"Ready to Acquire": The IT Resources Required for a Growth-by-Acquisition Business Strategy

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    This article describes the experiences of Danisco (a global food ingredients company) as it followed a growth-by-acquisition business strategy, focusing on how a new CIO built the IT resources to ensure the IT organization was "ready to acquire." We illustrate how these IT capabilities expedited the IT integration following two acquisitions, one of which involved Danisco expanding the scale of its business and the other extending the scope. Based on insights gained from Danisco, we provide lessons for CIOs to realize business benefits when managing post-acquisition IT integration.
    This article describes the experiences of Danisco (a global food ingredients company) as it followed a growth-by-acquisition business strategy, focusing on how a new CIO built the IT resources to ensure the IT organization was "ready to acquire." We illustrate how these IT capabilities expedited the IT integration following two acquisitions, one of which involved Danisco expanding the scale of its business and the other extending the scope. Based on insights gained from Danisco, we provide lessons for CIOs to realize business benefits when managing post-acquisition IT integration.
    LanguageEnglish
    JournalM I S Quarterly Executive
    Volume12
    Issue number1
    Pages19-35
    ISSN1540-1960
    StatePublished - 2013

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    "Ready to Acquire" : The IT Resources Required for a Growth-by-Acquisition Business Strategy. / Yetton, Philip; Henningsson, Stefan; Bjørn-Andersen, Niels.

    In: M I S Quarterly Executive, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2013, p. 19-35.

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