Roundup: E-commerce, NDS, Sonda IT-SAP, Sonda Procwork

- Monday, March 21, 2011

Roundup: E-commerce, NDS, Sonda IT-SAP, Sonda Procwork

Paraguay's lower house expects to study a bill to set the general regulations of e-commerce activity in the country, the body said in a statement.

The lower house's science and technology committee met last week with representatives of the e-commerce sector to define the draft bill.

The committee expects the final version of the draft bill to be ready in some two weeks.

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US firm NDS has renewed its agreement with DirecTV to continue to deliver set-top box (STB) software and digital video recorder (DVR) technology to DirecTV US and DirecTV Latin America through January 2016, the former said in a statement.

The contract extends a relationship between NDS and DirecTV that was originally established in 2005.

NDS provides technologies and applications that enable pay-TV operators to deliver digital content to TV STBs, DVRs, PCs, mobiles and other multimedia devices.

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Sonda IT - the Brazilian branch of Chilean IT systems integrator Sonda - has received the SAP award of excellence, the company said in a statement.

This is the ninth time that the IT firm has received the award from German software giant SAP (NYSE: SAP).

Founded in 1974, Sonda has operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay. The firm has a regional client base of 2,400 companies.

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Brazilian company Paviservice has implemented a SAP All-in-One preconfigured solution for the engineering and construction segment, Brazilian IT integrated service provider Sonda Procwork said in a statement.

The solution was developed by Sonda Procwork's business architecture team.

Sonda Procwork is part of the Sonda IT group, which in turn is controlled by Chilean IT company Sonda.