IDG Contributor Network: How to manage IT in a spinoff: 5 tips for success

Corporate spinoffs pose a special kind of IT challenge. As a particular type of divestiture, a newly spun-off company has options: (1) either begin paying for IT services provided by its corporate parent, (2) start deploying its own infrastructure w…

Corporate spinoffs pose a special kind of IT challenge. As a particular type of divestiture, a newly spun-off company has options: (1) either begin paying for IT services provided by its corporate parent, (2) start deploying its own infrastructure with a clean slate, or (3) find an alternative company to provide the services its parent once did and/or it requires moving forward.

If you are directing IT at a spinoff, before embarking on any of those courses, you should conduct a standard self-assessment to inventory your IT and communications needs. In particular, determine data residency and identify security requirements. As you undertake this transformation, be mindful of both immediate and long-term costs.

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IDG Contributor Network: How to manage IT in a spinoff: 5 tips for success

Corporate spinoffs pose a special kind of IT challenge. As a particular type of divestiture, a newly spun-off company has options: (1) either begin paying for IT services provided by its corporate parent, (2) start deploying its own infrastructure w…

Corporate spinoffs pose a special kind of IT challenge. As a particular type of divestiture, a newly spun-off company has options: (1) either begin paying for IT services provided by its corporate parent, (2) start deploying its own infrastructure with a clean slate, or (3) find an alternative company to provide the services its parent once did and/or it requires moving forward.

If you are directing IT at a spinoff, before embarking on any of those courses, you should conduct a standard self-assessment to inventory your IT and communications needs. In particular, determine data residency and identify security requirements. As you undertake this transformation, be mindful of both immediate and long-term costs.

To read this article in full, please click here