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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, an independent analyst and consultant, has an extensive technology background in business intelligence, analytics and data warehousing. In 2005, 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). Ron also has a wealth of consulting expertise in business intelligence, business management and marketing. He may be contacted by email at

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October 2010 Archives

In their recently completed BeyeNETWORK research report, Merv Adrian and Colin White say that the analytic platform will "...transform expectations about the ability to use data to improve business results." Their comprehensive research report and the accompanying web seminar are now both available and contain a wealth of helpful information and advice about analytic platforms.

To watch the web seminar, click here.

To read the full report, click here.

Merv and Colin also interviewed customers of Aster Data, GreenPlum, Kognitio, Netezza Corporation, ParAccel, Sybase, Teradata, and Vertica Systems. The results of those interviews are included in the report as case studies. And if you'd like more detail about what these vendors provide, you'll find that in the report too.

Take the time to watch the seminar and read the report -- it will be time well spent!

Posted October 22, 2010 1:59 PM
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BeyeNETWORK Education Expert Rick Herschel, Chair of the Department of Decision & System Sciences at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, has prepared a brief survey -- and I strongly encourage you to participate. Let's all chip in so Rick gets real solid data that will allow him to evaluate the issues and concerns facing those who use BI and analytics in their organizations. To complete this short survey, click here

Posted October 13, 2010 8:18 AM
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