Technology is a fast-paced every growing industry with an economic landscape mottled with many competitors of different sizes. Among managed-service providers, mergers and acquisitions have become a common growth strategy. Companies will look to merge with or acquire another company for several reasons: expansion of services, geographic expansion, increased sales, an owner wanting to exit the industry, etc.
Businesses almost always rely on information technology to survive but in many cases, “IT” is treated as a necessary evil rather than as a driver of goals and facilitator of success. IT tends to be one of the most crucial areas of the business but also one to which the least amount of attention is paid.