每个成功的男人,背后都有一名默默支持的女人;
    每个成功的企业,内部都有一群默默奉献的团队,
    
    他们就是 – System Administrator – IT 系统管理员。
    
    是他们 —— 安装路由器,配置交换机,建立防火墙,保证线路畅通,维护网络安全,才使我们的信息得以传播;
    是他们 —— 安装操作系统,检修电脑硬件,搭建基础架构,提供咨询帮助,确保同仁的工作得以顺利开展;
    是他们 —— 无时无刻不在担心病毒,蠕虫,木马,流氓软件,机房停电,火灾,雷害甚至恐怖分子来袭;
    是他们 —— 半夜两点得到停电,服务器宕机,网络中断的警报,起床赶到机房;
    是他们 —— 维护企业网络,制定系统策略,让员工工作效率高一点,为企业发展保驾护航;
    是他们 —— 守护着信息和数据的核心阵地——机房,守护着我们每天的工作成果;
    他们 —— 还有许多的别称:工程师,救火队员,电脑医生,黑(骇)客,服务员,民工…..
  
  
   明天,7月25日是全世界系统管理员的节日。从2000年起,世界上有20多个国家每年都庆祝这个节日。
  
   系统管理员日,由泰德.卡卡托斯 (Ted Kekatos) 在 2000 年发起,泰德是美国芝加哥的一名IT系统管理员,一名不善言辞,默默付出,却总是被遗忘在网络线堆的那种好人,9年前的一个下午,当他查阅HP杂志上的技术文件时,一则全班广告吸引了他的目光,广告中,同事们排成一条长龙,轮献鲜花。感谢这位IT人为办公室采购并安装全新的激光打印机,不知为何,泰德心跳加速,眼眶返红…. 于是,在他的努力下,于2000年7月28日发起了系列纪念活动,从而世界各地的支持者确定每年7月份的最后一个星期五为系统管理员的感恩日。
  
   在每年七月的最后一个星期五,泰德和系统管理员们衷心期待您能到IT部门走一遭,到上次帮您修好电脑的那位老哥座位上,和他亲口说声谢谢(也许他会很害羞的继续帮忙);泰德希望您能写信告诉全公司这个特别的日子:这天,我们保证会乖乖使用电脑和网络,让辛苦的IT同仁们放今年第一天假!……
  
   作为一名普普通通的企业系统&网络管理员,总是习惯于在幕后默默无闻的工作,“没有新闻是最好的新闻”是我们的信条,系统和网络每天都能正常的运行是我们奋斗的目标,而一旦出了任何故障和问题,我们却又不得不马上站出来,承担责任,并寻求最快最好的解决方案,因为时间不等人,系统和网络的任何中断都会造成企业的巨大损失!所以,功劳,我们常常在平静的日子里流失;责任,却总是要在危急的时间里背负!
  
   我们不需要鲜花和奖励,只需要各位用户发自内心的支持和少许感谢之意!
  
   当你们的工作顺利完成,当你们在网上尽情冲浪的时候,能想起我们的付出,心愿足矣!谢谢!
      July 25th, 2008 (Last Friday Of July)
    9th Annual
    System Administrator Appreciation Day
    
    If you can read this, thank your sysadmin
    
    A sysadmin unpacked the server for this website from its box, installed an operating system, patched it for security, made sure the power and air conditioning was working in the server room, monitored it for stability, set up the software, and kept backups in case anything went wrong. All to serve this webpage.
    
    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 webpage found its way from the server to your computer.
    
    
    Fig. 1 Ted.
    A sysadmin makes sure your network connection is safe, secure, open, and working. A sysadmin makes sure your computer is working in a healthy way on a healthy network. A sysadmin takes backups to guard against disaster both human and otherwise, holds the gates against security threats and crackers, and keeps the printers going no matter how many copies of the tax code someone from Accounting prints out.
    
    
    
    A sysadmin worries about spam, viruses, spyware, but also power outages, fires and floods.
    
    When the email server goes down at 2 AM on a Sunday, your sysadmin is paged, wakes up, and goes to work.
    
    A sysadmin is a professional, who plans, worries, hacks, fixes, pushes, advocates, protects and creates good computer networks, to get you your data, to help you do work -- to bring the potential of computing ever closer to reality.
    
    So if you can read this, thank your sysadmin -- and know he or she is only one of dozens or possibly hundreds whose work brings you the email from your aunt on the West Coast, the instant message from your son at college, the free phone call from the friend in Australia, and this webpage.
    
    Show your appreciation
    
    Friday, July 25th, 2008, is the 9th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day. On this special international day, give your System Administrator something that shows that you truly appreciate their hard work and dedication.
    
    Let's face it, System Administrators get no respect 364 days a year. This is the day that all fellow System Administrators across the globe, will be showered with expensive sports cars and large piles of cash in appreciation of their diligent work. But seriously, we are asking for a nice token gift and some public acknowledgement. It's the least you could do.
    
    Consider all the daunting tasks and long hours (weekends too.) Let's be honest, sometimes we don't know our System Administrators as well as they know us. Remember this is one day to recognize your System Administrator for their workplace contributions and to promote professional excellence. Thank them for all the things they do for you and your business.