Roundup: MSDevelop, NICE Systems-Anixter, Famsa-BuscaPé, Objet

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Brazilian consulting and IT outsourcing firm MSDevelop has appointed Leandro Monteiro as outsourcing manager, the company said in a release.

The executive has a degree in computer science as well as an MBA. Monteiro will be in charge of optimizing the service provided to customers, covering human resources management and technical monitoring.

MSDevelop is an Oracle platinum partner. In 2010, the company achieved CMMI 2.

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Israeli contact center solutions company NICE Systems (Nasdaq: NICE) has signed a distribution agreement in Latin America with US communications equipment distributor Anixter, the companies said in a statement.

Under the agreement, Anixter will distribute NICE's enterprise and security solutions products and solutions throughout Latin America.

"Anixter is an authorized NICE distributor that will support tier 2 partners with trained professionals to provide presales, projects and commercial support for all of the company's products and solutions," said NICE channels director Fernando Lucato.


Mexican retail store Famsa is aiming for 300-400% growth in online sales by 2012 through an alliance with price comparison portal BuscaPé, the latter said in a statement.

According to Famsa e-marketing manager José Manuel Cardiel Villarreal, one of the main benefits of the alliance is increased traffic on Famsa's website, and higher penetration in Mexico's e-commerce market.

The alliance was signed in May, along with an agreement with online affiliate marketing company Lomadee to increase Famsa's presence with banners in more than 10,000 websites.


3D printing system and materials provider Objet has appointed Andrew Dehart regional manager for Central America, the company said in a statement.

The appointment reinforces and extends the company's presence in the region.

With more than 20 years of experience in the 3D printing industry, Dehart has previously worked for Z Corporation, Autodesk, Sun, HP and SGI.

Dehart will be responsible for Objet's operations, business development and sales in the region.