A quote by Bill Gates, "Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without talking about the other," still holds true today, especially when it comes to mergers and acquisitions (M&As).
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In 2020, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) evolved rapidly. Activity started modestly at the beginning of the year, but M&As had plenty of potential to gather momentum. Then the pandemic hit, and by late March, most deal-making had come to a standstill. Focused on transitioning staff to working from home, shoring up balance sheets and maximizing liquidity, many companies shelved any M&A plans they may have had. The good news – global M&A activity recovered dramatically in the second half of 2020.
This year, the global M&A market could not be more different. It has recovered dramatically and carried over momentum from a flurry of deals in the latter half of 2020. This momentum is poised to accelerate even more with many companies making strategic shifts and acquiring smaller companies or merging with larger ones to maintain their competitive position. Even outside of the M&A trend that has been witnessed across numerous industries, is the trend towards globalization. No matter what size, small or large, any company working on an international level must manage multiple Active Directories and multiple Exchange organizations.
From an IT perspective, M&As can be challenging. To streamline the communication between employees working with various divisions or organizational units within their same organization, Outlook users can save pertinent information such as all email addresses and phone numbers for other colleagues in their Global Address Lists (GAL).
Country boundaries are not the only barrier to communication within companies with multiple Active Directories and organizational units. Even if you work for a small domestic firm, you still need a way to effectively combine Global Address Lists if your firm decides to synchronize all its crucial operational data with a parent company.
Microsoft Ignite 2020 Recap
Microsoft’s virtual Ignite conference was held this week and did a pretty good job of maintaining the hype and excitement of a real in-person event. Gone were the opportunities to talk with colleagues in-between sessions or in the hallways, but I think Microsoft made the most of this two-day virtual event and made it easy for attendees to view the pre-recorded content they wanted to see on their own schedules. This content is still available in the Ignite 2020 Virtual Hub.
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Irvine, CA (August 4, 2020) - - ENow Software, the leader in Microsoft monitoring and management technologies, has ranked 16th in Fifty Five and Five’s annual Top 50 Microsoft Partners report for the 7th consecutive year. ENow prides itself on demonstrating value in all facets, including maintaining long-standing partnerships with industry MVPs whose input and innovation continue to help shape ENow solutions and its marketing and technical content.
Irvine - July 23rd, 2020: ENow Software, the leading Office 365 Management platform, is proud to announce that we received the TechGenix Gold Award for our Office 365 Monitoring, Reporting and License Management Solution.
TechGenix Product Review: Office 365 Monitoring, Reporting and License Management Solution From ENow
Microsoft’s Exchange solution is one of Microsoft’s strongest server solutions to date despite the fact that it has always had, and continues to have, gaps with regard to security, archiving, backup/recovery, monitoring, and reporting. As a result, an ecosystem set of solutions evolved around Exchange to fill those gaps and enhance what Microsoft provides us. Even with the move to a hosted version with Exchange Online, there continues to be a need for better monitoring and reporting, although we see Microsoft making progress in backfilling the gaps. Providing visibility into these gaps is where ENow really shines.