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July 18, 2016
So my first week Invotra has flown past, and what a week it’s been! I’ve been reflecting a little on what I’ve learned so far (although this is only the beginning…)Here at Invotra they move fast. Literally, and figuratively. The product is continually evolving, with a number of enhancements in the pipelin...
July 15, 2016
I’m angry and saddened by the recent tragedy in Nice. My thoughts go out to the families, friends and loved ones who now have to pick up the pieces after this senseless loss of life. There are few words suitable for print which sum up my feelings about this but I would like to extend my, and Invotra’s sympathies to all those affected by this event.
July 4, 2016
On June 1, 2016, less than two years after incorporation, Invotra opened its first US office in Denver, Colorado.Snowsports, the spectacular Rocky Mountains, black bears & craft beer aside, we were attracted to The Mile High city because of the booming tech scene - which is thankfully well equipped to handle the otherwise semi arid climate and is flourishing....
June 29, 2016
In recent weeks and months, there’s been a palpable change in attitude emanating from the UK’s Cabinet Office digital office, Government Digital Services (GDS). They have new leadership in Stephen Foreshew-Cain, who came in to lead at the beginning of the year.This week, GDS’ COO,...
June 16, 2016
The news that Microsoft purchased LinkedIn shocked lots of people and it's an interesting move and one that is in my opinion a great one for Microsoft as long as they exert self controls. Microsoft have much to gain from this acquisition but the biggest threat to its success is themselves. Microsoft gain an online presence...
June 9, 2016
In June 2011, Invotra (iO1, as it was known then) was a very young company.Still very much in startup mode, we were based in a tiny office called the Old Bakery in Woking here in leafy Surrey. This was the first time that CEO Fin Galvin branched out from his garage office and paid rent for a company office near his home. Interesting times, for those who are familiar wi...
June 3, 2016
I thought I would share our recent experience and the learnings we had. ...
March 29, 2016
After working closely with the Department of Works & Pensions (DWP), one of the largest UK government departments, for the better part of a year - a year in which we saw the potential of basing our northern operations in Newcastle within easy reach of major centres like Leeds, Manchester & Edinburgh - Invotra is delighted to announce that we are making the investment in the...
March 2, 2016
Open Source Software offers savings for government, argues Ian PaisleyIn June 2014, iO1 parent company of Invotra, were asked to present at a cross parliamentary event at the Houses of Commons on the topic of open source software and the benefits it can deliver to central government.  Passionate about innovation, Ian Paisley took the initiative to bring key minds...
March 1, 2016
Moving from legacy systems to cloud applications can be a daunting task for a lot of organisations, especially those with huge user amounts.  We have had experience of working with organisations like The Home Office, who have 30,000 users logging onto a system to do their job every day.  Moving from legacy, proprietary systems to cloud applications was a brave new step in securing...

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