“There are many roles in the workplace that can often fall under the radar, and a role that is specifically prone to this is system administrators. SysAdmins, though, are the foot soldiers of the IT team, standing right on the front line and in doing so protect the organization from downtime, server failures, upgrade issues and capacity problems to name but a few. In doing so, not only does it mean that the organization can continue without being interrupted by an IT meltdown, it also means that other employees don’t need to worry about the IT infrastructure at all. However, when things are going well we don’t always remember to thank the SysAdmins for the work they do and instead more often than not we only recognise when a problem arises. So today, organizations should take the time to appreciate the workplace IT foot soldiers, SysAdmins, and thank them for all the time they spend ensuring we don’t get taken down by IT challenges as and when they arrive."
- Alan Conboy, office of the CTO at Scale Computing