Roundup: C&S, Teradata, Globant-Chaco, CA Technologies

- Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Roundup: C&S, Teradata, Globant-Chaco, CA Technologies

Argentine computer services consulting firm C&S has become a Microsoft gold partner in application integration and a silver partner as an independent software vendor (ISV), the company said in a statement.

C&S entered the Microsoft Partner Program in 2000. In addition to C&S, only two other companies have achieved the gold level in Argentina and three others in Brazil.

The company is currently preparing its business model to expand business in Latin America, starting with Chile.

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US data warehousing provider Teradata (NYSE: TDC) has appointed Matías Gil as country manager for Chile and Peru, the company announced in a release.

Gil will lead the company's strategy in both countries, with a special focus on large companies to achieve sustainable growth.

Matías Gil is a civil computing engineer with a degree from Chile's Universidad Diego Portales, and an MBA from the Institute for Executive Development (IEDE). The executive has previously worked for companies such as PeopleSoft, later acquired by Oracle, as well as SAS and Entel.

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The government of Argentina's Chaco province and multinational software innovation company Globant will create an IT lab to provide trained professionals for the growing local software industry, the provincial government said in a statement.

"The software and IT markets... have a multiplier effect on the province's economy," Chaco governor Jorge Capitanich said.

Currently, 61 IT companies are operating in Chaco with 250 jobs in the local industry, "and the medium-term goal is to reach 1,000 jobs," he added.

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US software provider CA Technologies (Nasdaq: CA) has made some organizational changes in Latin America, according to a press release from the company.

The company appointed Osvaldo Sánchez Penas as sales director for Argentina, Jorge Basualto as sales director for Chile and José del Río as sales director for Peru.

Peru, until now included in the Northern Latin America division, will now be part of the Southern Latin America region to consolidate the company's strategy and strengthen regional presence.