Make IT a Partner in a Successful Merger or Acquisition
Don't let an M&A sidetrack your career. Create a solid M&A plan to ease the transition.
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Last Revised: May 14, 2010
- IT must determine the business goals of the M&A, while also reviewing and revising its current staffing, applications, and infrastructure to address the needs of the post-merger organization.
- Making the wrong changes in the wrong sequence can delay the organization in achieving the M&A objectives.
- CIOs need to keep IT off the critical path to avoid loosing credibility with the business.
- 92% of IT professionals who achieve their M&A goals create an M&A plan with specific timelines outlined for application, infrastructure, data, and staff integration.
- To create this plan, IT needs to focus on two factors: the business objectives of the M&A, and the target technology environment that will help the organization meet the business objectives.
- To successfully execute the plan, IT must make quick decisions, communicate regularly, and stick to the target environment outlined in the plan.
Impact and Result
- Align IT with the business objectives of the M&A.
- Create a detailed M&A plan for the new organization.
- Execute the M&A plan quickly and effectively.
Get to Action
Align IT with M&A goals, plan for the new organization, and execute the plan.
Successfully navigate through the M&A.
Decide on a post-merger target technology environment.
Create a post-merger technology environment that will align IT with the business objectives of the M&A.
Create a detailed M&A plan.
Ensure that IT guides the organization smoothly through the transition.
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- Albemarle Hospital
- Chinook Health Region
- City Of Durango
- St Edmundsbury Borough Council