Posted by blogger Dion Hinchcliffe for ZDNet
Sept 4, 2008. From ZDNet
IGLOO Inc. is featured in ZDNet's list of interesting offerings to create online communities, in which blogger Dion Hinchcliffe regards IGLOO as important and has ranked the company number at number 21.
"Creating online communities of customers and workers has been one of the hotter topics in business and technology this year. Whether you're on the business side, in IT, or are just trying to build virtual teams around shared goals, online communities are rapidly becoming a popular way to organize people and accomplish work in a highly collaborative manner.
Learning how to design an effective community is something we're all going have to get better at in coming years. It's beginning to be understood that communities aren't just for socializing but for getting things done.
The open source world has been using vast collaborative online communities to develop complex software products successfully for nigh unto a decade. That communities produce robust results is hardly news to them. So too with other early examples of community like some newsgroups and wikis, particularly Wikipedia. The rise of social networking and fundamentally user-powered Web 2.0 applications as a common daily activity has further helped move online communities into a mainstream business topic this year. Social media - and blogs in particular - are also helping raise awareness of the power and reach of community-based communication and collaboration.
IglooSoftware - A relatively new entry, Igloo is focusing on the enterprise user with ease-of-use and simplicity as a top feature."
Check out the full article: http://blogs.zdnet.com/Hinchcliffe/?p=195