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Mergers and Acquisitions

Conquer the complexities of an M&A IT Integration

We know M&A IT integrations aren’t easy or small. While each M&A is different, the methodology doesn’t change. Your chance of success for an M&A is much higher when you implement repeatable processes. Quest offers a complete and repeatable software and services framework for M&As from Day 0 – IT Due Diligence, to Day 1 –  IT integration and Day 2 – Ongoing management and security.

Don’t complicate your M&A IT integration further by using multiple products from multiple vendors. Standardize on a partner with the tools and expertise to offer a multitude of flexible approaches for Day 1. Quest is your go-to for a repeatable migration and management framework for your Microsoft environment.

M&As Are Not Going Anywhere

of leaders forecast M&A growth
factor to meet M&A cost synergies is IT Integration
of deals fail to meet expectations

M&A Success and Failure

When M&A IT Integration fails

When M&A IT Integration fails

  • Missed TSA deadlines incur large penalties
  • Day-to-day business disrupted
  • Cybersecurity incident caused by security gaps
  • Communication breakdowns across departments
  • Unhappy executives and disgruntled employees
When M&A IT integration succeeds

When M&A IT integration succeeds

  • M&A timelines met, penalties averted
  • All workloads migrated successfully
  • Insider security gaps mitigated
  • Effective communication across groups maintained
  • Satisfied executives and happy end users

Critical M&A Phases

Conquer the complexities of an M&A IT integration with Quest® solutions. We offer a comprehensive framework for the effective integration, consolidation and management of on-premises, cloud and hybrid Microsoft environments — soft¬ware and services you can count on, again and again. Even better, it's repeatable: You become familiar with one set of solu¬tions, one support team and one services team, so when the next M&A falls into your lap, you’ll be prepared.

Day 0: IT Due Diligence

Day 0: IT Due Diligence

Analyze and assess the entire Microsoft environment of the acquired or divested organization with a repeatable software and services framework. Conduct an in-depth pre-migration analysis to uncover any security and technical issues in the source IT environ¬ments. Then, you can develop the deployment approach that will work best for your needs, remediating any of these issues before you start the first migration job and reducing the risk of missed deadlines and IT integration failures.

  • Maintain focus on the business needs for Legal Day 1 and End State
  • Identify infrastructure and cloud cost savings
  • Establish security baselines and procedures
Read E-book: C-level Guide to M&A IT Systems Integration
Video: Avoid these IT integration failures in your M&A

Day 1: IT Integration

Day 1: IT Integration

Ensure mail, calendars, resources and critical applications are connected on Legal Day 1 with Quest migration solutions. Securely move content and permissions to the correct locations while maintaining seam¬less coexistence and user productivity throughout the project. Use built-in reporting to maintain communication with key stakeholders and ensure the right users are provisioned in strict accordance with the least-privilege model.

  • Monitor for suspicious behavior, insider threats and unusual access or changes to data before, during and after Day 1 transitions
  • Maintain productivity during the migration with detection, diagnostics and resolution, including effective backup and recovery
  • Uphold compliance standards with change management and UBA
Read Whitepaper: IT Integration Best Practices in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
Read E-book: How Mergers and Acquisitions Impact Data Security
Read Analyst Paper: Gartner Cites Quest as a Representative Vendor in the 2019 Market Guide for Cloud Office Migration Tools

Day 2: Ongoing Management

Day 2: Ongoing Management

Manage, recover, and secure your newly consolidated Microsoft environment with many of the same solutions you used in Day Zero and Day One activities. Your new business will maximize cost synergies and efficiencies while reducing the learning curve. Then, when the next M&A comes along, or if you simply need to upgrade or migrate systems for other reasons, you’ll not only have the tools you need already installed, you’ll be fluent in using them.

  • Ensure hybrid AD security with permissions reporting and privileged account management
  • Streamline compliance auditing and provisioning
  • Establish reliable backup and recovery processes
  • Implement proper license management and governance
Read E-book: How Mergers and Acquisitions Impact Data Security

Resources

Conquer the complexities of an M&A IT integration
Datasheet
Conquer the complexities of an M&A IT integration
Conquer the complexities of an M&A IT integration
M&A activity is expected to continue to grow in 2019 — are you prepared to deliver a successful IT integration?
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C-level Guide to M&A IT Systems Integration
E-book
C-level Guide to M&A IT Systems Integration
C-level Guide to M&A IT Systems Integration

IT executives know that a lot of money is involved in a merger and acquisition (M&A)

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How Mergers and Acquisitions Impact Data Security
E-book
How Mergers and Acquisitions Impact Data Security
How Mergers and Acquisitions Impact Data Security

The primary goal of M&As is synergy — ensuring that the value and performance of the newly Read E-book

 Avoid these IT integration failures in your M&A
Avoid these IT integration failures in your M&A

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Avoid these IT integration failures in your M&A
Hear tips to help establish a repeatable M&A framework to ensure the success of your next M&A process.
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Common IT Pitfalls of Mergers and Acquisitions
Common IT Pitfalls of Mergers and Acquisitions

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Common IT Pitfalls of Mergers and Acquisitions
Don't let the rush to Legal Day 1 derail your IT integration. Watch this video to learn about several IT security pitfalls to avoid during the complexity of your M&A. Visit our Mergers & Acquisitions solutions page to learn more.
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IT Integration Best Practices in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
White Paper
IT Integration Best Practices in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
IT Integration Best Practices in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, which can help organizations expand their customer base, diversify their products and services and acquire new technology to stay competitive, all begin w

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IT Integration Best Practices for Healthcare M&A
White Paper
IT Integration Best Practices for Healthcare M&A
IT Integration Best Practices for Healthcare M&A
In this white paper, discover why an Active Directory and Exchange migration following a healthcare merger or acquisition can be easier than ever with the right planning, strategy and tools in place.
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Gartner Cites Quest as a Representative Vendor in the 2019 Market Guide for Cloud Office Migration Tools
White Paper
Gartner Cites Quest as a Representative Vendor in the 2019 Market Guide for Cloud Office Migration Tools
Gartner Cites Quest as a Representative Vendor in the 2019 Market Guide for Cloud Office Migration Tools
Mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and organizations seeking to leverage the benefits of cloud-based collaboration services is driving up the scale and volume of cloud office migrations.
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Blogs

The C-Suite Series: M&A activity is accelerating: Will your IT integration plan hold it back? (Part 1)

The C-Suite Series: M&A activity is accelerating: Will your IT integration plan hold it back? (Part 1)

In this first post of our C-Suite Series, we explore why IT integration is central to meeting M&A goals and the challenges that can stand in the way of success.

Healthcare M&A IT Integration: Rate Your Pain

Healthcare M&A IT Integration: Rate Your Pain

In this post, we discuss best practices for healthcare IT M&A integration and why it's important to consider healthcare M&As in your IT integration.

M&A Security Series: Common mistakes that can sink your M&A (Part 1)

M&A Security Series: Common mistakes that can sink your M&A (Part 1)

In Part 1 of the M&A Security Series, we dive into the common mistakes that can sink your M&A pre- and post- LD1.

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