Roundup: Pitney Bowes, Sapienti, IDB, WatchGuard

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Brazilian subsidiary of US IT company Pitney Bowes Business Insight has appointed Luciano Albuquerque as sales manager, the company said in a statement.

The recently appointed executive previously worked for Avaya, Huawei, Brasil Telecom and Telemig Celular.

The company's solutions add data quality, geocoding, location intelligence, predictive analytics, communication management and mailing efficiency into critical customer relationship management workflows and business systems.

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Brazilian educational tech supplier Sapienti more than doubled revenues in 2010, reaching 6mn reais (US$3.7mn), and the company plans to close this year with 15mn reais in sales, Sapienti announced in a release.

"Currently 92 schools - many of them municipal and state run - have Sapienti multimedia rooms, always accompanied with teacher training. The arrival of this cutting-edge technology has helped to improve the environment of public schools and the performance of its students," said company director Gonçalo Margall.

The company was founded in 2007.


The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will discuss findings of its new book "Development Connections: Unveiling the Impact of New Information Technologies" in Washington, DC, on May 19, the bank said in a statement.

The book evaluated in a systematic way how information and communication technologies contributed to the success of several development projects in the region in areas ranging from education to environment and health.


WatchGuard Technologies, a US provider of business security solutions, has launched the WatchGuard XTM 2050, a next-generation firewall that provides enterprise-class security for large enterprises and data centers that require high-performance firewall, application control and intrusion prevention systems to protect against data theft, malware and security breaches, the firm said in a statement.

WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle and has offices serving North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.