April 22, 2008 - Online community and social networking software on display at booth 345
April 22, 2008 (San Francisco, CA) - IGLOO Inc., a leader in online community solutions, joined hundreds of other companies at the opening of Web 2.0 Expo today. Now in its second year, the conference runs to April 25 at San Francisco's Moscone Centre and is a gathering of more than 10,000 "builders of the next generation web"- designers, developers, entrepreneurs, business strategists, and venture capitalists.
Founded in 2003, IGLOO's online community platform helps hundreds of organizations globally reduce email burden, shrink distances across branch offices and inspire teams with new productivity and collaboration tools. The platform was initially developed to support an online international network of researchers, practitioners and educators working on global issues, but is now being offered to corporations as a SaaS-based suite.
"The adoption of online community and social networking software is accelerating quickly in 2008," says Dan Latendre, CEO, IGLOO. "Larger organizations recognize the value of team collaboration software, but have been waiting for a globally-proven solution. Integrated suites that can be implemented rapidly with little capital cost, are making it possible to manage thousands of collaborative projects inside and outside the enterprise."
IGLOO Inc. is based in the Waterloo region - Canada's Technology Triangle - and became a for-profit entity in February 2008.
IGOO Inc. is a turnkey solution provider which develops online communities for organizations of any size. Our solution suite combines Web 2.0 technology with on-demand hosting, consulting, e-engagement and all of the community support services necessary for a sustainable and successful deployment. Organizations use IGLOO communities internally to improve employee productivity (Workplace Communities) or externally to foster relationships with members, customers, partners and suppliers (Marketplace Communities). Fully integrated collaboration, knowledge sharing and Web 2.0 social networking tools enable organizations to quickly and cost-effectively create online communities to leverage talent, knowledge and relationships across organizational and geographical boundaries. IGLOO is funded by RBC Venture Partners. Jim Balsillie is Chair of the IGLOO board. For more information visit: www.igloosoftware.com.
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