Roundup: Comcel-ICT ministry, Check Point, Blue Coat Systems, Infor-Purac

Friday, September 2, 2011

Colombian mobile telephony operator Comcel has donated IT equipment to the ICT ministry's Computadores para Educar (Computers for Education) program, the ministry said in a statement.

The equipment, about 2,000 in total, includes monitors, CPUs, keyboards and mice.

The first computers will be delivered to a rural school in the town of Fómeque, Cundinamarca department. The program has benefited 116 communities in Cundinamarca with over 24,000 computers.

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During the last three years, several telecom companies have supported the program, including Telefónica, EPM, Telmex, and Emcali.


US internet security software firm Check Point (Nasdaq: CHKP) will be hosting its Executive Summit 2011 on September 8 in Mexico, the company said in a statement.

The event will address topics such as implementing security as a business process, understanding the role of IT and human resources, and implementing and enforcing security policies.

The summit will include a lecture by Jorge Steinfeld, Check Point VP of information systems for Israel.


US web accelerator and security company Blue Coat Systems (Nasdaq: BCSI) has appointed Jairo Parra as manager for the north of Latin America (NOLA) region, the company said in a release.

With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, Parra will be in charge of the company's expansion in the region, reporting directly to Carlos Champin, sales director for South America.

Parra has a degree in engineering from Colombia's Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, and has previously worked for Check Point, Neo Punto Net and Telefónica Data Colombia.


Purac, a provider of natural food ingredients and green chemicals, has implemented several solutions from US software company Infor, the companies said in a statement.

The solutions were implemented in five production plants - in Brazil, the Netherlands, Spain, Thailand and the US.

Purac Brazil implemented "Brasil Pack," a module developed by Infor's Brazilian unit to help the company comply with the country's fiscal, tax and financial requirements, as well as electronic billing.