Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand: Data Integration Tool Helps Non-Technical Staff Create Their Own Line-of-Business Applications
Located in Perth, the Fujitsu Microsoft Solutions Centre is a centre of software excellence. The centre's 70 consultants work in fast-paced project environments. To provide an optimal service they need to continually access and assimilate data from a variety of databases, spreadsheets and intranets. In September 2011, IT staff deployed the self-service data application development tool, Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011. The tool helps enable non-technical staff to rapidly create line-of-business applications that integrate data from a variety of data sources into professional-looking formats. As a result, the centre has helped staff improve their own productivity: consultants can create their own ad-hoc data applications without involving the IT department.