Roundup: IT hub, Gartner, Eset, Elster

- Friday, May 6, 2011

Roundup: IT hub, Gartner, Eset, Elster

Argentina's Mendoza provincial lower house has approved a bill to create an IT hub in the province, the government of Mendoza said in a statement.

The future IT hub will be installed on land currently owned by the provincial government.

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Research firm Gartner will organize the VIII edition of its outsourcing conference in Brazil, to take place in São Paulo on June 7-8, the firm said in a statement.

Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, Gartner has 4,000 associates and 1,200 analysts globally.

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Slovakian antivirus and security software developer Eset's awareness & research coordinator for the Latin American region, Sebastián Bortnik, will participate in the Bits Global Conference, which will take place in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on May 10, the firm said in a statement.

Headquartered in Bratislava, the firm has offices in Prague, San Diego and London. Since 2004, Eset's Latin America headquarters have been in Buenos Aires.

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Two Brazilian utilities have selected power, gas and water measurement and control provider Elster's (NYSE: ELT) AMCO Water meters to more accurately measure water usage, the latter said in a statement.

Empresa Baiana de Aguas e Saneamento (Embasa) will install 170,000 Elster water meters at residential and commercial locations. Saneamento Basico do Estado de São Paulo (Sabesp) will deploy 80,000 Elster water meters across its residential customer base.

Elster's offering includes distribution monitoring and control, advanced smart metering, demand response, networking and software solutions.