When two organizations come together to create a new, joint entity – or when one takes over the other – the moving parts seem endless. The process moves slowly as the C-suites, negotiators and general counsel for each company work through the myriad fine points of combining two separate businesses. CEOs, CFOs, CHROs and CMOs are usually on the front lines to ensure a smooth transition of business practices, financials, insurance, employees and marketing.
But what about the CIOs? IT touches all of the above, yet the gargantuan task of combining two IT infrastructures is often left to just a few people to hammer out.