Tax break to boost IoT growth in Brazil

Author: Ricardo Tavares
Published: 2014-05-28

Mobile operators around the world are expected to make, on average, less than $4 a year in revenue per M2M connection thanks to the small amounts of data processed. This will mean emerging markets with activation taxes (sometimes called SIM-card tax) will find it difficult to truly benefit from the Internet of Things (IoT).  Many applications will simply not be …

M2M’s flop in Brazil

Author: Ricardo Tavares
Published: 2014-03-18

Brazil was one of the very first countries anywhere to introduce legislation specific to M2M communications, and as a result gained global attention amongst connected-car aficionados. It introduced two significant policies of global significance: In 2006, Congress passed Legislation, endorsed by former President Lula da Silva, stipulating that every car coming out of Brazil's automobile manufacturing plants should have a …

It’s taxing: Cloud computing in Brazil

It’s taxing: Cloud computing in Brazil

Author: Philipe Moura
Published: 2014-03-10

Brazil is the top 5th IT market. But it is losing leadership to Chile in Latam. Check out what needs to be done. Cloud computing is a business model rather than a specific technology. All the key elements to make it successful (broadband, computing architectures, and e-commerce) are now readily available. From the simplest Software as a Service (SaaS) products …