Roundup: CA Technologies-Entersoft, APS-Tecon Suape, MCT, CPM Braxis Capgemini

- Thursday, August 4, 2011

Roundup: CA Technologies-Entersoft, APS-Tecon Suape, MCT, CPM Braxis Capgemini

US software provider CA Technologies (NYSE: CA) has renewed its partner agreement with Chilean business solutions developer Entersoft.

"After defining a more aggressive client recruitment model for this year and setting the target of expanding to new markets... we have renewed an agreement in force since 2007," Entersoft CEO Rodrigo Acevedo said in a statement.

Entersoft has experience in the retail and financial markets, and will now start exploring the mining, fishing and highway concessionaire markets.

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APS Technology Group, a provider of optical character recognition (OCR) and process automation technology solutions for marine and intermodal terminals, has entered Brazil's market with the awarding of a terminal automation project at Tecon Suape in Recife, the companies said in a statement.

Tecon Suape, a member of Filipino firm ICTSI, is implementing the APS solutions to support volume growth, reduce operational costs and meet customs regulations.

This project represents the second in Latin America for APS within the ICTSI group, after Contecon Guayaquil (CGSA) in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

APS will implement and maintain the solution, which includes its fully automated gate system and patented tractor identification solutions to automatically identify containers to improve data accuracy, throughput and security while decreasing overall operating costs.

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Brazil's science and technology ministry (MCT) and the national industry alliance CNI have signed a letter of intent to create a company focused on technological innovations for the industrial sector, MCT said in a release.

The idea is that the new entity - to be called Embrapii - follows the model of the Brazilian agricultural research corporation Embrapa.

According to MCT minister Aloizio Mercadante, the goal is to create a state entity to foster innovation and support local SMEs.

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Brazilian IT services firm CPM Braxis Capgemini has opened 255 IT jobs in nine states, the company said in a statement.

The company is looking for trainees, programmers, technicians, operators, analysts, experts and consultants, as well as executives and managers, who will serve on several company projects in Brazil.

The positions are available in the states of Alagoas, Bahia, the federal district, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina and São Paulo.

According to IDC figures, Brazil's IT market is expected to invest up to US$39bn this year, up 13% from 2010 and almost double the world average, seen reaching 7%.