August 14, 2013

Benzinga – These Three Executives Say Cloud Software Will Reinvent Traditional Businesses

By Adam Stephens

Luke Jacobi, writer for Benzinga, recently featured Andrew Dixon, SVP of Igloo Software in his recent article where he discusses why more and more organizations are moving to the cloud.

In exclusive interviews with three leaders of the enterprise social network space, Benzinga got a unique look into the future of cloud technology.
Tony Zingale, CEO of Jive Software (NASDAQ: JIVE), Andrew Dixon, COO of Igloo Software and Craig Malloy, CEO of Bloomfire all gave their perspectives.
The Cloud is Now
All three executives made it clear the business are leaving bulky software platforms […]

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July 23, 2013

Benzinga – EXCLUSIVE: Igloo’s Andrew Dixon on Invading the Collaboration Market

By Adam Stephens

Andrew Dixon, SVP of Igloo Software recently spoke with Luke Jacobi, writer for Benzinga.
With the cloud growing in popularity, investors and consumers alike need to be aware of Igloo, a software company taking the business collaboration market by storm.
In an exclusive interview with Benzinga, Senior Vice President of Igloo Software and former Microsoft executive Andrew Dixon gave an inside look at his company.
“Igloo sets itself apart by building intranet solutions that are highly configurable,” said Andrew Dixon.
They’re similar to a company like Jive Software (NASDAQ: JIVE) except they differentiate […]

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July 17, 2013

ZDNet – ‘Complicated’ SharePoint loses out to Igloo for Children’s Hospital Foundation intranet

By Adam Stephens

Eileen Brown, social media consultant and writer for ZDNet recently covers why Children’s Hospital Foundation selected Igloo Software to power their corporate intranet.

An Enterprise solution like Microsoft’s SharePoint is easy to install. Easy that is, if you prepare your infrastructure appropriately. You need to prepare your administrative, domain and service accounts, set the SQL Server agent service account and configure the setup user account.
You then need to configure the SQL Server instances to listen on the correct port, configure the firewall and performance tune your Windows Server.
Finally you start the installation itself. […]

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July 16, 2013

Huffington Post – We’re Halfway Thru 2013 and Here’s the Latest on Social Business

By Adam Stephens

Beverly Macy, writer for Huffington Post, features CEO of Igloo Software, Dan Latendre in her recent piece where she explores the social business trends that have occurred in 2013 so far.

Big data, mobile, social — all in the cloud. That’s been the big buzz for the last year or so. Social Business is the next big thing — the Six Sigma of our time. Everyone’s on board — from IBM to Oracle to Cisco to Salesforce.com to Igloo Software… everyone’s got a horse in the race.
Here’s where we are:
Social […]

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July 15, 2013

Cantech Letter – Waterloo’s Igloo Software helps coordinate Alberta flood relief

By Adam Stephens

Terry Dawes, editor of Cantech letter, recently features Igloo Software in his recent article where he explores how Igloo is powering AlbertaArtsRebuild.com.

In a natural disaster, the effects on people’s homes and material lives is a bad enough result. Inevitably, though, a person will be even more affected by the loss of the ephemerals that constitute their lives: a picture, a musical instrument, some family memento.
As the city of Calgary struggles to reclaim its downtown, venues normally used by arts organizations will become crucial gathering points to foster the sense […]

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July 13, 2013

CITEworld – Employees clapped when they saw how this product let them work together

By Adam Stephens

Todd Weis, award-winning tech journalist for CITEworld, recently sat down with Ken Fonzi, associate director of online information systems at Children’s Hospital Foundation to learn how the foundation’s communication and collaboration improved since adopting Igloo Software.

For years, employees at the Children’s Hospital Foundation in Washington, D.C., worked on projects together using shared drives and folders to keep track of fundraising, special events and all of the other things they did to seek donations on behalf of the Children’s National Medical Center and its mission.
But that was limiting. The foundation’s […]

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July 11, 2013

Alberta Arts Sector Coordinates Flood Relief Efforts with Igloo Software

By Adam Stephens

July 11, 2013 – Igloo Software, a cloud intranet provider, today announced the launch of the AlbertaArtsRebuild intranet site in conjunction with Calgary Arts Development to aid in flood relief efforts.

Social intranet brings together 37 organizations in a virtual space across government, academia and the arts to accelerate the rebuilding effort in southern Alberta.
Kitchener, ON – July 11, 2013
Summary
Igloo Software, a cloud intranet provider, today announced the launch of the AlbertaArtsRebuild intranet site in conjunction with Calgary Arts Development. The pro bono project is designed to bring together 37 […]

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July 3, 2013

Forbes – Top 10 Reasons To Bring Social Collaboration To IT

By Adam Stephens

Sue Poremba, writer for Forbes, recently featured insights from Igloo’s SVP, Andrew Dixon, where he shares a reason why social collaboration should be brought to IT.

Many organizations talk about the need for improved social collaboration, but they don’t always understand what it means or how it can impact the company at large. The era of social business is here. Forward-thinking companies are embracing social technologies as a way to better align key parts of their organizations, and IT departments are driving a lot of these initiatives.
“Social collaboration offers individuals, project […]

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July 2, 2013

Ragan – 4 Features Every Social Intranet Should Have

By Adam Stephens

Kristin Piombino, recently covers the top 4 features every social intranet should have.

Is it easy for employees to comment or post information to your social intranet? If not, yours probably isn’t boosting efficiency as it should.
You probably already know it’s a good idea for companies to have social intranets.
In a time when many employees travel, work remotely, or are part of global brands, social intranets create sense of community and bring employees-and their knowledge-together.
A new white paper from Igloo Software (pdf) explains the benefits of a social intranet, as […]

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June 18, 2013

mrc’s Cup of Joe Blog – 7 Strategic CIO Priorities For 2013-2014

By Adam Stephens

Igloo’s SVP, Andrew Dixon, recently shares one of the strategic priorities CIO’s should consider for 2013-2014.

Modern IT departments have an amazing opportunity. The speed at which technology currently evolves combined with the rising importance of technology in the business puts IT departments in a prime position to impact their companies more than ever before.
Unfortunately, that’s not happening in most companies.
In fact, the research firm, Gartner, estimates that, “Enterprises realize on average only 43 percent of technology’s business potential.”
The big question: How can IT departments drive that number up?
If IT […]

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CMSWire – The Social Enterprise: Turning Business As We Know it Upside Down

By Adam Stephens

Igloo Senior Vice President, Andrew Dixon recently spoke with Christine Crandell where she explores how the social enterprise is a new paradigm for how societies interact, relate, create and exchange value.

For the social enterprise to work, most of what we think of as business needs to be turned on its head.

Social enterprise is a new paradigm for how societies interact, relate, create and exchange value. That’s right; I used the all but banned “P” word of the late 1990s. Paradigm  is a “framework of basic assumptions, ways of thinking, and methods” […]

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June 12, 2013

BBC – Bees do it, so why can’t bee keepers and colleagues?

By Adam Stephens

Eric Barton recently featured Igloo Software in his recent article around effective collaboration.

Kim Flottum has two sides to his life, one where utter precision and extreme collaboration rule, and another where people just can’t get along.
In one, he’s an amateur beekeeper, with 10 hives in his Ohio garden. Bees speak to each other using pheromones, or chemicals that communicate when the hive is hungry or needs water or needs to produce more workers. Even individual hives work together, agreeing on what land to cover , never competing.
In the other, […]

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June 10, 2013

Ehealth Radio Network – Adopting a social business strategy that will drive patient engagement

By Adam Stephens

Andrew Dixon sits down with Eric Michaels where Andrew discusses the importance of adopting a social business strategy.

Andrew Dixon, the Senior Vice President at Igloo Software that offers a secure enterprise social platform organization that unites healthcare professionals, practitioners and patients so they can collaborate on ideas and keep information in one area joins eHealth Radio and the HealthCare and Technology Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Andrew Dixon discuss the following:

Tell me a little about what Igloo does.
What exactly is “social business software” and how […]

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May 31, 2013

Intranets Today – Content and the Intranet: Make the Business Case to Management

By Adam Stephens

Manya Chylinski recently sat down with Kenneth Fonzi, Associate Director of Information Systems and Services at Children’s Hospital Foundation to learn why they turned down SharePoint & why they chose Igloo Software to power their corporate intranet.

When it comes to creating and sharing content, you know the power of an intranet and the benefits it brings to an organization. It enables your employees to find the content and contacts they need, to create and share information easily, and to interact with each other in brand-new ways. Whether your task […]

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April 29, 2013

CMSWire – Igloo Intranet Update Adds Responsive Design, Mobile Apps for On the Go Employees

By Adam Stephens

David Roe, senior reporter for CMSWire covers Igloo’s latest product release, Rockland.

The latest release from Igloo shows the company is thinking about the mobile worker. The Rockland update brings responsive design to mobile devices, and looks like it could solve some of the problems for those that regularly move between desktops and mobile.
Igloo Rockland, Igloo Mobile
According to Igloo, Rockland’s responsive design offers users a consistent intranet experience no matter what device they are working on so that none of the tools available to desktop users become obscured once accessed on mobile devices.
The switch […]

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April 25, 2013

Healthcare Intelligence Network – 2 Common Missteps of Healthcare Social Business Strategies

By Adam Stephens

Patricia Donavan recently spoke with Andrew Dixon, SVP of Igloo Software, where he explains the 2 common missteps of healthcare social business strategies.

Just because healthcare is deploying social business tools at an incredible rate – up to 72 percent of companies have launched social or mobile tools, according to a report from McKinsey – doesn’t mean they’re working.
The two most common errors companies make in this area are focusing on the technology before nailing down a complete strategy, and failing to measure results, explains Andrew Dixon, senior vice president […]

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USA Today – Could visa program make Canada the new Silicon Valley?

By Adam Stephens

Jennifer Guay, correspondent for USA Today, recently featured Igloo Software CEO, Dan Latendre in her recent article where she explores how Canada is the new Silicon Valley.

Canada’s Start-up Visa Program seeks to attract immigrant entrepreneurs by offering permanent residency up front to those who meet the qualifications.
With no end in sight to the battle over immigration reform in the USA, other countries are capitalizing on Washington’s backlog by launching visa programs designed to attract top-tier innovators. This month, Canada joined the pack with one of the most comprehensive immigration […]

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Igloo Unveils Social Business Industry’s First Intranet Platform With Responsive Design

By Adam Stephens

April 25, 2013 – Igloo Software, a cloud intranet provider you’ll actually like, today announced a series of mobile and web enhancements to their Software as a Service platform, including the introduction of responsive design and new mobile applications for Android and iOS devices.

A fluid and flexible layout for the mobile web, coupled with new apps for iOS and Android, give companies the opportunity to choose the optimal mobile experience for their business.

Kitchener, ON – April 25, 2013
Summary
Igloo Software, a cloud intranet provider you’ll actually like, today announced a […]

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April 15, 2013

CMSWire – Andrew Dixon of Igloo Software Talks Intranets: Past, Present, Future

By Adam Stephens

Katie Ingram, writer for CMSWire recently spoke with Andrew Dixon, SVP, Marketing & Sales of Igloo Software where he discussed the state of intranets in terms of what they were, what they are, and what they will be in the future.

Since their inception, intranets have revolutionized the workplace and the way employees collaborate and work together. But how do they continue to be such an asset? Through ongoing evolution that reflect technological and workplace advancements.
Andrew Dixon, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Igloo Software, spoke with CMSWire about […]

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April 1, 2013

EContent Magazine – WhatsUpGold: A Case of Getting Gamified

By Adam Stephens

In this article, Theresa Cramer, editor of EContent magazine, explores the case study of Ipswitch.

Company: Ipswitch/WhatsUpGold
Ipswitch, a privately held software company with a long history, offers several products, including WhatsUpGold, an IT and network management software solution. According to Ipswitch, WhatsUpGold can monitor networks from 25 to 20,000-plus, whether they are wired or wireless. The software boasts more than 100,000 customers.
www.ipswitchft.com, www.whatsupgold.com
Business Challenge
As with many software providers, WhatsUpGold has an active userbase that has a lot of questions. And like those other companies, WhatsUpGold often deals with this base […]

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