Digital Workplace Conference, ICE'17, Wraps Up On A High Note

Igloo Announces New Digital Workplace Playbook and Major Product Updates

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Igloo Software, the leading provider of digital workplace solutions today has successfully wrapped up its inaugural digital workplace conference, ICE'17, held this year in Nashville, Tennessee. The event drew a highly engaged audience of corporate communications, HR, IT, internal communications, knowledge management, and digital transformation professionals and offered a compelling line up of industry experts and keynote speakers. Highlights of ICE'17 were an expanded relationship with Microsoft, new Igloo Developer Program, Digital Transformation Awards, major product updates, and the announcement of a new Digital Workplace Playbook resource site.

"ICE'17 was by all accounts, a tremendous success and I feel we've set a very high bar for ourselves for next year," said Dan Latendre, Founder & CEO, Igloo Software. "Attendance and general interest in the event exceeded our initial projections, we made major product and partnership announcements, launched new programs and resources for our partners and customers, and received overwhelmingly positive feedback from all delegates."

Igloo Product Updates:
Igloo announced major updates to its core digital workplace solutions platform, in addition to the product updates related to its expanded partnership with Microsoft.
Igloo's product updates include:

    --  User Experience:  Igloo continues to deliver a digital destination that
        will appeal to users and drive engagement across devices and platforms.
        At ICE'17, Igloo introduced a suite of redesigned email notifications,
        allowing organizations to extend their digital identity across
        platforms. Igloo also announced new visual blog layouts that help
        customers create elegant and eye-catching displays for their content on
        the browser. Updates on mobile include a curated notifications feed that
        aggregates content and comments for greater context, a separate tab for
        mentions and notifications requiring action, and new text-based
        filtering capabilities in the feed.


    --  Search: Igloo has been working on modernizing how users interact with
        their information in the form of discovering content. Igloo announced
        plans to build out a more robust search model that will provide
        intelligent search recommendations with support for OpenAI, custom
        scoring and smarter relevancy, as well as search analytics. Users will
        also see results returned faster. The new robust offering will provide
        federated search capabilities, meaning Igloo customers can perform a
        single search against multiple third-party repositories from within
        their digital workplace. Starting in Q4, 2017 with the federated search
        widget, Igloo will begin introducing federated search capabilities for
        our existing technology partners: Microsoft SharePoint, OneDrive for
        Business, Salesforce, Box, Dropbox, and Google Drive.


    --  Analytics & Reporting:  Igloo also announced plans to modernize how
        users report on content. In addition to their existing web, user, and
        content analytics, Igloo announced the availability of new custom
        reporting and analytics capabilities that will allow customers to build
        tailored reports with their favorite business intelligence or
        spreadsheet tools, such as Microsoft Power BI, Excel, or Tableau.
    --  Solution Extensibility: Today's digital workplace is a rich, diverse and
        ever-changing environment. To remain at the heart of this ecosystem,
        Igloo announced the availability of its Developer Program. With the
        Igloo Development Framework and SDK, customers can evolve their digital
        destinations to adapt to the changing needs and preferences of employees
        and the business, and can interoperate with established systems of
        record, best-of-breed apps, and a whole new realm of internet-enabled
        things.

New Digital Workplace Playbook
Igloo also announced its plans to launch a first-of-its-kind Digital Workplace Playbook, which is expected to be available before the end of the year.

With over one billion interactions taking place each month across its base of 10,000 digital workplaces, Igloo has a wealth of information to share. This is why Igloo has developed the industry's first and only Digital Workplace Playbook -- the ultimate resource for thought-leadership, best-practices, templates, workbooks, and practical frameworks. Chapters on planning, implementation, driving adoption and how to incorporate solutions into a digital workplace will help organizations set measurable objectives, reduce time to launch, and improve time to value.

Musical Inspiration Provided by James Dean Hicks
Attendees were also treated to a special keynote closing performance by songwriter, singer, and speaker, James Dean Hicks. With over seven number one songs and over 150 of his own songs that have been recorded by award-winning artists, James provided delegates with a memorable musical performance, leaving every attendee entertained, inspired, and ready to tackle the next phase in their digital transformation journey.

About Igloo Software
Igloo is the leading provider of digital workplace solutions, helping companies build inspiring digital destinations for a more productive and engaged workforce. Offering a suite of modern features and solutions for today's evolving workplace, Igloo partners with customers to address challenges related to communication, collaboration, knowledge management, employee engagement, and culture. For more information, please visit www.igloosoftware.com

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