Costa Rica: an ideal destination for technology companies

QCOSTARICA (Summa) In recent years, Costa Rica has become an exporter of services in the field of technology and communications, due to the country’s attractive conditions for foreign investment, qualified human resources, technological infrastructure and a strategic geographic location in the transnational companies feel safe.

According to the Cámara de Tecnologías de Información y Comunicación (CAMTIC) – Chamber of Information and Communication Technologies, their study “Digital Mapping” found that around 450 companies in the country are connected to information and communication technology (ICT). Sector and this creates about 42,256 direct jobs, 86% of which are college graduates and the sales volume is at least $1.3 billion.

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“Costa Rica has become a focal point as a promoter of new technology adoption for both distributors and solution aggregators and providers of various services, while large companies have sought to grow in this market in the country,” stated Jan de Kok, Vice President and General Manager for the Caribbean, Central America and Venezuela (CCA) for TD SYNNEX, a company that recently celebrated its first year of operation following the merger of Tech Data and Synnex companies.

“The country has always been an example of technology adoption for the Central American region. This has led us to double the company’s investment in human resources and sales here in the last 10 months to meet the needs of the local and regional Central American market from Costa Rica,” added de Kok.

TD SYNNEX, a company operating in the country since 2007, previously as Tech Data, has positioned itself as a global leader in aggregate solutions for the IT ecosystem.

Currently, TD SYNNEX portfolio focuses on:

  • Digital transformation, which is a top priority for all businesses, is generating demand for IT investments.
  • The best IT infrastructure to carry out digital transformation projects in a hybrid multi-cloud infrastructure focused on applications, with a special focus on next-generation technologies such as cybersecurity, IoT and data.
  • Modern applications and infrastructure HMC (Hybrid Multicloud) managed by the main suppliers and customers.

“Our role in the IT system is sales, which has evolved into an orchestrator of solutions. This means we are able to connect technology providers with channels including, but not limited to, resellers, local service providers, integrators, end users, consumers, software developers to bring technology to the end user,” adds de Kok.

The company, with 22,000 employees around the world and more than 600 in Costa Rica, recognizes the quality of local human resources, with mastery of a second language, academic preparation and attention that puts them at the forefront of customer service. this industry.

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“The diversity of our people’s talents is a virtue, they have a combination of skills and attitudes for a service company that we are accountable for. TD SYNNEX cares about our customers, our employees and our suppliers outside of everything that is technology,” he emphasizes.

In Latin America and the Caribbean, TD SYNNEX works throughout the year on various solidarity initiatives focused on mobilizing employees, providing resources that support different social fronts, with the aim of improving the quality of life of different groups in the community through partners in different improve countries.

Regarding Costa Rica, the country is expected to continue to grow through the investment of new companies and the expansion of already established companies.

Read the original (in Spanish) at Revista Summa.

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