Local IT firm Stefanini stood out in Fundação Dom Cabral's latest ranking of Brazilian transnational companies, moving from 17th place to second, the company said in a statement.
According to the study, Stefanini showed the biggest increase in the internationalization index among the top 20 companies. The study, supported by IDB, was based on responses from 46 companies.
Markets outside Brazil account for 36.1% of Stefanini's revenues, 67.7% of the assets and 37% of its employees.
Stefanini's expansion abroad started in 1996 with a subsidiary in Argentina, being the first Brazilian IT multinational to open offices outside the country. Since then, the company has expanded to Chile, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, the US, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the UK, India and Canada.
Chilean tech holding company Quintec obtained ISO 20000 and ISO 27001 international certifications, making it the first local company to certify in both standards, and one of the first in Latin America, the company said in a statement.
The company designed a three-year plan to achieve these two certifications, which ensure compliance of other international standards and practices such as COBIT and Sarbanes-Oxley (SAS70).
ISO 20000 certifies best practices for IT services management, while ISO 27001 certifies for IT security management systems.
Chilean IT industry association Acti has awarded local systems integrator Adexus in the IT globalization project category for creating the first IT services offshoring in English, the company said in a statement.
The project - being developed by Chilean professionals since 2002 - includes the production of service bulletins, factsheets and technical books in English for the aircraft engines division of General Electric.
US software developer GlobalLogic has named Adolfo Carrasco as sales director for its Chilean subsidiary, the company said in a statement.
Carrasco will be in charge of forming task groups focused on strategic sales for GlobalLogic Chile.
The executive has previously worked as sales manager in companies such as InMotion Servicios and Sun Microsystems. Carrasco has a degree in civil engineering from Universidad de Chile.