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Spiceworks Launches Free Cloud Service Detection Features for Small and Mid-Sized BusinessesSocial Network Provides a Simple Way for IT Professionals to Discover Cloud Services and Connect Directly With Cloud Vendors (May 24, 2012)
LONDON -- (Marketwire) -- 05/24/12 -- Today at the SpiceWorld London conference, Spiceworks, Inc., the world's largest social network for IT professionals, launched new cloud service discovery features that make it simple for its 2 million users to detect the cloud services running on their networks. The capabilities are part of Spiceworks 6.0, which provides small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) with a professional social network integrated with free IT management software. The new cloud service discovery features help IT pros improve network security and aggregate cloud licenses in order to acquire better volume discounts.
"Knowing which cloud services are running on my network is essential to maintaining security and helping save money," said Andy Phelps, IT Manager at HPS Group. "The new free cloud service discovery features offered by Spiceworks make it simple for me to monitor cloud services usage and to find out more about the various offerings available for my business."
With the growing number of easily-accessible cloud services, such as Amazon and Dropbox, IT pros can quickly lose visibility into what employees are using across their networks. This can increase the risk of accidental security breaches, unintended data sharing, and application costs. The new cloud service discovery features in Spiceworks 6.0 can detect more than 40 popular cloud services. The features enable IT pros to automatically scan their networks to see exactly which cloud services are in use and by whom, providing an extra layer of control over sensitive resources.
Many cloud services providers are among the more than 1,000 technology companies with branded Vendor Pages in Spiceworks. Through these Vendor Pages, IT professionals can interact directly with experts from cloud providers and learn about the ideal cloud services for their businesses. For technology companies interesting in creating a Vendor Page, visit: http://www.spiceworks.com/marketing/. For more information on Spiceworks, visit http://www.spiceworks.com.
For the past four years, the annual SpiceWorld user conferences draw IT professionals from small and mid-sized businesses, as well as leading technology vendors from around the world. The event features breakout 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.
Spiceworks, the world's largest social network for IT, connects 2 million IT professionals with more than 1,000 technology brands. By combining a Facebook-like community with free IT management software, Spiceworks helps businesses to discover, buy and manage more than $350 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 http://www.spiceworks.com.
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