Mergers and acquisitions can be both exciting and terrifying in equal measure. One of the biggest reasons for that feeling of terror is the integration of technology and operations. When two or more companies come together, they will no doubt have different ways of doing things, different systems, different IT technology and different ways of backing up. A well-planned strategy is essential to help this integration for a successful merger.
Even if the two companies have complementary strategies, integrating the technology and systems might not be given the same consideration as other aspects of the merger during the due diligence process.
The health and wellbeing of the company, finances and staff are usually top of the agenda and often representatives from IT aren’t included in the due-diligence process. Or, you may not even have an inhouse IT team which can offer guidance and practical solutions.
This key information can be grossly overlooked, but the IT systems and security are the lifeblood of most organisations, without which, day-to-day work can’t take place.
If you are planning a merger or an acquisition is taking place within your business, don’t let it fall at the first hurdle. Bespoke Computing’s proven consultancy service can help you create a tailor-made plan to ensure the smooth amalgamation of your IT systems.