IT on the fly: The art of quickly building, then dismantling

These CIOs know how to set up IT operations quickly. Here's what you can learn from people who work on the fly.

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The CIOs for the London Olympics, President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign and other short-lived but intense operations know how to run successful IT shops in extraordinary situations -- and their insights can be applied in even the most ordinary of conditions. Insider (registration required)

Keith Robertory was staring down a project of epic proportions.

Last fall, as the East Coast prepared for Hurricane Sandy to strike, Robertory was planning to create and run an entire IT shop. He'd have only hours to organize staff and get systems running.

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