Arcon aims to add 10 clients this year, plans to open Brasília office

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Brazilian IT managed services provider Arcon expects to attract at least 10 new clients across the country this year, company president Marcelo Barcellos told BNamericas.

The company had a total of 92 clients at end-2010.

Arcon expects revenues this year to reach some 32mn reais (US$20.1mn), expanding 10% compared with 2010, the executive said. "We are seeing demand for WAN optimization managed services, vulnerability management as well as web security."

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Barcellos added that other plans for this year include opening an office in capital Brasília and investing a total of 10mn reais in research and development activities.

According to previous reports, Arcon expects operations in Brazil's northern and northeastern states to represent 18% of total revenues in 2011, up from the 15% seen last year. Growth in those regions has been faster than expected for Arcon, as the company had originally forecast it would reach the 15% revenue mark by end-2011.

Arcon, which was founded in 1995, specializes in supplying managed security services. The company has offices in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.