Spiceworks Extends Free IT Software Support

Austin-based Spiceworks is extending the free version of the firm's IT management software, Spiceworks IT Desktop, saying that it will now allow companies with as many as 500 devices to use the software for free. The company's software, which is used for software inventory, networking monitoring, helpdesk tracking, and other IT management, said the software also now has better integration with other network management tools, and specifically the open source Nagios network management tool. Spiceworks is venture backed by Austin Ventures and Shasta Ventures.