Japans' NTT will acquire Dimension Data

I hope this doesn't affect employees and their jobs. The firm my mother works at was bought by a global Fortune 500 company a few years ago and she had to re-apply for her job. Fortunately she got it.

from all the internal announcements, its business as usual.
 
from all the internal announcements, its business as usual.

You can never believe those announcements. There have been cases of people being laid off a week after similar announcements in the corporate world.
 
You can never believe those announcements. There have been cases of people being laid off a week after similar announcements in the corporate world.

Time will tell, but when my MD looks me in the eye and tells me this is positive (win win) deal, I believe him.
 
I hope this means a more aggressive stance regarding competition.

Unfortunately I don't see how it would lead to that or anything good. The company will essentially be run by someone from another country with no patriotism or care for anything but profits, sure every company focuses on profits but looking things like what happened when Telkom was run by SBC (and prices skyrocketed), or even how Neotel now basically in the hands of India (which hasn't given any reason to rejoice) doesn't bode well. Chances are best case is they will only compete as needed with more Rands leaving the country.
 
This is such interesting news. The Japs are usually quite efficient with their management, and NTT has the funds to inject into the African market if they choose. We could see some big things happening with DiData. Or nothing.

A friend of mine worked for a Japanese cosmetics co which bought out a French cosmetics co. Every time he traveled France he complained how lazy the Europeans were (the ones working for the Co in question). Sadly EU laws prevented them from firing half the staff but his Japanese belief in the hard work of European labour died when he first traveled to the subsidiary.
 
Jeremy, Brett & mates might just be able to afford a new Toyota.
 
...or even how Neotel now basically in the hands of India (which hasn't given any reason to rejoice) doesn't bode well...
I would take Japanese management over Indian any day of the week.

Now is the time for all of the IT anime-watching fanboys to finally learn Japanese proper. Have "Speak/read/write Japanese" on your CV and you will walk into a good position at DiData!
 
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