Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 20 | Page 9


Ascenty opens its fifth data center in Hortolândia

Ascenty , a leading provider of data center services in Latin America , has announced the opening of its fifth data center at its

Hortolândia complex , in the interior of the São Paulo State .
The company also has a sixth data center under construction at the site , scheduled to begin operations in 2023 .
Investment for the installation has totaled BRL 350 million so far and is expected to reach BRL 920 million by the end of the final phase . Hortolândia 5 has already opened with 20 % of the data processing centers occupied by clients , with plans to reach 60 % by the end of 2023 .
Ascenty now has 28 data centers in Brazil , Chile and Mexico – 23 currently operating and six under construction . With the new addition , the Hortolândia campus will see its power expanded by 134 %, going from 23MW to 54MW of energy capacity .
“ Next year , we will finish construction for the sixth site of the complex , which broke ground in 2015 . Hortolândia is a growing industrial and technological hub . Investing in the town is part of our growth strategy and will allow us to meet strong demand for digital services from local businesses ,” said Marcos Siqueira , VP of Operations , Ascenty .

Cementos Progreso controls expenses and improves satisfaction with SAP Concur

Cementos Progreso ( Cempro ), a

Guatemalan company specializing in the production and marketing of cement , concrete , lime and comprehensive solutions for the construction industry , says it has improved its expenses processes with SAP Concur .
“ Going live allowed us to detect benefits that we hadn ’ t considered before : the tool showed us that we needed to regularly update our policies and , most importantly , that for our collaborators it improved the overall experience , since everything related to expenses and advances is more agile , easy and transparent and that satisfaction has a positive impact on their performance .”
The deployment of SAP Concur is said to offer employees the ability to present their expenses in a ‘ friendly and simple manner ’ and to receive refunds in a timely way .
“ We moved forward with a change management process that helped us improve adoption levels and we applied different tools , including explanatory webinars , 24 × 7 chat support or collaborators that acted as solution promoters to ensure that each role could take advantage of the benefits of the tool ,” said José Eduardo Enriquez Pérez , IT Project Manager at Cementos Progreso .
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