Roundup: LarrainVial-Temenos, outsourcing exec ranking, BuscaPé, Red Hat

- Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Roundup: LarrainVial-Temenos, outsourcing exec ranking, BuscaPé, Red Hat

Chilean financial services firm LarrainVial has chosen Geneva-based banking software provider Temenos to replace its legacy core banking system with Temenos T24, the entities said in a statement.

The institution will deploy T24 to support its retail banking clients' domestic and international holdings from one platform, to offer a range of personalized services as well as reduce system complexity and associated costs.

LarrainVial has offices in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil and the US.

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Indian IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services' (TCS) executive VP for emerging markets, Gabriel Rozman, was recognized as the most influential outsourcing executive for 2010, according to media website Nearshore Americas' Top 50 Power Ranking.

Other top finishers include: Mexican IT nearshore services provider Softtek's CEO and president, Blanca Treviño; Brazilian IT solutions firm Stefanini's founder and CEO, Marco Stefanini; Latin America IT consulting firm Neoris' CEO, Claudio Muruzábal; and Brazilian IT services firm CPM Braxis' vice chairman and co-founder, David Shpilberg.

Criteria for placement on the list included personal impact on the growth and visibility of outsourcing in the Americas, record of corporate or government achievement and dedication to raising industry standards.

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Brazilian price comparison site BuscaPé has launched a rebranding project to reinforce its presence in the e-commerce market in Latin America, the company said in a statement.

With the support of Brazilian consultancy Ana Couto Branding & Design, the company embarked on a six-month project to create Buscapé Company.

Buscapé Company will integrate the firm's seven strategic brands under the same name to strengthen the company's performance throughout the entire e-commerce value chain.

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US Linux provider Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) is expanding its presence in Mexico, opening new offices, the company announced in a statement.

The company's solutions include operating platforms, sold through a subscription model, and a range of services including consulting, 24-hour support, training and Red Hat Enterprise Network.

In Latin America, the company also has offices in Argentina and Brazil.