Healthcare M&A Best Practices: How to Restructure Active Directory with ZeroIMPACT
March 1st, 2017 1:00PM EST
Market and regulatory changes such as the Affordable Care Act are fueling a historic period of consolidation in the healthcare sector. Independent health systems are struggling to survive on their own due to reduced payouts, driving healthcare mergers, acquisitions and divestitures at a rapid pace. According to Thomson Reuters, healthcare M&A deals totaled US$672.9 billion during 2015, which was a 71% increase from 2014.
Any healthcare M&A requires a consolidation of IT systems and underlying infrastructures such as Active Directory. No migration is as complex or as critical as an AD consolidation. That’s because AD is the life blood of the IT infrastructure, as it controls access to mission-critical applications such as Epic or other EHR systems.
In healthcare, AD migration stakes go up. Most M&A projects have a hard deadline and there’s a LOT of pressure on the IT staff to finish the migration quickly. Downtime or data loss is unacceptable. It’s not just about losing money or productivity time. Patient lives may depend on responsive IT systems.
In this webcast, you get best practices for reducing risk and avoiding disruption. Learn how to improve security, ensure compliance and simplify your AD consolidation, with an integration process to carefully manage your project before, during and after the actual merger.
Joe Tobias is a practice manager at Quest, where he is responsible for the success of services projects in North America and provides guidance to customers related to technology integration, modernization or transformation. Joe has nearly 20 years of experience in IT and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan as well as PMP and ITIL certifications. Prior to joining Quest Joe was a consultant and project manager where he led a broad array of IT programs related to M&A, security, compliance and modernization.
Quest helps its customers reduce tedious administration tasks so they can focus on the innovation necessary for their businesses to grow. Quest solutions are scalable, affordable and simple-to-use, and they deliver unmatched efficiency and productivity. Combined with Quest’s invitation to the global community to be a part of its innovation, as well as its firm commitment to ensuring customer satisfaction, Quest will continue to accelerate the delivery of the most comprehensive solutions for Microsoft Azure cloud management, SaaS, security, workforce mobility and data-driven insight.
Senior Product Manager
Ron Robbins is a senior product manager at Quest Software, where he is responsible for guiding the direction of Quest’s migration solutions for messaging and Active Directory and provides assistance to customers and strategic partners. Ron has over 15 years of experience in IT and has authored several white papers and articles covering the topics of Exchange migration and management. Prior to joining Quest Ron provided IT support and consulting services to many different organizations including fortune 500 companies. Ron holds a bachelor’s degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University.