Roundup: AMD, Sonda IT, Grupo Assa, NeoSecure

- Monday, March 28, 2011

Roundup: AMD, Sonda IT, Grupo Assa, NeoSecure

US chip manufacturer AMD (NYSE: AMD) has hired Ronaldo Miranda as vice president and general manager for Latin America, AMD said in a release.

Miranda has more than 27 years of IT experience, having previously worked in Samsung, Brazilian PC maker Itautec and US chip manufacturer Intel (NYSE: INTC).

The executive holds a degree in electrical engineering from Brazil's Universidade de Mogi das Cruzes and a master's degree in business from Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing.

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Sonda IT, the Brazilian division of Chilean IT systems integrator Sonda, has named André Nadjarian as director for government sales, the company said in a statement.

Nadjarian has 15 years of government experience, including projects in Belgium, England, Australia, the US and India.

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US office supply company Office Max (NYSE: OMX) has tapped Latin American consultancy and systems integrator Grupo Assa to implement an e-commerce platform, the latter company said in a release.

Grupo Assa implemented the platform, dubbed Business Solutions, with analytics solutions from IBM (NYSE: IBM).

The solution has various components, including marketing, sales and administration and supply chain management.

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Chilean IT security solutions provider NeoSecure has launched a series of courses aimed at IT professionals, the company said in a statement.

The courses - which will be offered in Chile, Peru, Argentina and Colombia - will focus on topics such as web application security, ISO/IEC 27001 implementation and CISSP certification preparation.