Roundup: F5 Networks-Energy Telecom, MercadoLibre, Totvs, SAP

- Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Roundup: F5 Networks-Energy Telecom, MercadoLibre, Totvs, SAP

US applications delivery company F5 Networks (Nasdaq: FFIV) has chosen Brazilian firm Energy Telecom as its first integrator in Ceará state capital Fortaleza, the companies said in a statement.

"We are betting on Energy's experience to cover this region, including large companies with numerous mission critical applications running on their environments," said Daniel Kanaoka, F5 Networks channel manager.

F5 will also have a new channel to meet national demand, the company added.

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Argentine private mail and logistics services company OCA and regional e-commerce platform MercadoLibre have reached an agreement to launch EnvíosOCA.com, the first logistics service for online buyers and sellers, the companies said in a release.

With this new service, MercadoLibre users will have a web application to manage online the delivery of their products at home or at the nearest OCA office.

Vendors will have online tools for tasks such as online product recalls, product tracking and cost estimates.

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The Querétaro chapter of Mexican chamber of commerce Canaco and Brazilian software development group Totvs (Bovespa: TOTS3) have signed an alliance to promote best practices among member companies, both entities said in a joint statement.

The agreement seeks to promote corporate governance to help companies develop the ability to manage their businesses with robust technology platforms in a move to increase competitiveness.

Initially, the agreement will benefit only Querétaro state, but it is expected to expand in the future. The main vertical markets it will cover are trade, services and tourism.

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SAP (NYSE: SAP) Mexico and the Central America and Mexican branch of the Association for Operations Management (Apics) have launched a program seeking to improve supply chain processes in Mexico, SAP said in a release.

Through supply chain-focused benchmarking studies, the program will allow Mexican companies to compare practices and metrics with hundreds of firms from other countries participating in these studies, to identify areas for improvement.