Over 100 Free IT Applications and Plug-ins from Third Parties Now Available in Spiceworks

Microsoft, Intel, CDW, and Dell Plug-ins Help Simplify IT Management; Plug-in Contest Winners Announced at SpiceWorld 2009

AUSTIN, Texas (October 23, 2009) –

Today at the SpiceWorld 2009 conference, Spiceworks(TM), Inc.unveiled dozens of new free IT management applications and plug-ins that are now available to the more than 775,000 users of the Spiceworks IT Desktop software. Several of the new additions include Spiceworks Application Plug-in Contest winners, which were chosen by the Spiceworks user community of IT professionals.

This year’s winners featured plug-ins designed to improve security, automate helpdesk tasks, inventory network devices, and deliver other valuable shortcuts for IT professionals. In addition, popular plug-ins from Microsoft, Intel, CDW, Dell, Citrix and Webex were shown at the second annual Spiceworks user conference. The complete library of more than 100 free plug-ins is available in the Spiceworks Plug-in Center at http://community.spiceworks.com/plugin.

“Over the past few months we’ve worked with some of the world’s most innovative technology companies to make it easier to manage and use their products from the Spiceworks interface, where IT pros increasingly spend their day,” said Scott Abel, co-founder and CEO of Spiceworks. “In addition, our users have developed and shared application plug-ins to extend the functionality of Spiceworks and make many network and systems management challenges a thing of the past. With over 50,000 plug-in downloads so far, we’re honored to highlight our users’ favorites at this year’s SpiceWorld event.”

Some of the winners of this year’s Spiceworks Application Plug-in Contest as rated by the Spiceworks user community include:

* Robert Nertzel for “Helpdesk, Inventory, Reports, and My Tools User Role” – a plug-in that adds new security roles to Spiceworks;
* Sean Wilson for “Ticket Auto-Assign” – a plug-in that automatically assigns helpdesk tickets based on custom attributes;
* Justin Dorfman for “Keyboard Shortcuts” – which gives users IT management navigation shortcuts via the keyboard; and

Some of the top-rated plug-ins developed to better manage technology products and services from leading vendors include:

* CDW Search Plug-in – provides an integrated search field through which users can find and order products from CDW directly through the Spiceworks IT Desktop;
* Dell Search Plug-in – allows users to search for Dell products and services from within the Spiceworks IT Desktop;
* Intel vPro Manager – allows users to detect Intel vPro-enabled computers; and
* Microsoft License Manager Plug-in – allows users to see which licenses on the network need renewal or if they are paying for too many.

In its second year, the SpiceWorld 2009 event features topics and areas of interest voted on by the Spiceworks community. Sessions include in-person talks with Spiceworks company founders and product developers.

The Spiceworks IT Desktop is a free, social IT management application designed for organizations with up to 500 devices. More than 775,000 IT professionals and 70,000 managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide use the application to automatically inventory, monitor, troubleshoot, report on and run a help desk for IT networks. It is the first business application to embed crowdsourcing, social networking and community collaboration features directly into an IT professional’s daily workflow. Currently Spiceworks is used in 196 countries worldwide to support 26 million employees and manage 40 million technology devices.

More information on Spiceworks can be found at www.spiceworks.com. Follow Spiceworks on Twitter: http://twitter.com/spiceworks. To connect with Spiceworks on Facebook visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Spiceworks/15382903707.

About Spiceworks
Founded by network and systems management software pioneers, Spiceworks develops the first free social IT management application that incorporates crowdsourcing to help over 775,000 small and medium businesses and 70,000 managed service providers (MSPs) simplify everything IT. Spiceworks makes it easy for IT pros to manage their networks, collaborate to solve technology problems, and find the best practices, products and services they need day-to-day. Through its Voice of IT® market research program, the company also publishes data on important technology usage, staffing and purchasing trends by small and medium businesses worldwide. Spiceworks is a privately held company headquartered in Austin, Texas with funding from Austin Ventures and Shasta Ventures. For more information visit www.spiceworks.com.


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