Roundup: Chilenter, Cast Informatica, Prisa-Microsoft, Teradata

- Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Roundup: Chilenter, Cast Informatica, Prisa-Microsoft, Teradata

Chilean foundation Chilenter has given special distinctions to public and private institutions that have contributed to the organization's development, Chilenter said on its website.

IBM (NYSE: IBM) was recognized at second place among companies that have contributed to expanding the foundation's sustainable development area by developing educational projects to reuse electronic equipment.

Chilenter also recognized the contribution of its partners, including Microsoft, Olidata and local telecoms regulator Subtel.

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Brazilian IT solutions provider Cast Informatica has appointed Evandro de Castro Ávila as business director for industry and service, the company said in a statement.

The executive has previously worked for Brazilian software development group Totvs (Bovespa: TOTS3), WA Consultoria, I Provider Consulting, Balance Consulting and power utility Cemig (NYSE: CIG).

The executive holds a degree in business administration from Faculdades Metodistas Integradas Izabela Hendrix, an MBA in IT and internet from Fundação Instituto de Administração (FIA/USP), and an MBA in IT systems from École Supérieure des Affaires (ESA) in France.

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Spanish media conglomerate Prisa has established a strategic partnership with Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) in digital media and technology, the companies said in a statement.

Under the agreement, Prisa will adopt technologies from Microsoft for creating and operating services, products and digital content from Prisa.

The joint platforms and projects will provide the educational community with digital content; collaboration in developing actions aimed at enriching the user experience of both companies, promoting services such as providing content through Xbox, MSN or Messenger; and commissioning of new applications and services through cloud computing.

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US data warehousing provider Teradata (NYSE: TDC) is expanding its data warehousing and application migration capacities, the company said in a statement.

Teradata has expanded its data and migration applications, incorporating new features from its high performing analytical engine Teradata Database 14, and its migration tool Teradata Migration Accelerator.

This is expected to offer a simplified architecture, helping clients reduce maintenance time and costs.