Roundup: MBA Contest, Kaspersky Lab, MACHI, EMC-NEC

Friday, October 7, 2011

Chilean communications and IT association Acti has launched a competition for innovative projects using information technology for undergraduate and MBA students across the country, Acti said in a statement.

The MBA Contest 2011 is being run in partnership with the government innovation program Innova Chile, part of state development agency Corfo. Entries close October 31.

Contestants will have access to public and private funding, and marketing channels to implement their initiatives.

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Russian antivirus software developer Kaspersky Laboratories has launched in Chile the 2012 versions of its Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Anti-Virus suites, the company said in a statement.

The new line of products offers a hybrid protection strategy, combining security software that runs on users' PCs with cloud-based intelligence and cyber security information.

The solutions include anti-phishing and anti-spam; an additional layer of protection called "file adviser," which determines the trustworthiness of any file on the computer by checking its worldwide reputation; and an application called System Watcher, with advanced rollback functionality and which monitors the modifications made to the PC to undo or rollback damage caused by malware.


Chilean technological platform MACHI, created under the FIRST project, will host a conference on October 18 in capital Santiago, according to a release.

Together with the Latin American IT industry association Aleti and innovation program Innova Chile, the conference will focus on research, development and innovation initiatives in areas such as software and services, embedded systems, audiovisual technologies and mobile communications.

The event aims to gather representatives from the industrial, academic and public sectors.


EMC (NYSE: EMC) and NEC have launched a storage and server configuration solution for Microsoft SharePoint 2010, the companies said in a joint statement.

The solution includes EMC VNX unified storage and NEC Express Server configuration, powered by Intel's Xeon E7 processor family.

The tested configuration allows for 108mn database documents to be stored, searched and retrieved.