Japan’s NTT to buy Didata for £2.1bn


first_img“We are very excited to begin collaborating with NTT to expand and deliver this joint value to our clients.” Japan’s Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), a leading global telecoms provider, has reached a deal with two major shareholders of Dimension Data that will see NTT acquiring the JSE-listed company for approximately £2.1-billion (about R24.3-billion). “NTT provides a world-class IT and communications platform globally while Dimension Data brings expertise and capabilities in specialist managed IT infrastructure and services,” he said. NTT president and CEO Satoshi Miura said that by leveraging the complementary strengths of both companies, they would be able to provide global, end-to-end, high-quality ICT services. New standards, cloud computing Dimension Data executive chairman Jeremy Ord said that together, NTT and Dimension Data would define “a new industry standard” for IT service quality, delivery, and support. 16 July 2010 “The combined companies will hold a strong competitive position serving global corporations [that are] moving to managed infrastructure services and cloud computing.” “NTT’s network capabilities and assets coupled with Dimension Data’s global system integrator expertise skills create an incredible powerful and unprecedented combination of capabilities and skills,” he said. Shared vision, entrepreneurial culture NTT’s offer has secured the support of the boards of both the companies, as well as South Africa’s Venfin DD Holdings and Allan Gray, who collectively own 52% of Dimension Data’s issued shares. Dimension Data CEO Brett Dawson said that NTT recognised the value of Dimension Data’s entrepreneurial culture and business model, adding that the company’s operational processes, brands and methodologies would all remain. Ord added that he believed the two companies had a shared vision on how the market would evolve, and the combination of the two’s resources would allow them to accelerate their medium- and long-term strategies. “Dimension Data and NTT share the common vision to create new services and values to succeed in the coming age of cloud computing,” he said. “Our combined strength will allow us to accelerate execution of our strategies and achieve our shared vision.” SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Police officer probing Kathua case transferred


first_imgInspector-General of Police, Crime Branch, Syed Afadul Mujtaba, who became the face of the Kathua rape-and-murder probe, was on Tuesday transferred to a less significant post. The State Home department comes directly under the Governor Satya Pal Malik. In his recent interviews, the police officer admitted that the Kathua case became a tough case for him to crack “in the wake of destruction of the evidence, streets protests and polarisation”.According to the government order, IGP Mujataba “is transferred and posted as managing director of the Police Housing Corporation (PHC) against an available vacancy”.Mr. Mujtaba and his team of officers had received both bouquets and brickbats for the 13-month long investigation into the murder-and-rape of an eight year old girl in Kathua in January last year.It was the Crime Branch investigation that resulted in conviction of six out seven accused, including four policemen, in the Kathua case in June this year. Mujtaba joined the J&K police in 1984 and served the State during challenging times as top officer in capital Srinagar during the 2008 Amarnath row and the Shopian case. The officer had also called for filing an appeal against the seventh accused in the case and enhancing the quantum of punishment for six others”.last_img read more

Nabong guarantees GlobalPort will make playoffs


first_img“No, no, it’s not an if ever, we’re making to the playoffs. We’re making to the playoffs,” he stressed after posting 21 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks.“I mean, we have a young, good team. We just gotta keep believing in the system, keep playing defense, and everybody has to come to play 100 percent.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut it’s not as if Nabong is making a bold prediction with GlobalPort poised to make the playoffs after improving its record at 5-5 to climb to seventh place.And though, the Batang Pier aren’t assured of a quarterfinals slot yet, they have a relatively good quotient against potential teams that they could end up tied with at the end of the elimination round in the event of a tie. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIES Read Next La Salle finds strength after NU loss Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kelly Nabong. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGlobalPort hasn’t formally entered the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup playoffs yet but big man Kelly Nabong believes it’s only a matter of when than if.Nabong guaranteed that the Batang Pier will make the quarterfinals this conference after helping his team beat Kia, 108-91, on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT To avoid complications, however, GlobalPort has now set its sight on its crucial tiff against Phoenix on March 2 in the final day of the eliminations.A win over the Fuel Masters coupled with a Barangay Ginebra loss to Rain or Shine also on March 2 will assure the Batang Pier a spot in the top six.“We took care of business tonight but it doesn’t stop, eliminations are not over yet so we have one more game to get that spot in the best-of-3,” Nabong said. “We just have to lock down on defense, we have to move the ball, make our open shots. Phoenix is coming up and they’re a tough team, they’re very aggressive so we gotta be locked in.”“We’re focused on our game against Phoenix then, let’s see what the scenario will be. We’re hoping to beat Phoenix and get that number six spot to avoid playing the number one or two in the quarters because they’ll have twice-to-beat,” said GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting AFP official booed out of forum Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View commentslast_img read more

No 50-point explosivion from Devin Booker, but Suns send Cavs to 6th straight loss


first_imgCollin Sexton scored 21 points and Jordan Clarkson added 20 for the Cavs. They played without star forward Kevin Love, who missed his second straight game with left shoulder soreness.Crawford scored eight points in a surge early in the fourth quarter to give the Suns a 101-86 lead, and Jackson’s baseline drive and dunk followed by his blocked shot that set up a fast-break layup at the other end gave the Suns a 17-point lead.Cleveland cut the lead to six but got no closer. The Suns scored 28 fast-break points to the Cavaliers’ three.Mikal Bridges converted a pair of four-point plays in the first quarter. He hit a 3 and was fouled with 5:57 left, then repeated the feat just before the quarter buzzer to give the Suns a 31-23 lead.Jackson hit back-to-back 3s for a 48-31 lead at the 7:06 mark of the second quarter. The Suns scored 40 points in the second quarter and took a 71-52 lead into halftime, making 60% of their shots.ADVERTISEMENT Bucks beat Nets as Antetokounmpo returns to the lineup View comments Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Booker finished with 25, after two 50-point games and a 48-point night over the past three, and that was enough to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 122-113 victory over the Cavaliers on Monday night.Booker sat more than eight minutes of the second quarter but had 13 assists. Josh Jackson had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Jamal Crawford added 19 points for the Suns.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cleveland Cavaliers forward Cedi Osman, right, has the ball stripped away by Phoenix Suns forward Richaun Holmes, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, April 1, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)PHOENIX — Devin Booker said he heard from the Cleveland Cavaliers bench that he wasn’t going to score 50 points.That was fine with Booker, because he knew it meant his teammates would be open.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UP NEXTCavaliers: At Sacramento Kings on Thursday night.Suns: Host Utah Jazz Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Cavaliers battled back from a 22-point deficit early in the third quarter to cut the Suns’ lead to 89-82, and trailed 91-84 going into the fourth. Sexton scored nine points in the third.“We got down pretty big and it’s hard to come back in the NBA because teams are too good, players are too good and coaches are really smart,” Sexton said. “When we got down it was tough for us to rev it back up.”Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said the Suns battled fatigue on defense, playing without center Deandre Ayton due to a sprained left ankle and missing several other regulars with longer-term injuries.“I wasn’t sure if we had enough bodies to close the game,” Kokoskov said. “But I’m glad we found a way.”FOUR-POINT KINGCrawford, with a four-point play of his own in the second quarter, became the NBA’s career leader in that category with 54, which doesn’t include five in the playoffs.“People don’t understand, the hardest part for me is the free throw after,” Crawford said.TIP-INSCAVALIERS: F Channing Frye played his final NBA game in his hometown. Frye plans to retire at the end of this season. He played four seasons with the Suns as part of his 13-year NBA career. … Coach Larry Drew said he doesn’t see F-C John Henson returning to action before the season is over. Henson is doing non-contact work, but hasn’t played since mid-November after left wrist surgery. … Sexton was issued a technical foul early in the third quarter.SUNS: Bridges became the first Suns rookie and 11th in NBA history to reach 100 steals and 100 3-pointers in a season. He came into the game with 123 steals, and knocked down a pair of first-quarter 3s to reach 100. … The 71 first-half points were a season high for the Suns. They scored 69 in the first 24 minutes at Chicago last November. … Jackson blocked five shots, a career high. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag SPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Just taking what the defense gives me,” Booker said. “I read and react when I’m out there on the court. My job tonight was to get everybody involved and make sure everybody got open shots and they were knocking them down.”The Suns ended a six-game losing streak while the Cavaliers lost their sixth straight. The teams have the NBA’s second- and third-worst records: Phoenix at 18-60 and Cleveland at 19-59. MOST READ Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon eventlast_img read more