The Igloo Blog

April 13, 2018

Igloo Heads to San Antonio to Host Its Digital Workplace Conference, ICE’18

By Dwayne Weppler

This September, we’re once again hosting our annual digital workplace conference, ICE. This year, the conference is in San Antonio, TX from Sept. 11-13, 2018 and will be held at the breathtaking JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.
ICE'18 Digital Workplace Conference

New to ICE?
If you didn’t attend ICE last year, you can watch the highlights here. Igloo’s vision for ICE is to bring you the most […]

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February 13, 2018

10 Ways a Digital Workplace Can Boost IT Value & Efficiency

By Dwayne Weppler

It wasn’t so long ago that IT departments kept busy by buying, managing, and troubleshooting all the hardware and software at companies. Then a few pioneering employees started bringing their mobile devices onto the network. Soon bring your own tech (BYOT) was the norm, followed by bring your own app (BYOA) – and the rest is history.

We now live in the age of the empowered employee: people choose their tech tools […]

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January 9, 2018

Igloo Software Fuels Growth Through Partnership and US$47M Investment from Frontier Capital

By Dwayne Weppler

This morning we announced a US$47 million (CAD$60 million) growth equity investment in Igloo. The investment was made by Frontier Capital and the funds will aid in building Igloo’s sales and marketing operations, expanding distribution channels, strengthening our global partnership with Microsoft, and further accelerating our footprint in the North American market.

Why is this important? According to MarketsandMarkets, the Enterprise Collaboration Market is expected to grow from USD $26.68 Billion in […]

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January 4, 2018

Can Chat Apps Alone Connect Your Workforce?

By Dwayne Weppler

Conversation, collaboration and connection: they fuel innovation, drive workflows, and promote a healthy culture. Yet despite the abundance of communication tools available today, both employees and organizations still face communication challenges that stifle engagement and productivity.

Many small companies rely on group chat platforms like Slack, Yammer, or Skype for collaboration, and they do the job for awhile. But when companies grow, chat apps can’t grow with them. Company-wide and interdepartmental communication […]

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December 4, 2017

The Secrets to Reinventing Employee Engagement

By Dwayne Weppler

The following is a guest post by employee engagement expert, best-selling author, and international keynote speaker, Jill Christensen
I speak with thousands of global business leaders and employees every week, and a pervasive line of thinking has emerged: re-engaging employees is difficult, if not impossible. However, it’s simply not true. Why do the vast majority of people think this? Because traditional approaches to employee engagement do not work, yet organizations continue to cling to them. What is the most popular traditional approach to re-engage employees? Outsource the initiative to Human […]

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November 28, 2017

Got Employee Engagement?  No?  Then Get a Digital Workplace.

By Dwayne Weppler

Got Employee Engagement?  No?  Then Get a Digital Workplace.

The following is a guest post by employee engagement expert, best-selling author, and international keynote speaker, Jill Christensen

Employee engagement.  It’s all the rage.  Why?  Because for the first time in decades, leaders are acknowledging the undeniable connection between engaged employees and profitable revenue growth.  According to The Economist, 87 percent of C-Suite executives now recognize that disengaged employees are among the greatest threats to their business.  On the other hand, many of the most profitable companies in the world and the […]

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September 21, 2017

Digital Workplace Conference, ICE’17, Wraps Up On A High Note

By Adam Stephens

That’s a wrap for ICE ‘17 – our first digital workplace conference – and we could not be more pleased with the results. We had a highly engaged audience of corporate communications, HR, IT, internal communications, knowledge management, and digital transformation professionals who were ready to learn about the future of work, discuss digital workplace strategies, and share best practices for improving employee engagement, productivity, and cultural alignment.

Highlights of ICE ‘17
From new product announcements and partnerships to inspiring and informative presentations delivered by industry […]

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September 20, 2017

Wednesday Wrap Up from ICE ’17

By Adam Stephens

Today is the last day of #ICEbyIgloo! We are closing a conference that has been jam-packed with incredible speakers, deep learning, social interaction, and a culture all of its own that was alive with infectious energy. Which reminds me… have you seen the Igloo hat yet today? Did it survive the pub crawl last night?
Take a look at the video below for today’s wrap up. We’ll be following up with a collection of our favorite photos and videos, so don’t forget to stay tuned to the Igloo blog this […]

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Winners of the Digital Transformation Awards Announced at ICE ’17

By Adam Stephens

At the inaugural Igloo Customer Experience conference, 42 nominations were submitted for 7 category awards on Digital Workplace innovation. These awards acknowledge Igloo customers for their accomplishments in providing their organizations with a more connected and integrated workplace.

See the full list of nominees and winners below:

Best Digital Workplace – Knowledge Management
The winner of Best Digital Workplace – Knowledge Management is passionate about keeping their digital workplace a single source of truth, especially as it relates to managing client information across multiple […]

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ICE ’17: Jacob Morgan on the Employee Experience Advantage

By Adam Stephens

Jacob Morgan, futurist, best-selling author, and speaker, at ICE ’17 discusses the Employee Experience and how digital transformation is a contributing factor towards enhancing employee engagement.
Citing examples from over 252 companies Jacob Morgan talks about how the unintended consequence of employee engagement is the viewpoint that it is a perk. He proposes in this clip that rather than looking at engagement as a short term benefit but more of a core workplace experience evolution through culture, technology, and physical environment companies can truly shape and enhance their employee experience […]

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September 19, 2017

Tuesday Wrap Up: 10 Things You Missed So Far at ICE ‘17

By Adam Stephens


 
It’s been a busy day at ICE ’17 here in Nashville, Tennessee. Take a look at the highlights below to see what you missed, and stay tuned for more coverage of the conference here on the Igloo blog.

Igloo CEO and Founder Dan Latendre shared the vision for the future of digital workplace technology
The traditional intranet as we know it is dead.  The idea of a generic, static place that is all things to all people is a broken model. […]

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Igloo Launches New Developer Program with Support for Themes, Integrations, Applications, and Automation

By Adam Stephens


We’re constantly inspired by the innovation and creativity of our customers when it comes to building and customizing world-class digital workplace solutions. In order to encourage and respond to the growing need for back-end developer support, today we’re excited to unveil the new Igloo Developer Program.

Designed to enable and support customers in pursuing deeper integration, customization, branding, and automation, the program centers around the new Igloo Development Framework and Software Development Kit (SDK).
Development Framework

Integrations – a scalable solution for building integration widgets or web […]

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Igloo Announces Comprehensive Digital Workplace Playbook

By Adam Stephens

Digital transformation is a broad topic, and every organization is at a different point in their journey. As experts in this space with thousands of digital workplace communities built and actively supported, we’re compiling the ultimate guide for you to push your business forward.
Whether you’re exploring how you can get started, deep in implementation, looking for what’s next in your digital workplace, or a mature digital workplace champion looking to stay sharp and refresh your approach, the Igloo Digital Workplace Playbook will have exactly what you need.
We caught up […]

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Igloo and Microsoft Collaborate to Redefine the Future of The Digital Workplace

By Adam Stephens


2017 has been a big year for Igloo and our customers with the launch of our Digital Workplace Solutions portfolio designed to overcome some of today’s most common business challenges. But it’s not enough – we need to keep pushing forward. Not only in partnership with our customers but with our key technology partners like Microsoft.

Today at ICE ’17 we welcomed Jason Brommet from Microsoft on stage to talk about the ways Igloo and Microsoft are helping customers achieve new levels […]

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Digital Opportunity Trust

By Adam Stephens

An interview with Anne Patterson, Community Manager
Digital Opportunity Trust

Can you introduce yourself to our audience?
I am the Community Manager at DOT, a leading international social enterprise that operates youth-led economic and education programs all over the world. Our programs are delivered by college and university graduates – who we call DOT Interns – to people in their local communities. Our vision is to provide people with the necessary skills to effectively use technology so they can take advantage of educational, social, and economic opportunities around them.
Very interesting. You mentioned that […]

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September 18, 2017

ICE ’17 Monday Recap

By Adam Stephens

Check out the video below to get a quick overview of Day 1 at ICE ’17. We couldn’t be more excited – there is an amazing energy here at the conference as we kick things off. Stay tuned for a big day tomorrow.

Join the conversation using #ICEbyIgloo, and let us know what you’re most looking forward to in the comments below.

Luke Reimer

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ICE ’17,the definitive Digital Workplace conference of the year kicks off in Nashville

By Adam Stephens

Today marks the opening day for ICE’17 and we are excited to welcome over 200 attendees to the inaugural Igloo Customer Experience (ICE) conference in Nashville, Tennessee. This three-day event is exclusively focused on the digital transformation of the new digital workplace.

ICE’17 Agenda
We’ve created an exciting agenda with an excellent line-up of speakers including keynote addresses: Les Ottolenghi, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Caesars Entertainment, and Ranjit Sidhu, President & CEO, NCCEP, as […]

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September 9, 2017

Are You Ready for the Next Wave of Work? Get the Ultimate Guide to Digital Transformation

By Adam Stephens

Are you struggling with how to re-wire your workplace in light of a failed intranet? Or are you just beginning to think about the whole concept of the digital workplace and how it might apply to your organization? Either way, you’ve likely read and heard a lot about the benefits of digital transformation. You’ve probably also figured out that it’s a complex undertaking that doesn’t happen overnight.
 

 
If you’re overwhelmed and unsure […]

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August 29, 2017

Are You Ready for the Next Wave of Work? Get the Ultimate Guide to Digital Transformation

By Adam Stephens

Are you struggling with how to re-wire your workplace in light of a failed intranet? Or are you just beginning to think about the whole concept of the digital workplace and how it might apply to your organization? Either way, you’ve likely read and heard a lot about the benefits of digital transformation. You’ve probably also figured out that it’s a complex undertaking that doesn’t happen overnight.

If you’re overwhelmed and unsure about how or where to start, you’re not alone. Companies […]

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July 25, 2017

5 Ways to Build a Better Corporate Culture and Engage Employees

By Adam Stephens

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” as the saying goes. Employees today want to feel part of something bigger than themselves and their individual job. Millennials are motivated by more than salary – they want to ensure their needs and values are consistent with the larger workplace culture.

A recent survey found 95% of candidates believe culture trumps compensation. And organizations with a thriving culture are reaping the benefits: they attract the best talent, have the lowest turnover, and are more profitable long […]

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