Have you ever wondered how your network is secured, your computer is up and running or you printer is jam-free most of the times? We'll that's because you have a very awesome system admin (sysadmin) that keep your office or business up and running up until now. Cheers and happy happy SysAdmin Day to all System Administrators out there worldwide this coming July 31! (See raflecopter below for the giveaway)

Happy SysAdmin Day this coming July 15!
To bring out a brief history about it, System Administrator Day (also known as Sysadmin Day, SysAdminDay, SAD or SAAD), is an annual event started by system administrator Ted Kekatos back in July 28, 2000. It is a famous day to show appreciation for the work and achievments of sysadmins and other IT workers. It is celebrated on the last Friday in July.

System admin reminders (source: someecards.com)
This special event is inspired by the Hewlett-Packard magazine advertisement in which a system administrator is presented with flowers and fruit-baskets by graceful co-workers as a sign of thanks for installing new printers.

System admin being honest (source: someecards.com)
The official SysAdmin Day website includes many suggestions for the proper observation of the holiday. Most common is cake or ice cream or other treats like:

- Pizza
- Cards
- Gifts
- Words of gratitude
- Custom t-shirts celebrating the epic greatness of your SysAdmin(s)
- Balloons
- Streamers
- Confetti

The holiday has been recognized and promoted by many IT professional organizations, the League of Professional System Administrators, SAGE/USENIX and SNIPhub.

A day in a life of an system administrator everyday in the office

System Administrator Statistics
*Statistics provided by the United States Department of Labor circa 2014
- 365,430 – Number of System Administrators employed in the U.S.
- $79,770 – Mean annual wage for American System Administrators
- Virginia, Vermont, District of Columbia, Maryland & Colorado – States with the highest concentrations of System Administrator jobs.
- Burlington, VT, Washington DC, Palm Bay, FL, Boulder, CO & Bethesda, MD – Metro areas with the highest concentration of System Adminstrator jobs.
- Bethesda, MD, San Jose, CA, Cleveland, TN, San Francisco, CA & Washington DC – Top paying metropolitan areas for System Administrator jobs.
- Computer Systems Design and Data Processing, Hosting & Related Services – Industries with the highest concentration of employment for System Administrators.
- Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil, Independent Artists, Writers & Performers and Oil and Gas Extraction – Top paying industries for System Administrators.

System Mechanic Giveaway
iolo Technologies would to celebrate the SysAdmin Day by having a giveaway of (5) licenses of System Mechanic Software (worth USD 49.95 or translating to PHP 2,276)
The System Mechanic Giveaway! Join now & win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
  • Only one account per person in any social media accounts (e.g. 1 FB, 1 Twitter, 1 Instagram) is allowed to enter as entry per contestant. No dummy accounts, any violation to this will lead to disqualification. 
  • Contestants should use their real names (no anonymous names) for verification and security purposes.
  • The winner should claim the prize within two weeks after the announcement, otherwise, it's forfeited.

Good luck, hope you learn something and win a System Mechanic software!

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