Spiceworks was founded in Austin, Texas, in 2006 by Scott Abel, Jay Hallberg, Greg Kattawar and Francis Sullivan, former co-workers at Motive. They envisioned a social methodology for IT services.
The company focus is on simplifying the process of taking inventory, monitoring networks, and generating reports for IT professionals at small and medium-sized businesses. Software and IT services are free. The company makes money from advertising. There are premium features, however, which are available for purchase, but these are optional.
In 2012, the company opened an office in London for its European customers. Spiceworks has earned numerous awards, including 6 Windows IT ProEditors’ Best and Community Choice Awards. Company headquarters remain in Austin, Texas.