Category Archives: Crowdsourced Features

Spiceworks 4.5 – Freeing Larger Networks Around the World

Can you believe it?!  Over 10,000 companies with more than 500 employees use Spiceworks.   For the past year we suggested it was designed for companies with fewer than 500 devices on our website.  Prior to January 2009 we suggested fewer than 250.   Well later today when we release Spcieworks 4.5 we’re doing something […]

Spiceworks 4.1: It’s Everything IT

Less than two months after releasing Spiceworks 4.0 we’ve released Spiceworks 4.1.  That would be our 16th release in three years (and I’m not counting the 20+ community releases).  Summer vacation?  What’s that? Spiceworks 4.1 included 183 fixes, changes and new features, 159 of which we’ve documented in our 4.1 release notes. If you’ve used […]

The Cathedral and the Bazaar Revisited

It’s been over 10 years since Eric Raymond wrote his essay on software development models in The Cathedral and the Bazaar. According to him the cathedral model is a traditional development model where developers work for long periods in isolation before finally releasing the software to the user community. Users typically have only a cursory […]

The Next Wave – Changing How We Work!

Well its official – Web 2.0 is dead.  Ok, not really dead, but the wave has crested.  At least that’s what the industry insiders are saying.  From TechCrunch, to CNET, to Sand Hill Road – the consensus seems to be that the 2nd wave of the internet has reached its peak and is waning.   Now […]

The Heroes Who Help Us Crowdsource Support, Product Management, and Marketing

Two weeks ago at Spiceworld 2008 we announced that we had passed our 500,000th SMB IT pro using Spiceworks.  That’s frankly pretty staggering.  500,000 people in 194 countries (just about every country in the world depending on whose list you use) joining the Spiceworks IT Network and using our software to help simplify their IT […]

Crowdsourcing IT — The Power of 400,000 Small Business CIOs

On Wednesday we announced three new “crowdsourcing” features in Spiceworks: Shared Advice & Best Practices, Best Products & Services, and Shared Reports. They went live late last night thanks to the efforts of our great development team. We’ve already seen great coverage of the news in Inc., MarketWatch, and bMighty, showing there is a lot […]

Spiceworks’ Mission – Simplifying Everything IT

If you’re reading this blog you’ve probably been following Spiceworks for a while. You know what we do: build simple, yet powerful, network management software. You know who we do it for: IT Pros in small and medium sized businesses (SMBs). And most of all – you know what we charge for it: nothing, it’s […]

Spiceworks in London: Listening to the UK’s SMEs

I was in London last week meeting with advertisers, partners, and press and on Thursday I had a chance to grab a couple of pints with a few Spiceworks users. Since our inception over two years ago we often meet our users at their offices, a conference, or (twist my arm) a bar or pub, […]