Roundup: PTI-Comex, Nvidia, Go2neXt, F-Secure

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Chile has joined the innovative technological platform project for foreign trade (PTI-Comex), which is being driven by the Córdoba technology cluster.

PTI-Comex - supported by the Multilateral Investment Fund, a member of the IDB Group - looks to assess member countries' tech SMEs on how to sell IT services and products abroad.

The project involves more than 500 ICT firms in Chile, as well as firms from Argentina and Colombia.

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US tech firm Nvidia has awarded Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro computer unified device architecture (Cuda) research and teaching center certifications.

The university is the first in Brazil to receive such recognitions simultaneously.

The Cuda architecture, developed by Nvidia, enables students and researchers to design applications using the full processing potential of a CPU, the company said.

Currently, 400 teaching institutions all over the world use the Cuda architecture in their curriculum.


Marco Wasser has been appointed as solutions architect manager for Brazilian integration and cloud computing firm Go2neXt, the company reported in a release.

Wasser will be responsible for Go2neXt's presales, projects and sales processes development. The executive has 15 years of experience in the ICT market and has previously worked for companies like Tecnocomp, CNT Brasil, Getronics and Connect System Integrator.

Go2neXt's focus is supporting clients in migrating to virtualized and cloud environments.

"Wasser's goal is to ensure that our projects, besides serving the business management requirements of each company, include the very latest in terms of technology," Go2neXt CEO Paulo Pichini said.


Finnish security solutions provider F-Secure has received the highest grade in an evaluation that measures solutions' level of protection, the company said in a statement.

F-Secure corporate security solution Client Security has been awarded the "AV-TEST Approved Endpoint Protection Product," provided by independent IT security organization Av-Test.