Spiceworks Puts a ‘Face on IT’ with New 5.0 Version of Free IT Management Application

Latest Release Delivers Facebook-Like Interface and Advanced Network Management Features to Over 1 Million IT Professionals

AUSTIN, Texas (October 18, 2010) – Spiceworks(TM), Inc. today announced the availability of the fifth generation of its free social IT management software application, which is currently used by more than 1 million IT professionals at small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) worldwide.

Some of the top new features available in Spiceworks 5.0 include the ability to monitor and manage applications, devices and cloud services based on the people who use them within the organization; advanced network configuration management capabilities; and a centralized help desk for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). The new version of Spiceworks can be downloaded for free at http://www.spiceworks.com.

“With Spiceworks 5.0, we’re taking a big step forward in our mission to simplify IT management for small and mid-sized organizations around the world,” said Scott Abel, co-founder and CEO of Spiceworks. “With new features like People View, managing computers and applications is now as easy as connecting with your friends online.”

Additional details on the key new features available in Spiceworks 5.0 include:

  • People View Management Interface
  • Purchase List Management
  • MSP Centralized Help Desk & Client Portals
  • Automated Network Configuration Monitoring, Backup and Restore

“Managing computers, applications and cloud services no longer has to be a technology-centric task,” said Ben Harned, Network Administrator for Construction Forms, Inc. “With Spiceworks, IT becomes personal because I can manage technology based on the people who use it. In addition, if I need help I’m just one click away from the the largest online community of IT professionals just like me.”

With more than 1 million users in 196 countries, Spiceworks is the most widely deployed and fastest growing IT management application in history. The Spiceworks user community currently supports 37.5 million workers, manages 65 million computers and devices, and spends $199 billion annually on technology products and services.

Spiceworks is enabling ‘Social IT’ by combining network management, network monitoring and help desk software with a rapidly growing and active Facebook-like community of IT professionals. Organizations of all sizes use the free Spiceworks IT management software and integrated online community to collaborate with each other and support the management of both cloud-based and on-premise technology products and services.

More information on Spiceworks can be found at http://www.spiceworks.com. Follow Spiceworks on Twitter: http://twitter.com/spiceworks. Connect with Spiceworks on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Spiceworks.

About Spiceworks

Founded in 2006, Spiceworks(TM) develops the first free social IT management application that combines network management and help desk software with a Facebook-like online community of IT professionals to help over 1 million IT pros and 150,000 IT service providers simplify everything IT. Spiceworks makes it easy for businesses to manage IT products and services on-premise or in the cloud, collaborate to solve technology problems, and find the IT knowledge and products they need day-to-day. Through its Voice of IT® market research program, the company enables direct conversations with IT professionals, conducts surveys and provides insight 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 Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Austin Ventures and Shasta Ventures. For more information visit http://www.spiceworks.com.

Spiceworks is a trademark and Voice of IT is a registered trademark of Spiceworks, Inc. All other names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.


For Spiceworks
Karl Scholz, 512-493-0909

Source: Spiceworks