Roundup: Positivo BGH, Centauro-Exceda, Gartner, Aktio

- Monday, September 5, 2011

Roundup: Positivo BGH, Centauro-Exceda, Gartner, Aktio

Joint venture Positivo BGH has launched a contest for Argentine undergraduate students to present ideas for applications developed for the tablets the company will produce in Tierra del Fuego province during 2012, Positivo said on its website.

The ideas must be original and correspond to at least one of the following categories: entertainment, business, educations, news or information, and user experience.

Of the projects submitted, 10 will be shortlisted. The winner will receive a trip to visit the facilities of Brazil's largest PC manufacturer, Positivo Informática, and 2 pesos (US$0.47) for each tablet that uses the winning application.

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The other nine students will be able to develop their applications for the company's Applications Store.

Ideas for applications can be submitted until September 19.

The JV comprises Positivo and Argentine electronics company BGH.

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Centauro, a Latin American sporting goods retailer, has acquired solutions and services from Brazilian IT services provider Exceda, the latter said in a statement.

Exceda's solutions and services will help Centauro support the growth of its retail network and online business in Brazil.

With the dynamic site accelerator (DSA) and application optimization solution (AOS), Centauro will be able to speed up transactions and visualization of the home page, information and images on the website.

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ICT consultancy Gartner will host the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2011 on October 25-27 in São Paulo, Brazil, the company said in a statement.

This year's agenda includes sessions, workshops and CIO keynotes on major trends shaping the IT landscape, such as mobile, cloud, security and risk management, enterprise architecture, applications and BI.

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Latin American IT products distributor Aktio will host on September 21 its second regional forum for government leaders, the company said in a statement.

The forum, to be held in Buenos Aires, aims to share experiences and explore the challenges faced by public administrations, as well as foster a debate on the social model for the digital age in Latin America.

The event will bring together specialists from the public sector and national, provincial and municipal governments.