Supporting M&A Processes with a Unified Technology Strategy
The division of a large global communications provider was struggling with the technology challenges of a rapid acquisition strategy requiring the integration of multiple companies, thousands of employees, numerous systems, and a footprint that spanned 18 different countries. Their new leadership had a daunting list of objectives that focused on the need to unify technology platforms, security controls, and applications to meet the business and compliance objectives of the new entity.
Unsure of where to begin, they turned to MCS, an established and trusted partner in the security ecosystem. With security and compliance being critical requirements for this global business, the client looked to MCS to architect a solution that encompassed not only security controls but the entire infrastructure design. Working across the entire technology organization, MCS developed a comprehensive design that encompassed multi-cloud infrastructure, high availability, security controls, and monitoring across 10 datacenters.
They also lead the implementation of this design from program management, technology deployment, and the development of an operation and skill model for the new entity to align to.
This on-budget, on-time transformation delivered numerous benefits ranging from financial savings via standardization and modernization of infrastructure and the optimization of IT staffing through to significantly improved redundancy with a virtualized high-availability platform.
More critically, this client was able to achieve their core goals of building an agile and modern technology organization to better support their business objectives, providing an improved customer and employee experience with unified systems, while delivering all of this with a best-in-class cybersecurity posture.