So why do so many companies undertake a Merger or Aquistion without the CIO’s involvement?

Successful Mergers are difficult enough to pull off with the involvement of IT.  So why do so many companies undertake them without the CIO’s involvement? The CIO should be involved early on in any type of M&A undertaking.  Many of the proposed synergies and savings of the Merger can be squandered on inefficient and duplicate systems.  Thomas Wailgum wrote an excellent article to this point in CIO Magazine (February 18, 2010)—“M&A Mistake: Too Many CIOs Arrive Late to the Dance” – I recommend the read.

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