Roundup: Westcon-Infoblox, AuraPortal, Gartner, SAP

- Friday, August 19, 2011

Roundup: Westcon-Infoblox, AuraPortal, Gartner, SAP

Value-added IT distributor Westcon Group has signed an agreement with US core network solutions provider Infoblox to distribute the latter's network infrastructure control and automation solutions in Brazil, Westcon said in a statement.

Infoblox's portfolio includes platforms for network services such as domain name system (DNS), IP address management, and network change and configuration management.

Infoblox solutions also offer support for cloud computing, virtualization and regulatory compliance.

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Brazil's Minas Gerais state transport and public works department is implementing an integrated public works management system based on US software firm AuraPortal's BPM suite, the latter said in a release.

The so-called SIOP system will manage, among the other things, the design of public works and the supply chain of the processes involved in such works.

Aura's partner in Brazil, Core Synesis, developed the SIOP system based on AuraPortal BMPS technology, BusinessObjects BI platform, and Synesis indicator panel.

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IT consultancy firm Gartner will hold its "Gartner, The Future of IT" seminar on September 20-21, the company said in a statement.

The event, in Buenos Aires, will focus on analyzing trends in the Latin American IT industry. The conference will also feature speeches by international experts on the future of technologies such as cloud computing, BPM and mobile evolution.

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SAP (NYSE: SAP) has released version 8.0 of its SAP Transportation Management (TM) solution in Latin America, the company said in a statement.

SAP TM allows companies to consolidate orders and optimize shipments to maximize return on transportation costs. Clients can also share information and combine orders directly with carriers and forwarders online.

The solution can be integrated with GPS and RFID systems, and it includes features from SAP's BI solution SAP BusinessObjects.

SAP Transportation Management aims at vertical markets such as manufacturing, retail, wholesalers, oil and gas, and mining.