Roundup: Tata, Westcon-Avaya, Usuaria, Cenit

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Indian IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will implement a SAP business management system for the Brazilian unit of Swiss power and automation multinational ABB, the companies said in a statement.

The project will initially start with 70 professionals, mostly onsite, but may eventually reach up to 120 consultants. The goal is to improve the flow of information and processes to increase productivity.

The SAP system will integrate virtually all the areas inside the company, including accounting, finance, sales and customer support.

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The project is part of ABB's global strategy to unify the technological platform for its operations.


US value-added IT distributor Westcon has extended its business relationship with enterprise communications, software and service provider Avaya, the former said in a statement.

Westcon now has the distribution rights for Avaya's Virtual Services Platform (VSP) 9000 in Brazil.

The VSP 9000, a next-generation switching ethernet solution for critical mission data centers, has been especially designed for organizations that need scalability and high-density data transfer.

Westcon is planning to offer the platform, along with training, in its LEAP centers (Learn, Experience, Architect, Plan).


Argentine IT and communications users association Usuaria will host the 14th edition of the SegurInfo Chile conference, Usuaria said in a statement.

The event will take place August 10 in Santiago and will feature discussions on topics such as security management, business continuity, security in cloud computing and server virtualization, fraud and digital documents.


Venezuelan national IT center Cenit has selected 29 professionals and technicians to be part of a pilot training and certification program in hardware and software, Cenit said in a statement.

The training, an initiative of the national government, will be held in Caracas from July 25 until September 30.

The program includes skills necessary to provide technical support for computers produced by PC maker Venezolana de Industria Tecnológica (VIT) and educational program Canaima Educativo's laptops.