Spiceworks launches expanded channel sales program

The information technology management company Spiceworks has launched its new Reach expanded partner program.

"Our new Reach partner program offers cloud vendors a simple and effective way to make their offerings instantly available to over 20 percent of [small and medium-sized business] IT professionals worldwide," said Scott Abel, co-founder and CEO of Spiceworks. "It’s a win for them and for small and medium businesses."

The company develops an IT management application that helps workers manage networks and gives them access to a "Facebook-like" community of other workers to help with problem solving issues.

The new channel sales program has three levels of participation – all of which give IT professionals access to cloud-based service providers. The basic level gives users standard account information and service, while the two higher levels support custom plug-ins and integration programs to expand the application’s capabilities.

The new program was announced at the GigaOm Structure 2010 conference in San Francisco, California.

The company says the one million workers using its application manage 59 million computers and spend $175 billion every year on technology products. Some of Spiceworks’ partners include Rackscape, Hewlett-Packard and Symantec.