The Igloo Blog

September 19, 2017

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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June 29, 2017

Why Digital Workplace Solutions Are Possible

By Adam Stephens

You may have heard that Igloo Software recently unveiled a new “Solutions as a Service” Model at the Digital Workplace Experience Conference 2017 in Chicago. At the same conference, we also launched a complete portfolio of digital workplace solutions.

These solutions certainly have generated a great deal of excitement among our customers, prospects, media, and analysts. But it’s also generating excitement right here at Igloo Software headquarters. The press releases we issued definitely let you know why we rolled out these digital workplace […]

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May 26, 2017

3 Ways Culture Drives Employee Engagement

By Adam Stephens

The following blog post was authored by Ed Keegan, Sr. Director, Strategic Alliances at Achievers
Employee engagement has matured beyond the “trendy corporate buzzword” phase and is now widely acknowledged as integral to the success of any company looking to establish or maintain its place in an increasingly competitive job market. One of the most important factors in establishing and maintaining high levels of employee engagement is work culture.
Culture not only refers to the nature and quality of your company’s internal work environment; it is also the defining factor in […]

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May 11, 2017

What’s This ICE’17 Conference That I’ve Been Hearing About?

By Adam Stephens

Last week, we announced that we’ll be hosting our first annual Digital Workplace conference, ICE ’17, from Sept 18-20 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Here’s the blog post if you missed it. If you still have questions, then read on!

As you can imagine, organizing a conference like this is truly a cross functional effort involving multiple teams. But I managed to catch up with one of the executives leading charge for this event – Igloo’s VP of Marketing, […]

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May 2, 2017

Announcing ICE, the definitive Digital Workplace conference of the year: Nashville Sept 18th-20th

By Adam Stephens

I’m pleased to share that we’ll be hosting our first annual Digital Workplace conference, ICE ’17, from Sept 18-20 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. The inaugural Igloo Customer Experience (ICE) conference will bring together experts and peers across all industries to share strategies and best practices for improving workplace engagement, cultural alignment, knowledge management, productivity and innovation.

It’s Time to Choose a Better Way to Work
Companies today are on a journey to re-wire their workplace – retrofitting tools, technologies, […]

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April 19, 2017

Achieving success beyond launch with a modern approach to engagement

By Adam Stephens

As we enter the era of the digital workplace, many companies are realizing the need to make the most of their existing technology investments. Over the years, tools and systems have accumulated and it’s becoming almost impossible to know the background or purpose of any one solution.

The issue is that they purchased a solution to solve a problem, but it never ended up solving the problem. For a number of reasons: the problem changed, implementation took too long, the problem became […]

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April 12, 2017

How a streamlined app experience can help sales close deals

By Adam Stephens

The evolution to a digital workplace brings with it an urgent need for companies to understand what data exists and where it’s all kept. Any efforts to do this can be complicated by the sheer amount of apps and tools that an organization has implemented to keep up with the pace of work – be it enterprise-wide, at the team level, or more increasingly, by individual employees.

Every department within an organization has their own operational systems: ERPs for financial data, CRMs […]

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April 5, 2017

How to help recognition stick with collaborative tools

By Adam Stephens

People no longer stay at companies for life. They want to work where they have freedom to use their preferred apps, tools, and devices, and in an environment that allows them to work on their own terms, inside or outside of the office, and with flexible hours that fit their busy personal lives.

In this age of the empowered employee, it’s important for companies to create and nurture a culture of recognition that inspires employees to devote their time, skills, and brain […]

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February 28, 2017

Work from anywhere: Introducing Igloo Mobile

By Adam Stephens

Mobile is an important part of our lives, and nowhere is this more evident than our workday. We routinely use mobile to communicate, collaborate, and get work done. But we’re moving on from email. We’re moving away from cramming everything in our inbox and then trying to find it later. Trying to organize in folders, sending links to ourselves – these are habits of the inbox that are destined for the trash bin.

Mobility has become a key business enabler in connected, […]

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February 16, 2017

5 ways that Igloo’s new adherence to HIPAA regulations empowers healthcare organizations

By Adam Stephens

Building on a long track record of supporting healthcare organizations, Igloo now provides additional peace of mind, and the ability to host protected health information (PHI), by meeting HIPAA standards across our entire organization. We have gone above-and-beyond to build internal processes, develop product enhancements, and implement dedicated HIPAA training for all staff that allows us to proudly comply with HIPAA regulations.

At Igloo, we believe that providing a secure technical solution is just where it begins. Which is why we go […]

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February 9, 2017

Keeping it simple is the key to success for the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

By Adam Stephens

We’re on our way to wrapping up our “Kudos for Community Managers” blog series. Next up: Debbie Kwan from the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer shares her secrets on community engagement and evolution.

Have we told you lately that we love community managers? We continue to be inspired by their creative and strategic approaches to engagement, and their ability to sweat the details while staying focused on the big picture. Now that’s some talent!

In Part 4 of our series, we’re introducing you to […]

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February 2, 2017

Kudos to Community Managers: Cartwright engages employees with kick-butt content

By Adam Stephens

We’re part way through our “Kudos for Community Managers” blog series, and we’re continuing the celebration by sharing some tricks of the trade from Cartwright’s community manager, Rich Bennett.

Last week we introduced you to community managers, Jenine from Billtrust and Michelle from HIROC. In part 3 of our series, you’ll get a look inside Rich Bennett’s role as a community manager at Cartwright Companies, a family-owned business that handles large military moves within the US and internationally.

Cartwright needed a solution to […]

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January 27, 2017

Kudos to Community Managers: Billtrust builds a community for knowledge management

By Adam Stephens

Earlier this week, we celebrated Community Manager Appreciation Day, an occasion to recognize the creators, facilitators, and visionaries who run great communities. In Part 2 of our series, we introduce you to Jenine Liszka, a knowledge manager from Billtrust.

We kicked off the “Kudos to Community Managers” blog series by learning how HIROC’s, Michelle Holden tackles the daily duties of a community manager, and now we’re excited to share even more insights with you.

In Part 2 of our series, we’re introducing you […]

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January 23, 2017

Blog series: Kudos to Community Managers, Part 1

By Adam Stephens

We’re celebrating Community Manager Appreciation Day (CMAD) for the second year in a row, and what better way to commemorate the occasion than to appreciate a few of our own.

A community can’t thrive without someone to light the fire underneath it and keep it burning, every single day. It’s an intricate and tireless job, but someone’s gotta do it. But, we bet if you ask any community manager, they don’t see it as burden. They see it as a huge opportunity […]

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March 29, 2016

Igloo Recognized as One of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers

By Igloo Software

We’re proud to be considered one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers by The Globe and Mail and MediaCorp — not just for perks we provide, but for the culture that we’ve created.

 

The Globe and Mail and MediaCorp have unveiled their list of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2016, recognizing companies with unique cultures and exceptional workplaces. And we’re proud to share that the list (drum roll please) […]

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