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An Architectural Approach to Delivering Concurrent Digital Transformation and M&A success

It is the era of Digital Enterprise. Beyond the obvious triggers for digital transformation, a merger also represents a unique opportunity. Organizations can re-imagine the manner in which they use technology to power business processes, enhance the customer experience and create competitive advantage as they execute the integration process — essentially offering a digital transformation jumpstart.

Many organizations view a merger or acquisition as nothing more than a business transaction. The leadership teams assess the merger from the perspective of financial or market impact. In truth, however, a merger or acquisition is really a business transformation.

The bringing together of two organizational structures and cultures transforms the two organizations into something new. And because technology now underpins every aspect of every business, it also means that every merger is more than just a business transformation-it’s a digital transformation as well.

With Charles Araujo (Intellyx), we have taken a closer look to M&As from the enterprise architect’s perspective: How to achieve transformation and integration success in M&A activities so that the real synergies are found and leveraged?

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Atoll is an Intellyx customer. Intellyx retains final editorial control to this white paper.

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.