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$30B NTT Data Inc. Pushes Deeper Into U.S. With Aspirent Buy

Mark Haranas

Newly formed Tokyo-based NTT Data Inc. is doubling down on the U.S. market by unveiling its purchase of Atlanta-based Aspirent.

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The $30 billion newly formed Tokyo-based NTT Data Inc. is boosting its data analytics and advisory services in the U.S. by acquiring Atlanta-based Aspirent as the company looks to win more market share in America.

This month, technology conglomerate NTT Group created NTT Data Inc., a new consolidated businesses focused squarely on providing IT services lead by a team of 140,000 professionals. NTT Data Inc.—which now includes NTT Data—generates $18 billion outside Japan by serving customers in more than 80 countries, with a recent focus on the U.S. market.

NTT Data Inc.’s acquisition of U.S.-based data analytics and advisory specialist Aspirent adds over 230 data advisors and technologies to the company’s team.

The move will boost NTT Data Inc.’s digital transformation services team and its data engineering capabilities across technology partners such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Databricks and Snowflake.

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NTT Data Inc’s Push Into The U.S.

The acquisition of Aspirent supports NTT Data Inc.’s mission to be the preferred digital innovation partner for enterprises on a global basis.

In August, NTT Data Inc. said the company will launch six innovation centers across the globe to focus on bringing advanced technologies to clients, including an Innovation Studio located in Plano, Texas.

NTT Data Inc. also includes recent NTT Group acquisitions of Atlanta-based cloud and data specialist Hashmap, as well as Chainalytics, a supply chain consulting firm also based in Atlanta.

“Aspirent continues our targeted focus on becoming a trusted adviser for our clients following our acquisitions of Hashmap and Chainalytics,” said Wayne Busch, group president of Consulting and Digital Transformation for NTT Data Inc., in a statement. “As we help our clients navigate critical business challenges through the use of data, this acquisition expands and strengthens NTT Data’s analytics and advisory capabilities.”

Financial terms of the Aspirent acquisition were not disclosed.

Launching NTT Data Inc.

In October, NTT Corporation and NTT Data Corporation finalized the creation of NTT Data Inc.—a combined international business created to drive modernization and digital transformations.

The company is led by Kaz Nishihata, who has over 25 years of experience leading international businesses including NTT’s European business.

“This new beginning enables us to accelerate growth outside of Japan,” said NTT Data Inc. CEO Nishihata in a statement. “We will continue to focus on clients and people first as we transform our company to deliver a full stack of innovative services.”

The goal for NTT Data Inc. is to provide global customers IT consulting, industry and digital solutions, applicationsdevelopment and management, managed edge-to-cloud infrastructure services, BPO, systems integration and global data centers.

Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at mharanas@thechannelcompany.com.

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