We want to wish all the system admins out there a great System Administrators Day. Like all IT professionals, people should be grateful for what you do. Frankly, we think system admins are under appreciated. There's a good chance that people don't recognize the long hours and hard work that you put in to get things done. That's why we want to recognize you and say thanks for all that you do.
We also saw something cool. So, we thought we'd pass it along. Our friends at Spiceworks are doing a couple of fun things for System Administrators Day. You should check it out. By the way, if you are not already a member of Spiceworks, you should join immediately (and follow CXtec, of course). It's a great resource, a great tool, and a great community of IT professionals. It's insightful, useful, and fun.
Anyway, the cool people over at Spiceworks have posted a couple of fun pages all about System Administrators Day. They did a nice blog post in their online community and they also have a website. Yes, that's right...a website all about System Administrators Day.
Here's an excerpt from an article on the website:
A sysadmin unpacked the server for this website from its box, installed an operating system, patched it for security, made sure the power and air conditioning was working in the server room, monitored it for stability, set up the software, and kept backups in case anything went wrong. All to serve this webpage.
A sysadmin installed the routers, laid the cables, configured the networks, set up the firewalls, and watched and guided the traffic for each hop of the network that runs over copper, fiber optic glass, and even the air itself to bring the Internet to your computer. All to make sure the webpage found its way from the server to your computer.
A sysadmin makes sure your network connection is safe, secure, open, and working. A sysadmin makes sure your computer is working in a healthy way on a healthy network. A sysadmin takes backups to guard against disaster both human and otherwise, holds the gates against security threats and crackers, and keeps the printers going no matter how many copies of the tax code someone from Accounting prints out.
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So, have a great day system administrators! And thanks again for all you do..