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Spiceworks

September 23, 2014 13:00 ET

Spiceworks Now Influences More Than $600 Billion in Annual IT Spend

Professional Network Adds Two Million New IT Professionals and 1,000 New Technology Brands in the Last Year

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2014) - Today at Spiceworks' seventh annual SpiceWorld user conference, CEO Scott Abel shared several company milestones that reinforce Spiceworks' position as the professional network for IT. Spiceworks is used by 6 million IT professionals and 3,300 technology brands each month who have collectively spent more than 6 billion minutes in Spiceworks in the last year. IT professionals in Spiceworks rely on the company for the applications, information and connections they need to get their jobs done. 

"IT professionals and technology brands have spoken -- Spiceworks is where IT goes to work," said Scott Abel, co-founder and CEO of Spiceworks. "We're reinventing a multi-trillion dollar industry by coupling the best professional networks have to offer with the tools and resources IT professionals and vendors need to get their jobs done. We're directly influencing more than $600 billion in technology spend every year, clearly making Spiceworks the platform of choice for IT professionals and the technology brands they rely on." 

Focus expands to new applications and resources aimed at making the lives of IT professionals easier

IT professionals turn to Spiceworks to simplify daily IT tasks, manage their network, connect with peers, find their next job, and learn about the latest technology trends. IT professionals in Spiceworks support more than 100 million workers in 1.8 million organizations across virtually every country in the world. Additionally:

  • IT professionals use Spiceworks to manage more than 200 million network devices, over 20,000 petabytes of data, and 12 billion software installations.
  • Spiceworks users have submitted 250,000 ratings and reviews on over 40,000 individual IT products or services. 
  • IT professionals and technology brands have contributed to more than 450,000 conversations in Spiceworks on topics ranging from which technologies to buy to career advice and technical support. 

Also today at SpiceWorld, the company announced the Spiceworks App Center, an entirely new way for IT professionals to find, research and buy their favorite IT apps and cloud services directly from Spiceworks. Spiceworks also introduced its developer program to help technology brands and independent developers get up and running on the Spiceworks platform quickly. Finally, Spiceworks debuted its Network Monitor and a hosted edition of its Help Desk to help IT professionals streamline how they address infrastructure and end-user challenges. 

Over 3,300 technology brands tap Spiceworks to reach and engage with millions of IT professionals

More than 1,000 new technology brands have joined Spiceworks in the last year to reach IT professionals as they're doing their jobs. So far this year, brand representatives in Spiceworks have contributed more than 45,000 times across thousands of unique topics in the Spiceworks Community. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Dropbox, Box, HP and thousands of others use Spiceworks to reach their customers and prospects as they're researching the latest IT products and services, connecting with their peers, or using Spiceworks' applications.

Spiceworks also released a new report "How to Win Friends and Influence IT Pros", which surveyed more than 100 technology marketers on the strategies and tactics they use to reach IT professionals. The survey uncovered important disconnects between technology marketers and IT buyers and found that while marketers focus their efforts on traditional lead generation tactics, IT professionals prefer a more human approach that allows for engagement with peers and the brands they buy from.

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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