Roundup: Microsoft, Neoris, Trend Micro, D-Link

- Thursday, January 20, 2011

Roundup: Microsoft, Neoris, Trend Micro, D-Link

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has donated US$13.2mn in software and cash to 300 Latin American NGOs, Microsoft said in a statement.

The donation went toward IT training programs in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Venezuela and Uruguay.

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Latin American IT consultancy firm Neoris has tapped Patricia Benchimol Duarte as senior manager for SAP (NYSE: SAP) projects in Rio de Janeiro, the company said in a statement.

Prior to joining Neoris, Duarte worked in firms including IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Brazilian IT services firm CPM Braxis.

The executive has a degree in data processing technology from Brazil's Pontificia Universidade Catolica (PUC) do Rio de Janeiro and an executive MBA from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.

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The municipal government of Brazil's Caixas do Sul has acquired solutions from Japanese security solutions provider Trend Micro (Nasdaq: TMIC), the latter company said in a statement.

Government officials decided to adopt Trend Micro's Enterprise Security for Endpoint Advanced to secure 1,300 computers and 60 laptops.

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Taiwanese network solutions provider D-Link has formed a distribution agreement with the Brazilian division of US computer wholesaler Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD), D-Link said in a statement.

Tech Data Brasil will distribute D-Link's complete line of products to SMEs, large enterprises, government agencies, educational institutions and residential users.