December 14, 2009 10:15 ET

Ci&T Wraps Successful 2009, Contributes to Brazil's Emergence as Growing IT-BPO Center

New Project Successes and Country's Economic Forecast Pave the Way for Further Growth in 2010

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA--(Marketwire - December 14, 2009) - Ci&T (, a consulting and technology outsourcing services company, today announced that it has contributed significantly to Brazil's emergence as a top IT outsourcing destination by concluding its most successful year ever. By successfully undertaking new client projects for companies such as McDonald's, Andrade Gutierrez and Honda, and participating in several key global outsourcing events, Ci&T now stands poised for even further growth in 2010, as Brazil continues to lead the Latin American IT and business process outsourcing (BPO) explosion on the world stage.

2009 was a watershed year for Brazil's economic emergence in several crucial ways, from successfully winning its bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics to the overall expansion of its private sector, with a projected 3 percent growth of its Gross Domestic Product in Q4 2009 after 3.5 percent growth in Q3 2009. One specific sector where the country has seen demonstrable success is in the realm of IT-BPO, as the country is being heralded for its bedrock of technology and business expertise and cultural compatibility with global companies, in addition to simple cost benefits.

"Brazil has never been better positioned to stake out its place in the global IT landscape, and the country's economic progress in 2009 can only point the way toward greater things in 2010," said Antonio Gil, president, the Brazilian Association of Information Technology and Communication Companies (Brasscom). "We have been working closely with the Brazilian government in the support of its Productive Development Policy, where information and communication technologies remain among the highest priorities for 2010. Through our efforts we believe that we can effectively position Brazil as one of the key global IT centers in the world, aligning the public and private sectors, professionals and unions, and generating formal and qualified jobs for all the company's experienced IT workers."

Ci&T, with its global headquarters located in Campinas, Brazil, and U.S. headquarters in King of Prussia, Penn., has contributed greatly to the country's emergence in the IT-BPO sector, with a commitment to providing its clients with the highest quality application development that incorporates a lean approach to IT. The company in 2009 completed successful project work with companies such as McDonald's, Honda and Andrade-Gutierrez, helping them to eliminate waste in their IT value chains and ultimately reap tangible ROI benefits. With an expanding pipeline of new projects already in the queue for 2010, Ci&T is positioned to continue its contribution to Brazil's economic rise in the coming year and beyond.

In addition to these new client projects, Ci&T in 2009 announced the establishment of Ci&T Pacific, in a joint venture with Japanese software development firm Rococo. The venture, which includes a software development center in Ningbo, China, enables Ci&T to serve its clients in the Asia-Pacific region with the same unique combination of services and expertise it offers clients in the rest of the world.

Finally, Ci&T this year participated in several key events geared toward promoting Brazil's emergence on the IT world stage. These include Brasscom's U.S.-Brazil IT-BPO Summit, held on Nov. 10, 2009 in New York, and serving on the Brazil IT delegation at the 2009 Global Sourcing Forum + Expo, Nov. 11-12, 2009, also in New York.

"We stand on the cusp of an economic renaissance, with IT-BPO in Brazil just one of the many sectors in which the country expects to see rapid growth in the coming years," said Leonardo Mattiazzi, vice president, international business, Ci&T. "As an innovative and eminently successful IT outsourcing services company, we couldn't be more thrilled to see what 2010 has in store for our business and Brazil's growth. We are fully committed to providing our clients with a unique combination of application development services and expertise, and look forward to using this innovation to contribute to the country's economic explosion in any way we can."

Ci&T representatives will join Brasscom at several key industry events in 2010, including the Gartner Annual Outsourcing Summit, taking place in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 8, 2010. Check back at in the coming months for more information.

About Ci&T:

Ci&T ( delivers consulting, application outsourcing and digital marketing services in a unique way. Its "best-of-all-worlds" model combines the efficiency of offshore development with the convenience of a Western Hemisphere partner. Development centers in Brazil put creative marketing and technology expertise in near-local time zones, saving clients time and money and helping them to gain competitive advantages with a proven, real-time development partner. Ci&T specializes in customized application development, business intelligence, SAP consulting, digital marketing and Web 2.0 applications. Its clients include a diverse array of large and global Fortune 500 customers in the United States, Brazil and Europe. For more information, please visit

Contact Information

  • Press Contact:
    Mark Van Hook
    Articulate Communications Inc.
    212.255.0080, ext. 33
    Email Contact