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Embrace Technology Innovation that Aligns With an Agile Mindset

There's a ton of change going on now, but success in these uncertain times is within your control and influence. Many companies have been forced to accelerate their implementation of digital transformation solutions to keep pace with the rapid changes in the current global business landscape. We recently found several reports about how leading organizations are seeing great results in this challenging environment on Atlassian's site. We found these stories very inspirational, as we all need to embrace technology innovation that aligns with an agile mindset. We hope you can find the value in these reports as well.

1. Mitesh Mehta, SVP of IT at ACI Worldwide, discusses how in a world of instant

payments, agile technologies must align with an agile mindset.

"ACI’s ability to rapidly deploy solutions benefiting customers was not accidental. Disruptions, whether in contactless payment technologies or proprietary credit and pre-purchase cards, long predate the coronavirus outbreak and have made enterprise agility a priority at the company. “It’s one of the six key values underlying everything that ACI does. This applies to our product strategy, which is constantly evolving as the digital payments space evolves rapidly across the globe,” Mehta says. “ACI has been purposefully investing in technology that digitizes its operations and data.”

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2. Honeywell's chief digital technology officer, Sheila Jordan, discusses how it's agile

the approach has allowed the business to rapidly pivot production and deliver essential


Converting a production line typically takes around nine months. But by adopting an agile, cross-functional framework, Honeywell was able to make the transition in less than six weeks. The company expects to produce more than 20 million N95 masks a month.

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3-. For Sylvie Veilleux, Dropbox CIO, enterprise agility and the sudden shift to distributed teams go hand in hand.

“Jira is a powerful platform that enables developer productivity. It’s also a place where we create visibility on the work being done when it will be shipped, and what dependencies exist, as well as status on progress and open risks,” Veilleux says. “And it’s an excellent planning tool. I have a saying: ‘If it isn’t in Jira, it does not exist.’”

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4. NTT Ltd.’s SVP of service offer design and development, John Andrews, discusses

how the company is helping businesses respond with agility and stay resilient in

uncertain times.

"Embracing agility has prepared NTT Ltd. and its clients to tackle unforeseen challenges during the COVID-19 outbreak. One customer, a leader in maritime logistics and port services, urgently needed to expand its virtual desktop platform by 300% to enable its employees to work from home. By partnering with NTT Ltd., the company was able to ramp up its computing power in only two weeks, even though the task required it to improve infrastructure, conduct training, and update permissions across the platform.

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Is your business future-proof? Let us know if you want to learn more about empowering your enterprise agility with solutions like Jira, Jira Service Management, or Confluence. We are ready to help!

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