Roundup: Capgemini, Altodot, travel sites, Trustwave

- Thursday, August 11, 2011

Roundup: Capgemini, Altodot, travel sites, Trustwave

French technology services consultancy Capgemini has acquired BI Consulting Group (BICG), an implementation services company specialized in Oracle's BI and EPM solutions, the former said in a statement without revealing the value of the transaction.

The move aims to reinforce Capgemini's positioning in the business information management segment and contribute to the company's global growth.

Capgemini is present in Latin America with offices in Brazil, Argentina and Mexico. Its Brazilian unit, CPM Braxis Capgemini, focuses on the IT solutions market, including BI and EPM solutions.

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Argentine social marketing technology company Altodot expects to bill more than US$1mn in 2011, the company said in a statement.

The projection is based mainly on the fact that in May, Altodot was the first and only company selected in Latin America by Facebook for its preferred developer consultant program.

Altodot develops social marketing strategies and applications for Facebook and other social networks. It has more than 50 clients, including Turner Broadcasting, MTV, Cencosud, and MercadoLibre.

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Unique visitors to travel sites in Colombia increased 25% year-on-year in June, to 3.2mn, according to a study on the local online travel market by consultancy comScore (Nasdaq: SCOR).

"Nearly one in four online users in Colombia visited a travel site in June," said Alejandro Fosk, comScore senior VP for Latin America.

Despegar-Decolar led as top travel site in Colombia, reaching 453,000 unique visitors in June, followed by Expedia and Avianca, according to the study.

Among the various online travel subcategories, travel/information sites attracted the largest audience with nearly 1.7mn visitors, while car rental sites showed the lowest amount of visitors with 30,000.

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US on-demand data security solutions provider Trustwave is debuting a new version of its security information and event management (SIEM) technology in Brazil, the company said in a statement.

SIEM is a unified system for security management in real time, designed for corporate networks in vertical markets such as management services providers, governments and financial institutions.

The solution offers unified control of all security devices, data and application users in a corporate network, and automates collection, analysis, alerts and reports of all connections and events.