Nearly 100 mn computers in use in Brazil: study

April 18, 2012
A man walks through the Brazil exhibition prior to the opening of the CeBIT IT fair in March 2012 in Hanover. About 99 million computers are currently in use in Brazil, or one for every two of the country's inhabitants, according to a study by the Getulio Vargas Foundation (GVF) released Wednesday.

About 99 million computers are currently in use in Brazil, or one for every two of the country's inhabitants, according to a study by the Getulio Vargas Foundation (GVF) released Wednesday.

The annual study by the Applied Information Technology Center of the GVF's Sao Paulo School of Business Administration, said the figure had doubled in four years.

In 2012, 17.6 are expected to be sold and six years from now, the country will have one computer for each of its estimated 195 million people, it added.

For each computer in the country, there are two and three telephones.

The results placed Brazil well above the world average in terms of computer, telephone and television use, said Professor Fernando Meirelles, who coordinated the study.

The survey, based on 2,180 responses from large and medium enterprises, also found that companies spend and invest seven percent of their earnings on information technology, a percentage that doubled in 12 years.

The Microsoft operating system continues to dominate companies' workstations with 91 percent or more of the total.

Brazil also ranks as the largest e-commerce market in , with an online population of 78.5 million, according to data from the pollster Ibope Online.

Online commerce in Brazil grossed more than $11 billion last year, up 26 percent over the previous year, the market research firm e-bit said last month.

Explore further: Brazil e-commerce grosses more than $11 billion

Related Stories

Brazil has 47.5 million active Internet users

February 27, 2012

The number of active Internet users in Brazil rose two percent in January and more than 11 percent over the past 12 months to reach 47.5 million, IBOPE Nielsen Online reported Monday.

Taiwan firm to make computer tablets in Brazil

January 26, 2012

Taiwan-based manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group plans to make computer tablets in Brazil after the government granted the company tax incentives, officials said.

Recommended for you

Swiss unveil stratospheric solar plane

December 7, 2016

Just months after two Swiss pilots completed a historic round-the-world trip in a Sun-powered plane, another Swiss adventurer on Wednesday unveiled a solar plane aimed at reaching the stratosphere.

Solar panels repay their energy 'debt': study

December 6, 2016

The climate-friendly electricity generated by solar panels in the past 40 years has all but cancelled out the polluting energy used to produce them, a study said Tuesday.

Wall-jumping robot is most vertically agile ever built

December 6, 2016

Roboticists at UC Berkeley have designed a small robot that can leap into the air and then spring off a wall, or perform multiple vertical jumps in a row, resulting in the highest robotic vertical jumping agility ever recorded. ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.