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During an acquisition or merger companies are very interested in revenue, losses, potential for growth and the like. Technology is all too often an after-thought.   In this course we discuss techniques and methodologies for evaluating the new infrastructure, as well as the impact to existing infrastructure.

This course provides you with a checklist of technology items to consider during an acquisition or merger. We walk through a sample assessment and discuss critical points of consideration. Lastly, we discuss control procedures and security measures that should be defined as part of the acquisition risk assessment.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore techniques for identifying technologies.
  • Discover how to assess critical control points and security measures.
  • Recognize how to define and assess Information Technology (IT) Risk related to the acquisition or merger.
Last updated/reviewed: May 7, 2022

3 Reviews (17 ratings)Reviews

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Anonymous Author
Great checklist to have handy when asking about IT during due diligence. I'm usually focused on the financials and am fairly comfortable with evaluating accounting software, but this course provides a list that could help determine which IT experts are needed.
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Member's Profile
wonderful explaination of basic concepts. I will be looking forward to the next level in this series.
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Anonymous Author
Very nice little overview and gets you thinking about risks. Would take a again..

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  1:43Introductions to Acquisitions and Mergers - IT Considerations and Impact
  1:51Definitions
  12:44Technological Considerations During Acquisition or Merger
  10:29Risk Identification Methodologies Part 1
  10:56Risk Identification Methodologies Part 2
  1:54Risk Identification Methodologies Part 3
  13:55Conclusion
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  53:33Acquisitions and Mergers - IT Considerations and Impact
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Acquisitions and Mergers - IT Considerations and Impact
  PDFAcquisitions and Mergers - IT Considerations and Impact Glossary/Index
  XLSXTechnology Summary Template
  XLSXRisk Analysis
REVIEW AND TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM