I have just been reading a fascinating thread in SQLServerCentrol.com triggered by an editorial 'Two Weeks' by Steve Jones. He got invited to the first annual 'Microsoft Business Intelligence Conference' in May 2007. Among other things, he wonders whether DBA's are ready for the complexities of data warehouse technology and whether BI is ready for prime time or even a candidate.
Well, from my vantage point at the bottom of the trenches I can tell you that if you want to stay in IT, you better get ready because BI is already upon us.
The article continues at http://www.sqlservercentral.com/columnists/jchan/2914.asp