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Relevance and usability of enterprise architectures during post merger IT integrations

Houwelingen, Jan Willem van (2008) Relevance and usability of enterprise architectures during post merger IT integrations.

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Abstract:The need for delivering business value to shareholders is ever increasing. Organizations face higher and higher expectations when it comes to growth. Mergers and acquisitions enable high growth figures and leverage cost downsizing by realizing synergy on operations and IT. The number of mergers and acquisitions are heading towards a record. Despite that, the percentage of mergers that realize the intended synergy levels and cost downsizing is very low (Luftman and Kempaiah, 2006). IT synergy is often an objective for an IT integration project. IT synergy can be realized in three ways, strengthening or levering core business, reducing costs or benefits from a technology transfer. This research investigated the relevance and usability of enterprise architectures in the IT integration process. On basis of the theoretical framework a conceptual model has been derived which is used to assess the results gathered from multiple case studies in the bank and insurance industry. This resulted in a number of conclusions
Item Type:Essay (Master)
KPMG, Amstelveen
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:54 computer science, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Information Technology MSc (60025)
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