Roundup: SAP, Sicap, Accertify, ICT centers

- Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Roundup: SAP, Sicap, Accertify, ICT centers

SAP (NYSE: SAP) has named Diego Lozano as Southern Cone director, the company said in a statement.

Lozano entered SAP in 2009, when he took the reigns as general manager for Argentina. The executive previously worked in IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MOT).

Lozano holds a degree in mathematics from Universidad de Buenos Aires, as well as an MBA from Universidad del Salvador.

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Swiss mobile software provider Sicap has cut the ribbon on an office in Brazil, the company said in a statement.

"As one of the top 10 telecommunications markets worldwide and with a recognized sophisticated banking system, Brazil is a natural place for... device management, loyalty and micropayment processing," said Yon Moreira da Silva Junior, Sicap's managing director for Brazil.

The company also has offices in Mexico.

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Panama's Metrobank has agreed to acquire solutions from US software firm Accertify, the latter company said in a statement.

Metrobank will integrate Accertify's fraud prevention solution Interceptas, which will be made available to commercial firms, processors, card issuers and acquirers for both card-present and card-not-present transactions.

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The Guyana government has opened an ICT center for sugar industry workers and their families, the government said in a statement.

The facility is the second of eight centers that will be opened in total.