Many of you who read Dice News are probably already subscribe to Spiceworks, a free online service for network management. With 1.5 million IT pros on-board, TechCrunch calls Spiceworks the “Facebook for IT.”
If you haven’t used or seen Spiceworks, test engineer Joseph Griffin gives a good basic demo.
In general, Spiceworks provides information about the health status of all the equipment on your network. Plus information about the status of licenses, warranties and purchasing information.
New features in the latest version include “request a quote,” which allows you to find the best deal by making a request for equipment to multiple vendors like CDW or Dell.