, the real-time IT
management company, today announced the Know Your
campaign to set the celebratory ball rolling for the 16th annual
SysAdmin Day on July 31,
2015. In honor of the occasion, ManageEngine sent researchers into
data centers and NOCs across the globe to
document sysadmins in their natural environs, undisturbed by business users and
upper management. The campaign's related contest, game and e-cards make the
non-IT masses appreciate sysadmins even more.
The Know Your Sysadmin campaign
Know Your Sysadmin video - ManageEngine
researchers interviewed IT users on camera, revealing 1) just how little some of
those users know about IT issues and 2) just how many users consider the office
microwave an IT asset. See the video at https://www.manageengine.com/video-lounge.html.
Myth vs. Facts infographic - The result
of a ManageEngine survey conducted in May 2015, this infographic distills
thousands of survey responses to set the record straight. It debunks some
popular sysadmin myths and confirms that others are actually true, such as their
tendency to party. The infographic is available at https://pitstop.manageengine.com/sysadminday/myths-vs-facts.html.
"While some myths were
predictably busted, what caught us unawares were the myths that turned out to be
true!" said Vidya Vasu, head of ManageEngine Community. "Far from being
detail-obsessed, the majority of sysadmins have messy desks. And the majority
felt they were not thanked enough by their colleagues. The Know Your Sysadmin
campaign is all about righting that wrong - the thanking part, I mean. We can't
do anything about the messy desks."
Caption the GIFs contest - Who doesn't
love GIFs + words? Nobody, that's who. And that's why 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 - because one card
for 10 winners would just be inconvenient.
"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.
E-cards - Reluctant to celebrate
SysAdmin Day without a sincere expression of gratitude, ManageEngine created a
collection of e-cards containing heartfelt messages of thanks for sysadmins, the
unsung superheroes of the organization. No joke. Over 500 e-cards were sent
within days of going live, and users still have time to send their favorite
sysadmins an e-card at https://pitstop.manageengine.com/sysadminday/index.html#Ecards.
The entire Know Your Sysadmin
campaign can be accessed on PitStop, the ManageEngine Community at https://pitstop.manageengine.com/sysadminday/index.html.