End users at many organizations have often been frustrated when trying to find and access the information they need. Traditionally, the structured and unstructured information they rely on has been stored in disparate systems leading to inaccessibility and weak analytical capabilities. Enabling unified access to information is critical to facilitating effective execution of business strategy, compliance and eDiscovery. IDC believes that information access applications that combine data and content from multiple sources will drive growth for both the business intelligence and the search and discovery software markets. Read this whitepaper to learn how unified access to multiple sources of data will empower end users to perform more accurate analyses and thus lend to enhanced business decisions.