There's a new mayor in town, and it comes in the form of the first new SimCity game in a decade! Yes, it's slated for a 2013 release (too far away!) and it will take the role of building a city to a level that you didn't think was really possible. It's no longer about making sure you have all of the needs of the people like police and libraries, but now there are POLITICS involved! Homeless people, organized crime, mass murder, EVERYTHING is encompassed in this new amazing game that will come out next year.
Of course, if it's on the blog, then there must be some sort of relation to business intelligence. It's SimCity - the entire concept of the game is business intelligence! For example, if you create a booming metropolis with a population of over 100,000 people, there will obviously be a TON of data created through your sims - what they like to do in their spare time, where they work, and what their education and subsequent income is like. By taking all of this data and combining it into complex programs, you get the essence of business intelligence: a full blown city! Of course, depending on how your sims react to your management style, you could be a huge success or a total failure. Whether you become a modern-day Napoleon or a successful politician (I won't give specific examples because there will be resistance no matter who I say) there will be reactions from the citizens of your city.
For those people who are not really familar with business intelligence, SimCity is a great way to visualize it. A bunch of data brought together to create some sort of graphical or visual representation. In this case, the visualization is a city with towering skyscrapers or a really high unemployment rate. Kinda like Gotham City, but without the Batman effect.
Speaking of Gotham City, I'll address the upcoming DARK KNIGHT RISES soon. So pumped for that!