AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 24, 2013) - Spiceworks™, the vertical network for IT, today announced a technology integration and partnership with Dropbox to help companies simplify the use of Dropbox accounts within their organization. As part of the partnership, Dropbox features have been integrated into Spiceworks' free IT management application to help streamline how companies discover, manage and grow Dropbox environments. IT professionals in Spiceworks support 80 million end users who collectively store more than 500 petabytes of data in the cloud.
"Dropbox is an incredible tool that helps our company collaborate on important documents and access information from anywhere, whether at work on a PC or away from the office on a mobile device," said Luke Pettway, IT support technician at Shades of Light. "This integration will help us more efficiently discover and manage Dropbox accounts within our company, all from the application I use each day to do my job."
According to Spiceworks' July 2012 Cloud Barometer report, 52 percent of IT professionals say their employees are using cloud-based file sharing today on their own or through a company-approved vendor. Of those who are selecting and using file-sharing services on their own, 87 percent are using Dropbox.
The integration is designed to help companies and their IT departments monitor Dropbox usage, and share and download Dropbox documents from within Spiceworks. In addition, IT professionals can assign help desk tickets to individual Dropbox accounts when employees need help.
"With people in over two million businesses using Dropbox to improve their ability to work productively and collaboratively, we're working closely with IT administrators to help them get the most out of Dropbox for their companies," said Dan Levine, who manages platform partnerships at Dropbox. "Spiceworks is a widely-used tool among IT professionals, which is why we're excited to partner with them on this integration."
"Through this partnership, we are helping simplify how companies store their information so employees can be more productive and IT departments can manage a popular service like Dropbox directly from Spiceworks," said Scott Abel, co-founder and CEO of Spiceworks. "Dropbox is one of the highest-rated cloud services in Spiceworks, so we're excited to integrate this service more tightly into the Spiceworks experience."
Current and prospective Dropbox customers can manage their services for free by downloading or updating their Spiceworks application to the latest version 6.2.
Spiceworks is the vertical network for IT that connects 2.4 million IT professionals with over 1,500 technology brands to simplify how IT professionals discover, buy and manage more than $425 billion in technology products and services each year. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Spiceworks is backed by Adams Street Partners, Tenaya Capital, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Shasta Ventures and Austin Ventures. For more information visit http://www.spiceworks.com.
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