Started by SolarWinds in 2015. Held annually on the third Tuesday in September.

National IT Professionals Day celebrates the information technology experts who keep the wheels of business turning. It is an all-encompassing holiday honoring all IT Professionals, no matter their discipline. Examples of those honored include network engineers, database administrators, system administrators, developers, IT support technicians, and information security professionals.

Today these IT professionals are thanked for all their hard work. The IT (information technology) professional is the unsung hero of modern business. These under-appreciated geeks tackle the obstacles that leave the rest of us scratching our heads. Whether it be desktops, laptops, mobile devices, applications, servers, networks, or databases, IT professionals keep business humming. However, there is often a lack of understanding by business leaders and end-users of the important role they play and the difficulties and complexities associated with modern IT.

It’s also a great day for IT professionals to showcase their expertise. While they’re often solving computer and network issues, they also have the capability for developing and creating. Their insight into the technical universe brings numerous opportunities to individuals and businesses alike.

To observe the National IT Professionals day as an end-user, simply say thank you to the IT professionals that make your life easier. You can also give them a shout out on social media. If you’re a business leader, in addition to saying thank you, also recognize and seek out the unique insight your IT professionals can provide in today’s always-on, always-connected world to help you make smart strategic business decisions. Recognizing the value of an IT professional will lead to greater competitive advantage. Highlight their accomplishments, too. You might discover untapped potential if you do.

I am proud to be one of the numerous IT Professionals out their today.

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