Dimension Data’s newly appointed CEO, Werner Kapp, said the company’s parent, NTT, sees Africa and the Middle East as ripe with potential.
Dimension Data is near to concluding a deal to sell Internet service provider Mweb, but has taken the sale of another business it has deemed non-core, Merchants, off the table for now.
Dimension Data executive chairman Jeremy Ord has stepped down from the technology group he co-founded, while a string of other top executives, including co-founder Bruce “Doc” Watson, have also left.
Former Dimension Data Group CEO Jason Goodall, who was appointed as CEO of Dimension Data parent NTT Ltd in mid-2019, will step down from his executive responsibilities next year.
Andile Ngcaba, the former chairman of Dimension Data Middle East & Africa, is suing the company over alleged racial discrimination and after it allegedly violated an undertaking over equal pay.
Dimension Data executive chairman Jeremy Ord speaks to TechCentral in a wide-ranging discussion on everything from the aftermath of the 2001 technology crash to corruption in South Africa’s IT industry to his group’s new go-to-market strategy.
Dimension Data and its parent, Japan’s NTT, on Monday announced plans to build new data centre facilities in Johannesburg offering 12MW of IT load.
Japan’s NTT will take full control of its wireless carrier business NTT Docomo for about 4 trillion yen ($37.9-billion), the Nikkei business daily reported on Tuesday.
NTT Group is offering record pay to hire top scientists as it looks to match some of the basic research prowess of global powerhouses including Google and Apple.
Dimension Data is at an advanced stage of talks to sell The Campus, long the site of its head office in Johannesburg, TechCentral has learnt.