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Sep 13, 2016 - 07:14 PM
1) Meet the IT Managers and discuss the Infratructure Overview.
2) How the entities are geographically spread and what is the level of ITAM Practice in both entities.
2) Study the Infrastructure resources of both the entities - hardware, Software, Network and services, etc.
3) Note down what is common and redundant in Infrastructure.
4) Check if Ms Windows Client and Win Servers are major components of both entities. If yes, review the contracts.
5) Check the Software and Hardware Enterprise Contracts if any and try to merge them later if possible.
6) Most of companies are at risk of audits after the mergers or acquisition, check for the compliance status of major Softwares
like Microsoft,Oracle, IBM, Adobe, etc. See if the License are properly transferred for this merger(if allowed).
7) Which ITAM tool both are using and how effective it is in capturing ITAM data.Ideally should keep one best solution but varies from Org to Org.
8) Check the Auto-discovery and schedule discussions with ITAM team (if team exists).
There could be a huge list of Best Practice however above could be a good starting point...