April 16, 2010 - IGLOO Software, a leading provider of social software solutions for business, today announced a migration package for Ning users seeking a free community solution. IGLOO will bundle all the necessary components together to ease the transition to a new online social networking platform.
April 16, 2010 (Kitchener, ON) - - IGLOO Software (www.igloosoftware.com), a leading provider of social software solutions for business, today announced a migration package for Ning users seeking a free community solution. IGLOO will bundle all the necessary components together to ease the transition to a new online social networking platform.
The migration package offered to publishers and community managers includes:
- Domain Name - obtain a complimentary domain name registration.
- Content Ownership - retain sole ownership and control over all of the content published to the site (that includes no third-party advertisements).
- Discounted Services - obtain 50% off any design or data migration services that are required to ease the transition to a new online community solution.
- Solution Templates - start from scratch or choose between a number of preconfigured solution templates, including website, intranet, team space, extranet, research or eLearning.
- Social Media Playbook - ongoing access to a free best practice community and step-by-step guide to help manage and grow a successful online community.
IGLOO gives groups, teams and organizations of any size the ability to create public or private online communities. Whether the community is designed around a business, organization or an individual's interests, IGLOO provides a secure, branded solution for facilitating open collaboration and knowledge sharing. In the free edition, users can experience the benefits of an intuitive, drag-and-drop interface for web publishing and information sharing; Web 2.0 technologies such as wikis, blogs, messaging and forums for collaboration; and personal profiles for social interaction and professional networking.
"For Ning customers that choose to move onto the IGLOO community platform, this will mark the second significant community migration that we've completed over the last few months," said Dan Latendre, CEO of IGLOO Software. "We have moved a number of communities from other competing technology platforms, so we know what it means to deal with large-scale data imports. And in response to Ning's closed API, we are currently building a tool that will allow a simple way for current Ning users to take their content to an IGLOO community."
"There are lots of social community builder sites and tools in the market that more or less fit the bill. The problem is I never found one that gave me everything I wanted," remarked Tim McMahon, Principal of BizCATS, an independent organization that conducts technology product reviews for SMBs. "But last week I literally stumbled on IGLOO Software and what may be the slickest product out there. I rebuilt our entire BizCATS website using IGLOO's website template, a project that took me less than a morning to learn and master."
Pricing & Availability
IGLOO's free online community edition is available immediately at http://www.igloosoftware.com/free. The free edition is available for the first 25 members with unlimited anonymous users. To upgrade to IGLOO's Basic Edition for more than 25 members, pricing begins at less than $4/user; Enterprise Edition pricing is available for large corporations, entry level support begins at $2,000; and there is a collection of professional services packages to meet the needs of any budget. Only communities that meet the IGLOO terms of service will be migrated over.
About IGLOO Software
IGLOO (www.igloosoftware.com) is a social software company that builds online communities for businesses. Uniting content management, collaboration and knowledge sharing tools, within one secure social networking platform, IGLOO enables organizations to quickly and cost-effectively create online communities to leverage talent, knowledge and relationships across organizational and geographical boundaries. Organizations use IGLOO communities internally to improve employee productivity (Workplace Communities) or externally to foster relationships with customers, partners and suppliers (Marketplace Communities). IGLOO's Social Media Playbook is a free online resource that includes a step-by-step guide; tips and tricks; best practices; and strategies that teach proven community building methodologies.
For more information visit: www.igloosoftware.com or call 1-877-664-4566.