Health of Your Customer Data

Good data quality is vital to a company’s strategy development and ultimate success. Diego Paramo, Co-Founder, Epica, covers five methods companies can rely on to continually assess the health of their consumer data.

 

International

Lack of Tech Talent Hinders US Chip Manufacturing Reshoring

Tech talent shortage in the US threatens the plans of Intel, Samsung and TSMC, among others, to build computer chip development and manufacturing plants. This latest disruption represents the need for new federal immigration laws and funding for STEM education programs, according to ComputerWorld.

 

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