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Excerpted from the Peru Career Guide

The recent arrival of Google in Peru signals the rise of the country's IT industry. Currently, the IT market in Peru is small, but it is expected to be one of the highest-growth markets in the world by 2015.

Last year, IBM announced a five-year IT services agreement with the Peruvian government to develop a cloud infrastructure to centralize the IT operations of state-owned companies across a variety of industries. The adoption of cloud computing by the government is expected to continue and stretch to other areas of e-government.

Organizations/ Trade Associations

Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnologia e Innovacion Tecnologica (CONCYTEC)
National Council of Science, Technology and Technological Innovation
http://portal.concytec.gob.pe
CONCYTEC is in charge of directing, supervising and evaluating the Peruvian government’s actions nationwide in the fields of science, technology and technological innovation. It also guides the private sector’s actions and executes support actions that promote the country’s scientific and technological development.

National Council of Science, Technology and Technological Innovation (CONCYTEC)
Av. Del Aire 485 San Borja
Lima, Perú
Tel: +51-1-225-1150

Sociedad Peruana de Computacion (SPC)
Peruvian Computer Society
http://www.spc.org.pe/ (Spanish)
The Peruvian Computer Society was founded in 2001. One of its goals is to provide incentives for activities related to the teaching, research and development of computer science in Peru. The SPC also seeks to spread knowledge, information and opinions about advances in computer science through online reunions and conferences, as well as publications on its website. It does not feature a job posting area, but one can attend specialized computer congresses and receive SPC’s magazine that contains the latest news of the technology industry in Peru.

Peruvian Computer Society
Email: informes@spc.org.pe

Publications

PC World
http://www.pcwla.com/ (Spanish)
This magazine is published by the newspaper El Comercio. It contains articles and information about new products and trends from Peruvian telecommunication enterprises. PC World summarizes the most important industry trends and has the latest news on the information technology market.

PCW PERÚ Empresa Editora
El Comercio Jr. Miro Quesada 300
Lima 1, Peru
Tel: +51 1-311-6500 ext. 3401/3405
Email: atownsend@elcomercio.com.pe

This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete Peru Guide.



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