Roundup: F-Secure, Anixter, SAP unit, TCS

- Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Roundup: F-Secure, Anixter, SAP unit, TCS

Finnish security solutions provider F-Secure has appointed Paulo Perna as channels manager in Brazil, the company said in a statement.

Perna has more than 20 years of experience in the technology, telecommunications and industrial automation segments, and will be responsible for managing the relationship with the company's partners, with a special focus on the telecommunications sector.

The executive has a degree in mechanical engineering from Universidade Paulista and a specialization in marketing from Fecap. Prior to joining F-Secure, Perna has worked in companies like IBM, Avaya, HP, Itautec and Lenovo.

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US communications equipment distributor Anixter has announced project opportunities in Brazil's Amazon region in partnership with local IT solutions provider Digital TI.

Both companies took part in an international fair focusing on the development of the Amazon region. During the event, Anixter and Digital TI presented 32 investments opportunities said to be able to generate some 2.5mn reais (US$1.4mn) in total business.

The companies were also invited by the superintendency of the Manaus free trade zone (SUFRAMA) to present the initiatives in other fairs, such as the technology fair in Hanover, Germany, according to the Anixter release.

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SAP's (NYSE: SAP) Spanish-speaking South America (SSSA) unit has opened a profile on social network Twitter, @SAPNoticiasSSSA, the company informed in a release.

According to SAP, the profile will provide updated news concerning SAP's product launchings, certifications and solutions in the Spanish-speaking South American markets where it currently operates - Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.

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Indian IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has launched a new version of its banking solution, the company said in a statement.

TCS's BaNCS Core Banking Release 12.0 was presented during an annual event for banking and capital markets in Toronto and is certified by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT).

According to the company, the new version is an end-to-end solution focused on wholesale and retail banks, insurers and companies operating in the capital market.