In 2016, there were over 2,500 mergers and acquisitions in France.
The trend has continued, and we are seeing more and more mergers and acquisitions in France and abroad.
In this context, the CIO must assume management of the acquired company’s IT, particularly the desktops.
Here’s a detailed explanation of how the CIO can better manage mergers and acquisitions!
Mergers and acquisitions are increasing every year.
Companies seek out these transactions in order to remain competitive in a market, gain a competitive advantage, or achieve economies of scale.
These transactions directly affect all the company’s departments, especially the CIO, who must react quickly to ensure the best user integration into the parent company’s corporate environment.
IT projects tied to company mergers and acquisitions are very complicated for the CIO of the parent company.
First of all, there is often an established IT department or external service providers within the acquired company, which can be a source of disagreement and tension between the two companies.
Furthermore, the acquisition or merger can lead to very heterogeneous IT in terms of the hardware, software, technology, etc.
The IT department must then deploy the group’s corporate image on the computers in order to take control of them. Until the CIO takes control of these desktops, managing them can incur a substantial cost for the company.
Provision of a corporate environment within a very short timeframe
Limited amount of time the new terminal is available
High cost of renting hardware to the acquired company
Heterogeneous IT/monitoring impossible
Loss of income/cost of delay
Possible security breach depending on the acquired company’s security measures
The ceBoxOS® solution makes it possible to manage mergers and acquisitions with ease.
The administrator assigns the corporate master(s) to the subsidiary’s users in just a few clicks. Wisper takes charge of delivering Intel NUC cases to all the sites. After a power supply is connected, the desktops automatically start up with the parent company’s corporate image. The terminals, as well as the OS and software versions, are homogeneous. The updates are centrally managed for all IT services, thus achieving the same level of performance and security.
If the acquired company requires a dedicated master, the administrator can create one with the necessary user software developments and manage it centrally without having to dedicate an IT resource to each site. Note that the ceBoxOS® solution is offered as a subscription so that the company’s investment capacity is not affected.