Roundup: AuraPortal, Benner Sistemas, PC Sistemas, Lenovo

- Friday, June 3, 2011

Roundup: AuraPortal, Benner Sistemas, PC Sistemas, Lenovo

US software firm AuraPortal has opened an office in Brazil, in the city of São Paulo, the company said in a statement.

Until now, the company had operated in Brazil through a network of business partners.

Headquartered in Boston, AuraPortal operates in 50 countries and has more than 350 clients. It focuses on BPM solutions.

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Brazilian IT firm Benner Sistemas has appointed Vera Lúcia Silva as channel manager, the company said in a statement.

The executive previously worked for Grupo Digicon, Telemática Sistemas and Senior Sistemas.

Silva holds a degree in administration from Universidade do Vale do Itajaí and a graduate degree in marketing from Fundação Getúlio Vargas.

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Brazilian IT company PC Sistemas has launched a new business intelligence solution aimed at the supermarket and distributor segments, the firm said in a statement.

The new solution, called "My BI PC Sistemas," was developed by PC Sistemas and Danish firm Targit.

PC Sistemas' client base currently reaches some 3,000 firms. It has six offices across Brazil.

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Chinese PC manufacturer Lenovo grew sales 13% year-over-year to US$4.88bn during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, ended March 31, according to financial reports released by the company.

During the quarter, Lenovo's worldwide PC shipments increased 16% year-over-year, compared to an overall industry decline of 1.1% during the same period.

PC shipments in Latin America during the quarter grew 15% year-on-year, Lenovo said.