Brazil and Colombia are Latin America’s Fastest Technology Adopters

It comes as little surprise that Brazil is Latin America’s top new technologies adopter – a fact confirmed by the Motorola Solutions Mobility Barometer for the region.

It comes as little surprise that Brazil is Latin America’s top new technologies adopter – a fact confirmed by the Motorola Solutions  Mobility Barometer for the region.

A total of 35% of Brazilian companies want to be among the first to adopt new technologies for their operations, and 32% look to adopt them after they’ve been able to evaluate how they work in businesses in which they’ve already been implemented.

Following Brazil is Colombia, where 38% of companies are receptive to the idea of adopting new technologies. Seventeen percent want to be among the first to do so, while 21% prefer to wait until they’ve been able to evaluate their performance. And 40% of Colombian companies hold off on implementing new technological solutions until they’ve become conventional on the market. The barometer also reveals that 22% refuse to do so unless it’s absolutely necessary.

Miguel Martinez Noguerol, Corporate VP and GM Latin America Region at Motorola Solutions, reflected on the findings in the barometer release:

The Motorola Solutions Mobility Barometer demonstrates that Brazil is the most accessible country in Latin America when it comes to adopting technological solutions, with 67% of companies being proactive at the moment of making these types of implementations. In Colombia, 38% of businesses are already immersed in the world of technology, though 40% remain reluctant. It is a trend that is progressively reaching more organizations, and it is only a question of time for it to be indispensable for companies to reach desired productivity levels.

Following Colombia is Argentina, where 11% of companies are eager to seek out new technological tools. Twenty-two percent are open to implementation following analysis.

Notably, Mexico is the most hesitant when it comes to innovation, with 23% of Mexican companies refusing to implement new technologies unless it is absolutely essential and 48% only doing so when they’ve been widely accepted by other businesses.

The Motorola Solutions Mobility Barometer is a study that identifies the indicators of the opportunities and challenges regarding mobility in companies and government entities. It gathers information from organizations that are investing in and deploying technological solutions. The surveys, carried out by TNS International, included input from 375 key executives in IT and business in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.

This text has been adapted and translated by Emily Stewart from its original Spanish publication