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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 rpowell@wi.rr.com.

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January 2011 Archives

Attensity just launched its new data grid (Attensity Data Grid) platform that enables Attensity Analyze 5.5 to run up to 180 times faster than standard relational queries. Analysis of the social media stream and other unstructured data sources can provide tremendous benefits for companies today.

For example, there are over 500,000 web forum conversations each month regarding Nokia products. These conversations contain a wealth of information that needs to monitored, analyzed and acted upon. With Attensity, Nokia can now do this in hours rather than days or months.

 
Attensity allows companies to accumulate, analyze, understand and take actions to respond to problems in minutes to change perception immediately and not allow a problem to explode on a viral basis over the web.
 
Some of the major trends that Attensity sees for 2011 are:

  • Real-time response to social media will become a top priority for companies
  • Collaboration in the workplace will align with consumer collaboration
  • Voice of the Customer (VOC) will be a key part of companies' business processes.

 
At Teradata Partners, I interviewed Michelle de Haaff from Attensity, and here is what she had to say: http://www.b-eye-network.com/listen/14632
 

 


Posted January 31, 2011 9:56 AM
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I would like to thank everyone for all the kind words and support during the last month and a half. Losing my sister over Thanksgiving and my mother over Christmas was extremely difficult for me. But the compassion shown by so many of you really helped, and I am so grateful. I would like to share with you a poem that my oldest son Justin wrote for his Grandmother to be read at her funeral service. This poem deeply touched us all:

HEAVEN

Heaven,

Is where Grandma now calls home,

Receiving those wings,

An angel,

In the afterlife just like she was here on Earth.


Heaven,

Is where Grandma no longer suffers,

In a better place,

There's comfort in that,

Yet, tears are still rolling down my face.
 

Heaven,

Is where Grandma & Aunt Katherine reunited,

Family is forever,

I hang on to many sweet memories,

Of the two of them.
 

Heaven,

Is where Grandma keeps an eye on us,

A cherished husband,

3 wonderful children, 8 beautiful grandchildren, & 1 special great grandson,

A legacy to truly be in awe of.
 

Heaven,

Is where Grandma & I will be together again,

This is not goodbye,

Only see ya later,

Grandma, I love you & will always miss you.

I really appreciate the care and concern you have shown to me and my family, and I'm looking forward to working with all of you in 2011. 

Posted January 5, 2011 10:16 AM
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