Billionaire futurists are changing our brains

Elon Musk is an attractive man. Stay with me, we’re going somewhere (not Mars. Or Texas. And not in a rocket). You’ve got to hand it to him. Despite year on year Twitter storms here on earth, he’s forever reaching out there, and we have to commend hi...

First Day Nerves, Second Day Business as Usual

So often, the focus of a post-merger integration technology project is on Day One. But what happens on Day Two – the day after you’ve gone live with your new tech environment?

First Day Nerves, Second Day Business as Usual

So often, the focus of a post-merger integration technology project is on Day One. But what happens on Day Two – the day...

Prioritise Your Customers in Your M&A Integration

Although negotiations on your latest M&A deal may have been completed to everyone’s satisfaction - it’s ultimately your ...

5 Post-Merger Integration Challenges: Part Five – Evolution

This is the last blog of a 5-part series on the challenges of Post-Merger Integration - from the technology team's persp...

5 Post-Merger Integration Challenges: Part Three – Planning and Design

Envision – develop and stress-test a technical delivery plan A good Post-Merger Integration plan is effectively a sales ...

5 Post-Merger Integration Challenges: Part Two – IT Due Diligence

IT Due Diligence – is a strategy assessment, not an audit. As more companies depend on technology,  IT due diligence is ...

Why I ditched my Apple Watch.

I was given my Apple Watch as a very generous present back in 2015 when the watch was first released. I was particularly...

Sysadmin 2.0 - The Rise of Job Insecurity

Introduction When tasked with a major technology transformation, you will likely need to assess the team capability. Oft...

7 IT Due Diligence Headaches to Avoid

Introduction In regards to M&A deals two common observations are made: The new company formed (or divested) by the integ...

Six common mistakes during M&A technology integration

Introduction Technology transformation within Merger & Acquisition ("M&A") scenario is not easy.  It certainly doesn't h...

Whitepaper: M&A Technology Project Challenges

I know from experience that not engaging IT staff and, more importantly, not helping them to see why the M&A integration...