Roundup: Orange Business Services, Actualisap, Atos, Oracle

- Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Roundup: Orange Business Services, Actualisap, Atos, Oracle

Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación, a non-profit, private healthcare institution in Colombia, has chosen French enterprise communication solutions company Orange Business Services to integrate and deliver technology and communications services in its new branch launched in October, the entities said in a statement.

Orange is providing services integration and network infrastructure to the new branch, which comprises 12 specialized health centers. It is also providing a nurse-call system for 220 patient beds that is integrated with the unified communications system, which entails cloud-based IP telephony and the hospital's information system.

In addition to delivering, integrating and managing the overall communications infrastructure for the hospital, Orange Business Service is managing the hospital's data center solutions, including an application for storing confidential patient information.

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Chilean IT consultancy Actualisap has incorporated the organizational learning method after action review (AAR) into five SAP ERP implementation or upgrade projects in Chile and Peru, Actualisap said in a statement.

One of the clients was Chilean shopping center chain Mall Plaza, for which Actualisap implemented SAP Business Objects using this method.

The AAR method has been developed by the US Army during the last 20 years to improve commanders' and their troops' operations and effectiveness, particularly regarding teamwork. Today, some IT and consulting companies have also adopted this method.

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Franco-Dutch IT firm Atos (formerly Atos Origin) has made two appointments to strengthen its positioning in Latin America, the company said in a statement.

Atos has named Alexandre Gouvêa as CEO for Brazil and Latin America and Juan Dabusti as CEO for Argentina, Chile and Colombia.

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Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) will offer its knowledge of advanced technology for documentaries on the Discovery Channel about how Latin American cities will look in 100 more years, Oracle said in a statement.

The new documentary series "2111" will show the future of cities such as Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, and will feature Oracle experts explaining the evolution of technology in areas such as green IT, cloud computing, smart grids, IT security and digital media.