Nov 17, 2008 - Increasingly Distributed Workforce Demands Tools to Connect to Home Base
Nov 17, 2008 - (Kitchener, ON) - (BUSINESS WIRE) -- IGLOO Software, a leader in online community solutions, today announced it has joined the BlackBerry(R) ISV Alliance Program. Becoming a BlackBerry alliance member aligns directly with IGLOO's mobile strategy for delivering next generation corporate social networking functionality on handheld devices.
IGLOO plans to work closely with the mobile expertise and resources available within the BlackBerry ISV Alliance Program to develop an industry-leading online community application for all BlackBerry(R) smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM). With an ever increasing global mobile workforce, the ability to network and stay connected is a business imperative for improved productivity and business performance across the entire enterprise.
"Mobile devices represent the future of networking tools," said Dan Latendre, CEO of IGLOO. "Business is 24/7. Business people are mobile. With communication devices tied to our hips, true mobility means more than simply having access to Web browsers; it's about complete integration of corporate applications with mobile devices. Tapping into the resources at RIM, we will ensure that the necessary collaboration, networking and content management tools are in place to provide business with the agility, security and information management these firms need to succeed."
IGLOO offers a fully integrated and secure online communities for any size of business. Organizations use IGLOO community solutions to improve employee productivity (Workplace Communities) and create deeper connections with their customers, partners and suppliers (Marketplace Communities). Built on a community platform, IGLOO communities can scale to hundreds of thousands of users without incurring extensive implementation costs and can be up and running in a matter of days to support business groups and external partner and community collaboration.
About IGLOO Software
IGOO Inc. is a turnkey solution provider which develops online communities for organizations of any size. Our solution suite combines Web 2.0 technology with on-demand hosting, consulting, e-engagement and all of the community support services necessary for a sustainable and successful deployment. Organizations use IGLOO communities internally to improve employee productivity (Workplace Communities) or externally to foster relationships with members, customers, partners and suppliers (Marketplace Communities). Fully integrated collaboration, knowledge sharing and Web 2.0 social networking tools enable organizations to quickly and cost-effectively create online communities to leverage talent, knowledge and relationships across organizational and geographical boundaries. IGLOO is funded by RBC Venture Partners. Jim Balsillie is Chair of the IGLOO board. For more information visit: www.igloosoftware.com.
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Key Words: Corporate Social Networking, IGLOO, RIM, collaborative software, Web 2.0, Jim Balsillie, mobile workers, BlackBerry
SOURCE: IGLOO Software
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