A Board Director's Perspective on What IT Has to Get Right

Harvard Business Review

P&G''s Connect and Develop ) to increase velocity and quality of their new product introductions, the IT infrastructure support for this business process change is critical. The biggest opportunities for these companies are simplification and horizontal integration projects.

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Why Companies Are Using M&A to Transform Themselves, Not Just to Grow

Harvard Business Review

The current cohort of acquisitions goes well beyond the typical defensive, synergy-driven, horizontal integration that marked previous M&A spurts. Technology, manufacturing, research and development, or human know-how – whatever the capability, acquisitions are a way to acquire it. However, back-office functions might be integrated. No operational integration is necessary. Joe Beck/Unsplash/HBR Staff.