RMM: Spiceworks Gets People View

RMM: Spiceworks Gets People View

Spiceworks, the free IT management and monitoring platform, gets personal with the launch of People View, allowing administrators to view the network by person rather than by device or service. Here is some insight.

The premise of People View, says Spiceworks in their press release, is simple: find the person you’re looking for in the directory, and you can see which computer is assigned to them, their network IP, their login and password, what cloud services are assigned to them, and any number of other useful metrics.

Spiceworks says that People View integrated directly with the existing UI. And if that’s not what you need, the company says it’s easy to switch back to the device-centric view. People View will even integrate Active Directory listings so employee data will be fully integrated.

The new functionality makes its debut in the current beta of Spiceworks 5.0, and it’s a safe bet it’ll be included in a future final release to its purported 1 million users.

We expect Spiceworks to make more moves leading up to the SpiceWorld User Conference (Oct. 21-22, Austin, Texas). The company has gained some momentum among smaller MSPs, because the SpiceWorks platform is free but advertising based. The SpiceWorks system works like Apple's iTunes -- MSPs run local software that connects to additional back-end services.

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