Business Intelligence in Government--Geospatial Data
Bill Inmon's B-Eye Network has gone into full gear with a number of BI related articles. Business Intelligence in Government--Geospatial Data is a good introduction to the importance of a geographic dimension, something I've obessesed about for some time. Makes a great argument for the unconvinced.
Best way to experiment, in my opinion, is with Mappoint and the OLAP add-in. Your company probably already owns all the pieces you need.