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Controlling IT Costs with Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures: Ask the Right Questions to Achieve Success

While the financial impact of information technology (IT) within mergers and acquisitions (M&A) events may be relatively small in proportion to the total value of the transactions, IT is often the long pole in the tent and is quite visible. Consequently, to view IT as an immaterial piece of the M&A event can be a costly mistake. A full consideration of IT is necessary to provide the solid footing for a successful M&A event.

To understand the financial drivers, several fundamental questions should be thoroughly explored. This ISG white paper explores the basics of managing costs effectively. 

About the Author

An expert in both information technology outsourcing (ITO) and business process outsourcing (BPO), Gary Emory applies his more than 25 years of comprehensive operations leadership and financial knowledge to benefit his clients in the areas of global application, infrastructure, BPO and merger-and-acquisition initiatives. His experience spans several business and finance industries, including insurance, banking, manufacturing, retail and third-party logistics. He is adept at managing the global complexities of off-shoring and multicurrency transactions.