Steve would like to thank Dave Reinke for his input to this article.

For our first column of 2007, the OpenBI Forum begins delivering on our 2006 resolution to explore the expanded reach of BI with a cross-discipline perspective. This column borrows from the academic world to provide a definition of business strategy, then attempts to show how strategy is operationalized and measured, ultimately connecting to business intelligence. Subsequent columns will drive from this foundation, addressing issues of BI validity and the development of business theories.

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