Roundup: Sky Brasil-Oracle, SaveMe, Network1, Softic

- Thursday, October 6, 2011

Roundup: Sky Brasil-Oracle, SaveMe, Network1, Softic

Brazilian pay-TV carrier Sky Brasil Serviços has selected Oracle's (Nasdaq: ORCL) communications billing and revenue management suite to help it provide more differentiated services for its rapidly growing subscriber base, Oracle said in a statement.

The solution is expected to help Sky's legacy IT system to overcome technical limitations that have prevented the company from handling its growing influx of subscribers.

Oracle's suite will support the immediate introduction of new offers, which can be consolidated onto a single bill, as well as rapidly design, deliver and monetize service offers/bundles and deliver a range of services based on customer or market driven conditions, the company said.

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Group buying aggregator SaveMe has tripled the total number of users in Chile since its launch in the country at the beginning of 2011, reaching more than 40,000 people, the company said in a statement.

SaveMe Chile - owned by Latin America's largest price comparison website, BuscaPé - combines the offers of discount sites such as Groupon, Groupalia, LetsBonus, SaveMyDay, Tu Cupón, and Divino Descuento.

With its services and products, the company covers almost 14 cities in Chile, including Arica, Antofagasta, Iquique, La Serena, Valparaíso, Rancagua, Talca and Concepción.

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Brazilian IT products distributor Network1 has appointed Matt Gharegozlou as VP for international business, the company said in a statement.

The appointment is part of the company's initiative to reinforce investments in its Latin American expansion.

With more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry, Gharegozlou has previously worked for companies such as IGT, NetApp, Hitachi Data Systems and Brocade Communications.

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Colombian IT industry association Fedesoft will hold the 2011 edition of international business roundtable Softic on October 20-21 in Bogotá, Fedesoft said on its website.

Softic, organized along with the Bogotá chamber of commerce and government exports promotion agency Proexport, will gather Colombian and international developers, vendors and distributors of software.

The event aims to boost the software and IT sector's internationalization, to stimulate external demand and promote foreign investment in Colombia.