Most organizations have existing business systems and associated data that were never designed to work together. However, this functionality – and, perhaps more importantly, this data – is far more useful and powerful when it may be managed and used collectively, wherever and whenever it is needed. Additionally, the prevalence of mobile devices and telecommuters has led not just to a request for common access, but even to an expectation of availability of company services and data regardless of location.
Solving this problem is challenging, both from an architectural and development perspective. The best approach is to follow a set of established industry patterns, proven to work in a number of different situations. At DataInsighter, we have experience with many of these different patterns and can ensure that data (and functionality) is available where it is needed.