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

Thursday, January 20, 2011

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.


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.


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.