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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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July 2011 Archives

I recently had the chance to interview Julio Hernandez, Executive Partner and the Global Lead for Customer Analytics within Accenture Analytics. We talked about the various types of customer analytics, why an organization's leaders must understand "the art of the possible" if they want to succeed with analytics, and much more that I know you'll find helpful.

You can read the interview here.

Posted July 22, 2011 1:25 PM
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I had a great spotlight interview with Don DeLoach, CEO of Infobright. We talked about a lot of things including Hadoop, columnar databases, big data, analytics and the new capabilities of Infobright 4. Don even provided his prediction about what we can expect in the future regarding big data. Here's part of what he had to say:
"I do believe that people are starting to realize that there's not going to be one silver bullet. It's not going to be one specific technology that solves everybody's problems, but it's more likely to be a coexistence of technologies put together in the right way, in the right combination, to solve the right problems tomorrow better than they could have today."
Here's a link to the full interview.
 

Posted July 7, 2011 8:50 AM
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Posted July 5, 2011 12:15 PM
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