And… business users… just like you and me… all seem to be asking the same question… Why can’t we use the same, easy to use Web 2.0 tools that we have at home… in the office?At home… we can upload video’s to YouTube… add our pictures to Flickr… create new business connections on Linked-In or share our thoughts using blogs or “tweeting” on Twitter.Why can’t we do this at work?
But… most difficult of all is trying to manage a successful company without the right tools, the right people and the right culture.Many organizations today… still struggle with isolated knowledge workers, limited understanding of organizational expertise and a lack of accepted best practices. Information barriers hamper productivity, decrease employee awareness and cripple the pace of innovation by duplicating efforts. This is where I see online social software playing a HUGE role in many organizations – not only inside the company, but outside too.
But… we didn’t stop there… for the consultants and professional service firms out there… We also provide a free online community playbook… a step by step guide… for building successful online business communities.Our “Community Playbook” is consists of five keysections… or building blocks… and each section is chalked full… of helpful tips, tricks and best practices.It is truly… a recipe for success.
We also provide support for existing enterprise and legacy applications that reside in almost every company. From LDAP synchronization… to “out of the box” widgets for sharing data with Microsoft SharePoint, SalesForce.com and leading consumer applications like Twitter.IGLOO’s Open API also allows for custom integrations with almost any 3rd party application.
Transcript of "The Business Value Of Online Communities"
IGLOO In the Cloud<br />Business Social Networking made easy<br />Corporate Presentation - September 2010<br />www.igloosoftware.com<br />
Company ProfileA little about us<br />IGLOO Software<br /><ul><li>Founded in 2008
The Web 2.0 PhaseMoving from content “consumers” to “creators”<br /><ul><li>In a phase the experts call Web 2.0 – it’s all about two way communication!
Made popular by consumer tools like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Characterized by free, easy to use publishing tools that allow us to collaborate, network and share in our personal lives.</li></ul>Web 2.0<br />
Everybody’s Moving to the CloudNo hardware or software required<br />Faster Deployment<br />Up and running in days not months<br />Better Performance<br />The cloud adjusts to your <br />performance needs to <br />automatically manage spikes <br />in your business<br />Rental Model<br />Lower startup costs – no <br />software/hardware to buy<br />Better Service<br />45-60 day upgrade <br />and maintenance cycles<br />Higher Availability<br />99.5% availability – Guaranteed!<br />Access at Anytime, <br />and From Anywhere<br />Cloud computing is "always on" - <br />day or night, from any browser, <br />desktop or mobile device around <br />the globe, 24x7<br />Go Green<br />- Eliminate the need for<br /> on-premise hardware.<br />-Reduce server room <br /> electric consumption.<br />-Get rid of under utilized <br /> machines and servers<br />5<br />
A new way of working is emergingBusiness is becoming more social<br />Business is both a personal and social activity...<br />Companies don’t build products, do deals<br />or make service calls…people do!<br />Finally, technology solutions that work the way I do!<br />Information<br />People<br />6<br />Activities<br />
Employees Want Better ToolsAt work, on the road and at home<br />Tell me again… why I can’t use the same easy to use Web 2.0 tools I have at home… in the office?<br />
All Social Tools are Not EqualDo you know the difference?<br />Consumer<br />Social Tools<br />Business<br />Social Tools<br /><ul><li>It’s fun
It must work nicely with other applications</li></li></ul><li>What We DoDevelop communities for your social enterprise<br />We help organizations design, build and deploy successful online business communities to improve individual & team productivity.<br />Partner Portal<br />BoardRoom<br />Marketing<br />Community<br />Internal business communities <br /><ul><li>Enterprise intranets
Our Value PropositionCreating business connections – inside and out<br />Online communities create powerful connections between people, information and processes throughout your entire company. Use these connections to build corporate capacity for real competitive advantage.<br />The capacity of 1000’s of knowledge workers to innovate is far greater than that of a few executives.<br />
Community Solutions for BusinessThe Social Enterprise<br />
Three Product EditionsChoose the package that’s right for you<br />Starting at $199/month<br />Ideal for:Pilot projects, not-for-profits, small businesses, limited budgets, academic, short term projects<br />Starting at $599/month<br />Ideal for:SME's, departmental deployments, business units, project teams, customer and partner portals, websites<br />Starting at $999/month<br />Ideal for:Company-wide deployments, global 1000, large associations, government agencies, networks, intranets, extranet<br />
“Out-of-the-Box” TemplatesStart faster – with a bigger impact<br />Solution Templates<br />Application Templates<br /><ul><li>Websites
Secure </li></ul>Content Management<br />Team Collaboration<br />Web Publishing<br />Social Networking<br />Find, manage, store and share your corporate knowledge and information securely in your online community.<br />Facilitate effective collaboration and communication around your key organizational assets.<br />Promote and empower business critical relationships across your entire team or organization.<br />Promote and empower business critical relationships across your entire team or organization.<br />Your IGLOO Community<br />Administration, Widgets, API<br />