Surrey-based Invotra has launched the first digital workplace to utilise blockchain technology.

Its digital communications platform, which is used by 45 per cent of central Government, will make it impossible to “re-build history” as discovering the provenance of past agreements – and the online discussions that led to them – becomes straightforward.

The new system categorises communication (Agreed, Comment, Decision, Done, Idea, News / Event, Note, Problem / Risk, Question, To Do) before the end decision is anonymously tied into a blockchain using a code.

“People are suffering from message overload, we struggle to find the information we need, when we need it,” said CEO Fintan Galvin.

“On a day-to-day level it is irritating and wastes time, but it is also making governance difficult to manage.

“People remember different details about agreements and the person who manages to find the relevant correspondence wins the argument.

“Worse still, the thinking, provenance and context of decisions is quickly lost, as people move to new jobs, so all that thinking is lost too.” Invotra, founded in 2012, provides online intranet software and supports digital transformation within large organisations.

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