Brazil: IT's next India? Brazil's IT workforce offers the business savvy and technical skills to make offshoring there a worthwhile option for IT's outsourcing needs TAGS: Outsourcing Whereas India, China, Eastern Europe, and Russia get the most attention when it comes to outsourcing IT work, Brazil is fast becoming a competitive destination, offering top-quality IT talent in an intriguing location, business-wise. Of course, every location and workforce, including here in the States, has pluses and minuses -- be it wage scale, time zone, professionalism, or understanding of business requirements. With that in mind, Brazil offers a workforce of IT professionals worth considering for your next outsourcing endeavor. [ For tips on landing an IT job in Brazil and beyond, see InfoWorld's guide to offshoring yourself . ] I spoke with Antonio Moreira, CEO of Stefanini IT Solutions' North American operations. Stefanini is a Brazilian IT service provider with 7,000 employe
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Find Out What You Need To Know Global Customer Support is pleased to announce the launch of your new online support portal, Oracle MetaLink 3. To deliver a more streamlined customer and partner support experience, Oracle MetaLink 3 will replace Customer Connection, your current support portal, beginning the weekend of November 7-9, 2008. During the November 7-9 transition weekend, you will not be able to access Customer Connection or MetaLink 3. This means that you will be unable to create, update, or escalate service requests (cases) via the customer portal for your PeopleSoft and JD Edwards products. If you need to perform any of the above tasks during the transition weekend, please contact Global Customer Support via telephone for your service request needs. ESSENTIAL INFORMATION The transition to MetaLink 3 is part of the move to consolidate all of Oracle's support applications to a single platform. Because Customer Connection will retire this weekend, it
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