Roundup: Synapsis-Tibco, Micropagos, Knowledge Management, SAP-VMware

- Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Roundup: Synapsis-Tibco, Micropagos, Knowledge Management, SAP-VMware

Chilean IT firm Synapsis has signed an alliance with US company Tibco Software in Latin America, the former said in a statement.

The alliance allows Tibco to maximize business opportunities in vertical markets where Synapsis has presence, while the Chilean company will be able to offer Tibco's full software portfolio.

In addition, Synapsis will also be benefited with Tibco's consultancy services, architecture, development, integration, training and solutions support.

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Micropagos, a Uruguayan developer of mobile payments and financial transactions solutions, has obtained the first prize in the Innovative Entrepreneurship category of the 2011 national innovation award Premio Nova, the company said in a statement.

The prize is awarded by Uruguay's national research and innovation agency in association with global nonprofit organization Endeavor and local IT and commerce entities.

The award recognizes Micropagos' mobile payments platform, which will soon be expanded to Costa Rica. The company is also negotiating commercial alliances in Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Brazil and Argentina.

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Argentine business analytics solutions developer Knowledge Management is expanding its reach to Chile, the US, Puerto Rico and some countries in the European Union, the company said in a statement.

The company will develop new projects and several activities in these markets to provide customers with global coverage.

In addition, the company has announced the opening of new offices in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires, and the expansion of its portfolio of products and solutions.

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SAP (NYSE: SAP) has tapped California-based virtualization software firm VMware's (NYSE: VMW) cloud infrastructure and management platform for one of its internal global IT modernization and reorganization projects, designed to more effectively support business demand, the latter said in a statement.

The SAP IT group has been using VMware technology as one of its underlying virtualization technologies and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) architectures for tailored products.

Following an internal automation and private cloud project, SAP IT has expanded its cooperation with VMware, striving to reach an overall virtualization rate of 80% of its global IT infrastructure.