This infographic by Boston University displays some basic reminders of why analytics is essential. It ultimately supports business intelligence, and provides guidance into what activity is a competitive advantage for a given business.
I like that this infographic opens with a definition of business intelligence. I also like the highlight of how necessary analytics will be once the internet of things takes off. 2020 is a fair estimate, allowing for variations in how the internet of things will develop. The sources of data will be massive, and refining business intelligence to account for the data sources will be vital for business survival.