November 18, 2010 – IGLOO Software, a leading provider of online community and social software solutions for business, today congratulated Digital Opportunity Trust for winning the 2010 Social Enterprise Innovation Award.
Global network unites young leaders to deliver localized programs throughout Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas using IGLOO Software's social software platform
November 18, 2010 (Kitchener, ON) - - IGLOO Software (www.igloosoftware.com), a leading provider of online community and social software solutions for business, today congratulated Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) for winning the 2010 Social Enterprise Innovation Award. The President and CEO of DOT, Janet Longmore, accepted the award at the closing banquet for the 2010 Corporate and Community Social Responsibility Conference held in Ottawa on November 16.
The Corporate and Community Social Responsibility Awards recognize outstanding contribution and excellence by individuals and corporations in carrying out and following the core values of social responsibility. The Social Enterprise Innovation Award is sponsored by the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University and recognizes DOT's innovative approach to inspiring local ownership and mobilizing ideas and talent in order to build a path to self-sufficiency, in the countries in which it works.
"We salute DOT as an innovative user of the IGLOO platform and a shining example of how a social enterprise can benefit from the Enterprise 2.0 movement," said Dan Latendre, CEO, IGLOO Software. "Using the power of cloud computing and social technologies, organizations like Digital Opportunity Trust are now able to leverage technology in a cost-effective manner in order to create positive change around the world. DOT is a great example of how we can share knowledge and connect even the most isolated and poor societies in a collaborative community."
About Digital Opportunity Trust
Established in Canada in 2001, Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) is an innovator in enabling people to access and apply information and communications technologies (ICT) to create education, economic and entrepreneurial opportunities. DOT's vision is to make these opportunities available to marginalized people, especially women and youth, as a strategy to eradicate poverty, vulnerability and gender inequality. DOT's signature entrepreneurship program, ReachUp!, integrates ICT, life skills, and microenterprise development and is delivered in a cost-effective manner, using recent university graduates to train and build capacity of youth in their communities. DOT's major partners include Cisco Systems, IBM, The MasterCard Foundation and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). DOT has mobilized more than 2,000 young ICT interns to positively affect the lives of more than 200,000 people in communities and schools in 11 countries throughout Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.
About IGLOO Software
IGLOO is a social software company that builds online communities for business. Uniting document management and collaboration software, 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.