What the World Would Look Like Without IT Professionals

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2015-09-14

In just the few hours between when most employees wake up and the time they settle in at work, many IT departments often already are hammered with potentially dozens of help desk tickets and other issues. Not only that, but the venerable IT professionals who build and man the data centers, networks and databases of the world—and keep it all secure—are now expected and must be prepared to help their companies make informed, strategic business decisions. There's little doubt that without IT and the technology they support, business would screech to a halt. In response, SolarWinds has established IT Professionals Day, beginning this year on Sept. 15 and every third Tuesday of September thereafter, to honor the profession and the hard working, unsung heroes who do so much to ensure that business runs smoothly. For a little fun and to help celebrate the new holiday, SolarWinds asked its thwack community of IT professionals the question: "What would the world be like if everyone woke up one morning and there were no more IT pros?" The comments it got back, which are represented on the following slides, paint a frightening picture and are good for a chuckle. Happy IT Professionals Day! And if you're an end user or business leader, be sure to help your IT professionals celebrate. At the very least, say thank you for all they do.


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