INF 620 Management of Information Systems
“Alexander III of Macedon, better known as Alexander the Great, single-handedly changed the nature of the ancient world in little more than a decade. Against overwhelming odds, he led his army to victories across the Persian territories of Asia Minor, Syria and Egypt without suffering a single defeat. His greatest victory was at the Battle of Gaugamela, in what is now northern Iraq, in 331 BC. The young king of Macedonia, leader of the Greeks, overlord of Asia Minor and pharaoh of Egypt became 'great king' of Persia at the age of 25. Over the next eight years, in his capacity as king, commander, politician, scholar and explorer, Alexander led his army a further 11,000 miles, founding over 70 cities and creating an empire that stretched across three continents and covered around two million square miles. The entire area from Greece in the west, north to the Danube, south into Egypt and as far to the east as the Indian Punjab, was linked together in a vast international network of trade and commerce. This was united by a common Greek language and culture, while the king himself adopted foreign customs in order to rule his millions of ethnically diverse subjects.”(BBC) His strategy to maintain the acquired realms consisted of making only small changes and sometimes leaving the current ruling body in place. I believe that this strategy is essential for acquiring or merging and many modern mangers could benefit from this strategy.
In the role of a manager at a company undergoing a merger or acquisition, I would consider it essential for the company to document the process and procedures of the company data center. There should be an understanding of exactly how all systems (critical and noncritical) interact with the approved business model. The services and software offered by the company should be documented entirety. There should also be practices to ensure...