Roundup: Chile-IT, Micro Focus, Microsoft, Cisco

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Chilean IT industry promotion initiative Chile-IT has tapped Carlos Fernández as CEO and Chad Walter as Northeast ICT business development manager, Chile-IT said in a statement.

Fernández has more than 25 years of ICT experience, and most recently served as CEO of Chilean IT group Coasin's global services division.

Walter has more than 10 years of IT consulting and outsourcing experience. Prior to joining Chile-IT, he served as president and COO at US firm D&D Consulting, which specializes in infrastructure, systems, applications and lifestyle management.

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UK software developer Micro Focus has hired Chris Livesey as vice president of sales for its AMQ software business in EMEA and Latin America, Micro Focus said in a statement.

Livesey has spent more than 17 years in the IT and software industry, and previously held senior positions in IBM's (NYSE: IBM) northern European business.

Within Latin America, Micro Focus has offices in Mexico.


Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has named Brazilian ICT solution provider LanLink as a gold partner, the software giant said in a statement.

LanLink currently has the largest team of Microsoft-trained professionals in Brazil's north and northeastern regions.


The Brazilian division of Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) has disclosed plans to expand its training and certification networks, the company said in a statement.

Partner companies PromonLogicalis, Multirede and Fast Lane will give courses aimed at forming networking and systems engineers.