SOURCE: SolarWinds


September 26, 2013 07:30 ET

SolarWinds Geek Speak a BizTech 'Top 50 Must-Read IT Blog'

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 26, 2013) - SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced its Geek Speak blog was named as one of BizTech Magazine's "50 Must-Read IT Blogs 2013." BizTech collected over 2,000 reader votes to determine the 50 "must-read blogs" for the IT industry.

Geek Speak blog is hosted on thwack, SolarWinds' community of over 130,000* IT pros discussing tech trends, resolving IT management problems and exchanging fun, geeky content. Geek Speak mirrors thwack's commitment to helping IT pros solve their problems by featuring posts that provide insight into IT trends, how-tos and troubleshooting tips, and deeper dives into SolarWinds software.

"Geek Speak connects with IT pros on a practical and fun level," said Michael Torok, thwack community director. "We're thrilled that Geek Speak is recognized as a 'BizTech Must-Read IT Blog' because it reflects our goal of providing relevant and helpful content to serve the needs of the IT pro community."

SolarWinds product experts share their knowledge on Geek Speak, adding an in-depth and dynamic level of expertise in various areas of IT management. Some popular posts include:

BizTech's 50 Must-Read IT Blogs of 2013 included Geek Speak in the company of IT pros and bloggers such as Chris Wahl (Wahl Network) and Bob Plankers (The Lone Sysadmin), both of whom have served as thwack ambassadors, sharing technical tips and their own industry experience and answering thwack user questions, and David Marshall (VMblog), who focuses on virtualization news and information.

Last year, SolarWinds' corporate blog, Whiteboard, was a BizTech 50 Must-Read IT Blog 2012, making this the second consecutive year a SolarWinds blog has been voted to BizTech's list.

*Member count is based on the number of unique email addresses in the thwack user database.

About SolarWinds
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. In all of our market areas, our approach is consistent. We focus exclusively on IT Pros and strive to eliminate the complexity that they have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. SolarWinds delivers on this commitment with unexpected simplicity through products that are easy to find, buy, use and maintain while providing the power to address any IT management problem on any scale. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our online community, thwack, to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process. Learn more today at

SolarWinds, and thwack are registered trademarks of SolarWinds. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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