JIRA vs SpiceWorks


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JIRA
JIRA provides issue tracking and project tracking for software development teams to improve code quality and the speed of development. Combining a clean, fast interface for capturing and organising issues with customisable workflows, OpenSocial dashboards and a pluggable integration framework, JIRA is the perfect fit at the centre of your development team.
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SpiceWorks
Spiceworks bundles network monitoring, helpdesk, UPS power management, PC inventory tools, an online community, and much more. All in one spot. All for free.
JIRA vs SpiceWorks in our news:


2018 - Jira Cloud gets Trello-inspired redesign



Atlassian unveiled the next generation of its hosted Jira Software project tracking tool earlier this year. With this launch, Atlassian is now essentially splitting the hosted version of Jira (which is hosted on AWS) from the self-hosted server version and prioritizing different features for both. The new version of Jira has a new, Trello-inspired look and provides new functionality that allows for a more flexible workflow that’s less dependent on admins and gives more autonomy to teams. One feature the team seems to be especially proud of is roadmaps. That’s a new feature in Jira that makes it easier for teams to see the big picture. Like with boards, it’s easy enough to change the roadmap by just dragging the different larger chunks of work (or “epics,” in Agile parlance) to a new date.

2018 - Atlassian launches Jira Ops for managing incidents to fight Mantis



Atlassian launched a new edition of its flagship product Jira that is meant to help ops teams handle incidents faster and more efficiently. Jira Ops integrates with tools like OpsGenie, PagerDuty, xMatters, Statuspage, Slack and others. Many teams already use these tools when their services go down, but Atlassian argues that most companies currently use a rather ad hoc approach to working with them. Jira Ops aims to be the glue that keeps everybody on the same page and provides visibility into ongoing incidents. With it when an incident happens, you have a central place where you can go, where you can find out everything about the incident. You can see who has been paged and alerted; you can alert more people if you need to right from there; you know what Slack channel the incident is being discussed in. Moreover Atlassian has acquired OpsGenie for $295 million.

2016 - JIRA gets Upwork integration



Project management service JIRA is getting a new feature that will let you easily convert JIRA tickets into job postings on Upwork freelance marketplace. With this new integration, Jira users can now click a button and get a pre-populated form to submit to Upwork’s marketplace. This feature will likely appeal to small businesses that often have a backlog of feature requests and bug fixes they never get to. This is not the first time Atlassian and Upwork have partnered around JIRA. Upwork clients can already link their JIRA tickets to an Upwork account to allow freelancers to track their time, for example. Clients can also use Upwork’s messaging feature to receive updates when a freelancer checks in code to Bitbucket, for example, or update a JIRA ticket.

2014 - Atlassian launches JIRA and Confluence for large companies. Google Sites keeps calm



Atlassian announced two new products specifically geared for large companies. Next week, Atlassian will launch JIRA Data Center - the version of it project management software with support for running the service on multiple nodes. And later this summer it will launch the wiki collaboration service Confluence Data Center. With the Data Center version, larger companies will get better support for scaling the services across multiple nodes to improve performance and scalability. To ensure this, administrators will be able to route certain applications, teams or geographies to specific nodes in a cluster. Additional nodes can be added in real time and the clustering technology, and shared file systems are integrated with most industry standard technologies.

2014 - TeamViewer integrated with Spiceworks to win over OTRS



Remote support tool TeamViewer is now integrated with IT Help Desk service combined with IT community Spiceworks. From now users (support agents) are able to create and join support sessions directly from the Spiceworks help desk. Customers can connect with a simple click. An overview of current Spiceworks sessions is available in the TeamViewer Management Console and TeamViewer client. Connection reports are added to the corresponding ticket. Spiceworks is used by more than 5 million IT professionals to connect with one another, manage technology environments and learn about the latest technology products and services.

2012 - Jira 5 - bug-tracker goes social to take on OTRS



Atlassian has launched the new version of its project management system Jira 5 and called it Social. We expected to see some sort of built-in social network where users could add bugs, vote for features, discuss updates. But none of these features appeared. Probably it's for the better, because bug - is an intimate thing and it shouldn't be publicly discussed. The new social features in Jira 5 are: the tool for sharing bugs/tasks with co-workers or groups, and the support for @names. If you mention @someone in the comments - he will receive the notification and will probably help in solving the task. In addition, the new version allows to link a bug to any external URL (website or web app) and adds a lot of integrations (including Salesforce, Zendesk, Confluence, Get Satisfaction). And you certainly want to know why there are so many Angry Birds in the video?



They are not Angry Birds. They are Angry Nerds - the developers who kill bugs. It's a game created by Atlassian.

2011 - JIRA, Confluence available as SaaS services



Atlassian has launched the new SaaS service Atlassian OnDemand, which includes its popular tools for managing software development projects: JIRA (issue-tracker), Confluence (wiki), GreenHopper (Agile Project Management), Bonfire (bug reporter), FishEye (code manager), Crucible (code review) and Bamboo (integration). All products in the SaaS version provide the full functionality of the installable counterparts. There are only minimal restrictions on the tool integration and use of the custom plug-ins. You can turn on/off the tools as needed. The service pricing is traditional for Atlassian - "everything for $10 for 10 users." Recall that the company is also selling the 10-user leniences of the same installable products for $10. So you can either buy the product for $10, or rent it for $10/month.

At first glance this pricing is very strange. But in any case, $10/month - is a small price even for a startup. Besides, the system support, scaling and upgrades are performed by the provider. In addition, in the case of remote software development project, you anyway need to host the project somewhere. And Atlassian doesn't set the limits on bandwidth and disk space.

2010 - SpiceWorks combines Service Desk, online-community and Marketplace to defeate ManageEngine ServiceDesk

SpiceWorks

SpiceWorks - is an IT infrastructure management system for small businesses. It's currently being used by over 1,000,000 IT professionals. And one of the main reasons is that it's. The freemium model is absolutely fair as the advertising banner is displayed in the software web interface. But the most interesting thing about SpiceWorks - is an in-built community for IT professionals, which allows admins to solve many problems with the help of crowdsourcing. The community includes forum where you can ask for advice, groups for communication or collaboration, wiki with useful how-to articles and ratings of hardware and software with reviews. And, of course, this community is an excellent environment for running Marketplace, where IT vendors can promote their products (post special offers, news, articles) and communicate with their target audiences - IT professionals.

SpiceWorks

Although SpiceWorks requires software installation it works in a browser (it contains an in-built web server). The system is able to scan the local network and monitor the work of devices and software in it. If something happens, the system notifies the admin by email, Twitter or mobile client alert. Although SpiceWorks works only on Windows, it can monitor Mac / Linux computers in the network.

SpiceWorks

Of course, SpiceWorks contains Service desk to manage IT assets and control user requests. The system allows you to set ticket handling rules, assign ticket owner and collaborate on tickets. Users can add requests by email or on the User Portal.

2009 - Atlassian Jira 4.0 brings OpenSocial to Enterprise to strike back at Microsoft Project

Jira

Initially OpenSocial standard was created by Google to unify the data exchange between social web services with the help of gadgets. OpenSocial is used in Friendster, hi5, LinkedIn, MySpace, Orkut, etc. But Atlassian noticed that it has great potential  in business applications behind the firewall. The new version of its popular  web-based project management and issue-tracking software, Jira 4.0, got the full support of OpenSocial. And so what? First, this made the software interface more user-friendly. Now user can arrange individual page layout with the help of embedded gadgets. And each gadget can contain any information from the system - latest issues, activity stream, report diagram, etc...

Second, on the Jira internal pages user can embed third-party application gadgets, that support OpenSocial, for example, to-do list from Remember the Milk, or wiki-page from Confluence or any of Google Gadgets. And third, gadgets, created inside Jira can be embedded to other web services, that provide OpenSocial containers. For example, one can place Jira issue-creation form inside GMail:

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