Roundup: SAP, openSUSE, Oi-Ingram Micro

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Brazilian subsidiary of German software giant SAP appointed Ricardo Mello as new VP of its services unit, SAP Brasil said in a release.

Mello has over 20 years of market experience and joined SAP Brasil in July as leader of its services unit. He will be in charge of boosting the company's cloud-based and real-time analytics businesses.

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The executive will report to SAP Brasil head Cristina Palmaka and LatAm VP of services Marcelo Piquet.


Richard Brown was appointed president of the openSUSE board, according to a press release.

The openSUSE project promotes the use of Linux software worldwide. The main responsibility of the group's board is to provide guidance, management and support for the project. Brown joined openSUSE in 2005.


Brazilian carrier Oi inked a partnership deal with Ingram Micro do Brasil, the local subsidiary of US IT hardware and services wholesaler Ingram Micro, for the distribution of its Oi Smart Cloud portfolio, Oi said in a release.

Under the agreement, Ingram Micro will select and train 10 resellers to sell and implement Oi cloud solutions, which are geared to the corporate segment.

Initially, four SmartCloud solutions will become part of Ingram Micro resellers' portfolios: the e-mail service; Oi Sharepoint; Oi Anti-Spam and an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) package.