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Spiceworks

September 24, 2015 11:30 ET

Spiceworks Launches Concierge Service for IT Professionals

Free Service Helps IT Professionals Tackle Projects of Any Size, at Any Phase

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 24, 2015) - SPICEWORLD - Spiceworks, the professional network for IT, today announced the Spiceworks IT Concierge Service, a free, personalized way for IT professionals to get the help they need managing the entire process of an IT project. The offering is available today, and IT professionals interested in using the service can do so by visiting www.spiceworks.com/atyourservice.

"Many IT departments are resource constrained and may lack the technical expertise, time, or manpower they need to manage new and ongoing IT projects," said Jay Hallberg, Spiceworks' co-founder and CEO. "The IT ecosystem is a complex mix of technology OEMs, resellers, managed and cloud service providers, and technology integrators. The new service is there to help IT professionals navigate this complexity in a way that empowers them to make the best decision for their business and get their jobs done." 

Built on the power of the Spiceworks network, the Concierge Service is there to help IT professionals at the beginning, middle, or end of any IT project they could use a hand on. The service can be used to develop materials for management, organize product information and solution options, manage vendor quotes, and connect them to peers and technical resources. Additionally, IT professionals can use the service to broker introductions to experts at local and national technology brands, resellers, and service providers.

"This is a game changer for IT professionals," said Chris DeRusseau, network administrator at TexCon Oil. "I recently used the service to research and buy new Cisco, Webroot, and OpenDNS security solutions from Texas Systems Group. Spiceworks was able to help guide me through the research process, present several options, connect me with other IT professionals who had completed a similar project, and ultimately help me find an integrator in my area who could help me deploy the solution -- all for free. This type of service is unheard of in the technology industry."

Additionally, Spiceworks today introduced a partner program for the new service. The program is designed for both small and large technology service providers, resellers, integrators, and OEMs committed to providing a personalized, world-class experience to IT professionals using Spiceworks' Concierge Service. Technology companies and service providers such as Rackspace, Box, Equinix, OktaCenturyLink, GHA Technologies, Cumulus Global, Texas Systems Group, Technology Business Solutions, and many others have joined the program.

"Spiceworks' service has already led to new customers as well as facilitated ongoing trusted relationships where we can provide long term value as these new clients grow their business," said David Doran, CEO at Texas Systems Group, an Austin-based reseller and service provider. "This program has the potential to fix a systemic issue in IT -- giving IT professionals and service providers a safe and efficient way to connect that provides a world-class experience for both parties."

More information on Spiceworks' partner program can be found at http://www.spiceworks.com/atyourservice/partners.

About Spiceworks
Spiceworks is the professional network millions of IT professionals use to connect with one another and thousands of 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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