Why IT Integration is Critical to Merger Success

Approaching the integration of information technology functions in a perfunctory, arms-length manner both tempts fate and misses out on the very real benefits a well-planned and effectively executed IT integration can bring. Indeed, Booz Allen research shows that $2 of every $5 in merger synergy comes in some way from IT.

Today, we find ourselves in the midst of yet another record-breaking wave of mergers. Yet, the lessons of the past have not been learned. Booz Allen Hamilton's Tom Casey and Gerald Adolph write for CIO Insight that senior management continues to approach the integration of information technology functions in a perfunctory, arms-length manner. This both tempts fate and misses out on the very real benefits a well-planned and effectively executed IT integration can bring. Indeed, Booz Allen research shows that $2 of every $5 in merger synergy comes in some way from IT.

 

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