The client is one of the largest online publishers in the Netherlands. The client showed interest in the acquisition of a large social network. The client requested Deloitte to assist them in assessing the IT of the social network.
Because of the complexity and intangibility of a social network, the determination of the value is a difficult task. One of the key objectives Deloitte was asked to assist in is to determine the IT assets on stability, robustness, data quality and expandability towards the future.
Based on a proven assessment methodology, Deloitte assessed both finance and IT systems and supported with the business case. The IT assessment included IT infrastructure, data structure and application portfolio of the social network.
Supported by the finding, the client decided to acquire the social network. Combining forces provides both companies with additional means to carry out their respective business strategies and realize their digital ambitions.