Roundup: Pet App, OpenText, Argentina IT industry growth

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Mexican solutions developer Sisoft will develop a mobile app for the local unit of US retail pet store Petland, the companies said in a joint release.

The free app aims to help pet owners with issues such as general care of animals, feeding and vaccines.

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There are some 22mn dogs in Mexico, and Petland has 11 branches throughout the country. The company also expects to expand to Central America.

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Enterprise information management firm OpenText (Nasdaq: OTEXT) announced the opening of a new office in São Paulo, Brazil.

The office will serve as OpenText's South American hub, according to a release by the firm, which added that it has also opened a satellite office in Brazil's capital Brasília.

"Expanding our presence in Brazil will enable us to help more local businesses as well as serve other geographies of Latin America," the company's regional sales VP Roberto Regente said.

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Argentina's software and IT services industry expects to see a 10.4% increase in personnel this year, state media agency Télam reported.

Meanwhile, total revenues are expected to increase 22% this year compared to 2013, according to IT association Cessi.

That figure would take total software and IT services revenues to 22.7bn pesos (US$2.88bn), Cecci added.