AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Spiceworks™, Inc. co-founder and CEO Scott Abel kicked off the company’s 3rd annual SpiceWorld 2010 user conference by sharing details on the growing popularity of the company’s free IT management software and community among the world’s small and mid-sized businesses. Some of the growth figures reported during the sold-out event included:
- More than 1.2 million IT professionals at small and mid-sized businesses worldwide now use the free Spiceworks application to support 37.5 million workers and manage 66 million computers and devices;
- Each day, the Spiceworks software manages an additional 67,000 computers and 10,000 printers;
- The Spiceworks application is currently used to manage 7,250 petabytes of storage, and 8 petabytes are added every day;
- More than 345,000 help desk tickets are worked on in the Spiceworks network each day; and
- Spiceworks users spend $200 billion annually on technology products and services.
“We’re adding the equivalent of a Fortune 100 company to Spiceworks every day,” said Scott Abel, co-founder and CEO of Spiceworks. “Over the next year, we’ll expand our mission to help IT professionals better research, buy, install, upgrade and dispose of technology products and services.”
Now in its third year, the SpiceWorld 2010 user conference draws over 300 attendees in-person and another 12,000 online from small and mid-sized businesses around the world. The event features break out sessions, expert discussions, and topics voted on by the Spiceworks user community. Sessions include in-person talks with Spiceworks company founders and product developers, top technology vendors and industry experts. IT professionals can view the conference online via the live stream link at http://www.spiceworks.com/spiceworld/2010/stream/.
Spiceworks is enabling ‘Social IT’ by combining network management, network monitoring and help desk software with a rapidly growing and active Facebook-like community of IT professionals. Organizations of all sizes use the free Spiceworks IT management software and integrated online community to collaborate with each other and support the management of both cloud-based and on-premise technology products and services.
More information on Spiceworks can be found at http://www.spiceworks.com. Follow Spiceworks on Twitter: http://twitter.com/spiceworks. Connect with Spiceworks on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Spiceworks.
Founded in 2006, Spiceworks™ develops the first free social IT management application that combines network management and help desk software with a Facebook-like online community of IT professionals to help over 1.2 million IT pros and 150,000 IT service providers simplify everything IT. Spiceworks makes it easy for businesses to manage IT products and services on-premise or in the cloud, collaborate to solve technology problems, and find the IT knowledge and products they need day-to-day. Through its Voice of IT® market research program, the company enables direct conversations with IT professionals, conducts surveys and provides insight on important technology usage, staffing and purchasing trends by small and medium businesses worldwide. Spiceworks is a privately held company headquartered in Austin, Texas with funding from Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Austin Ventures and Shasta Ventures. For more information visit http://www.spiceworks.com.
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