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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.

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.

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.

My reaction to events in Nice

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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.

My reaction to events in Nice

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.

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Microsoft & LinkedIn

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 & LinkedIn

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.

 

Defining the Digital Workspace

Noun: Digital Workspace

  • Digital  - Involving or relating to the use of computer technology

  • Workspace  - A place or environment where people work

The unified interface where users engage with people, knowledge & their environment with the sole purpose of getting their job done.

Defining the Digital Workspace

Noun: Digital Workspace

  • Digital  - Involving or relating to the use of computer technology

  • Workspace  - A place or environment where people work

The unified interface where users engage with people, knowledge & their environment with the sole purpose of getting their job done.

Digital Workplace V Digital Workspace

I was recently asked internally to explain why we choose 'Workspace' and not 'Workplace' when describing Invotra.

We did think a lot about this at the time and we did have differing internal views on the topic initially.  We settled on Workspace as we felt it more accurately describes the more ubiquitous nature of where people work.

Digital Workplace V Digital Workspace

I was recently asked internally to explain why we choose 'Workspace' and not 'Workplace' when describing Invotra.

We did think a lot about this at the time and we did have differing internal views on the topic initially.  We settled on Workspace as we felt it more accurately describes the more ubiquitous nature of where people work.

Micronisation of the enterprise

Micronisation : 

The process by which a material is reduced in size, often to micrometer proportions.

What we are discussing here is the way in which organisations are having to deal with micronisation of transactions, communications and timeframes.

Micronisation of companies is exacerbating the requirements to manage projects and work in a completely different way than we have ever had to in the past.  

Micronisation of the enterprise

Micronisation : 

The process by which a material is reduced in size, often to micrometer proportions.

What we are discussing here is the way in which organisations are having to deal with micronisation of transactions, communications and timeframes.

Micronisation of companies is exacerbating the requirements to manage projects and work in a completely different way than we have ever had to in the past.  

How can you have an Open Source SAAS intranet?

It may seem odd that a company with such a rich heritage in open source would launch a SAAS service.  Some would even incorrectly think this is at odds with the whole open source ethos.

In order for Open Source to be truly successful it must have commercial models behind it that support the community and investments needed to make it as good and better than the alternative proprietary offerings.

How can you have an Open Source SAAS intranet?

It may seem odd that a company with such a rich heritage in open source would launch a SAAS service.  Some would even incorrectly think this is at odds with the whole open source ethos.

In order for Open Source to be truly successful it must have commercial models behind it that support the community and investments needed to make it as good and better than the alternative proprietary offerings.

Ambient Workplaces: The Future of Work

Removing constraints within the workplace brings with it massive opportunities and new challenges for employee engagement.

With the advent of the internet of things we start to look at a world and work environment where systems are helping us in ways that we don't notice anymore. It’s become all surrounding and almost invisible.

Ambient Workplaces: The Future of Work

Removing constraints within the workplace brings with it massive opportunities and new challenges for employee engagement.

With the advent of the internet of things we start to look at a world and work environment where systems are helping us in ways that we don't notice anymore. It’s become all surrounding and almost invisible.

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Fintan Galvin
Fintan is the founder / owner of iO1 the company behind Invotra.  He has a passion for d...