Remember the days, possibly a year or two ago, when you thought that your organization should maybe implement some sort of business intelligence initiative? That project may have seemed like a nice thing to do, and perhaps you would give it more serious thought eventually. Well, today is that day. Big data is here to stay, and any business that wants to thrive is running, not walking, towards big data implementation. Business Intelligence (BI) is not just an interesting idea or project you can throw around at a user group conference or cocktail party. It’s the new core focus of businesses with plans to grow, and grow smart.