ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATES
During a merger or acquisition, most companies prefer to integrate the acquired IT resources (people and infrastructure) into the parent company organization and data center. This process is often difficult due to incompatible applications, infrastructure and IT process inconsistency. ETA remediates this through an assessment of the IT applications, infrastrucutre resources and IT processes and develops an integration plan stressing the critical paths and maintaining application availbility throuhout the process.
The ten core IT processes of an organization are evaluated and compared to industry best practices (Problem Management, Change Management, Configuration Management, Capacity Management, Performance Management, SLA Management, Backup & Recovery, Disaster Recovery, Security Management, and Process Management). This is essential for successfully planning the integration of an acquired organization.
This assessment gathers the operational requirements of one or more applications and assess the underlying infrastructures ability to deliver. The report identifies weaknesses and risks, as well as environments that are over engineered (under utilized or unused) where savings can be made via optimization. Many systems are sized based on growth projections that are never realized, and especially in large organizations re-sizing is frequently not accomplished.
The most critical function in acheiving economy of scale during an acquisition or merger is the integration of multiple IT organizations and resources into a consolidated one. This service focuses on planning the changes to one or both organizations and resources resulting in integrated processes and resources and elimination of any duplication of effort.
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