|Description||Open source near-shoring|
|Seed, 5/08 |
North by South (NXS) brings open source technology integration to companies using the experience of a unique Developers Network comprised of US & Latin American free software specialists.
North by South is grounded in San Francisco by a team of veteran technology architects and product managers who have been involved with some of the fastest-growing social networks and web applications on the internet today.
From a hub in SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil, this San Francisco team is augmented by the experience of open source developers who have participated in the world’s largest regional migration to free software.
Beginning with Brazilian President “Lula” da Silva’s decree to migrate all public agencies and state-owned firms to free software, a wave of open source adoption has swept across Latin America: from Brazil to Ecuador to Argentina to Venezuela to Paraguay, governments across the region have made a deliberate and aggressive migration to open source technologies, with incredible success.
North by South’s experience in this process, combined with their management team’s experience in San Francisco’s dot-com booms, has positioned NXS as a company able to provide planning & implementation for businesses who want to leverage the advantages of open source technology in their organizations.
The cost reduction provided by free software solutions is combined with North by South’s ability to give businesses access to a Developers Network of Latin American technologists who make it possible for NXS to offer competitive implementation pricing. NXS is one of the first companies to provide near-shoring to Latin America.