Roundup: Desca, Oracle, Siagri, Softtek

- Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Roundup: Desca, Oracle, Siagri, Softtek

Latin American telecoms and networking solutions firm Desca is providing the technology for a center in Venezuelan capital Caracas that incorporates several public services, the firm said in a release.

Based on the Smart Cities concept of e-government, the "Centro Baruta 171" unit combines firefighting, traffic police, health, civil protection and other services to optimize the response time for emergencies.

The new center has a monitoring room and also provides geolocation for emergency staff, communications recording, incident registration and management, crime mapping and reporting, and crisis management.

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The technology is some of the most advanced emergency support in Venezuela and is similar to other Desca centers in Madrid, Paris and Mendoza (Argentina).

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Oracle Brasil is offering a new JD Edwards solution for corporate clients, in partnership with the Brazilian unit of business consultancy Deloitte, the former said in a statement.

According to the statement, Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Enterprise World solutions will be implemented through Deloitte's enterprise value delivery (EVD) methodology.

The technology improves operational efficiency and security, while also maximizing business, Oracle said.

"Currently, most efforts and budgets are allocated to routine business, leaving little for innovation. Therefore, implementation processes with complete, open, integrated and vertical solutions, such as Deloitte's EVD, enable managers to focus on other, more strategic functions, such as analyzing key business indicators," said Oracle Latin American channels VP Sandra Vaz.

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Brazilian management systems firm Siagri, specializing in IT solutions for the agribusiness segment, has acquired local software management developer IT Provider, the former said in a statement without disclosing the value of the purchase.

According to Siagri, the acquisition is aimed at enhancing the company's operations in business management solutions for agribusiness.

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Brazilian IT solutions firm Softtek has appointed Carlos Vargas as business consulting director, the company said in a statement.

According to Softek, Vargas will take over the position with the goal of expanding operations in the segment, expected to grow 50% in 2012.

"Our objective is to enhance our business consulting area to gain new customers and to offer more options to our current ones," Vargas said.

Vargas's arrival is also intended to complement Softtek's new global positioning, which aims to grow in the financial services, retailing, energy, and oil and gas verticals.