Following on from the old blog posts from 2007 we have listed we have also found some slightly newer ones to share:
Spiceworks is a freeware network management software package which is designed for geek professionals rather than Posh, Baby, Scary and Ginger. It’s free because the program beams ads at geeks, and judging by the user base of 400,000 it’s pretty successful.
On the opening day of the inaugural SpiceWorld 2008 user conference, Spiceworks announced that the user base for the industry’s first free crowdsourced IT management application for small and medium businesses has doubled to more than 500,000 in just nine months – making the Spiceworks IT Desktop the world’s fastest growing IT management application. In addition, Spiceworks announced it has doubled the number of advertisers running campaigns to its growing community of IT professionals.
Spiceworks(TM), Inc. today announced that the Spiceworks IT Desktop, the industry’s first free crowdsourced IT management application for small and medium businesses, is now able to support organizations with 500 devices – double the previous recommended limit. With new capabilities, such as improved performance, granular network scans, and integration with other network management tools such as Nagios, larger organizations can now use the Spiceworks IT Desktop to manage more of their day-to-day network and system management needs.
Spiceworks is a free network monitoring utility that I have started using one of my client’s networks. Spiceworks makes the software free by selling adds withing the application. The adds aren’t intrusive and I may find them useful at some point as they seam to be good companies and very relevant. There is a paid version if you don’t wish to see the adds.