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Avoiding a proliferation of applications

By Mark Bushman on Feb 5, 2021 10:26:00 AM

Topics: kinodb

I read an article recently about how an organisation had recently rolled out six new apps in its fight against COVID-19.

At first glance, this appears impressive in showing how quickly they had created new services for their clients in a short period of time, but it raised a question: does this approach just encourage the proliferation of disparate systems that need to be maintained and supported?

The proliferation of applications can occur where urgent business needs necessitate the creation, or procurement, of applications for discrete business processes. Or it could be because your enterprise applications cannot effectively communicate and share data, or because additional information is required that your current application cannot manage.

So, over time additional applications are added to your organisation’s IT estate. These applications require support; first-line user support, as well as infrastructure support (to ensure that the application is available, secure, etc). This support costs money so the more applications that you have, the more money you spend.

As applications multiply, so do duplicated data sets. The majority of systems might require personal data. This means that in your organisation you may have several applications where the same information is stored, several times over. This is a data quality nightmare and potentially adds challenges, requiring a trawl through multiple systems on receipt of a DPA/FOI/GDPR request.

There is another way…

kinodb applications are developed as a model of the application rather than in code. This means that applications can be created and deployed very quickly, in many cases an order of magnitude faster than using traditional development tools.

As a platform, kinodb provides account and session management facilities, change deployment, automated backups and much more in the cloud environment of your choice, backed up by Oracle or MariaDB data storage, making the deployment process faster, safer and more secure.

By enabling the deployment of multiple applications within a single technical platform, kinodb allows the incremental development of a data model supporting your entire business, with functionality segregated by user role.

Through user permissions and advanced security protocols, the users of application one may never even know that applications two, three and four exist. But, they are able to share resources with ease.  As a platform, kinodb greatly eases every deployment as it provides:

  1. For developers: a devlopment environment of unparalleled productivity and flexibility
  2. For architects: the ability to design suites of functionality within a single cloud-hosted platform
  3. For operational teams: automated deployment, user management, backups and much more
  4. For users: a seamless cross-device user interface tailored to their requirements
  5. For the accountants: protection against the need to re-engineer systems as their technology becomes obsolete – updates to the kinodb platform ensure that your applications maintain alignment with current technologies.

Using the kinodb development and deployment platform is an excellent way to consolidate multiple systems into a single coherent platform, delivering faster, removing data duplication and future-proofing your IT investment.

To find out more about the benefits that kinodb can bring, click here.

Mark Bushman

Written by Mark Bushman