Roundup: HP, Kingston-Move1, Unisys, Finnegans-San Justo Cereales

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

HP (NYSE: HPQ) has appointed Stephen DiFranco as senior VP and general manager for the Americas region of its personal systems group (PSG), reporting to Todd Bradley, executive VP of PSG, HP said in a statement.

DiFranco will replace Stephen DeWitt, who was named senior VP and general manager of the webOS global business unit. HP will now look for a new leader of its solutions partner organization (SPO), with that business continuing to report to PSG Americas. DiFranco will continue to oversee SPO until that role is filled.

In his new role, DiFranco will be responsible for driving the marketing, sales and operations strategy for continued growth of PSG in the US, Canada and Latin America.

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DiFranco joined HP from Lenovo last year. Prior to that he worked for AMD and Maxtor Corporation.


US memory device manufacturer Kingston Technology has named Brazilian IT distributor Move1 as master distributor, the companies said in a statement.

As such, Move1, a business unit of Brazilian distributor Network1, will enjoy exclusive commercial advantages offered by Kingston, including the direct purchase of equipment for distribution throughout the country.


US IT firm Unisys held its "Unisys Financial Day" in Buenos Aires on July 7 to gather IT professionals focused on the banking industry, the company said in a statement.

During the event, the company presented solutions and services aimed at the banking industry, with a special focus on its new Sistema Financiero Bancario (SFB) application for Argentina's banking industry.

The main goal of the event was to gather the main leaders in the banking industry to share experiences and create new business opportunities.


Argentine agricultural and livestock company San Justo Cereales has implemented local IT firm Finnegans' Ceres Live Agro Express software, the latter said in a statement.

San Justo Cereales implemented the system, which included purchasing and payment applications; sales and collections, finance, accounting, logistics and stock; budgetary control; and agriculture and livestock management.

The company has also hired a post-implementation service for continuous improvement.