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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 Show. 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 

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Below is an infographic produced by Information Builders that provides a chronology of events for our industry. I hope you enjoy it -- I think it is cleverly done.


Posted March 7, 2012 4:00 PM
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Very pretty but it does not - by a long way - provide "a chronology of events for our industry". It completely ignores the early decision support and EIS tools in the 80s/early 90s and their evolution into what we have today - and quite why Microstrategy & Qliktech are singled out for a mention is beyond me.

Even though there may be some key events that didn't make this timeline, it does shows Information Builders committment to innovation and Gerry Cohen's vision to empower the entire organization.

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