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Quick Answer: How Can Chief Enterprise Architects Take a Leadership Role in M&A?

In our blog last week, Why CIOs need Enterprise Architecture to cope with M&A initiatives, we quoted Roger L Martin in the Harvard Business Review – “M&A is a mugs game: Typically 70%-90% of acquisitions are abysmal failures”.  Our blog suggested that EAs should be involved in the M&A process earlier to improve the chances of success.

This week we are providing complimentary access to the Gartner® report Quick Answer: How Can Chief Enterprise Architects Take a Leadership Role in M&A?, which we believe supports our view and suggests that Chief Enterprise Architects should be involved in the due diligence process prior to the deal closing.

The Gartner® report sets out how a CEA can create an EA Service specifically to provide M&A support, and how they can sell the service to the M&A Leaders, who may be unaware of the opportunity to use this internal resource to improve their chances of success.

Access the full Gartner® Quick Answer: How Can Chief Enterprise Architects Take a Leadership Role in M&A? report here.

Contact us to discuss how the Essential EA Management Tool can support analysis of the IT Assets of both organisations, highlighting synergies and differences to enable understanding of problems and opportunities to improve the chances of success.

Useful Links:

Why CIOs need Enterprise Architecture to cope with M&A initiatives,

Using Storytelling to engage your Organisation with Enterprise Architecture

What is the cost of not doing enterprise architecture?

Why should CIOs worry about enterprise architecture?

Source: Gartner, Quick Answer: How Can Chief Enterprise Architects Take a Leadership Role in M&A?, By Analyst(s): Philip Allega, 27 May 2024

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