Roundup: Yahoo, Microsoft, Teradata, Infor

- Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Roundup: Yahoo, Microsoft, Teradata, Infor

California-based Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO) will broadcast live the first online roundtable focused on Hispanic issues carried out with US President Barack Obama, Yahoo said in a statement.

The live webcast will also give people the opportunity to send their questions to Obama.

The roundtable will be moderated by José Siade, editorial director of Yahoo for the US, Hispanic and Latin America. The meeting will focus on important topics for the Hispanic community, including economics, education, health and immigration.

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Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has offered Honduras' government Windows and Office at a symbolic cost of US$3 for the Aulas Digitales (digital classrooms) program, congress said on its website.

The software would be used to equip the computers delivered to children in the country's public schools as part of the program, promoted by Juan Orlando Hernández, head of congress.

According to Hernández, the agreement is expected to see 28,000 PCs equipped with Microsoft programs in the coming years to help boost the quality of education in public schools.

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US data warehousing provider Teradata (NYSE: TDC) is expanding its sales department with the appointment of two new executives for Chile and Peru, the company said in a statement.

Looking to strengthen the area, thanks to positive results obtained during the last year, the company has hired electronics engineer Jaime Castillo and commercial engineer Aldo Araya as sales executives.

Teradata's general director for Chile and Peru, Matías Gil Ljubetic, said the goal is to improve the company's sales strategy and continue increasing sales to exceed the goal for 2011.

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US software company Infor will be hosting its conference for Latin America channel partners on September 29-30 in Costa Rica, the company said in a statement.

The conference is the first event for channel partners in the region since the company announced its goal of doubling revenues generated by channels in the next three years under the Infor Partner Network (IPN) program launched in June.

During the event, Infor will report on the new program's progress and showcase the latest technological developments and innovations for channel partners.