The Igloo Blog

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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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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