Roundup: Eset, Prioridad 1, Sonda Procwork, MercadoLibre-Crystalis Consulting

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Slovakian antivirus and security software developer Eset has launched a new version of its education platform in Latin America, the company said in a release.

The platform includes a free course on how to make a secure home network.

Headquartered in Bratislava, the firm has offices in Prague, San Diego and London. Since 2004, Eset's Latin America headquarters have been in Buenos Aires.

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Argentine clothing manufacturer Mimo has selected local security technology provider Prioridad 1 to implement a surveillance solution, the latter said in a statement.

Prioridad 1 provides electronic security systems based on in-house software.

Launched in 1990, Prioridad 1 implements tailor-made security solutions for each of its clients, including design, supply, installation and maintenance. The company's solutions include biometric devices, CCTV and internet image transmission systems.

Based in Buenos Aires, Prioridad 1's clients include local units of Sistemas Bejerman, Siemens and Burger King.


Sonda Procwork, a Brazilian unit of Chilean IT systems integrator Sonda, has appointed Ricardo Barone as its new executive VP, the firm said in a statement.

With 30 years of experience, Barone previously worked for Itaú, Bunge, Ergondata do Brasil, Editora Abril, Grupo IBOPE and IT Mídia.

In Brazil, Sonda has 31 offices and some 1,200 active clients.


Regional e-commerce platform MercadoLibre has acquired additional SAP (NYSE: SAP) licenses through Spanish IT consultancy firm Crystalis Consulting, the latter said in a statement.

MercadoLibre also hired Crystalis Consulting's technical support desk.

In Latin America, Crystalis has operations in Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Peru, Brazil and Mexico.