For most people it’s just another Friday in summer, but for those who manage mission-critical IT infrastructure (and the people who appreciate them) it’s System Admin Day.
Now in its 15th year, this is an occasion that may be overlooked as people rush out of the office as part of summer half-day policies, but we have a remedy for that.
In honour of SysAdmin Day expertIP has compiled the following links to help celebrate excellence in system administration. Enjoy!
- Full details on SysAdmin Day and its history (to educate those in the C-Suite or the line of business who aren’t aware of this critical spot on their calendar.
- Examples of how a U.S. vendor organizes a local meetup to make SysAdmin Day a face-to-face activity, rather than a virtual one. Why not start more of these in Canada?
- Giveaways! Get what’s described as $700 in free software courtesy of BetaNews. If you’re interested in System Mechanic, now’s the time to go for it.
- A story on FierceCIO that details data from SolarWinds that tallies all the extra things system administrators do: a whopping 673,719 in value to the enterprise!
- And finally, from ITWorld.com, a cartoon about system administrators that’s worth sharing with colleagues — as long as it doesn’t become so viral it brings down the system.