Friday, March 14, 2014

Spiceworks

After being in the IT field for several years, I found that having a centralized repository of other IT professionals that I could turn to for advice, recommendations, and help was nigh impossible to find. Information is scattered far and wide, and a great deal of it is either erroneous or misleading, so finding an answer outside of Microsoft Technet is a complete crap-shoot. Of course, finding answers on Technet can be just as difficult sometimes.

Jump forward many years, and I hear about this company called Spiceworks that produced a completely free network inventory and helpdesk solution called, Spiceworks.

Over the years their forums have grown steadily and at over a million users worldwide, it is the source of some incredible information--vendor recommendations, troubleshooting tips, how-tos, and even some water-cooler discussions. In fact, they have grown so large that they now host an annual SpiceWorlds conference in Austin, Texas. So, if you are in IT, and you haven't heard of Spiceworks, do yourself a favor and check them out. Even if you don't use their software, it is a great resource for IT professionals.

Spiceworks