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Invotra 3.19 release summary

We released Invotra 3.19 on Wednesday 16th August. Our primary focus for this release was small, visual improvements for the end user but we are delighted to announce that our Salesforce integration is also now live.

Invotra 3.19 release summary

We released Invotra 3.19 on Wednesday 16th August. Our primary focus for this release was small, visual improvements for the end user but we are delighted to announce that our Salesforce integration is also now live.

HTTP intranet or HTTPS intranet ?

Intranets are normally considered internal applications so sometimes don't get the security considerations that they so richly deserve.  A good example of this is that other day a friend of mine was showing me their corporate intranet to get my opinion on a new homepage they launched.

I sat down (having warned them that they really need to speak to an expert on user experience like @paul zimmerman), however as I was their and they are a mate I said I would give them what help I could.

HTTP intranet or HTTPS intranet ?

Intranets are normally considered internal applications so sometimes don't get the security considerations that they so richly deserve.  A good example of this is that other day a friend of mine was showing me their corporate intranet to get my opinion on a new homepage they launched.

I sat down (having warned them that they really need to speak to an expert on user experience like @paul zimmerman), however as I was their and they are a mate I said I would give them what help I could.

Be Inspired - Surround yourself with Inspiring People!

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Last week I went to the funeral of someone I had met a few years ago.  Andy Pearce was one amazing person and all the many people that came to see him off were pretty amazing people too.  Looking around, I could see how he had touched everyone in different ways, inspired them, encouraged them and motivated them to do things just because he wanted those around him to succeed and be happy in whatever they did.  This is what made him happy. 

Be Inspired - Surround yourself with Inspiring People!

Last week I went to the funeral of someone I had met a few years ago.  Andy Pearce was one amazing person and all the many people that came to see him off were pretty amazing people too.  Looking around, I could see how he had touched everyone in different ways, inspired them, encouraged them and motivated them to do things just because he wanted those around him to succeed and be happy in whatever they did.  This is what made him happy. 

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Being part of the change

UK Government was mandated to change significantly in recent years. This requirement arose from departments frequently spending millions of pounds on ICT, in exchange for lengthy, ineffective and often unsuccessful IT implementations which had been designed to underpin and support their objectives.

At Invotra, we made a conscious decision to be an innovative part of the much needed change.

Being part of the change

UK Government was mandated to change significantly in recent years. This requirement arose from departments frequently spending millions of pounds on ICT, in exchange for lengthy, ineffective and often unsuccessful IT implementations which had been designed to underpin and support their objectives.

At Invotra, we made a conscious decision to be an innovative part of the much needed change.

Salesforce Integration

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As Invotra matures and evolves, we continue to build out our API integrations to major third party apps. We’re delighted to announce our most recent connector, with Salesforce. Many public and private sector clients rely on Salesforce for CRM capabilities. Some however even like to use Salesforce for single sign-on to authenticate their external users in Invotra.

Salesforce Integration

As Invotra matures and evolves, we continue to build out our API integrations to major third party apps. We’re delighted to announce our most recent connector, with Salesforce. Many public and private sector clients rely on Salesforce for CRM capabilities. Some however even like to use Salesforce for single sign-on to authenticate their external users in Invotra.
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Surprising simplicity via our Message Wall

I must admit when a client came to us asking for an Intranet Message Wall feature, I didn't get it at all.  

Frankly I was quite lost as to the reason for the idea, Jamie Garret pushed and pushed and we built it, but I still didn't get the purpose and I just let it run its course through the delivery pipeline and suddenly it was live.

We eat our own dog food so this meant it went live internally on 42 (our intranet name) as well, to very little fanfare of note.  

Surprising simplicity via our Message Wall

I must admit when a client came to us asking for an Intranet Message Wall feature, I didn't get it at all.  

Frankly I was quite lost as to the reason for the idea, Jamie Garret pushed and pushed and we built it, but I still didn't get the purpose and I just let it run its course through the delivery pipeline and suddenly it was live.

We eat our own dog food so this meant it went live internally on 42 (our intranet name) as well, to very little fanfare of note.  

Keeping a Secure Workplace Environment

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Security, ISO 27001 and keeping your organisation secure

I recently interviewed our operations manager Sam Loving about the importance of security in the workplace. We discussed how and why we take security so seriously here at Invotra and also how following security guidelines can benefit other companies.

Keeping a Secure Workplace Environment

Security, ISO 27001 and keeping your organisation secure

I recently interviewed our operations manager Sam Loving about the importance of security in the workplace. We discussed how and why we take security so seriously here at Invotra and also how following security guidelines can benefit other companies.

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On recent events at Westminster

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Once again I’m angry and saddened by the events unfolding on the very doorstep of our democracy.

With customers, colleagues and friends nearby, my thoughts go out to all those affected by what has happened at Westminster, the details of which are continuing to unfold.

On recent events at Westminster

Once again I’m angry and saddened by the events unfolding on the very doorstep of our democracy.

With customers, colleagues and friends nearby, my thoughts go out to all those affected by what has happened at Westminster, the details of which are continuing to unfold.

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Reflections on International Women's Day in a tech company

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As part of International Women's Day, we've been talking at Invotra HQ about women in tech (or lack thereof) which is a topic we also discussed on Monday as part of our SE Digital Leaders Salon.

Reflections on International Women's Day in a tech company

 

As part of International Women's Day, we've been talking at Invotra HQ about women in tech (or lack thereof) which is a topic we also discussed on Monday as part of our SE Digital Leaders Salon.

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What a good intranet provider delivers

Today I was discussing what are the key things that a good Intranet provider (SaaS or old school) delivers for clients and here are the 5 key areas we believe are critical.

Engaged

Great providers will be completely engaged in all the areas they are needed in, they have a great understanding of not only the systems but the environment within with the client is working in.  They will spend time getting to deeply understand the organisation, its people and its challenges as well as its ambitions.

What a good intranet provider delivers

Today I was discussing what are the key things that a good Intranet provider (SaaS or old school) delivers for clients and here are the 5 key areas we believe are critical.

Engaged

Great providers will be completely engaged in all the areas they are needed in, they have a great understanding of not only the systems but the environment within with the client is working in.  They will spend time getting to deeply understand the organisation, its people and its challenges as well as its ambitions.

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