HSBC has filed a patent for a computing system that receives a data object containing source code and artifacts for an application. The system then uses an automation tool to build, test, and deploy the application, while monitoring reports for compliance with a governance policy. A report is generated to list the compliance status of the policy. GlobalData’s report on HSBC gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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A method for monitoring compliance with a governance policy

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office(USPTO). Credit: HSBC Holdings Plc

A recently filed patent (Publication Number: US20230195455A1) describes a method and system for managing the deployment of applications while ensuring compliance with a governance policy. The method involves receiving a data object that represents a code repository for an application, including the application's source code and artifacts needed to satisfy the governance policy. This data object is then provided to an automation tool that builds, tests, and deploys the application.

During the building and testing process, the system monitors reports generated by the automation tool to check for compliance with the governance policy. If the policy is satisfied, the application is deployed in a target deployment environment according to the defined deployment parameters. Additionally, the system can publish the application based on the publication parameters defined in the data object.

If there are any updates to the application, the system detects changes in the code repository and provides an updated data object to the automation tool. The system continues to monitor reports generated during the building and testing process to ensure compliance with the governance policy. An updating report is generated to reflect the updated compliance status.

Once again, if the governance policy is satisfied, the system deploys the update. The system also includes the capability to monitor locations in a file system to identify expected metadata generated by the automation tool.

The patent also describes a system that includes a processor and memory with programming instructions to perform the operations outlined in the method. Additionally, a non-transitory computer-readable medium is mentioned, which contains sequences of instructions that, when executed by a processor, enable a computing system to perform the same operations as described in the method.

Overall, this patent presents a method and system for managing the deployment of applications while ensuring compliance with a governance policy. By automating the process and monitoring compliance, organizations can streamline their application deployment and ensure adherence to their governance policies.

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