Roundup: Softcorp, Sonda Procwork, Kaseya, open source software campaign

- Friday, February 11, 2011

Roundup: Softcorp, Sonda Procwork, Kaseya, open source software campaign

Brazilian IT firm Softcorp saw its Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) related contracts spike 133% last year, the company said in a statement without providing hard numbers.

"Our expectations for 2011 continue to be positive," said Softcorp sales manager Ricardo Giudice. "Softcorp expects to double the number of [Microsoft] contracts and already has a pipeline that assures this."

Softcorp has business units in São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Paraná, Espírito Santo and Pernambuco.

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Sonda Procwork, a Brazilian unit of Chilean IT systems integrator Sonda, has promoted Fábio Mello to director of SAP (NYSE: SAP) solutions, Sonda Procwork said in a statement.

Mello has more than 12 years of IT experience, including nine years of work with SAP solutions.

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The Mexican unit of global provider of IT automation software Kaseya will hold a roadshow in March, the company said in a statement.

The event will pass through Guadalajara, Monterrey and Mexico City on March 1, 2 and 3, respectively, and will focus on helping companies become providers of value-added services.

The roadshow will also feature analysts from companies such as local ICT consultancy Select.

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Venezuela's government has kicked off a campaign to promote open source software use among local radio stations, the country's science and technology ministry said in a statement.

Adopting open source software will help democratize access to information and improve information systems, the statement read.