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TOM BURZINSKI
Burzinski is the director of IT/business consulting for Skyline Technologies in Green Bay. Burzinski and his family live in Howard, Wisconsin.

Changing times

All my life, time and timepieces have fascinated me. I can still remember how proud I was when, in kindergarten; I learned to...

The demise of the local IT consultant

There was a time, from roughly 1985 to just after 2000, when it seemed that everyone I knew was starting up an IT consulting...

The forecast for cloud computing

Information technology often uses metaphor to describe complex and unfamiliar ideas. On a daily basis we open our Windows browser so we can surf...

Health care information challenges: ‘Data-rich, information-poor’

Last month, just before he left home to begin his freshman year at UW-Madison, our son Alex came down with a rash covering the...

The Spreadmart

Shortly after joining ShopKo Stores in 1996 as their new Data Warehouse Manager, I became involved in the development and support of a spreadmart...

SOARing in Madison

In September 1970, I enrolled as a freshman at what is now called the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. I decided to...

Burzinski column: Career Time Capsule

What could I have said to give someone the idea that I wanted to brew my own beer? Although not averse to a...

Wireless addiction lessens vacation enjoyment

It was just past 4 p.m. on a sunny March Wednesday as my 18-year old son Alex and I descended the east side of...

A Roadmap for Business Intelligence Success – The Value of a BI Assessment

Most people take time to plan for retirement, put their kids through college or organize a yearly vacation. So why do so many people responsible...

Attitude and Aptitude

By Tom Burzinski I went to work for the technology services firm, Electronic Data Systems (EDS), in 1980 for three reasons: 1) they offered...

If You Build It, They Will Come

In his box office hit, Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner plays a struggling Iowa farmer named Ray Kinsalla.  One day while walking about his...

Tech Consulting is a Roller Coaster Ride

Being a part of the Wisconsin technology-consulting marketplace for the last eight years is like riding one really long roller coaster at Six Flags...

Managing group consensus: Staying off the “Road to Abilene”

By Tom Burzinski In his book, "The Abilene Paradox and other Meditations on Management," psychologist and management expert Jerry B. Haney illustrates how ineffective groups...

Key dimensions of business and IT alignment

By Tom Burzinzki In 1962, a former IBM salesman, H. Ross Perot, spent his nights driving around Dallas, Texas searching for computers to process data...
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