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The Origins of SysAdmin Appreciation Day

The Origins of SysAdmin Appreciation Day

System Administrator Appreciation Day 2017 is almost here, and to celebrate the special occasion we’ll be publishing a series of themed posts right up until the big day on Friday, July 28. Remember when we  explored the history of programming a few months ago? Well, today we thought it would be fun to look at the origins of SysAdmin Appreciation day. Ready for your history lesson? Here we go:

Sysadmin Appreciation Day is Born

SysAdmin Appreciation Day was created way back in 2000 by (believe it or not) a sysadmin named Ted Kekatos. In an interview, Kekatos explained that he got the idea from an HP LaserJet 4000 Ad that depicted users in an organization giving their sysadmin wine, fruits and flowers to show their appreciation. Kekatos figured that since administrators had Administrative Professionals’ Day, then system administrators should have System Administrator Appreciation Day — and hence the sacred day was born.

Kekatos sent a message to his fellow sysadmins about the idea, and the response was so positive that it quickly spread around the world (it went viral before people started using the term viral). There wasn’t too much publicity and fanfare around the very first SysAdmin Appreciation Day on July 28, 2000, but over the years it has grown into a global event that falls on the last Friday in July.

Read the entire article here, The Origins of SysAdmin Appreciation Day

via Devolutions, the Remote Desktop Manager guys

Devolutions Established in 2004, Devolutions is a Canadian-based company located near Montreal, Quebec. The firm currently has over 200,000 users in over 100 countries, and is on a mission to develop innovative enterprise software that helps users cost-effectively, simply and effectively achieve their network management, password management, credentials management and security goals. The firm is also committed to providing exceptional technical support, ensuring an excellent user experience that exceeds expectations, and delivering high performance with superior quality. The firm’s current roster of solutions includes Remote Desktop Manager, Password Vault Manager, Devolutions Server (formerly Remote Desktop Manager Server), and Devolutions Cloud (formerly Remote Desktop Manager Online).

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