Roundup: F5 Networks-Westcon, Softland Argentina, Global Crossing, BT

- Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Roundup: F5 Networks-Westcon, Softland Argentina, Global Crossing, BT

US applications delivery company F5 Networks (Nasdaq: FFIV) has formed a distribution agreement with the Brazilian division of US IT distributor Westcon, the latter company said in a release.

F5 will leverage Westcon's 400-company strong reseller network, present in 60 cities, of which 90% are located in Brazil's south and southeast.

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The Argentine division of Spanish administration software provider Grupo Softland is stepping up its partner search in Mendoza province, the company said in a statement.

Softland Argentina is seeking firms specialized in consulting, process definition, software factory or accounting that would be responsible for selling its ERP Softland Logic.

Aside from Mendoza, other provinces of interest include San Juan and San Luis.

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The Chilean division of US goods producer 3M (NYSE: MMM) has tapped international IP connectivity solutions provider Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC) for managed security and storage, Global Crossing said in a release.

3M Chile will use the services for its online store, and Global Crossing will provide them from its Santiago data center.

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The Latin American division of UK telecoms operator British Telecom (BT) will launch global inbound services for contact centers, BT said in a statement.

BT has presence in 170 countries worldwide, including new sites in Argentina, Mexico and Brazil.