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Software and IT services

Software and IT services

Software and IT Services

  • IT expenditure in Colombia totalled US$ 6.1 billion; US$ 3.6 billion (58%) on hardware, US$ 1.8 billion (30%) on IT services and BPO, and US$ 698 million (11%) on software. IDC, 2012.
  • The Colombian IT market has seen growth in excess of 28% over the last 3 years. IDC, 2012.
  • Big-name companies and multinationals such as Globant, Indra, Unisys, IBM and Oracle have chosen Colombia as an investment destination.

Business Opportunities

  • Outsourcing
    • IT Services: Infrastructure, Network & Desktop, Application Management, Hosted Application Management, and Hosted Infrastructure.
    • Businesses: Business Outsourcing.
  • IT support and training.
    • Support: Hardware and Software Deployment and Support.
    • Education and Training.
  • Skilled labour: - More than 59,600 graduates between 2001 and 2010 from Technological and Technical courses related to the sector: Systems Development, Software Maintenance and Deployment. In 2010 5,637 graduates. A total of 12,100 University graduates in 2010 from courses related to the sector. A total of 98,715 graduates over the last decade: Systems Engineering, Telematics and related fields, 68,605 graduates; Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications and related fields, 28,321 graduates; Mechatronics Engineering, 1,789 graduates. Employment Beacon (Observatorio Laboral), 2012.
  • Connectivity: Solid telecommunications infrastructure: One land cable and five underwater cables ensure international connectivity and backup computing. Multiple IT Support Service operators.
  • Government support: Digital Living Plan Connectivity Project - Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications (MinTIC); Production Transformation Programme: Software and Information Technologies: World-class sector.


  • Bogota
  • Medellin
  • Cali
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