Roundup: Entel, IDC, Core Security Technologies, Quepasa

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Marco Coulter, a renowned expert on cloud computing and research director with The 451 Group, called on Chilean companies to jump on the cloud computing revolution, speaking at the Tech Day event organized by local telco Entel on September 6 in Santiago.

Coulter said companies should be taking measures to ensure that they can meet their client's rapidly changing demands.

"It's not about being marveled by the technology itself. Cloud has concrete advantages and its use translates into mobility, speed of delivery and improvements in service," Coulter said.

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A total 52% of Latin American IT users follow IT and telecoms companies on social networks to keep up to date with the latest products and services, according to a study by consultancy IDC.

The biggest brand-following communities are in Mexico (63% of users) and Brazil (61%). A total 47% of interviewees said they follow these companies on social networks for entertainment purposes. In Chile, that percentage rose to 65% and to 62% in Argentina.

The third main priority for following the companies is to find out about special offers, accounting for 34% of those surveyed.


Core Security Technologies will take part in the IT security conference ekoparty to be held in Buenos Aires on September 21-23 at the Ciudad Cultural Konex, the company said in a statement.

Core Security Technologies has more than 1,300 clients, which it constantly updates about security risks and attacks.


Latino social network Quepasa Corporation's social game development studio, Quepasa Games, has achieved 4.4mn installs to date, including 1.1mn new installs in August alone, with its first proprietary social gaming title, Wonderful City - Rio, Quepasa said in a statement.

In August,'s registered user base grew to 39.1mn members, with an addition of 425,000. The site generated 202mn page views and 17mn unique visits.