Roundup: Network1, LivingSocial, Locaweb, Novell

Friday, August 5, 2011

Brazilian IT products distributor Network1 has created a new business unit, Softe1, focused on value-added software solutions, the company said in a statement.

The move responds to "the high growth the software industry has had in recent years and the great potential for cross-selling software solutions, using the company's current channel base," said Rafael Paloni, Network1's president.

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Softe1 has started operating with a portfolio of solutions from HP and security software vendor Kaspersky. The company is in negotiations with other partners.


Online and mobile source for local deals LivingSocial is expanding internationally with the launch of daily deals for residents of Colombia and Uruguay, the company said in a statement.

The deals, which will be offered under the LetsBonus brand, will initially be available in the cities of Montevideo and Bogotá.

In Latin America, the company also operates in Mexico, Argentina and Chile.

LivingSocial serves more than 42mn members worldwide.


Brazilian data storage company Locaweb has attained level II in Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) 70 for its data centers in São Paulo, the company said in a statement.

With this new certification, Locaweb - which achieved level I in SAS 70 last year - can provide customers and auditors a standardized report to guarantee the quality and security of its activities and processes.

The certification also eliminates steps in the process of prospecting for new business.


US software firm Novell will participate in the 14th edition of the SegurInfo Chile conference hosted by Argentine IT and communications users association Usuaria, Novell said in a statement.

During the event, Mariano Morano, Novell's presales manager and Latin America sales lead, will give a lecture on selecting smart identity infrastructure and new security concepts related to cloud computing and workloads.

The event will take place August 10 in Santiago, and will feature discussions on topics such as security management, business continuity, security in cloud computing and server virtualization, fraud and digital documents.