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An analysis of information systems integration : the case of a merger and acquisition.

M. Tech. Business Information Systems Tshwane University of Technology 2011. / Mergers and acquisitions have increased in the post 2006 recession as corporations attempt to develop their competitiveness during the upturn process. Previous research has suggested that information systems' capability, during the pre- and post-merger implementation, is critical. In most rapid mergers and acquisitions, strategies for integrating information systems and conducting technical due-diligence, do not often follow widely understood approaches. This study explored the importance of considering and addressing, strategically, information systems' integration during the merger of the Technology Innovation Agency. It further highlighted the importance of dealing with systems integration issues before, during, and after the merger. Previous studies indicate that information systems integration is the main challenging assignments in the merger process. The present study focused on the dynamics of starting the information systems scope from the "Greenfield situation" instead of adopting the organizations existing and aligned tooling, before creating a shared cost management model. This study will contribute towards formulating South African literature on pre-merger information systems. At the moment, most literature covering pre-merger information systems planning is dominantly USA and Europe based.
Date January 2011
CreatorsRaphesu, Malahlela Abram
ContributorsKekwaletswe, Ray M.
Source SetsSouth African National ETD Portal
Detected LanguageEnglish
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