Renovations Inc

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Renovations Inc

  1. 1. <ul><li>Merging with Acme Home Repair </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to improve communication between the companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Both use Microsoft for docs and spreadsheets, but use different collaboration tools (Lotus, Microsoft) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Budget constraints: can’t undertake an expensive & lengthy product -- need to streamline the acquisition </li></ul><ul><li>The bottom line: simplify and accelerate communication to ensure the merger’s success – despite their significantly different IT investments </li></ul>About <ul><li>Migration to just one platform (all IBM, all Microsoft) would require a lengthy/expense evaluation, and a potentially costly migration </li></ul><ul><li>Both want to bridge communications immediately to preserve their brand loyalty & customer service levels; needs to be invisible to end users </li></ul><ul><li>Tight IT budgets mean no money to retool and retrain employees from either side of the acquisition </li></ul><ul><li>The organizations lack a shared directory </li></ul><ul><li>Content needs to be unleashed, despite the dual vendors </li></ul>Challenges © 2009 IBM all rights reserved
  2. 2. <ul><li>A common directory so employees can find people, identify their peers, management structures, and territories </li></ul><ul><li>A Unified Communications platform between the two organizations and their customers -- now communication flows instantly and in realtime </li></ul><ul><li>A self-service document and team repository provides a secure repository for the two companies </li></ul><ul><li>Acme leverages Rennovations Microsoft SharePoint documents, and vice-versa - both orgs can access/share documents and content </li></ul><ul><li>End users didn’t need to be retrained – they use these services within the tools they use every day </li></ul>Solution <ul><li>Speed to Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Easy on-ramp; little training </li></ul><ul><li>Lower Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Access to Content </li></ul><ul><li>Empowered, self-sufficient teams </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminated communication barriers between the organizations; preserved their customer reputation </li></ul>Benefits © 2009 IBM all rights reserved

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