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Watch “Seeing the New Normal: From futures visions to business decisions” with Jutta Johansson & Virpi Vaittinen 

The world is changing rapidly – how to stay ahead in this changing and unstable environment? How do we see the everyday of tomorrow? How do we translate futures visions to business decisions?

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Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: The number of cities that offer Wi-Fi reaches 26%

Of the 5,570 Brazilian municipalities, 1,457 provided wi-fi through public networks in 2014. Despite the leap from 2012, the cities that provide this type of access still account for only 26.2% of the total.

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Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: 11.5% of households access the Internet only by phone or tablet

Out of the online homes, 88% used the computer to access the network; 53.6% used mobile phones; and 17.2%, tablets. According to IBGE, 7.1 million homes have tablets and 5.4 million of them were used to get on the internet in 2013 […]

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Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: Amazon starts selling books with a catalog of 150,000 titles

Just over six months after entering the e-commerce space of other physical goods through internet in Brazil, Amazon will soon begin to sell books, making its debut in the country in the segment that Amazon has revolutionize the way business is done […]

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Consumer Behavior Information Technology Trend Watching

Mobile Devices in Brazil: Smartphones are now three out of four phones

In the first five months of 2014, 28.2 million mobile phones were sold, an increase of 8% over the same period of 2013 — according to the data collected by IDC and analyzed by Abinee […]

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Consumer Behavior Economics Trend Watching

Economy in Brazil: Most consumers believe the economy will get worse after the World Cup

For 52%, the perception is that the Brazilian economy will get worse, according to research from Boa Vista SCPC, released recently […]

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Economics Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: IDB report warns about digital divide

Infrastructure problems and lack of familiarity of the users make Brazil a country that goes ‘two-speed’ internet, according to data presented recently by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) […]

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Information Technology Trend Watching

Information Technology in Brazil: 13% of all computers in use are tablets

Brazil has a total of 136 million computers in use by businesses and home users, according to the 25th annual survey of technology use in enterprises taken by the School of Business Administration of São Paulo, Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV-EAESP). Out of all these devices, 13% (18 million) are tablets – the study considers tablets as computers […]

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Consumer Behavior Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: Second most used medium

The internet is the second means of communication used most often by the Brazilians behind TV and the front of radio, according to the first edition of “Brazilian Media Research 2014 – Media Consumption Habits of the Brazilian Population”, according to the results of a survey commissioned by the Secretariat of Social Communication of the Presidency […]

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Consumer Behavior Information Technology Trend Watching

Mobile Devices in Brazil: 29% of low income families have smartphones

With more affordable models, smartphones more than doubled their share of the population of class C in Brazil in 2013. According to research firm Kantar Worldpanel, the use of these devices has gone from a level of 8% of the population in 2012 to 17% last year […]