Today is IT Professionals Day (September 15). This annual day of recognition was first celebrated in 2015 as a way to thank the people who keep the wheels of IT turning. And while we advocate thanking your IT team regularly, this year in particular our IT teams have taken on a lion’s share of work in helping many companies go remote, protecting us from ongoing cyberthreats and accelerating digital transformation initiatives.
Preparing networks for remote work on a moment’s notice and ensuring applications remain resilient and performant is no easy task, but thanks to IT pros’ skills and agility, businesses have been able to continue on, many without missing a beat.
How to Celebrate National IT Professionals Day
In observing this holiday, don’t lose focus on the most important part: thanking the men and women who maintain your technology! Everything you do in observance should center around this.
The National Day Calendar has some suggestions easy enough for any business. These include remembering to thank your IT staff, sending a message of thanks on social media, and appreciating the insight that IT provides in operating a 21st century business.
Additionally, seek out some unique way of showing appreciation. Here are just a few ideas for making your National IT Professionals Day a success:
- Throw an informal party with cake or doughnuts to bring attention to your IT professionals.
- In addition to your social media, send a message of thanks around your organization internally.
- Give a small gift or some company swag to your IT professionals to express your thanks.
Just make sure to send the message to your IT staff that they are appreciated and that their insight and support is crucial to your business’ success.