Roundup: MicroStrategy, Comstor, Grupo Assa, McAfee

- Thursday, August 18, 2011

Roundup: MicroStrategy, Comstor, Grupo Assa, McAfee

US business intelligence (BI) software producer MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) will hold its Business Intelligence Symposium in São Paulo on September 14, the firm said in a statement.

The event includes meetings and workshops on the use of MicroStrategy's BI tools to optimize performance, BI best practices and integration solutions used by partners for the MicroStrategy platform.

The company will also introduce its MicroStrategy Mobile platform for iPads and other mobile devices.

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US value-added IT distributor Westcon Group's unit Comstor Brasil has been recognized as distributor of the year during US unified storage solutions provider NetApp's (Nasdaq: NTAP) Channel Meeting 2011 in São Paulo, Westcon said in a statement.

Comstor - a NetApp channel partner - is a distributor specialized in Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) products.

The award takes into account factors such as investment in the brand, channel recruitment and training.

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Latin American consultancy and systems integrator Grupo Assa is deploying a SAP platform for cooling systems provider Embraco México, the former said in a statement.

Embraco is already using a SAP platform in other countries where it operates, like the US, Brazil, Slovakia and Italy.

The SAP platform is expected to help Embraco consolidate its business strategy in its new facility in Mexico, focused on manufacturing compressors to be sold in the US market.

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US software security firm McAfee (NYSE: MFE) is extending platform support for consumers with its newly released McAfee WaveSecure software iOS Edition, the company said in a statement.

McAfee, which already supports the Apple iOS for business users with its Enterprise Mobility Manager software, is now supporting individual iPhone users to offer protection against data and device loss or theft.

The software enables users to protect their privacy and mobile data, whether their iPhone is lost or stolen, ensuring irreplaceable and private information can be wirelessly backed up and restored.

The software is available in English, Portuguese and Spanish, among other languages.