13th Annual System Adminstrator Day
By Amalawi - Fri Jul 27, 12:54 pm
MALAWI: Today is System Administrator appreciation day and here at www.amalawi.info we would like to encourage all Malawian’s to wish their system administrators well. We would like to encourage you to give your administrators a big hug and let them know that you appreciate them. From Nsanje to Chitpa, Mzuzu, Lilongwe, Blantyre we encourage you to idenrify to your system adminstrator and thank them.
On 27th July a system administrator unpacked the server for several websites from its box, installed an operating system, patched it for security, made sure the power and air conditioning was working in the server room, monitored it for stability, set up the software, and kept backups in case anything went wrong. All to serve this webpage.
A system administrator installed the routers, laid the cables, configured the networks, set up the firewalls, and watched and guided the traffic for each hop of the network that runs over copper, fiber optic glass, and even the air itself to bring the Internet to your computer. All to make sure the webpage found its way from the server to your computer.
A system administrator makes sure your network connection is safe, secure, open, and working. A system administrator makes sure your computer is working in a healthy way on a healthy network. A system administrator takes backups to guard against disaster both human and otherwise, holds the gates against security threats and crackers, and keeps the printers going
A system administrator worries about spam, viruses, spyware, but also power outages, fires and floods. When the email server goes down at 2 AM on a Sunday, your system administrator is paged, wakes up, and goes to work.
A system administrator is a professional, who plans, worries, hacks, fixes, pushes, advocates, protects and creates good computer networks, to get you your data, to help you do work — to bring the potential of computing ever closer to reality.
So if you can read this, thank your system administrator — and know he or she is only one of dozens or possibly hundreds whose work brings you the email from friends and family around the world.
Show your appreciation
Let’s be honest, sometimes we don’t know our System Administrators as well as they know us. Remember this is one day to recognize your System Administrator for their workplace contributions and to promote professional excellence. Thank them for all the things they do for you and your business