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Christine Ibrahim

Christine Ibrahim

What are IT “stranded costs” in a carve-out or acquisition?

We were recently on a call with a highly-placed professional who lives in the world of mergers and acquisitions, or M&A. During the conversation, we casually mentioned the issue of “stranded costs,” at which point, this person asked us, “What...

Global Server Relocation Amid a Pandemic Lockdown

Ensunet helps a major multinational enterprise complete the acquisition of a global carve-out, with the relocation of 209 servers in 29 datacenters around the world. The Challenge “Company A” (the acquirer) sought to hone its edge in the highly competitive...

How to perform M&A due diligence for IT… remotely

It’s hard enough to perform M&A due diligence for IT when you’re on-site; imagine, then, the challenges you’ll face when the acquisition target is far away—or totally inaccessible, due to a pandemic lockdown. In this article, we’ll start...

Cybersecurity and operational challenges for remote workers in a COVID/post-COVID world

Providing enterprise cybersecurity is challenging enough during normal times. And these aren’t normal times. As the COVID-19 pandemic transitions to “post-COVID-19 reality,” the hurdles for enterprises, their leaders, and teams only seem to grow...

The Changing Role of Tech in the M&A Lifecycle

Ensunet Technology Group is pleased to be mentioned in this exciting new white paper from Kaiser Associates. We think you’ll find it a timely, informative, and compelling read:  From a macro perspective, Private Equity is prospering — illustrated...

Pride Before The Fall: How to Overcome Homegrown IT Systems During M&A

We were recently approached by a company that boasted to us that it had created its own, totally customized IT system. It was so amazing, they bragged, that no one, outside of their company, could ever work with it. That very conversation was the impetus...

How to use IT as a divestment lever

Time-tested tenets for maximizing value In these blogs, we routinely write about our experience supporting the IT side of $4 billion in acquisition activity, specifically post-merger integration. In this entry, we’re going to take a look at the other...

Dinosaurs at the gate: What Jurassic Park can teach you about IT in M&A

Jurassic Park was an entertaining book, and then a blockbuster movie. Blinded by greed, scientists go too far: Using ancient DNA, they bring long-extinct dinosaurs back to life. What could possibly go wrong? In a word, everything. It’s a classic Michael...

What can bowling teach you about M&A?

You might not think, at first, that the mergers-and-acquisitions game has anything to do with other games, especially bowling. But you’d be surprised not only by the number of parallels between the two, but what the pins-and-ball sport can teach you...

Securing the mobile user: Challenges for the acquirer

It’s tricky enough to perform post-merger integration or PMI between the IT systems of the acquiring company (let’s call them “Company A”) and the acquired (“Company B”). It gets a lot trickier when you’re trying to secure widely scattered...