July 28, 2016

Handling IT during an acquisition: Part 2 [Video]

Handling IT decisions during a merger or acquisition can be extremely difficult. In the last video, we spoke about the technical system side of an IT acquisition. Now, we will cover another important factor to consider during a deal: the people.

It’s important to look past just the technical side of an acquisition to consider the people these decisions affect as well. For example, some IT staffers may keep their jobs, while others may not. Meanwhile, depending on how the newly combined company will operate, there may not be a need for two CIOs.

Even if no restructuring has to occur, if IT employees have to train on a new system, they may grow discontent or find themselves to be unprepared to operate the new system. Remembering to focus on the people this IT merger affects will help this process go more smoothly.

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