Roundup: Network1, Logicalis, TuneUp, technological entrepreneurship

- Friday, November 4, 2011

Roundup: Network1, Logicalis, TuneUp, technological entrepreneurship

Brazilian IT products distributor Network1 is launching a new cloud computing portfolio, the firm informed in a release.

According to Network1, the cloud solutions line includes virtual server solutions, Microsoft Exchange in the cloud, cloud storage and virtual desktops. The infrastructure is provided by nine tier 3 and 4 data centers.

The firm also said it expects to launch soon a new cloud portfolio aimed at small and medium enterprises and large corporations.

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International ICT solutions provider Logicalis has been certified under Cisco's advanced data center architecture for Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, the company said in a statement.

Cisco's certification recognizes Logicalis' knowledge in the sale, design, deployment and technical support of data center architectures. It is also one of Cisco's latest certificates concerning cloud and virtualization, launched earlier this year.

"Companies are getting more and more interested in the concepts of virtualization, especially due to the quick capex returns provided by these technologies. In this sense, it is important to us that our engineers are trained to provide the best options available," Logicalis Southern Cone CEO Rodrigo Parreira said.

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German software solutions provider TuneUp has launched the Spanish version of its new solutions portfolio, the company said in a statement.

According to TuneUp, the most important feature of TuneUp Utilities 2012 is its "Saving Mode," said to increase by some 30 times the battery of PCs running with the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system.

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The Nonprofit Enterprise and Self-sustainability Team (NESst) and Peruvian science and technology program FINCyT are organizing a forum to discuss technological entrepreneurship in Latin America, online news source Emprendedores News reported.

Several technology entrepreneurship entities from across the region are expected to attend to the event.

The event, called "International Forum: Latin America innovates and transforms. A look at the support programs for technological innovation and entrepreneurship," will take place November 6 in Lima.