Costa Rica loses $72 million due to lack of IT technicians

Last year at least 82 IT companies lost a total of $72 million because they lack some 2,300 computer technicians and professionals.

Monday, September 1, 2008

This data comes from a diagnosis done by the Chamber of Information Technology and Communication (Camtic), with support from universities, in order to know the panorama and to provide proposals that will improve it.

For example, the creation of a national plan for technological formation, an innovation center and an agency specialized in IT, to name a few.

This deficit prevented the social sector from receiving $18.6 million, stopped $33 million in salaries from being injected into to market and there was $19.8 million less in the cost of operations chain.

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