Roundup: Finnegans-Mincyt, Grupo Assa, Chile-IT, iFactory

Monday, July 25, 2011

Argentine science and technology ministry Mincyt has chosen local IT firm Finnegans' Ceres Mapas project as a success case to promote scientific and technological development in the country, Finnegans said in a statement.

The project, developed with the support of local technology fund Fontar, integrates the company's management software with georeference tools based on Google Maps.

This new management software displays delivery and sale points on a map, providing a new, more visual level of analysis.

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The company will offer this solution in Argentina and other markets such as Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay and Colombia.


Latin American consultancy and systems integrator Grupo Assa has announced three new appointments in Mexico.

The company has named Martha Enríquez as strategic client director, in charge of maintaining and optimizing service levels, as well as presales, sales and delivery of processes and systems integration consulting services.

Carlos Trejo was appointed consulting director, to focus on the business process transformation offer. The executive will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of services under high quality standards.

Grupo Assa also named Javier Ramírez as senior director focused on new business development for consulting services, increasing clients in the federal district (DF) and northern Mexico.


Chilean IT industry promotion initiative Chile-IT has named Gordana Stojkovic as executive director, local industry association Acti said in a statement.

Stojkovic is a civil engineer with more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry and global services segment.

She has previously worked for Chilean promotion agency Corfo, local IT group Coasin, the UN and the University of Belgrade.

The Chile-IT initiative - founded mid-2009 by Acti together with Corfo - helps promote Chilean IT companies' sales abroad.


Brazilian IT solutions provider iFactory has been recognized for the second consecutive year as one of the best ICT companies to work at, according to the Great Place to Work Institute, the company said in a release.

Among the 95 companies listed, iFactory grabbed the 55th position, seven places up from last year. In the "top 15" rankings, it was ranked as 10th best in the category "Quality of Life," and among the top 15 in training.