So as almost anyone may have seen by now TechCrunch have announced Spiceworks Is Becoming The Facebook For IT Managers; Raises $16 Million Series C. Jay (Spiceworks) has post up there official word on the community news section.
I was reading though the comments and love how Jay managed to get my post about how good free support is in there.
Spiceworks official word on why they needed the money is
There was just one problem – we weren’t building new features and capabilities into Spiceworks fast enough. We were making too many trade-offs, pushing out too many features you asked for. And worst of all – too many of the innovative ideas the team had weren’t seeing the light of day. With our user base approaching 1 million IT Pros world wide, I just wasn’t comfortable with the speed at which we were enhancing the platform.
So what do I think this means for Spiceworks?
I think it means that Spiceworks will grow and grow fast. 4.6 is planned for sometime this month/early next and I have heard some very small talk off 5.0… That’s where the big stuff will come in.
If you read this blog regularly you will have seen my comment on the bottom off ”Spiceworks and Intel® Maintenance Manager Plugin”
So does this mean now if you have the knowledge you can start to execute commands on remote machines? Could we start too see plug-ins for remotely installing software?
We maybe able to start getting hands on with machines via Spiceworks, some of the top feature requests at the moment are
Spiceworks have been aiming at the MSP market for a while and I think that’s where they will aim. Sorting out the helpdesk to work on for a range of clients, setting up client views, being able to do more things remotely. Why? Because they have spent the time working on the remote collector and getting it secure.
Something else they might start looking into is real time monitoring. With the SQL plugin they have proved it is possible, we just now have to wait and see how real, real time monitoring from Spiceworks can be.
Well see what happens over the next few months, Unofficial Spiceworks will be here to keep you up to date though.