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Today is a bit of a special day for all those IT professionals out there, you see today marks Systems Administrator Day! Today is the day to appreciate the IT professionals within your organization. The IT guy often has it a bit rough as they tend to be called upon a lot by frustrated and irate end users; they also carry the weight on their shoulders that if components of the network break, that company money starts spiraling down the drain from lost work for each moment the systems are non functional.

So how to appreciate the IT professionals in your organization? I suggest bringing in their favorite beverage, for some that will be coffee, for others it will be an energy drink, and still others it may be a soft drink. You’ll know which one, you would have seen them a hundred times with the corresponding cup, bottle, or can. Other appreciation methods are to chip in as an office and get them a gift certificate to thinkgeek, newegg, or someplace else they can get all kinds of nifty geeky things. Finally, IT professionals tend to have a dry sense of humor and acerbic wit, so you can always show them this clip from “The IT Crowd,” to bring a smile to their face:

 

 

Happy Systems Administrators Day!