July 22, 2010 – IGLOO Software, a leading provider of online community and social software solutions for business, today announced that the Drug Information Association (DIA) is powering its professional networking initiative with the IGLOO Software platform.
18,000 Global Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Professionals to Connect via Secure Online Networks
July 22, 2010 (Kitchener, ON) - - IGLOO Software (www.igloosoftware.com), a leading provider of online community and social software solutions for business, today announced that the Drug Information Association (DIA) is powering its professional networking initiative with the IGLOO Software platform. DIA is a neutral, non profit, global, professional association of nearly 18,000 members who work in every facet of the discovery, development, and life cycle management of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and related products.
DIA`s professional networks, branded DIA ConneX, will allow users to network, collaborate, and communicate with their peers in a secure environment. DIA ConneX features easy-to-use content management, collaboration and knowledge sharing tools that allow like-minded professionals from around the world to build trusted networks where interactive communication and information exchange can occur.
"We are thrilled to be working with IGLOO Software, a leader in online communities and social networking," remarked Paul Pomerantz, DIA Worldwide Executive Director. "They provide a full suite of features and functionality that will benefit our members and programming globally."
"Associations provide value to their membership base in two ways: through the services and support they provide and through the connections they facilitate," said Dan Latendre, CEO, IGLOO Software. "With DIA ConneX, multiple networks or group spaces will be created in order to drive member-to-member interaction within specific communities of practice. It's exciting to think about what will emerge when we bring together 18,000 people around their shared interests, across cultures and time zones."
About the Drug Information Association (DIA)
DIA is a neutral, global, professional, member-driven association of nearly 18,000 professionals involved in the discovery, development, and life cycle management of pharmaceutical, medical devices, biotechnology, and related products. Through our international educational offerings and myriad networking opportunities, DIA provides a global forum for knowledge exchange that fosters innovation to raise the level of health and well-being worldwide. Headquarters are in Horsham, PA, USA, with offices in Basel, Switzerland, Tokyo, Japan, Mumbai, India, and Beijing, China. For more information, visit www.diahome.org or DIA ConneX/Communities.
About IGLOO Software
IGLOO is a social software company that builds online communities for business. Uniting content management, collaboration and knowledge sharing tools, within one secure social networking platform, organizations use IGLOO's online communities to tear down the walls that prevent people from connecting, communicating and collaborating with each other. Whether the obstacles are organizational or geographic, a more open and connected business improves employee productivity (Workplace Communities) and helps to foster better relationships with customers, partners and suppliers (Marketplace Communities). IGLOO also offers the Social Media Playbook, a free online resource and step-by-step guide that teaches proven community building strategies. For more information, visit www.igloosoftware.com or call 1-877-664-4566.
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