Stories by Doris Benavides

Ingram Micro breaks GBM's exclusivity in LatAm

IT wholesaler Ingram Micro will distribute IBM products to small and medium-size resellers in Central America and the Caribbean, ending an exclusive arrangement under which GBM Corp. had distributed IBM goods for the past decade, mostly to large companies.

Sapient: Leverage networks for e-commerce

Access to the Internet, high-speed connectivity and advanced networking should be leveraged by end users to develop collaborative electronic business, said Jerry Greenberg, co-chairman and co-chief executive officer of Internet business consultant Sapient Corp. during a keynote speech at Internet World.

Siebel: E-biz vendors face tough times

This could be a tough year for makers of electronic-business software, according to Thomas Siebel, chairman and chief executive officer of Siebel Systems Inc., who predicted in a Thursday keynote speech at Internet World 70 percent of the vendors in that market will be out of business by the end of 2001.

Sun promotes a new world of Web services

The Internet must evolve beyond static Web pages to a new world of services, a change that will be require new types of network applications, a top executive of Sun Microsystems Inc. said Wednesday during a keynote speech at Internet World.

Telmex Spins Off Cellular Business

Teléfonos de México SA (Telmex) announced Wednesday that it will spin off its local cellular business and most of its cellular businesses abroad in order to improve its financial management and better its operations throughout Latin America.

U.S. Hispanics Get Site for Reviewing Products

U.S. Hispanics are getting another Web-based tool for making buying decisions. Livra.com SA, which runs a consumer-oriented Web site for some countries in Latin America and Europe, is launching a version of the site for the U.S. Hispanic market.

IDC: PC Shipments to LatAm Will Grow in 2000


LOS ANGELES (09/01/2000) - Although analysts have been predicting lower PC market growth worldwide, Latin America is bucking that downward trend, according to forecasts released Friday by International Data Corp. (IDC). The market research company foresees an increase in PC shipments in Latin America over the course of this year.

Telefónica and Nortel Confirm Deal

LOS ANGELES (07/17/2000) - Spanish carrier Telefónica de España SA and Nortel
Networks Corp. Monday confirmed that in the third quarter of this year they
will start building a fiber-optic network to connect Latin America, the
Caribbean and the U.S.

Internet Content West: Interactivity Is Key

Enhancing the level of interactivity on the Internet as way of improving Net content was the most repeated assertion during the two-day Internet Content West Conference here.

Telmex, Argentinian Firm Strike Telecom Deal

LOS ANGELES (07/10/2000) - Teléfonos de México SA de CV (Telmex) and
Argentinian holding company Techint Group last week signed a partnership aimed
at improving telecommunications in Argentina through local carrier Techtel SA.

Nortel, Telefónica to Build LatAm Network

LOS ANGELES (07/07/2000) - Nortel Networks Corp. plans to announce next week
that it is building a fiber-optic pan-regional network for a major new
telecommunications provider in Latin America, a company spokesman said Friday.

E-Logistics for Latin America, U.S. Hispanics

LOS ANGELES (07/05/2000) - Spanish-, Portuguese- and English-language e-tailer
Fiera.com Inc. Wednesday announced the opening of its eLogistics Management LLC
(eLM) subsidiary. The subsidiary is a business-to-business and
business-to-consumer logistics enabler aimed at Latin American and U.S.
Hispanic markets.

LatAm Sports Site Secures US$11M From Investors

LOS ANGELES (06/29/2000) - SportsYA Inc., a Web site in Spanish and Portuguese
aimed at sports enthusiasts, received US$11 million from investors, which the
company plans to use to expand its presence in Brazil, add broadband and
wireless features and begin selling online, the company announced on Thursday.

Diveo Opens New Internet Data Center in Mexico

LOS ANGELES (06/29/2000) - Diveo Broadband Networks Inc., a provider of
Internet infrastructure and broadband services in Latin America, announced the
opening of its Internet Data Center in Mexico City.