Roundup: Orión-Salfa, AxisMed-A5 solutions, Ipswitch Network, Avaya

- Monday, December 26, 2011

Roundup: Orión-Salfa, AxisMed-A5 solutions, Ipswitch Network, Avaya

Latin American security services provider Soluciones Orión has completed the process of moving Chilean construction firm Salfa's collaborative platform to Google Apps for Business, the former announced in a statement.

Salfa's goal with the migration was to have a solution that could enable remote access to data and information from any location and device, in order to strengthen business plans and improve response times to the client. The company also needed greater storage capacity for emails and better platform integration.

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Brazilian healthcare group AxisMed has signed a partnership deal with local communications platform integrator company A5 solutions, the former said in a release.

The deal is part of a move by AxisMed to modernize its servers and streamline its telecommunications and contact center infrastructure.

"With this infrastructure, we now have what is necessary for the operation of our contact center. The business intelligence and expertise in healthcare management remain with AxisMed, but the process technicalities are now with A5 Solutions," AxisMed IT director Eduardo Santana said.

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A total of 42% of employees on average spent more than an hour a day in worktime doing online holiday shopping, a survey from US software provider Ipswitch's network management division found.

From the companies surveyed by Ipswitch, 28.3% did not know how long their employees engaged in Christmas shopping online. Those companies that did follow such internal activity, on the other hand, found that 42% of their staff dedicated more than one hour a day to holiday shopping online, influencing the company's business productivity and profits.

"Online shopping is no longer done only after work, and many employees may take more than two hours during the working day doing this kind of shopping," Ipswitch's network management Ennio Carboni said. According to Carboni, in addition to a loss in productivity, online shopping can also generate additional traffic to the IT infrastructure of the companies, harming other operations.

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Gastón Gil has been named enterprise communications, software and services provider Avaya's new channel manager for the Southern Cone, according to a report from Argentinian news source La Nación.

Gil has a degree in business administration from the Universidad of Belgrano, in Argentina.

Before this nomination, the executive worked for companies such as Telecom Argentina, Telecom Personal, Huawei Technologies, Alcatel E-Business Division and IBM Argentina.