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Welcome to Carrot Connect’s guide to Technical Due Diligence.

As an IT advisory consultancy, we understand the criticality of conducting thorough technical evaluations to safeguard investments and ensure sustainable business growth. This guide is designed to navigate you through the essential steps of technical due diligence, incorporating our unique six-point framework for assessing Business IT maturity.

Let’s embark on this journey to unlock the full potential of your technical infrastructure.

The Carrot Connect Six-Point IT Due Diligence Framework

Our framework is built on decades of expertise and is tailored to cover every crucial aspect of your organisation’s technology landscape.

Here are the pillars:

  1. Products and Services
  2. Architecture and Infrastructure
  3. Security
  4. Intellectual Property and Licenses
  5. Operational Processes and Financial Health
  6. People

Dive Deep into the Six Essentials

Products and Services:

Begin by evaluating your software products and services. Understand their market position, technical specifications, and development roadmap. Remember, a well-defined product strategy that aligns with your investment objectives is critical to success.

Architecture and Infrastructure:

Assess your foundational tech solutions, scalability, and how your architecture measures against competitors. Utilise architectural charts and performance indicators to gain insights into your system’s robustness.


Make security a priority. From penetration testing to compliance checks, ensure your organisation is fortified against cyber threats. Regular training and adherence to best practices in security protocols can significantly mitigate risks.

Intellectual Property and Licenses

Protecting your intangible assets is paramount. Ensure all patents, copyrights, and trademarks are in order, and avoid potential legal pitfalls by clearly understanding your rights and obligations.

Operational Processes and Financial Health:

Analyse your operating model and financial stability. Documenting processes and performance metrics provides a clear picture of your organisation’s efficiency and areas for improvement.


Your team is your greatest asset. Understand the dynamics of your workforce, including full-time employees and contractors. An up-to-date organisational chart and a culture of continuous learning are crucial for success.

Technical due diligence is the term used to describe a thorough and independent review of people, processes, and technology within a business.

Making It Engaging and Practical

Interactive Checklists:

Carrot Connect provides interactive checklists for each section of the due diligence process to aid in your assessment. These tools streamline your evaluation and ensure every detail is noticed.

Visual Aids:

Our guide includes diagrams, flowcharts, and tables, making complex information more digestible. These visual aids complement our written content, providing a clearer understanding of technical structures and processes.

Real-World Examples:

We illustrate how to apply our framework in real-world scenarios through case studies and practical examples. These insights offer valuable lessons on navigating challenges and leveraging opportunities during due diligence.


Technical due diligence is critical in ensuring your technology investments are sound, and your business is poised for growth.

By following Carrot Connect’s comprehensive guide, you’re not just conducting due diligence but laying the groundwork for future success. Our six-point IT due diligence framework, combined with interactive checklists, visual aids, and real-world examples, provides a robust foundation for evaluating and enhancing your organisation’s IT maturity.

Let’s go ahead and move forward, knowing that your technical due diligence is in capable hands.

Remember, Carrot Connect is here to assist you every step of the way. Together, we can turn technical challenges into opportunities for growth and innovation.

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