merging with another company
Posted on 2011-03-22
At the moment we are standalone company. We have new servers and latests software.
VMware Sphere 4
Number of users: around 250
Our mail server receives all emails for @ourdomain.com
Our Company have merged with another much bigger company with 2000 + users.We will still be in separate physical location however the requirement is that we have to be part of their network to access some of their resources, intranet, SAP etc. (they have lots of security policies) Basically we will be a new department within their big company however we will have new email domain ( @newdepartment.com) and they will have they existing email domain (@bigboys.com)
Since our department will have own email doamin, and be in different physical location We want to keep our current environment and still be part of their network.
Since they are so big you have to log IT ticket if you have IT problem, and we want to have our own team withing our department of 250 users.
What option /setup would you recommend to keep our servers in house and have some control over them and make the big boys happy with it ( i have a feeleing that they might want to take over everything and have control over it because of their polices and maybe we will have to log in to their domain to access their resorces)? how to justify the option /setup?
domain trust? joining our exchange to their exchange organization ?
Thanks a lot in advance