Driving Innovation Through Acquisition: How to identify IT risks and opportunities throughout the investment lifecycle
Ted Schadler Jasper Geurts
Vice President & Principal Analyst Director, US Consulting
Forrester Research Software Improvement Group
When you invest in a company, you invest in the software that runs it.
To successfully drive digital transformation through acquisition, smart companies must master new skills to incorporate the best of what a target firm can bring while avoiding the pitfalls that can crush the value or cripple the integration.
This means Private Equity investors, M&A teams and CIOs need deep-dive visibility into digital assets when contemplating a purchase, creating value during integration or preparing for a successful exit:
- Does the technical roadmap align with your strategic objectives?
- Is the intellectual property legitimate and protected?
- Is the software free of security, privacy, IP and maintenance risks?
- Will the software integrate seamlessly into your current infrastructure? Can it scale to meet your growth targets?
Ted Schadler, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, and Jasper Geurts, Director of US Consulting at SIG, discuss the key strategic questions that must be addressed to maximize value throughout the digital deal lifecycle.
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