Roundup: Compunet-SAP, Gartner, Red Hat, Scala

- Thursday, December 15, 2011

Roundup: Compunet-SAP, Gartner, Red Hat, Scala

Colombian software developer Compunet has become the first SAP (NYSE: SAP) business partner to reach an agreement to provide solutions for the healthcare and agro industries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) model, SAP said in a statement.

Compunet will now offer SAP's mySiss solution for the healthcare industry, and myAgri solution for the agribusiness industry. Under the KPO model, clients pay for the software and a fee according to the monthly use of the services.

Initially, mySiss will be available in Colombia, Chile and Mexico, while myAgri will be offered in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Mexico and Brazil.

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ICT consultancy Gartner has appointed Henrique Cecci as new data center research director in Brazil, the company said in a statement.

With more than 26 years of experience in the IT industry, the executive is an expert in data center, internet, storage, emerging technologies, network infrastructure, virtualization, and processing and storage of critical information.

Cecci has a degree in electronic engineering and IT from Brazil's Fundação Getulio Vargas, and also holds IT certifications from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Business School.

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US Linux operating systems provider Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) has launched its first storage solution, the company said in a statement.

Available globally, including in Latin America, Red Hat Storage Software Appliance is a scalable solution that manages petabytes of unstructured data in data centers or on-premises private clouds.

This new solution is the result of a combined offer with US open source storage solutions provider Gluster, acquired by Red Hat in October this year.

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US digital signage and multimedia software developer Scala has appointed Oscar Elizaga as senior VP for the Americas, the company said in a statement.

The executive will be responsible for all of Scala's sales, services and support operations in the US and Latin America. He was previously VP for EMEA, India and Latin America at Scala.

Founded in 1987, Scala is a global provider of digital signage and advertising management solutions. The company is headquartered near Philadelphia, and has subsidiaries in Canada, the Netherlands, France, Norway, Germany, Japan and India, as well as more than 500 partners in over 90 countries.