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Didata shoots for $12bn in revenue

Dimension Data, South Africa’s largest multinational technology services group, wants to double its revenue in the next five years, lifting turnover from about $6bn in 2012 to $12bn in 2017. At the same time, it has set itself a target of improving its operating margin to 7% from 5% now. The group, which is owned

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Citizen Came

Serial entrepreneur and Dimension Data cofounder Richard Came is warm and welcoming when he greets me at his hilltop home in Johannesburg’s leafy suburb of Houghton. With a panoramic view of Johannesburg’s northern suburbs, the elegant and enormous house is an apt reminder of the business successes

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Ngcaba to reinvest in Didata

Dimension Data Middle East & Africa chairman Andile Ngcaba is reinvesting all of his proceeds from the black economic empowerment (BEE) deal he struck with the company in 2004 now that it has vested. The total value of the transaction

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Dimension Data soars despite weak economy

SA-headquartered IT services giant Dimension Data grew revenues in constant currency by 14,8% to US$5,8bn in the year to 30 September 2011, with operating profit climbing by 10,8% on the back of the strong improvement in sales. In reported currency, Didata’s revenue line grew

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Didata seeking acquisitions to boost services business

Dimension Data, the SA technology group now owned by Japan’s Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT) Corp, remains on the prowl for acquisitions following the recent purchase of US-based cloud computing specialist OpSource. CEO Brett Dawson says the group

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Didata goes shopping in Silicon Valley

Dimension Data is diving head first into the cloud. The SA-headquartered company, which was acquired last year by Japan’s Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT) Corp in a R24,4bn all-cash deal, has bought OpSource, an

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SA Newsmakers of the Year (part 2)

Here they are. TechCentral’s top-five newsmakers of 2010. Our “Newsmakers of the Year” award is presented to individuals we believe had the biggest impact on SA’s technology sector in the past 12 months. For the most

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Didata says ‘cheers’ on a high note

Dimension Data is ending its 23-year listing on the JSE on a high note. The IT group, which is being acquired by Japan’s Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Corp, reported a 9,9% increase in sales in constant currency terms in the 2010 financial year

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A new Dimension

When I arrived at Jeremy Ord’s office last Friday — the day after news that the group he cofounded and now chairs, Dimension Data, was being bought out for R24,4bn by a Japanese corporate giant — he was looking relaxed. Having just flown back from London that morning, Ord appeared a little tired but entirely laid-back in jeans, takkies and an old jumper. The TV in his office, tuned in to the British Open, had the attention of the 54- year-old golfing and cycling enthusiast.