The Igloo Blog

November 2, 2018

How to Create a Thriving Digital Workplace

By Dwayne Weppler

There’s a real urgency to get on the path to digital transformation in organizations of all sizes in every industry. Enterprise leaders are making big investments in tech-based solutions, apps, and tools in hopes of gaining a competitive edge, with spending on digital transformation expected to reach $1.7 trillion worldwide by the end of 2019.[1] But are companies making the right investments in the right solutions?
 

Accumulating technology without an overarching vision […]

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October 10, 2018

Is Your Digital Strategy Disengaging Employees?

By Dwayne Weppler

Igloo Software, the leading provider of digital workplace solutions, released findings from their latest study, The 2018 State of the Digital Workplace report, which examined how employees are collaborating, the effectiveness of current knowledge management tools and practices, and the level of employee confidence in the security and their ability to use the tools they are provided at work.

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October 2, 2018

Corporate Culture: The Foundation of Talent Activation and Employee Experience

By Dwayne Weppler

Corporate culture has undoubtedly been on organizations’ radars for the last few decades, but when we think of providing a positive one, we tend to focus only on superficial additions like free lunches, happy hours, beanbag chairs and foosball tables. But in the future world of employment, professionals of all types will expect a working experience comparable to the one they have at home via apps like Netflix and Amazon.

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September 13, 2018

Igloo Wraps Up Another Success ICE Event

By Dwayne Weppler

It’s the final day of ICE’18 here in San Antonio, but by the look of the early morning crowd at the breakfast area, most attendees were ready and rarin’ to go. ICE’18 has been such a huge success! In case you missed some or all of the activities so far, this post will fill you in on what you missed and share insights into what’s still to come today.

Microsoft Azure Expansion…
After a restful sleep and a great breakfast on Wednesday morning, Dan Latendre and […]

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September 11, 2018

ICE’18 is Officially Underway in San Antonio

By Dwayne Weppler

Good morning! The Igloo team is here in San Antonio, Texas and its Day 1 of ICE’18, the definitive digital workplace event of the year. Attendees will be in for a treat as these next three action-packed days will showcase a compelling line up of digital workplace keynote addresses, training sessions, workshops, roundtable discussions, an awards ceremony, and more.

Who’s speaking at ICE’18? This year we have:

Stephen Tanaka, CTO and GM, Microsoft SaaS Partners, Microsoft Canada
Les Ottolenghi, Executive Vice President and CIO of Caesars Entertainment
Dan […]

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August 30, 2018

Talent Activation, Corporate Culture, and the Employee Experience-What You Need to Know

By Dwayne Weppler

The following is a guest post by Alexandra Levit
People are your organization’s greatest asset and most expensive resource. Most of us in the human capital profession recognize the importance of employee engagement and do our best to measure and boost it. A recent poll suggests that 85 percent of global employees are either not actively engaged or are disengaged at work, and this should be cause for concern. After all, we know that employee engagement drives innovation, growth, revenue, and other key success markers. But even if we manage to […]

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August 9, 2018

Optimize Knowledge Management in 4 Easy Steps

By Dwayne Weppler

Knowledge is everywhere in today’s workplace, but it’s not always easy to find, use, and share. There’s no value in unused information and insight, and searching for hard-to-find data can hinder efficiency. Consider this alarming finding: about one-third of employees have avoided sharing a document with a colleague because it would take too long to access it.[1]  This is why knowledge management is so important.
Optimize Knowledge Management in 4 Easy Steps
Knowledge […]

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July 24, 2018

Incorporating Team Collaboration Into a Knowledge Management Strategy

By Dwayne Weppler

Team collaboration apps have gained rapid adoption in the enterprise, with already more than 46% of participating companies in Nemertes’ 2018-19 unified communications and collaboration study either using them or planning to use them by the end of 2018.  Team collaboration apps combine chat and persistent workspaces to enable groups to communicate and collaborate within the context of a project, activity or function, and around tasks, documents, project plans, or other business activities.

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July 13, 2018

Top 3 Tips for Building a Thriving Company Culture

By Dwayne Weppler

Remote work can be key to employee well-being. It gives people the freedom to get work done wherever and whenever, freeing up precious time for family, friends, and other priorities. Yet organizations with remote employees face unique challenges. Without a physical home, a dispersed workforce may struggle to form strong connections with colleagues and the company itself posing a challenge to build a thriving company culture.

A leading provider of online continuing […]

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June 13, 2018

4 Data-Backed Lessons for a Successful Digital Workplace

By Dwayne Weppler

The following is a guest post by Cameron Nouri, Director of Growth at Pingboard.
In almost every facet of life, digital technology influences the way people work and interact with each other and the world. Likewise, in the workplace, digital tools are shaping the way individuals collaborate, share ideas, and perform everyday tasks.
In a global survey of business leaders, respondents attributed a 67 percent increase in productivity and a 53 percent increase in employee engagement to digital workplace tools. As employees increasingly work in remote locations or on flexible schedules, […]

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June 4, 2018

[Infographic] The State of the Digital Workplace, 2018

By Dwayne Weppler

Digital transformation is no longer just a buzzword, but an enterprise priority. By the end of 2019, spending on digital transformation is expected to reach $1.7 trillion worldwide, up 42 percent from 2017.[1]
Many business leaders feel they’re in a digital race, with two-thirds saying they believe that their companies must pick up the pace to remain competitive.[2] But how does this sense of urgency play out on the ground? Do current tools enhance knowledge sharing? Do employees trust the security of their internal systems?

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May 16, 2018

How to Design a Great Employee Experience

By Dwayne Weppler

The following is a guest post by employee experience expert, best-selling author, and international keynote speaker, Jill Christensen
Employee engagement is all the rage, so it’s not surprising that a new term has emerged that encompasses engagement: Employee Experience. The employee experience can be defined as the sum of all interactions an employee has with their employer, and includes how the employee perceives the company overall and their role in the company.
Employee Experience

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May 2, 2018

[Infographic] The State of Social Media in the Workplace

By Dwayne Weppler

For today’s employees, social media use is a part of life. As recent statistics reveal, 81 percent of the U.S. population had social media accounts in 2017 – up nearly 20 percent from four years prior.[1] And many of these social media users are balancing multiple different accounts at the same time.

To employers, it should come as no surprise that the significant majority of employees use social media at work.[2] But […]

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April 26, 2018

The Importance of Multi-Repository Search

By Dwayne Weppler

By Irwin Lazar, VP and Service Director, Nemertes Research
If you can’t find it, does it exist?  For most workers the answer to that question is likely “no” but in reality, the answer may just be that the information hasn’t been properly indexed into the enterprise search engine.

Today’s workers have grown up in a world in which consumer search tools like Bing, Google, and Yahoo are the […]

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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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