Date Added: Oct 2009
Mergers and acquisitions are often executed to gain access to new markets and products. While the revenue building effects of new markets and products can be fairly immediate, and certain redundant costs can be quickly eliminated, capturing and sustaining value over the long-term is a more difficult task. One of the most complex areas to manage over the long term is the integration of Information Technology. The highest volume of activity over the longest period of time in an integration, particularly large-scale integrations, most often occurs in the Information Technology environment.