7 Habits of IT Pros That Might Surprise You

SolarWinds survey provides insight into the lives of IT professionals.

Marcia Savage

September 15, 2017

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More than ever before, IT professionals are tasked with the management and oversight of complex IT environments that continue to rapidly evolve alongside a business landscape that’s transforming the industry as we know it. In addition to acting as the backbone of an organization, today’s IT professionals donate time for end-user education and troubleshooting, protect businesses from security breaches and productivity-killing downtime, spend hours texting with their monitoring systems, and work countless hours of overtime -- often without additional compensation. Despite it all, they love their jobs.

In 2015, SolarWinds launched IT Professionals Day, which is celebrated every third Tuesday of September. To celebrate the holiday this year, SolarWinds developed the Little-Known Facts survey about IT pros, which provides a glimpse into the often-overlooked aspects of IT pros and the jobs they do, and ultimately allows us to better understand, and in turn, appreciate them. These results, based on a survey of 161 IT pros in the US and Canada, spotlight the hard work they do to keep businesses running smoothly and the critical role they play in the lives of nearly all technology users. Continue on to see what the survey revealed.

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About the Author(s)

Marcia Savage

Executive Editor, Network Computing

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