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Leveraging IT’s Ability to Drive Post-Merger Business Value


Before and after mergers and acquisitions (M&A), chief information officers (CIO) are challenged to find economies of scale as well as to identify opportunities to help their businesses compete more efficiently and effectively. The assumed role of information technology (IT) is to generate synergy that is likely to be limited to economies-of-scale cost-cutting. But the fact is, IT can (and should) deliver significant strategic business value.

Deloitte Consulting LLP has developed a comprehensive approach to help identify opportunities to cut costs, help improve the overall financial performance of IT and help the business achieve its goals. The IT value chain reveals three levers of IT-enabled business value: resource management, work management and business-IT alignment. To capture the full potential of an M&A opportunity, CIOs must understand and make use of all three of these mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive drivers of IT business value.

To understand how these levers can prepare the CIO to achieve effective results in the high pressure M&A game, download the point of view attached below.

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