INF 620 Week 3 Assignment

Ashford 4: – Week 3 – Assignment

Cogent Communications
Read the Real World Case 3, Cogent Communications, Intel, and Others: Mergers Go More Smoothly When Your Data Are Ready (pp. 213-214).
In a three- to five-page paper (not including the title page and reference pages), respond to the following:

  1. Place yourself in the role of a      manager at a company undergoing a merger or acquisition. Explain your      customer’s expectations during the merger with at least three examples and      describe what role IT would play in meeting those expectations.
  2. Focus on what Andi Mann in the      case calls “tribal knowledge.” Explain what you think is meant by that,      and why it is important to the process. Provide at least one strategy you      would suggest for companies that are faced with the extensive presence of      this issue in an acquired organization.
  3. Most of the discussion on the      case focused on hardware and software issues. However, these are      essentially enablers for underlying business processes developed by each      of the companies involved. Analyze the different alternatives that      companies have for merging their business processes, and discuss the role      IT would play in supporting those activities. Be sure to address data      management and governance issues.

Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center, and it must include citations and references for the text and at least two scholarly sources.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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