TDWI Audio Report: Operational BI: Moving from Intelligence to Action

In this interview, Hewlett-Packard’s Rich Ghiossi, director of marketing, business intelligence, HP Software, discusses how operational BI can finally fulfill the long-awaited potential of BI: getting the right information to the right people at the right time.

Operational BI can mean many things. In this interview, Rich Ghiossi of HP defines operational BI as putting rich, actionable intelligence in the hands of every business user across the entire information supply chain. That’s coupled with specific analytics that give users optimal information at the right time.

Those needs will put tremendous pressure on the infrastructure needs of BI systems going forward. Critical issues that companies will need to address to take advantage of business intelligence, Ghiossi says, include the escalating information explosion, and the ability to use information to gain competitive advantage.

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