Accession Number : ADP001463

Title :   The Informatics Industry in Mexico and Its Future Prospects,

Corporate Author : MINISTRY OF PROGRAMMING AND BUDGETING MEXICO CITY

Personal Author(s) : Arcaraz,Carlos Enriquez

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A definition of current problems in Mexico's informatics industry involves an analysis of the conditions under which this new technology developed in this country and of the factors that have influenced its behaviour in the course of time. Electronic data processing technology was introduced to Mexico in the mid-fifties. The dizzy growth of computer imports, as well as the country's need for informatics technology, is largely an outcome of Mexico's industrial growth. However, the use of this technology gave rise to a number of difficulties due to the absence of an appropriate human, technical, industrial, financial and legal infrastructure. In view of all these problems, the Mexican governments has undertaken a number of specific actions designed to promote and encourage the growth of a national informatics industry. At the same time as the National Plan for Development of Informatics Resources is being prepared, several other actions have been initiated to organize users of the various makes and even of the various models, with the purpose of improving service and exchanging and developing software, through the Informatics Technical Consulting Committees of the Federal, State and Municipal Governments.

Descriptors :   *Information processing, *Technology transfer, *Industries, *Developing nations, Information transfer, Data processing, Computers, Imports, Marketing, Manufacturing, Policies, Acquisition, Regulations, International trade, Training, Computer programming, User needs, Planning, Resource management, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE