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Spiceworks 4.7: Small Release, Big Impact on IT

Late last week we released Spiceworks 4.7.  Throughout this week we emailed SpiceHeads around the world to let them know it was available.  Nic covered all of the details in the community.  On the surface Spiceworks 4.7 is a ‘smaller’ release.  That is, it doesn’t have 8 new features and 100’s of bug fixes that […]

Spiceworks at Interop: Then and Now

What a difference two years make!  Two years ago Spiceworks was only two years old.  While we were growing rapidly, people — IT pros and marketers alike — weren’t quite sure what to make of us.  Would we be the ‘interesting’ company that disappeared with the impending ad bust?  (For context, in May of ’08 […]

Bringing the Rackspace Cloud into Spiceworks

Earlier today we announced a significant integration partnership with Rackspace, our friends 90 miles down I-35.   Spiceworks’ 950,000 IT pros can now manage Rackspace email cloud services from within the Spiceworks application (4.7 Beta — it will become generally available later this week). The first version of this integration will show managed domains, service […]

The State of SMB IT: April 2010

It’s hard to believe we’re already 1/4 of the way through 2010.  It’s also hard to believe we haven’t had a post on the SpiceBlog for over 3 months.  There are a couple of reasons for that.  First, we’ve been really busy at Spiceworks News and our intent is to merge that and the blog […]

Spiceworks Raises $16M

I’d hoped to get this blog posted before the news broke, but Techcrunch got the drop on me J.  No matter – its out now so let me be the second to tell you … we just closed a  $16M series C funding round led by Institutional Venture Partners.  You can read more about the […]

SpiceWorld 2009: 13,000 SpiceHeads, The Spicies & 100 Free IT Apps

Like everyone that was at SpiceWorld 2009 October 22-23 in Austin (our 2nd annual user, er “SpiceHead”, conference) I’m just now coming down from the buzz that is SpiceWorld.  For two days (two and a half if you count the opening night shindig at the newly remodeled Cedar Door… which now feels like a ski […]

“Social IT”: Sharing Accelerates in the Spiceworks IT Network

Increasingly SpiceHeads refer to Spiceworks as the “Facebook of IT”: the place where they do their job and connect with other IT pros like them.  To us, that is the ultimate validation of what we have been working on which we somewhat academically call a “social business application”.  Social business apps have three ingredients (industry […]

Tragedy Of The Commons and Online Communities

In 1968 Garrett Hardin proposed the concept of the Tragedy of the Commons in an article in the journal Science. The basic concept is as follows. Let’s imagine back to the early days of man where a group of cattle-herders lived in a village. They shared a common pasture to graze their cattle. However a […]

SpiceWorld Boston: Taking IT on the Road

Back in December I said that we wanted to hold a series of “SpiceCamps” — regional one-day, hands-on, Spiceworks training sessions — around the world in 2009.  The SpiceHeads that came to Spiceworld Austin 2008 loved that they got to meet each other, interact with Spiceworkers, and hone their IT and Spiceworks skills.  So we […]

A Different Kind of Fanatical Support

Rackspace, a long time partner of Spiceworks, has a great tag line: “Experience Fanatical Support”.  It’s not just a marketing slogan – its well deserved.  They are legend for the responsiveness and dedication they provide to their customers.  We know, many of our users are customers of Rackspace and give their service top ratings in […]