Roundup: MSI Computer, Ingram Micro, Gartner, F5 Networks

Monday, May 23, 2011

Taiwanese PC components manufacturer MSI Computer has appointed Steven Lee as president of its Brazilian unit, the company said in a statement.

With more than 20 years of experience, Lee previously worked for Molex, Etron and Hannstar.

MSI, which launched operations in Brazil in 2004, has presence in 25 countries.

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The Brazilian unit of US hardware and services wholesaler Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM) has appointed Walter Romano as volume business manager, Ingram Micro said in a release.

Ingram Micro has had a presence in Brazil since 1997, with an office in São Paulo.

Latin America represented 5% of Ingram Micro's total sales in the first quarter of 2011.


US research firm Gartner expects its business in Brazil to expand 25% this year, the firm said in a statement.

In 2010, Gartner's business in Brazil expanded 22%. The firm has 130 clients across the country.

Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, Gartner has 4,000 associates and 1,200 analysts globally.


US applications delivery company F5 Networks (Nasdaq: FFIV) has signed an alliance with Brazilian IT firm Netsul for the latter to distribute F5 applications over the web, the US firm said in a statement.

Netsul - whose main focus is in the south of the country - expects to increase revenues 15% with the alliance.

F5 Networks' Brazilian subsidiary was launched in 2006 through the opening of an office in São Paulo.