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Japan’s NTT Data to acquire Dell’s Healthcare and Consulting Biz

NTT Data to acquire Dell’s

This comes with not much of astonishment as the computer technology giant, Dell is moving away from its healthcare and health IT consulting business. Dell Services is the former Perot Systems, a company founded by Ross Perot which Dell purchased in 2009 for $3.9 billion. The deal is reported to be fixed at a loss of $800 million for Dell. The Japanese company is buying Dell Services for about $3.05 billion, according to reports.

But the Round Rock, Texas-based computer company has to raise cash to finance its pending $67 billion acquisition of EMC, Reuters said in its report.

NTT Data, a unit of Japanese telecom giant Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Co., has been looking to grow outside its home country. “Perot Systems has a large base of U.S. clients in medical and other markets, so it fits NTT Data’s strategy to increase its presence there,” Hideaki Tanaka, an analyst at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley, told Reuters.

The filing hinted that NTT Data will keep all 28,000 Dell Services employees in North America and India, at least initially, Reuters reported.

NTT extoll Dell Services as being “an IT services provider recognized for its depth in vertical industries and for its offerings around infrastructure services, cloud services, application services, and business process outsourcing.” But under NTT, Dell Services will benefit from “expanded technology resources” and a network of 230 data centers operated by NTT worldwide.

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