Cloud computing making inroads in Peru

Monday, November 28, 2016

About 45% of mid-size and large firms in Peru that invoice over US$10mn a year use cloud services, according to a report from local daily El Comercio.

The companies have invested over US$20mn this year to contract cloud services, and theinvestment is expected to increase 30% in 2017.

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Fernando Grados, director of Peruvian IT consulting form Dominio Consultores, told the newspaper that Microsoft leads the local market in terms of cloud service brand awareness with 20.7%; followed by Amazon, with 17.4%; Google, 12.4%; Telefónica, 7.8%; and IBM, 7%.

Grados said the local companies invested another US$25mn in hosting services in 2016.

Meanwhile, 34.2% of surveyed companies did not know who the cloud computing service providers in Peru are, the report added.

Latin America's digital transformation is taking longer than it should partly because technology companies have not been able to explain its benefits, according to Chilean system integrator Adexus.