Articles By Graham J. McFarlane

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The friendly co-pilot: After the ink has dried, part 3

Just because you’ve outsourced your IT doesn’t mean everything falls on the shoulders of your partner. As I wrote in...

April 11th, 2014 Graham J. McFarlane
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The friendly co-pilot: After the ink has dried, part 2

Just because you've outsourced your IT doesn't mean everything falls on the shoulders of your partner. As I wrote in...

April 8th, 2014 Graham J. McFarlane
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The friendly co-pilot: After the ink has dried

I had worked closely with a client in completing an outsourcing deal, and, understandably, he was feeling pleased and a...

March 27th, 2014 Graham J. McFarlane
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The friendly co-pilot: How to find change catalysts

It seems these days that there are many articles advising IT Management on the type of people they need. Often...

February 25th, 2014 Graham J. McFarlane
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The friendly co-pilot: Handling the problem employee

“Why can’t all my employees be superstars,” asks a frustrated CIO, Rick, from a mid- sized manufacturing company in Toronto....

January 28th, 2014 Graham J. McFarlane
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The friendly co-pilot: Don’t be so quick to head to court

Some time ago I was having breakfast with a CIO of a large oil and gas producer based in Calgary....

January 13th, 2014 Graham J. McFarlane
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The friendly co-pilot

You are a member of the leadership team of your IT organization, or perhaps are the CIO or the boss...

December 16th, 2013 Graham J. McFarlane
Management Memo: The true IT pro

Management Memo: The true IT pro

During my career, I have encountered hundreds of IT professionals at all levels, from operators on the machine-room floor through...

October 31st, 2005 Graham J. McFarlane
Management Memo: Staying in the technology sweet spot

Management Memo: Staying in the technology sweet spot

I have seen many CIOs lose their jobs because of technological innovations which were ill conceived and ill timed, and...

September 30th, 2005 Graham J. McFarlane
Management Memo: Two prudent time investments

Management Memo: Two prudent time investments

Last month I stressed the need to consider management as a profession in its own right, equipped with its own...

August 31st, 2005 Graham J. McFarlane