Consider The Cloud
Any move to extend a company's strategy, whether it be technological or geographical, needs to take into account the ongoing move toward managed services, cloud computing and other service-related business models.
"A lot is changing very rapidly as it all goes to virtualization and cloud," said Ben Eazzetta, president of Ares Security and a consultant on roughly 20 M&As. "So if the company is not acquiring the right assets in the midst of the transition, you can quickly get yourself in trouble. You must navigate this trend properly, or five to seven years from now people might not be buying what you're selling."