IT Professionals Day on Sept. 17 is the time we salute all of our IT professionals, including those who visibly serve our institution directly day in and day out, as well as the unsung IT professionals who work tirelessly behind the scenes, making sure everything works the way it’s supposed to.
Many of us remain in awe of IT professionals and their magical powers to “fix the Internet” or retrieve lost emails. We live in the most digital and computerized age ever and we have IT professionals to thank for that. They create, keep us connected and keep things moving. Without them, most of us could not complete our own assignments, projects and tasks.
Today we highlight the Division of Information Technology at Augusta University. This team shows up every day and tackles the behind-the-scenes work that keeps our campuses alive. They are constantly having to keep up-to-date on new services and solutions such as hybrid and cloud-based technology, high-performance computing, automation, cybersecurity, IT service delivery, audiovisual technologies — and the list goes on. IT is a world all of its own.
IT professionals are essentials to every aspect of what we do; not just our professional tasks, but also many of the things we enjoy in our personal lives. Do you enjoy streaming videos? Thank an IT professional. Use GPS? Thank an IT professional. Love to post and share pictures with your family and friends online? Thank an IT professional. Have you sent any texts, memes, or gifs today? You guessed it — thank an IT professional.
Let’s not forget the IT cybersecurity professionals who are constantly fighting the good fight to keep us and our personal information safe from cybercriminals.
Sept. 17 is the fifth annual IT Professionals Day. Today, but also every day, it’s important we recognize the people in tech who make our world work. Here’s to the dedicated techies who work hard daily solving problems, enabling our departments, and are always there for us whenever we need help. Today is your day! Thank you, IT professionals!