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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.

July 2013 Archives

I recently spoke with Chris Brady, CIO from NextGear Capital. NextGear Capital is the result of the merger of Dealer Services Corporation and Manheim Automotive Finance. NextGear Capital provides inventory financing for automotive dealers. Chris attributes much of the success and competitive advantage that the company has had to their current technology platform and people. In this podcast she shares her insights regarding how they are effectively addressing key initiatives around big data, cloud, mobile and self-service business intelligence, which is setting NextGear Capital apart from its competition. They have successfully provided analytics and reporting to their large network of customers. Click here to listen to this podcast now or read it here.

Posted July 29, 2013 10:30 AM
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The global healthcare analytics market will continue to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 23.7% through 2017 according to a report from MarketsandMarkets. Additionally, IDC Health Insights recently published Business Strategy: Analytics Leads Accountable Care Investment Priority, which was based on the results of two IDC surveys. The report  identified that over 50% of the respondents (hospitals and insurers) stated their highest investment priority was advanced analytics. By leveraging analytics we have the potential to dramatically reduce the death rates from predictable and, in many cases, preventable non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Healthcare Analytic Solutions by Fuzzy Logix.pdf
 highlights several case studies where analytics is having a profound impact. The areas highlighted within healthcare include:

  • Chronic Illness Prediction and Prevention
  • Scoring the Quality and Efficiency of Care
  • On-Demand Peer Costs Comparison
  • Preventing Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Understanding the Prescribing Habits of Physicians
  • Drug Trial Simulation 

Posted July 22, 2013 9:02 AM
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I recently spoke with Michael Hegarty, Corporate Business Strategy, and Joe Beydoun, Distribution Systems and Business Intelligence, from Lipari Foods. Lipari is celebrating 50 years as a specialty food distributor. In this podcast they share their insights regarding how they have effectively implemented a BI environment in real-time, which sets Lipari Foods apart from its competition. They have successfully allowed the business to drive reporting, reducing the load on IT and increasing overall performance. Click here to listen to this podcast now or read it here.

Posted July 17, 2013 1:06 PM
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