Brazil might be the first country in the famous BRIC acronym, but only five years ago Brazil was barely on the outsourcing radar. That’s changing rapidly. Though it had only $300 million in IT exports in 2004, Brazil is now the world’s eighth-largest outsourcing destination, and IT exports are now in the billions.

The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing to Brazil

With one of the largest IT communities in the world, Brazil offers good infrastructure in major cities, relatively strong English skills, low turnover ratios, a comfortable cultural fit, and time-zone compatibility with North America. High personnel costs can be offset by other benefits. Let’s take a closer look.

English skills. English is a popular skill and fairly easy to find ...

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