How important do you think your IT department is?

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With a large majority of today’s businesses using computers, printers, phone systems and various other bits of office tech, it’s easy to see the importance of a company’s IT department.

In its latest annual IT Pro Value survey, SolarWinds asked IT pro how valued they feel by the businesses they work for.

The results reveal that three out of five IT professionals feel at most moderately valued by their employer for their unique contribution to business, with 27 per cent feeling only slightly to not at all valued.

SolarWinds also asked end users for their perspective and found that 70 per cent agree that there would be a greater impact on their daily work life if the IT department went on holiday than if their company’s executive leadership did the same.

In aid of celebrating the work IT professionals do. SolarWinds has established the third Tuesday of every September as IT Professionals Day.

IT Professional Day will recognize the hard work done by system admins, network engineers, database admins, developers, IT support technicians and all other professionals serving in IT-related roles.

“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 CEO at SolarWinds.

“When you think about what a typical day would look like for many of today’s workers without IT pros and the technology they support, it’s safe to say work on the whole would slow to a crawl or worse. 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.”

Visit ITProDay.org to learn more.

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