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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.

The findings from a "Big Data" survey conducted by Kelton Research on behalf of Avanade shows that many respondents are being overwhelmed by this "data deluge," Some of the surprising findings in this study were: The key finding is that companies are drowning in data and only a part of that data is relevant for them. But they want to get more data - they are addicted to it. They are being underserved in getting actionable data to make decisions. Executives at small companies are nearly 10%  more likely to view data as a strategic differentiator than their counterparts at large enterprises. The ability of a small company to execute with big data is due to more to agility. Two major conclusions from the study are that businesses must employ  a holistic approach to data management that focuses on all stages of a data lifecycle and that they must develop a "data culture" where executives and strategic participants are active participants in managing a meaningful data lifecycle.

Read the executive summary:
Big Data Executive Summary.pdf

Posted November 9, 2010 7:00 AM
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