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Electronic Data Systems Acquires Interest in Mphasis

Dr. Bill Belew

Issue I - June 11, 2006

Introduction by Mr. Stolyarov: Dr. Belew describes the competition currently underway between Electronic Data Systems and IBM for the acquisition of the Indian firm Mphasis. The current rush of funds into India means that India is ready for massive investments from Western multinational corporations; this is a precursor to rapid modernization and Westernization, which will quickly integrate India into the rest of the world economy—provided that neither Western nor Indian governments interfere to stifle this progress.

A Texas company has decided to duke it out with IBM in India.

Electronic Data Systems is located in Plano, TX. 

Mphasis is located in India's silicon valley - Bangalore.

After IBM announced its increased interest in India, EDS decided to show just how much interest they have in the country as well - to the tune of $380 million.

Compare that to the $6 billion that IBM has pledged to India, and I think IBM hardly noticed EDS' gesture.

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Dr. Bill Belew is a former Intelligence Officer for a Destroyer Squadron. He lived 20 years in Japan, where he started a language school for Japanese ECS. Dr. Belew teaches classes for a vocational school and online for a national university.

See Dr. Belew's blog, PanAsianBiz, for news and discussions about business and current events in Russia and Asia. See ZhongHuaRising for Dr. Belew's reports on business in China and RisingSunofNihon on business in Japan.

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