September 1, 2010 – IGLOO Software, a leading provider of online community and social software solutions for business, today announced it has been selected by Everything Channel as a CRN Emerging Technology Vendor. The annual list, compiled by the CRN (Computer Reseller News) editorial team, is comprised of up-and-coming technology vendors founded in 2004 or later, with revenue under $1 billion and an active U.S. channel strategy.
Recognized as one of the First Social Software Platforms in the Cloud to Engage the Channel
September 1, 2010 (Kitchener, ON) - - IGLOO Software (www.igloosoftware.com), a leading provider of online community and social software solutions for business, today announced it has been selected by Everything Channel as a CRN Emerging Technology Vendor.
The annual list, compiled by the CRN (Computer Reseller News) editorial team, is comprised of up-and-coming technology vendors founded in 2004 or later, with revenue under $1 billion and an active U.S. channel strategy. The list includes vendors in seven distinct computing categories - storage, security, networking, virtualization, hardware, services and software. IGLOO was recognized in the emerging software category.
"Solution providers are always looking for new and innovative technology to solve business problems for their customers. As this industry has shown, today's emerging vendor can be tomorrow's Cisco, Google or Facebook and getting ahead of technology can help a VAR grow their business and differentiate their offerings," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel.
IGLOO's partner program offers channel partners the opportunity build a recurring monthly revenue stream, while receiving full technical training, marketing and sales support. The program is designed to support partners as they promote, consult and resell community and social software solutions into specific verticals and geographies. Partners can also build their own unique business solutions, custom add-on modules and applications that extend the functionality of the IGLOO community platform.
The CRN Emerging Technology Vendor award is the latest in a series of accolades for IGLOO during the month of August, including:
- 2010 Trend-Setter in Online Communities, KMWorld
- "Superior" Community Platform, Enterprise Social Networking Business Technology Assessment, Martin Butler Research
- Rising Vendor on the Social Software Matrix, T-Systems Multimedia Solutions
"In the last week, IGLOO has been named a Trend-Setting Product by KMWorld, a Rising Vendor by the Social Software Matrix and an Emerging Technology Vendor by Everything Channel," said Dan Latendre, CEO, IGLOO Software. "With two of the largest distributors in North America and an array of consultants, systems integrators and resellers worldwide, we are excited about unleashing the innovation potential of our channel to push our platform even further."
Earlier in the year, Forrester Research Inc. published the Enterprise Social Networking 2010 Market Overview. The report discussed the importance of the channel for pure-play social vendors, like IGLOO, and went on to mention that organizations should "keep an eye on IGLOO as it looks to build out a partner channel and leverage it to provide greater horizontal and vertical capabilities."
Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)
Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com.
About United Business Media Limited (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com )
UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities - from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists - with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams t that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.
About IGLOO Software
IGLOO is a social software company that builds online communities for business. Uniting content 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. For more information, visit www.igloosoftware.com or call 1-877-664-4566.