Posted by Willy Franzen on August 18, 2011. Jobs updated daily.
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|Help Desk Analyst|
I don’t know a lot about Information Technology despite my being pretty in touch with the tech world. According to Wikipedia it’s “the acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical information by a microelectronics-based combination of computing and telecommunications” and it includes “anything that renders data, information or perceived knowledge in any visual format whatsoever, via any multimedia distribution mechanism.” In other words, IT can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. What I do know about IT is that it can be a huge cost center for businesses of nearly any size. Once you slap the IT tag on something, the price shoots through the roof. That’s why I was shocked to come across a company that offer free IT tools. Spiceworks is based in Austin, TX, and they have built “an easy-to-use software app that simplifies the life of IT pros…kinda’ like an ‘iTunes for IT management.'” And all of you non-techies better not stop reading, they have jobs for you too.
It seems kind of wacky to offer a free product in an industry where the streets are paved with gold, but the people at Spiceworks certainly aren’t stupid–they were on to something. If your customer base has access to big budgets and is accustomed to making big spending decisions, you can try to sell something to them and be just like every other IT vendor out there, or you can earn their trust and make them like you with a killer free product. Then you can provide access to your huge audience of big spenders by selling advertising to other IT vendors who want to reach them. This is an extremely well thought out advertising model. If you want to go orange (Spiceworks orange) and be part of the “free IT revolution,” then take a look at Spiceworks’ Jobs page. Right now they are looking for Online Media Account Executives, Marketing Managers, Software Engineers, UI Application Developers, and User Experience Designers. If those positions don’t quite suit you, don’t be afraid to submit a general application. You can get an idea of the other roles they offer by checking out Spiceworks’ Team page.
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