Roundup: Prioridad 1-Burger King, Unisys, Softline, Gartner

- Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Roundup: Prioridad 1-Burger King, Unisys, Softline, Gartner

US fast food chain Burger King has tapped Argentine security technology provider Prioridad 1's digital services for its facilities in Tucumán and Santa Fe provinces, Prioridad 1 said in a statement.

Prioridad 1 will offer Burger King CCTV applications and monitoring services for security control at both facilities.

CCTV applications include TV cameras and digital recording. The images, live or recorded, can be seen online using a computer or mobile phone.

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US IT company Unisys has launched a new solution for Argentina's banking industry under the SaaS model, the company said in a statement.

The Sistema Financiero Bancario (SFB) application allows financial institutions to process operations and centrally manage customer information.

Its architecture offers organizations an integrated vision that combines various operations, such as deposits, investments, loans, automatic transfers and consolidated statements. The solution meets regulatory requirements defined by the market and by the central bank.

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Russian software and IT services company Softline International is opening new offices in Buenos Aires, Softline said in a statement.

The move is part of Softline's expansion strategy, which included its merger with consulting and software licensing firm Amsi in May.

The company's strategy also involves increasing its workforce to improve customer service.

Softline, founded in 1993, has offices in 67 cities in 21 countries. In Latin America, the firm has offices in Argentina, Venezuela and Colombia.

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ICT consultancy Gartner has promoted César Velloso to regional sales director for Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo states, in addition to the midwest, northeast and north of Brazil, Gartner said in a statement.

The appointment is part of the company's plan to expand operations in the country. Gartner will also hire four business development directors for Rio de Janeiro, all reporting to Velloso.

"In 2011 alone, we expect to grow 25%, and Rio de Janeiro is key to achieving this goal," Gartner South America CEO Marcio Krug said.

César Velloso, previously business development director with Gartner, has 22 years of experience in the IT market and has worked for companies like IBM and Tivit.