Roundup: IDC, Intel, Oracle, Micro Focus

Friday, December 30, 2011

Tech consultancy IDC will promote an online conference to assess ICT industry trends and challenges in Latin America for 2012, the consultancy said.

The event, to last about an hour, will be chaired by IDC Latin America research VP Ricardo Villate.

The "Latin America Predictions" webinar is scheduled to take place January 10, at 3pm Brazilian time.

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Intel's (Nasdaq: INTC) new generation of Atom microprocessors will be made available for mobile platforms in the Chilean market in March, the company reported in a release.

According to Intel, the devices streamline productivity, internet browsing and provide a larger battery life (20% more than the previous version) for notebooks and, in particular, netbooks.

Among the technological updates of this new generation of the Atom chips, Intel lists a better viewing of HD videos, Blu-ray movies and a greater graphic performance and media sharing.


Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) is launching a new solution aimed to help communications service providers (CSPs) maximize their mobile applications revenues, the company said in a statement.

Connected Digital Lifestyle is a unified platform for service exposure, content management and delivery, and advertising, aimed to enable new revenue streams and increase customer loyalty.

In related news, the company said it is also launching the updated version of its Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper 5.0, said to enhance the development of third-party applications and optimize the use and control of networks.


UK software developer Micro Focus has launched a solution that enables the migration of PL/I language-based applications from IBM mainframes to Linux, Unix and Windows Server platforms, the company said in a statement.

Micro Focus' Server Enterprise Edition for PL/I is said to make this migration process with minimum changes and keeping the same functionalities of the application.