Why proper IT due diligence is critical (and why it fails)
Have you ever purchased a big ticket item – a home, vacation property or maybe a classic car – only to get a big surprise afterward?
Not the nice kind of surprise. The kind where you find out the foundation is cracked, the structure’s riddled with termites, or the “original” paint isn’t quite original after all.
That’s why it always pays to get an expert – a building inspector or a trusty mechanic – to certify what you’re buying is legitimate and sound, before you sign the deal.
Why, then, wouldn’t you do the same when you size up a company for acquisition, especially where IT assets are concerned?