Spiceworks today announced that its user base has grown to more than 1 million IT professionals in 196 countries. This milestone makes Spiceworks the fastest growing and most widely used application for managing IT networks in history. In addition, its free ad-supported IT management software and community have evolved into a new type of channel that gives vendors powerful access to research, social media, ads and apps to increase sales of technology products & services.
“More than 20% of the world’s IT pros at small and medium businesses – including law firms, schools, manufacturers, MSPs and more – depend on our free network management software and online community for everything IT,” said Scott Abel, CEO of Spiceworks. “Thanks to the support and dedication of our user community, we’re not only changing how they manage their technology, but also how technology vendors find, connect and market to the hard-to-reach SMB buyer.”
The one million IT professionals using Spiceworks currently support 34 million workers, manage 56 million computers and devices, and spend $173 billion annually on technology products and services. This purchasing power represents more than 10 percent of the global market for IT products and services and is increasing by more than $1.5 billion every week.
The community of Spiceworks users has reviewed more than 20,000 IT products and services and generated more than 330,000 contributions to more than 300 technology, industry and regional discussion groups. Over 200 advertisers, including Microsoft, Rackspace, Symantec and Dell, rely on Spiceworks to research, engage, market and sell their products and services in the SMB market.
“Whether it’s to manage my on-site network or cloud services or to research new products, thanks to Spiceworks I can do it all in one place with insight from one million IT pros,” said Paul Luciano, IT Director of Expand International of America. “My organization also benefits from the direct dialogue with vendors and the discounts I receive on their services due to the buying power of the Spiceworks network. Together, these capabilities make it much easier for me to do my job.”
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 their IT networks and services.