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In this chapter, you will:
Review how organizations have changed their approach to business data over the last 20 years
Understand why organizations have islands of data throughout their business processes
Learn how a familiar application such as SharePoint can help resolve the problem of distributed data
Learn how Business Connectivity Services can provide a uniform method of accessing data for all stakeholders in an organization
Before you learn how to use Business Connectivity Services (BCS) to make external data available to SharePoint, it is important to understand how and why the technology is so useful.
In this chapter, you will review a real-world company and how it changed in the early ...