Today marks the Eighth Annual System Administrator Appreciation Day so when you don’t notice any problems with your e-mail, you experience no network latency or your application runs smoothly, remember to thank your closest IT professionals … and maybe even give them a hug.
System Admin Day, the last Friday in July, began in 2000 when Systems Administrator Ted Kekatos, an IT manager for a small start-up, decided it was time he and his colleagues received a bit of recognition for keeping systems running and workers productive.
“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 Web page found its way from the server to your computer,” the home page of the annual appreciation day reads.
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