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Architecting the agile enterprise
How does an IT department running on legacy systems keep up with the changing pace and shape of business today? As we explore in this issue of CIO Decisions, CIOs are taking lessons from the startup world, adapting new approaches for getting products and services out to users more quickly -- in other words, they're becoming agile enterprises. In our cover story, Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski talks to the CIO of Palo Alto, Calif., who discusses how customer feedback and transparency play into his version of the agile enterprise. Also in this issue, get to know the winners of our SearchCIO and SearchCIO-Midmarket 2013 IT Leader of the Year Awards, find out how the Boston Celtics scored a slam dunk with cloud email, read about Guess? Inc.'s mobile analytics app and get mobile business advice from the founder of Angry Birds.
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Features in this issue
Boston Celtics VP of IT leverages cloud use for business needs on and off the court and comes out winning -- even when he loses.
Troy Neal, SearchCIO-Midmarket's 2013 IT Leader of the Year, tells how having a lean IT organization led to IT and biz expansion on a limited budget.
Agile principles push beyond the boundaries of IT and across enterprise.
Our SearchCIO IT Leader of the Year Award winner, CIO Eric Hawley, explains how he built a centralized IT environment -- starting with listening.
Guess? Inc. CIO Michael Relich delivered a mobile analytics app for the iPad that was so good, employees bought their own devices just to use it.
Columns in this issue
Agile and lean are the cornerstones of many a successful IT strategy, but what if a CIO works in sector that hasn't yet embraced the agile enterprise?
Still unconvinced mobile computing will change the world? Listen to what the Mighty Eagle of Angry Birds has to say.