November 8, 2012 - - Igloo Software, the leading provider of social business software in the cloud, today announced it has been positioned as a Major Player for worldwide social technology in the IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Enterprise Social Software.
Receives Best Overall Solution Capability Rating from Respondents
November 8, 2012 (Kitchener, ON) - - Igloo Software, the leading provider of social business software in the cloud, today announced it has been positioned as a Major Player for worldwide social technology in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Social Software 2012 Vendor Analysis, doc #237336, October 2012. The IDC MarketScape recognizes Igloo as having the best overall solution capability rating from survey respondents.
"The ultimate goal of enterprise social software is to support a business' ability to surface information in real-time and in context in a way that enables a broader business system of relationship," says Vanessa Thompson, research manager for IDC's Enterprise Social Networks and Collaborative Technologies. "Customers will continue to demand broader and more specific collaboration scenarios that tie together internal and external constituents, deliver sophisticated insight into user behavior on the network, and extend seamlessly across mobile form factors."
Igloo offers a SaaS solution that supports both internal and external collaboration, with extensive end-user configuration options and the unique ability to network multiple communities together. The company recently announced that a number of new capabilities will be unveiled to customers in the coming weeks as part of its quarterly release, including rich email integration, sophisticated community calendaring, smarter search and a new social analytics engine.
"We've always taken a customer-centric approach to the design and development of our social business suite and we're pleased to be recognized by the industry as having the best overall solution capability rating," said Andrew Dixon, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Operations. "We consider this MarketScape further validation for our agile approach, which enables us to be more responsive to our customers while bringing to market capabilities that they value most."
To learn more about the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Social Software 2012 Vendor Analysis, download an excerpt at igloosoftware.com/marketscape.
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About IDC MarketScape: IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.
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