|By Marketwired .||
|October 29, 2013 11:22 AM EDT||
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 10/29/13 -- Today at Spiceworks' sixth annual SpiceWorld user conference, CEO Scott Abel shared several key company milestones that solidify Spiceworks' position as the network where millions of IT professionals and technology vendors go to work. The network now reaches over 4 million IT professionals and 2,300 technology brands each month who have collectively spent more than 5 billion minutes in Spiceworks in the last year. IT professionals in Spiceworks represent over $500 billion in annual IT spend and rely on the network for the applications, information and connections they need to do their jobs.
"Together with IT professionals and technology vendors, Spiceworks has become the network where IT goes to work," said Scott Abel, co-founder and CEO of Spiceworks. "We've built a high-growth company that's connecting millions of IT professionals, thousands of technology brands, and directly influencing more than $500 billion in technology purchasing. Spiceworks has become the platform IT professionals turn to connect with their peers and vendors rely on to market and distribute the latest technologies."
Spiceworks is the world's largest network for IT professionals
IT professionals use Spiceworks to simplify daily IT tasks, manage their network, connect with peers, and learn about the latest technology products and services. Spiceworks users support more than 90 million end-users in 1.7 million organizations worldwide. Additionally:
- IT professionals use Spiceworks to manage more than 170 million network devices and over 10 billion software installations.
- Spiceworks users have submitted ratings and reviews on more than 40,000 individual IT products or services, making Spiceworks the largest repository of B2B technology product ratings and reviews in the world.
- IT professionals and technology brands such as Dropbox, Rackspace and Fiberlink have built more than 300 technology plugins and vendor integrations to extend the functionality of Spiceworks and provide the "single pane of glass" IT professionals need to simplify how they manage their technology environment.
Also at SpiceWorld, the company announced new IT profiles with projects to help IT professionals showcase their professional accomplishments, certifications, and IT experiences. New project pages give users a place to show their IT portfolio in an interactive way with videos, photos, geographic information and other project details. The company also announced a job board to give IT professionals the tools they need to find their next career opportunity, all within the network they rely on to do their jobs.
Technology brands use Spiceworks to reach IT professionals as they work
Thousands of technology marketers from stealth-mode startups to the largest technology companies in the world partner with Spiceworks to reach IT professionals in the network, test new products and marketing campaigns, create engaging content, and interact with prospects as they're doing their jobs. More than 2,300 technology companies now participate in Spiceworks, up 92 percent over the last year.
In the last year, Spiceworks has introduced more than 20 new social, advertising, content, video, email and other marketing offerings to help technology brands reach IT professionals as they work. These include Spiceworks' SpicePanel and Built in Spiceworks programs, Super Tower and Window Shade display advertising, Product Pages, and a series of Spiceworks Studios' video offerings including live streams, webinars, custom video content and video distribution services.
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 Spiceworks Community. Sessions include in-person talks with Spiceworks' founders and product developers, top technology vendors, and industry experts. Live streams of SpiceWorld keynote presentations can be viewed at http://community.spiceworks.com/tv/live. SpiceWorld conversations can be followed on Twitter at #SpiceWorld2013.
Spiceworks is the vertical network for IT that connects more than 2.5 million IT professionals with over 2,300 technology brands to simplify how IT professionals discover, buy and manage more than $500 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.
Spiceworks is a registered trademark of Spiceworks, Inc. All other names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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