Roundup: O4IT-Cisco, Black Friday, NetApp, Tivit

- Thursday, December 1, 2011

Roundup: O4IT-Cisco, Black Friday, NetApp, Tivit

IT services provider O4IT will implement Cisco's (Nasdaq: CSCO) Unified Computing System (UCS) to offer virtual desktops in the cloud, the companies said in a statement.

The implementation is designed to provide mobility, flexibility, security and cost reduction to O4IT's customers under a low-redundant infrastructure. This integrated service includes thin terminals, firewalls, connectivity, a data center and software licensing.

O4IT has presence in the US, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.

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E-commerce sales during Black Friday 2011 (November 25) in Brazil reached 100mn reais (US$55.9mn), a record figure for local e-commerce in a single day, local consultancy firm e-bit reported.

The figure represents 88% growth compared to the same day last year, when sales totaled 53mn reais.

More than 237,000 orders were processed throughout the country in 24 hours, up 67% compared to 142,000 from last year. Over 50 retailers participated in the initiative.

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US unified storage solutions provider NetApp (Nasdaq: NTAP) is hosting the event Partner Academy 2011 for its business partners in Chile, Peru and Ecuador on December 7, the company said in a statement.

During the event, to be held in capital Santiago, NetApp will present to its partners new products, sales tools and methods to help them improve their commercial strategy in the government, higher education, and health verticals, among others.

In addition, the event will address issues such as competitiveness techniques and big data.

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Brazilian IT and business process outsourcing firm Tivit is opening more than 80 vacancies in several units for the application systems and IT outsourcing areas, the company said in a statement.

The opportunities are for the company's units in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba and São José dos Campos.

The vacancies include positions for process analysts, project managers, test analysts, data mangers, COBOL systems analysts, JAVA systems analysts, software architects and support analysts.