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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.

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.  

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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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

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.

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.  

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Fintan Galvin
Fintan is the founder / owner of Invotra. He has a passion for delivery and keeping thin...