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Ron Powell

Thanks for visiting my blog. As co-founder of the BeyeNETWORK, acquired by TechTarget in 2010, I am privileged to participate in many industry-related activities as a BeyeNETWORK expert covering business intelligence and analytics. These events provide me with a unique insider perspective into the business intelligence ecosystem, its products and the vendors that provide those products. I'll be sharing that invaluable information with you through this blog, which will also be a reflection my business philosophy. And, just to make this interesting, I'll be sure to include my personal point of view on a wide range of topics and share some of the stories of people I meet in my travels.

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Ron is an independent analyst, consultant and editorial expert with extensive knowledge and experience in business intelligence, big data, analytics and data warehousing. Currently president of Powell Interactive Media, which specializes in consulting and podcast services, he is also Executive Producer of The World Transformed Fast Forward series. In 2004, Ron founded the BeyeNETWORK, which was acquired by Tech Target in 2010.  Prior to the founding of the BeyeNETWORK, Ron was cofounder, publisher and editorial director of DM Review (now Information Management). He maintains an expert channel and blog on the BeyeNETWORK and may be contacted by email at rpowell@powellinteractivemedia.com. 

More articles and Ron's blog can be found in his BeyeNETWORK expert channel.

June 2010 Archives

If you're a World Cup Soccer fan and want to keep up on the games - iDashboards  makes it easy. Just click here to follow the link. The dashboard only took a few days to develop with the iDashboard product. There is no programming or custom development required as it is just point and click. The dashboard product is great for any small to midsize company and only a knowledge of Excel is required to administer it. There is a wealth of metrics available to choose from, and it can connect to various data sources by pointing directly to them. iDashboards is a "best of breed" dashboard product and can easily be implemented in any BI environment that wants to reach out to all their decision makers. If you are looking at dashboard products, this one should be on your "short list." ENJOY THE WORLD CUP!

Posted June 25, 2010 1:39 PM
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I didn't think I'd ever be featured on YouTube before any of my children, but I've done it! Check out my video from Pervasive Software's Metamorphosis conference. Metamorphosis was a great conference, and Mike Hoskins mentioned some very interesting facts that will probably surprise you. One is that 20% of all enterprises will not have any IT resources in the coming years. Just think of everything IT does for you now -- and then be glad that Pervasive will be around to help the you keep functioning and accessing the data you need. Another point he made was that data is growing at the rate of 60% a year. I talk about all of that, about cloud computing, about Pervasive's ability to handle data from an MPP perspective, business analytics, web analytics and more. Check out the YouTube video.

Posted June 8, 2010 5:21 PM
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