Company integration in mergers and acquisitions can be complicated and messy. Is that firm you’re looking to acquire service-ready and profitable? Is the company proposing to merger with you primed to fully utilize all of the assets while minimizing the cost of day-to-day operation? Or will it require massive changes to infrastructure, total overhauls on important equipment; will you have to relocate the server, change to a different storage or redundancy protection type, and etc.? These questions are important because in most cases acquisition and mergers can be great add-ons to a company but then losses can occur if the proper amount of due diligence isn’t applied prior to integration.
Mergers and acquisitions can help companies to stay on or attain to a better level proficiency and offer more value to its clients. For them, proficiency spells out to staying a step ahead of the competition and at the forefront of the consumer’s mind. These companies may have had one or two acquisitions or mergers that have helped to raise it to its standard of excellence; and they’ve stayed clean in the process. An investment in an IT due-diligence assessment is a good investment.
IT due diligence is an emerging practice being implemented by consulting firms to help managers and owners properly assess companies in a potential buy-out or merger. These IT due-diligence companies will thoroughly examine all of the necessary components of an IT company to verify its proficiency of operations. Some of the items examined will be server environment, workstations, and IT security components. Service output and support functions are another key area of due diligence as they have the greatest impact on the internal users.
Protect yourself, your employees, and your investors by investing in an IT Due Diligence assessment during your next M&A endeavor.