Roundup: Grupo Softland, Iron Mountain, Silver Peak Systems, Volubill

- Friday, June 17, 2011

Roundup: Grupo Softland, Iron Mountain, Silver Peak Systems, Volubill

The Argentine unit of Spanish administration software provider Grupo Softland is looking to recruit additional channel partners in Salta, Jujuy and Tucumán provinces, the firm said in a statement.

Softland Argentina has more than 500 large and medium-size clients, such as Electrolux Argentina and River Plate Athletic Club.

Grupo Softland has a presence throughout Latin America, with subsidiaries in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama and the Dominican Republic, representing 25,000 active clients.

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The Brazilian unit of US document management services (DMS) company Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM) has appointed Luiz Alves as president, the firm said in a statement.

The executive previously worked for several companies including Unisys, ReMark, ICT Argentina and EDS Brasil.

Iron Mountain previously announced a 6mn-real (currently US$3.76mn) investment in the country this year.

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US WAN optimization solutions provider Silver Peak Systems has opened a new office in Mexico City, the company said in a statement.

The office will serve as a platform for sales, support and marketing initiatives throughout Mexico. In conjunction with the opening, Vicente Amozurrutia has joined Silver Peak as general manager for the country.

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Volubill - a UK provider of policy management, policy enforcement and charging solutions to telecommunications service providers - has launched CONTROL-IT Policy Manager V6, the latest version of its policy control and management solution, the firm said in a release.

The new product features a business configuration user interface that allows non-technical business users to assist in implementing policy rules without the technical back-end of the business losing control.

The company expects to attract 2-3 new customers in Latin America by the end of the year, company VP of sales for Latin America and the Caribbean (CALA) Winston Rivero previously told BNamericas. The region accounted for some 15% of global revenues last year.