Roundup: Peixe Urbano, Terremark, Pointer Telocation, Autodesk

- Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Roundup: Peixe Urbano, Terremark, Pointer Telocation, Autodesk

Brazilian collective buying website Peixe Urbano has selected US firm Message Systems' Momentum platform to power the former's daily messaging operation, Message Systems said in a statement.

The Momentum platform serves as Peixe Urbano's solution for delivering millions of daily deals to consumers across Brazil and Argentina.

The company is currently present in more than 60 cities in Brazil and Argentina, and plans to expand to other locations across Latin America.

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US connectivity and data center services provider Terremark's colocation services delivered from its São Paulo site have been accredited with the internationally recognized ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification, the firm said in a statement.

The certification provides third party verification that the company's Brazilian colocation services conform to an information security management standard that helps protect the integrity of customers' critical and sensitive information. The certification is valid for three years.

Terremark's NAP do Brasil in São Paulo is home to its most important internet exchange in Latin America, with massive and diverse connectivity from the region's largest carriers.

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Pointer Telocation, a supplier of technology and services for mobile resource management and roadside services to the vehicle industry and the insurance market, has appointed Arnoldo Meiselmann as CEO of the firm's Mexican subsidiary, the company said in a statement.

Pointer has offices in Israel, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Romania.

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US graphics software vendor Autodesk (Nasdaq: ADSK) has appointed Martín Moreno as director for Latin America, the company said in a statement.

Founded in 1982, Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California. Latin American headquarters are located in Miami, with offices in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela.