Roundup: Open System, CPqD, CSI Leasing, MSI Computer

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Colombian BSS/OSS solutions provider Open Systems has been selected by compatriot gas distributor Promigas to update the latter's technical and commercial management platform, Open System said in a release.

Under the agreement, Open System will implement its SmartFlex integral solution.

Open Systems focuses on three areas of service - integrated billing, maintenance and management of networks; system implementation, 24/7 support and professional services such as certification of the Product Management Institute; and human resource management in the area of engineers.

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Open Systems is based in Colombia and has presence in 14 countries in the region, with offices in Argentina, Ecuador and the US. The company is now looking to expand into Brazil and further into the US.

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Brazilian TI and telecoms research and development firm CPqD has appointed Edvaldo Paro as operations support systems director, CPqD said in a statement.

The executive holds a degree in electric engineering from Brazilian university Unicamp and has worked at CPqD since 1982.

CPqD's objective is to define economically viable budget targets for IT and telecom infrastructure construction. The company has 12 years of experience in the electricity sector and participates in the country's 10 biggest smart grid projects being carried out by power distributors.

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The Chilean division of CSI Leasing, the largest privately held independent IT lessor in the US, has appointed Javier Pacheco as the unit's sales manager, the firm said in a statement.

CSI Leasing has been in the IT leasing industry since 1972 and now has offices in Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala and Honduras.

Chile is one of the company's newest regional markets, while its most mature business is in Mexico, according to previous reports.

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The Brazilian unit of Taiwanese PC components manufacturer MSI Computer has launched an All-in-One PC with 3D monitor, the company said in a statement.

The PC includes a full-HD multi-touch panel, 4G DDR3 memory and 1TB hard drive.

MSI launched operations in Brazil in 2004.