Thankless task: 55% of IT admins say colleagues fail to acknowledge support
Chennai, India, July 23, 2015: More than half of IT admin staff (55%) are not thanked by colleagues for carrying out essential IT tasks on their behalf, a new poll has shown.
ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company which carried out the survey, has released the results in conjunction with the 16th System Administrator Appreciation Day on Friday 31st July, as part of a campaign to give staff in other roles an insight into what a system administrator’s job entails.
Debunking a few common myths, the poll of over 2,000 IT workers revealed a few perceptions were actually true: 44% said that being a geek was written in their DNA, while 38% said they left their private persona at home and morphed into a geek at work.
However, despite having a reputation for working long hours, 46% of the system administrators surveyed claimed to be party animals and around half (48%) worked within a 9-hour day.
“While some myths were busted, it was a surprise when some turned out to be facts”, said Vidya Vasu, head of the ManageEngine Community. “For instance, 55% had messy desks and the majority conformed to the ‘geek’ stereotype.”
ManageEngine welcomes Sysadmins to participate in the below contests:
- Caption the GIFs contest – ManageEngine is running its Caption the GIFs contest through July 31, 2015. More than 350 syadmins have captioned GIFs so far at https://pitstop.manageengine.com/sysadminday/index.html#Contest. Ten lucky winners will each receive a $20 Amazon gift card.
- IT-Q game – Designed to test the IT IQ of sysadmins who double as wordsmiths, IT-Q may also be played by those unfortunate souls without the swagger or technology chops to make it as sysadmins. The game is available at https://pitstop.manageengine.com/sysadminday/index.html#Game.
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