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September 23, 2014 13:00 ET

Spiceworks App Center Debuts to Help Millions of IT Professionals Find, Research and Buy IT Apps and Cloud Services

IT Professionals in Spiceworks Spend Over $600 Billion on Technology Solutions Every Year

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2014) - Spiceworks, the professional network for IT, today debuted the Spiceworks App Center, a new way for IT professionals to find, research and buy their favorite IT apps and cloud services directly from Spiceworks. Additionally, the company formalized its developer program to allow technology brands and independent developers to offer free and paid applications and services to IT professionals within the network. Technology brands such as Microsoft, Rackspace, IBM, Box, Lenovo, Micron, AlienVault, LastPass, OpenDNS, Okta, CompTIA, Unitrends, Pertino, Cylance, ITWatchDogs, Pluralsight, and WatchDox are supporting the initiative.

"Millions of IT professionals already rely on Spiceworks for the technical information, peer feedback and vendor connections they need to make an informed purchasing decision," said Scott Abel, co-founder and CEO of Spiceworks. "The new App Center takes the Spiceworks experience one step further by streamlining how 6 million IT professionals research, buy and use IT apps and cloud services."

Spiceworks platform captures entire technology buying process

In the last year, IT professionals have collectively spent more than 6 billion minutes using Spiceworks to research the latest IT products and cloud services, connect with peers and vendors, and to manage their technology environment. They've contributed more than 250,000 product ratings and reviews, engaged in over 450,000 discussions with peers and technology brands, and, in the last three months have read Spiceworks' buying guides more than 200,000 times. Collectively, IT professionals in Spiceworks spend over $600 billion on technology products and services every year.

The launch of the Spiceworks App Center represents yet another way Spiceworks is simplifying everything IT. The App Center will enable Spiceworks users to extend the functionality of the Spiceworks' platform by installing plugins, new IT apps and their favorite cloud services, all from a single interface. New APIs give major technology brands and independent developers a unique way to offer IT professionals both free and for-fee applications they need to do their jobs. 

"Our Spiceworks partnership has been instrumental in helping us reach a broad segment of the IT market," said Neil Florio, VP of Marketing at Fiberlink, an IBM company. "IT professionals trust Spiceworks and MaaS360 so supporting the App Center was an easy decision as we look at unique ways to help them manage their entire technology environment from a single pane of glass. We share a common goal of helping IT professionals do their jobs more efficiently and providing an exceptional experience." 

The Spiceworks App Center was launched today at Spiceworks' bi-annual technology conference. IT professionals can expect new, free apps to be introduced this year, and support for paid applications will be available in Q1 2015.

More information about the App Center is available at http://www.spiceworks.com/appcenter. Technology brands and independent developers can learn more about Spiceworks' developer program at http://developers.spiceworks.com.

About SpiceWorld
Spiceworks' SpiceWorld user conference draws attendees from businesses across the world. The event features break-out sessions, expert discussions, and topics voted on by the network of IT professionals in Spiceworks. Sessions include in-person talks with the company's founders and product developers, top technology vendors, and industry experts. SpiceWorld keynotes and general sessions can be viewed live at http://community.spiceworks.com/tv/live and conversations from the conference can be followed on Twitter at #SpiceWorldAustin.

About Spiceworks
Spiceworks is the professional network 6 million IT professionals use to connect with one another and over 3,000 technology brands. The company simplifies how IT professionals discover, buy and manage more than $600 billion in technology products and services each year. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Spiceworks is backed by Adams Street Partners, Austin Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Goldman Sachs, Shasta Ventures and Tenaya Capital. For more information visit http://www.spiceworks.com.

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