Chile is in good health regarding development material and adoption of new technology. According to the latest results from the Information Society (IS) indicators, the country is growing in the use of ICT and leads the raking in Latin America.
The report corresponds to the period between Jan-Mar 2010, this gave the country the highest score in the region with 5.70, over a maximum of 10. Followed by Argentina (4.77), Peru (4.64), Brasil (4.48), Mexico (4.45) and Colombia (4.29).
According to the study, elaborated by the business consulting company Everis and the Center for Latin American Studies from the University of Navarra, the total expense on IT per inhabitant reached US$442, which meant a 19.2 growth compared to the same trimester in 2009.
The online retail sales reached US$ 107 per capita, which represent an increase of 48.2%. In the use of computers, Chile was the leader in the region, with 378 computers per each 1.000 inhabitants, 9.9% more than in previous period. In regards to servers, they showed a rate increase from 5.8 to 6.2 per each 1,000 people.
The report also mentions a second place for the country in the adoption of cell phones behind Argentina, but over the average in the United States and Latin America.
Chile has constant technological development and it still has space to grow, affirmed René Romo, senior Telecom Manager at Everis.