October 17, 2017

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GfK highlights South America’s sales growth

The importance of South America in the worldwide consumer durables market continues to grow, according to research house GfK. By the end of 2011, South America will account for 12% of global sales of consumer electronics, telecommunications and IT products. This represents continued growth from a figure of 9% in 2009 and 10% in 2010. GfK is an official event partner for this week’s DISTREE Latin America – a regional channel development event for vendors, distributors and retailers. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 12 September 2011

Winsoft builds Latin American reach

Winsoft is looking to open up new routes-to-market at this week’s DISTREE Latin America channel development event in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Winsoft has been in the software market for 26 years and provides a range of solutions for users in non-English speaking markets. Winsoft has built its reputation by globalising and distributing software for partners such as Adobe, Filemaker and more recently Serif. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Sunday 11 September 2011

HP ready to offload PC business

HP has made the momentous decision to evaluate ‘strategic alternatives’ for its personal systems group (PSG) including the possibility of selling the business or spinning it off into a separate company. HP’s PSG unit is the leading global supplier of PCs with sales of US$41 billion in fiscal 2010 and strong positions in both the consumer and corporate space. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 19 August 2011

Google makes Motorola move

Google is snapping up Motorola Mobility for US$12.5 billion cash – a 63% premium on the device vendor’s closing share price last Friday. Despite buying its own hardware outfit, Google has reiterated its commitment to continue developing Android as an open platform used by multiple device vendors. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 15 August 2011

CSC snaps up Vixia in Brazil

IT services giant CSC has boosted its presence in Latin America, snapping up Sao Paulo-based Vixia in Brazil for an undisclosed sum. Vixia is focused on providing core operational software, business consulting and systems integration services to leading insurance, reinsurance and financial institutions in Brazil. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 20 June 2011

Silver Peak opens Mexico office

WAN optimisation solutions outfit Silver Peak Systems has continued the expansion of its Latin American operation, opening a new office in Mexico City. The new office will serve as a platform for sales, support, and marketing initiatives throughout Mexico. In conjunction with the opening, Vicente Amozurrutia has joined Silver Peak as general manager of Mexico. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 17 June 2011

Cisco wields Flip axe

Networking giant Cisco has announced plans to ‘close down’ its consumer-focused Flip video camera business as part of a wider restructuring of its consumer business. Cisco is anticipating restructuring charges of US$300m and the loss of 550 jobs during the fiscal fourth quarter. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 12 April 2011

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