Latin America. In the framework of the 20th anniversary of Global Systems Integrators Congress (GSIC), the Information Technology (IT) and Operation Technologies (OT) infrastructure event, which on this occasion brought together more than 750 attendees, Panduit announced the main technology trends that in 2019 will be applied to the industry in Mexico and Latin America.

"Latin America is a region that is characterized by the rapid adoption of new technologies and by staying at the forefront, which is why for 2019 we expect a growth of four times the Gross Domestic Product of each country. All the socio-political movements that are being lived are a strong growth opportunity for companies focused on infrastructure and technology. "Assured Kaleb Ávila, Director for Latin America of the Network Infrastructure area of ​​Panduit.

The main trends for the industry are:
Big data
For years past we have heard about big data, but it is a reality that until recently the information was not used, during the following years companies will start to take more advantage of all this information. The Internet of Things (IoT) allows us to collect large amounts of data that are and will be used for the development of analysis in order to have a faster and more effective reaction, which will allow the industry to offer a better experience for the users, etc.

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Certified data centers. All the information that is collected needs to be stored and processed in increasingly efficient data centers. In the following years we will see that the need to have certified Data Centers will be a trend in both the private and the governmental sector, because the importance of taking care of information and avoiding failures in its processing will acquire greater relevance.

Edge Computing. Hand in hand with the storage and processing of large amounts of information, is the need for the processes with which it is analyzed and circulated, be quick and efficient. 4.0 industry and smart cities require information to move at high speed, in order to draw conclusions and response commands in milliseconds to generate specific actions, which is why in the following years edge computing will be a trend, It allows data produced by devices connected via IoT to be processed at high speed, with data centers close to the generation site.

Greater government investment. Connectivity, rapid data transfer, storage and information management are increasingly important and relevant in the government sector, which is expected to make more investments in this area in the coming years to achieve effective digital migration of government entities, which has the potential to streamline processes up to an 50%

5G networks. The new generation of mobile broadband, executed through antennas, with a much higher speed, in addition to a notable decrease in latency time, which implies real-time data transmission.

Finally, the event provided an overview of the growth of the Latin American network infrastructure and Information Technology industry, since of the total attendees, the 40 percent corresponded to Latin American countries such as Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Argentina , Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Peru, among others; who shared experiences and expectations of the sector at the regional level.

On the other hand, it allowed to give an account of the areas with the greatest growth in digitalization of the industry in Mexico, among which are: The Bajío corridor, Monterrey, State of Mexico, Guadalajara, Tijuana and Ciudad Juárez. While in Colombia it was located in Bogotá, Medellín, Cali, Barranquilla and Cartagena. The countries in Latin America with the fastest growth in digitalization in the industry, according to Panduit estimates, are: Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Brazil and the Dominican Republic.

Richard Santa, RAVT
Author: Richard Santa, RAVT
Editor
Journalist from the University of Antioquia (2010), with experience in technology and economics. Editor of the magazines TVyVideo + Radio and AVI Latin America. Academic Coordinator of TecnoTelevisión & Radio.

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