Roundup: HDS, PowerData, CPM Braxis Capgemini, Teradata, Oracle

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has appointed Alejo López Crozet as general director for the Spanish-speaking South American region, HDS said in a statement.

The executive will take on the role of developing the company's business in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia.

López Crozet holds a degree in IT systems from Argentina's Universidad de Belgrano and an MBA from the Instituto para el Desarrollo Empresarial de la Argentina (IDEA).

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The executive previously worked for IBM.


The Chilean division of Spanish data management solutions provider PowerData has appointed Sergio Leyton Rodríguez as finance and administration manager, the firm said in a statement.

The executive holds an accounting degree from Chile's Universidad Diego Portales.

PowerData - which offers an extensive portfolio of data management solutions - has three offices in Spain. In Latin America, the company has an office in Santiago and another in Buenos Aires. It has operations in Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia and is looking to start direct operations in Brazil, Panama, Colombia and Peru via an agreement with a US IT firm.


Brazilian IT services firm CPM Braxis Capgemini has received SAP (NYSE: SAP) global certification as a provider of cloud and hosted services, the former said in a release.

CPM Braxis Capgemini offers application services, infrastructure technology services and business process outsourcing (BPO). The firm has eight development centers and one data center in Brazil.


US data warehousing provider Teradata (NYSE: TDC) has signed an agreement with Argentine BI solutions consultancy Blue Patagon, both firms said in a statement.

Under the agreement, the Argentine consulting firm will offer Teradata's solutions.


Chile's Universidad de Las Américas has renewed an agreement with Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL), the latter said in a release.

Under the Oracle Academy program, the university has access to Oracle software, as well as to support services and training.

Six other universities in Chile have similar agreements with Oracle, the software firm said.