Even in the context of the pandemic, growth projections for the software industry are good and job creation seems assured.
“Epidata, as a company, was able to continue working without any problems. The biggest difficulties we had were minor compared to those faced by other sectors, such as some machines that broke down or suppliers that ran out of equipment in the second week of the pandemic”. Said Adrian Anacleto, CEO of Epidata and Vice President of the Argentinean Software Industry Chamber (Cessi).
”We had to be very close to our clients to help them adapt their infrastructure to work with us and their respective customers.
In general, the biggest problems in Argentina are related to the payment chain, which is still damaged. There are many companies that have lost profitability, but others that have not and are taking advantage of the situation in some way to try to make the most of it. Likewise, compared to the context of the rest of the industries, you could say that software is fine.Adrián AnacletoCEO of Epidata
As for the permanent changes that the coronavirus could bring, he believes that there will be a series of behaviors and work practices that are here to stay. Remote work, for example, is less expensive, but there are other possible damages that must be taken into account, even if they have not yet materialized, as is the case with the need to improve computer security.
“The demand for professionals is going to be increasing, no matter what. The problem of lack of talent is an important issue. Despite all that is being done, the number of boys and girls entering computer-related careers is not growing. The pandemic is going to be positive from the point of view of digital literacy. Many kids who didn’t have smartphones or access to any screen now have them. The same ecosystems are looking for the return to gain access, even in the poorest neighborhoods.”
The base of the pyramid is the programmers. The systems are developed around them. They are indispensable because, for each programmer, more jobs are generated, such as testers and analysts. The programmer is the heart that makes the rest of the body work.