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Interop Session to Explore Where SMBs Plan to Spend $325 Billion on Technology Products and Services

Latest Spiceworks State of SMB IT Report on Global Tech Purchasing and Adoption Trends to Be Discussed During Panel (May 03, 2012)

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 05/03/12 -- Next week at Interop, Spiceworks™, Inc. will host a conference session featuring a panel of IT buyers and technology marketers who will discuss priorities and predictions for technology investments in the coming year. The session, titled "Answering the $325 Billion Dollar Question: Where Will IT Pros Spend Their Dollars in the Next 12 months?," will also cover the results of the latest semi-annual State of SMB IT survey of technology purchasing and adoption trends among small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) worldwide.

An interactive panel that includes both IT professionals and technology marketers, the session will provide attendees with insights on how SMBs plan to implement cloud computing, virtualization and mobility solutions, as well as their top priorities for IT spending and staffing for the coming year. The panel will also explore the "dos and don'ts" for marketers seeking to engage with IT buyers in social networks and online communities.

Details on the interactive panel discussion include:

Answering the $325 Billion Dollar Question: Where Will IT Pros Spend Their Dollars in the Next 12 months?


  • Reginald Herde, marketing director, Vendor Engagement, Spiceworks


  • John McCawley, CEO, Verecloud
  • Bob Beatty, IT director, Haas & Wilkerson
  • Brad Cogswell, technology manager, McIntosh & Associates

Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 4:30pm - 5:15pm PDT

Interop Technology Conference
Room K
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

The Spiceworks social business network enables 'Social IT' by combining free 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 Spiceworks to discover, buy and manage technology in a social way.

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About Spiceworks
Spiceworks™, the world's largest social business network for IT, connects 1.9 million IT professionals with more than 900 technology brands. By combining a Facebook-like community with free IT management software, Spiceworks helps businesses to discover, buy and manage more than $300 billion worth of technology products and services each year. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Spiceworks is backed by Adams Street Partners, Tenaya Capital, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Austin Ventures and Shasta Ventures. For more information visit -

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