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

- Monday, May 23, 2011

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

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.

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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.

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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.