Think IT before an M&A

As a merger or acquisition is taking place, IT departments are often left carrying a large portion of the burden of making two companies become one. Not only are IT professionals responsible for keeping existing systems up and running without a glitch, but they must also find a way to integrate the systems acquired and streamline operations to make an even larger company run smoothly. In order to ensure that the necessary systems are in place for a smooth transition, there are two simple steps that executives can take as they sign the deal to ease the pain for the IT departments involved:

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