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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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
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
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
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.