The idea for this blog post series arose from the situation at a customer, where we introduced CI/CD because the manual workload was no longer manageable. The following instructions are therefore fresh from practical experience. For simplicity, we have shortened the long road of trial and error and present here only the final results. The code snippets are exemplary but sufficient to present the functionality.
- IT M&A
- IT carve-out
- IT Due Diligence
- project management
- Microsoft 365
- Software development
- IT Audit
- Contract & License Management
- Process Mining
- process management
As of 1.5.2022, our consulting unit has signed a cooperation agreement with Cape of Good Code GmbH for the joint execution of software and technology due diligence services for M&A transactions. The aim of the cooperation is to use the DETANGLE analysis software developed by Cape of Good Code in digatus’ IT M&A business area. The growing demand for technology/software due diligence in M&A deals shows the increasing importance of software for the valuation and sustainable success in the acquisition of software-dependent business models.
The world of IT is vast, so specialization in certain areas is the norm. If you decide to work in web development, there are, for example, specialists for the frontend as well as for the backend and you often read about the so-called fullstack developers. What are the differences and what motivation and skills should one have for the respective job? We asked our developers about this:
What company is not familiar with this situation? A software product is quickly needed and downloaded – thus purchased under fully licensing regulations. In the background, the general terms and conditions and licence conditions are accepted with a mouse click and the horror begins for every SAM compliance officer in the company.
Meetings have long since become an integral part of our everyday working lives. We meet in different constellations and discuss various topics to pursue common goals. But if you take a closer look, you will notice that there are different perceptions and definitions. Because of these differences in perception and implementation, the quality and effectiveness of meetings vary. In the following, we have summarised our view of meetings and show which type of meeting is suitable for which objective, because not all meetings are the same.
At the beginning of the year, we relaunched our internal employee survey using the extensive Microsoft 365 product range. Edouard Streit describes how we proceeded in detail with the help of our practical guide, which is also intended to encourage people to follow our example.
In the context of IT Carve-Out projects, four key scenarios in which the use of Microsoft 365 solutions on the target side should be considered. On the one hand, the licenses can be scaled up well and no own IT know-how in the company is necessary for the use. On the other hand, Microsoft 365 solutions offer a high level of data protection, disaster recovery, backups, and investment protection for server hardware.
In their strategic orientation, companies like to stick to the concept of Lean management, as it is considered the driver of efficient processes. However, it is not a classic management method in a conventional sense, but rather embodies a holistic mindset. The Lean management approach defines itself as a combination of different methods to create real added value for customers. In order to achieve this primary goal, it is necessary to avoid waste in the company and to identify and, if necessary, eliminate superfluous business processes.