Roundup: PCs for education, IAMCP Chile, Carestream Health, IntraLinks

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Friday, January 28, 2011

The government of Argentina's San Luis province will deliver 36,000 laptops to schools this year, the provincial government said in a statement.

The first batch consists of 6,500 units, and will be shipped out when classes begin in late February.

A total of 13,000 PCs will be in student hands by March, according to provincial education minister Marcelo Sosa.

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The Chilean division of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners in Latin America (IAMCP Latam) has launched an initiative to attract qualified IT workers, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) said in a statement.

The program will focus on recent college graduates.

According to a Microsoft study, local companies that do Microsoft-related work will need 800 new professionals within the next 18 months.

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Global healthcare IT solution provider Carestream Health has rolled out cloud-based solutions in the Colombian market, Carestream said in a statement.

The services, dubbed eHealth Services, allow for the administration of clinic patient information and its transfer between different healthcare establishments.

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US software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions provider IntraLinks has unveiled a Brazilian-Portuguese language website to complement its existing products and services in the local market, IntraLinks said in a statement.

IntraLinks provides cloud-based solutions in Brazil for financial transactions and corporate governance.