SolarWinds Establishes IT Professionals Day as Official Holiday

‘We’re very excited to be a part of establishing IT Professionals Day as a way to honour all IT pros for the amazing work they do to keep business moving at the lightning speed required for success today,’ said Kevin Thompson, president and chief executive officer, SolarWinds. ‘Considering all they do, IT pros truly are the unsung heroes of modern business. So, on behalf of SolarWinds, thank you to all the IT pros out there. And happy IT Professionals Day 2015 and beyond.’
 
SolarWinds’ IT Pro Value Surveys, a series of two brief studies done in connection to IT Professionals Day found that 66 per cent of end users placed greater emphasis on the technology supported by IT professionals, such as phones and laptops, than they did on personnel. Moreover, 83 per cent of IT professionals felt they were undervalued, with one third of those surveyed believing they were worth at least 21 per cent more than they were compensated.
 
‘The survey results demonstrate that business leaders and end users can do a lot more to show IT pros how appreciative they are of the value they provide to business,” added Thompson. “The technology we rely on to keep business running smoothly is absolutely critical to success, but the level of recognition and reward IT pros receive for the part they play in enabling and supporting it may not match it. IT Professionals Day is a great way to start levelling that.’

Full survey results can be found at here

For more information on IT Professionals Day, visit  ITProDay.org
 

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