5 Key Collaboration Capabilities That Are Imperative for Your M&A Day 1
A critical milestone during a merger or acquisition for enterprise end-users is Day 1. This is the first day when the merging organizations officially start working as one. It lays the foundation out of the gate and can affect the first 100 days post-transaction. To achieve a successful Day 1, it all comes down to IT.
IT needs to embrace a "no trade off" mindset to deal with a seamless Day 1 experience by removing communication blockers that often create challenges for end-users. Here are five key collaboration capabilities that are imperative for your end users on Day 1:
Look people up in a shared directory
Common email registry
Send and receive emails
Cross-platform email delivery
Schedule and update meetings
Sharing email domains between tenants
Automated email address rewrite services allowing end users to communicate from a common email domain —on both inbound and outbound mail
Depending on environments between the M&A organizations, this could either be a quick fix or an extensive effort. In many cases, you might have to use a third-party solution to make this happen smoothly and quickly.
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AmyKelly Petruzzella is a marketing executive who focuses on Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, and Active Directory trends, challenges, and business outcomes for enterprises. Over the years, AmyKelly regularly engages with Gartner industry analysts, and she has been recognized several times for Top 50 Microsoft Marketing Excellence. She is a frequent speaker and blogger and an industry veteran who advocates for women in technology.