“You’ve been given a great gift, George: A chance to see what the world would be like without you.”
OK, it may seem strange to quote a Christmas flick right about now, but even in the middle of summer, “It’s a Wonderful Life” is still a classic. And more than that, it highlights a really interesting thought experiment: Imagining what the world would be like without you in it.
You may not have our own Clarence Odbody, AS2 (Angel Second Class) to help do so, but you do, of course, have your imagination! And so we want to know what you think the world would be like without you, the venerable IT pros of the world, the unsung heroes of modern business.
Using the comments field below, lay it on us! Tell us your imaginings of what the world would be like if everyone woke up one morning and all of a sudden there were no more IT pros. Would end user-induced IT anarchy ensue? Would datacenters catch fire? Would the world collapse into a dark, dystopian society where hoards of dirty, withering humans bow down before blue screens of death just to absorb a few rays of their faint, sad light? OK, unlikely, but you never know.
Share your thoughts with us by August 10, and we’ll give you 250 thwack points to ease the stress of imagining such a scary world.
You are a lean, mean VM sprawl fighting machine.
You eat network config errors for breakfast.
You laugh in the face of slow SQL queries.
You…are an IT pro.
And as an IT pro, you bring a tremendous amount of value to your employer. Not only do you battle printers big and small, smite network performance issues like the filth they are and conquer ID10T errors all day long, but you alone are uniquely positioned to take the company to new heights riding on the back of peak performing technology.
Yes, you are the hero of modern business. But are you the unsung hero?
That is what we would like to find out: Do you feel your employer recognizes and rewards you for the value you bring to the company?
To help us get to the heart of this issue, you’re invited to take our quick two-minute survey. And if you take it by July 14, we’ll give you 250 thwack points to say thanks.
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Managed massive mainframes
Okay, okay, so maybe those aren’t the exact lyrics to Vitamin C’s “Graduation.” But as time has passed and technology has evolved, the role of SysAdmin has sort of graduated, too. From managing mainframes to servers, mainstream virtualization, the cloud and beyond, the past 10 years alone have seen some pretty dramatic shifts come to the role of the SysAdmin. And with so much on the horizon, one thing that’s certain is that we’ll see the role of SysAdmin evolve even more in the next 10 years.
So, to celebrate SysAdmins everywhere and in honor of SysAdmin Day 2015 coming up on July 31st, we’d like to hear your comments on how you think:
1. The role of SysAdmin has changed over the past 10 years
2. The role of SysAdmin will change over the next 10 years
Use the comments section below to share your thoughts on each by July 6th and we’ll give you 250 thwack points as a token of our appreciation (not that we need an excuse to show you our appreciation).