Critics often suggest that the formerly British systems integrator ICL, now known as Fujitsu Services, has lost all traces of its identity since being taken over by the Tokyo-based technology giant. However, Sneak can confirm that this is not entirely the case. Meeting Fujitsu Services chief exec David Courtley earlier today, Sneak noticed a distinct lack of bowing, for example. Indeed, as the meeting progressed, Sneak was surprised to see Courtley fiddling with Sneak's business card, curling it up in his fingers and generally manhandling it as if it were an old bus ticket. As many business travellers will be well aware, in Japan such rough treatment of a person's card would go down about as well as sneezing into your palm before shaking hands. Still, this was London, so it didn't really matter. And the card could have suffered a worse fate. At least Courtley didn't eat it.
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