IN BRIEF: Brazilian public bank sticks to Microsoft

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Brazil's Banrisul bank, controlled by the Rio Grande do Sul state government, contracted Microsoft and adopted the Windows 10 Pro operational system for its 538 agencies and 202 branches in 10 states of the country. The deployment affects 9,500 workstations.

The value of the contract was not disclosed, but Banrisul IT executive Vanderlei Pollon said in a release that the update process had a "low cost". Banrisul used to run the Windows 7 OS on its machines.

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The contract comes at a time when the federal government is also preparing a massive tender for Microsoft licenses.

Banrisul posted 105mn reais (US$31mn) in consolidated net income in Q3, down 61.1% year-on-year.