Agile, efficient innovation. Secure, reliable business continuity.
In today’s fast-paced world, your business needs to be able to move fast. With low-code/no-code development, business users and developers alike can create what they need, as they need it. That’s fantastic for your business – so long as you can ensure business continuity.
Low-Code/No-Code & Business Continuity
The ease of creating applications using low-code/no-code development platforms, the low maintenance costs, and the fact that these resources are often seen as being managed by trustworthy sources, mean that low-code/no-code resources are prone to abandonment.
This can be done as people create evolutionary apps, change roles, or leave the organization. The underlying impact is that the number of active applications in an organization tends to grow rapidly and that popular business applications can often find themselves without an owner.
As many business-critical applications and workflows are created this way, there may be a lack of expected business continuity measures including applications having multiple owners, not being monitored by IT, or having a service-level agreement tied to them.
In some ways, this is an asset for business continuity; as your business grows and its structure and needs evolve, employees can ensure your systems stay up to date as priorities and requirements change.
Your workforce knows your business very well – but they aren’t as familiar with the security considerations and practices that professional developers, IT professionals, and security teams are trained to think about constantly. That means that as they are leveraging low-code/no-code development, their creations often fail fundamental business continuity guidelines.
If you don’t have the right visibility, risk assessment or governance controls in place, your company can face sudden, serious, and preventable business continuity problems.
Today, organizations lack:
- Oversight and tracking of apps, automations, and integrations built using low-code/no-code development platforms
- Ability to identify business-critical developments in real-time
- Ability to identify and quickly regain control over orphaned or unused apps
- Ability to swiftly and successfully resolve problems in business continuity caused by malfunctioning, orphaned or misconfigured apps
- Ability to find and fix apps that harm other processes or apps (e.g. apps unintentionally DOSing internal systems, or causing huge costs with improper auto-scaling, or unintentionally deleting sensitive or critical data)
Zenity: Unleash Low-Code/No-Code Development
With Zenity, businesses can stay agile and innovative, knowing that they can identify, investigate and resolve any business continuity risks that emerge quickly, easily and efficiently. Security teams can also ensure proper controls are present to monitor and enforce relevant policies. With Zenity, enterprises can:
- Identify viral apps
- Gain control over business-critical apps
- Manage changes properly, with an audit trail
- And much more
Visibility At Scale
Zenity’s continuously updated cross-platform inventory ensures you always have full visibility of all applications, automations and integrations that are built using low-code/no-code platforms, so that you can be confident in your business continuity and stability. With Zenity, you can see:
- Who built them
- When they were built
- Whether they’re orphaned / unowned
- How business-critical they are
- Change tracking
- Which data the apps can manage
- Visualizations to investigate resource relationships
- At-a-glance views of data movement
With Zenity, you’ll have meaningful governance over your business assets to ensure business continuity, including business-critical ones. Zenity’s platform allows you to be active about governance, enabling you to ensure business continuity with customizable policies, automated management and enforcement playbooks. With Zenity, you’ll have:
- Ability to take ownership of orphaned assets
- Ability to add yourself as an owner to monitor and review business-critical apps
- Apply an end-to-end management lifecycle and require approval when needed, with business justification information, and keep track of apps as they mature and change
- Maintain a clean environment and remove unused apps/automations/connections
- Keep business critical apps/automations under strict control with dedicated security policies
- Customize and define automated playbooks to mitigate risks to business critical apps and enforce guardrails.
Make Low-Code/No-Code Development an Asset for Business Continuity – Not a Risk
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