From monitoring your network, to recovering lost files, to managing bandwidth, system administrators are constantly tasked with difficult, time-consuming jobs in order to keep organizations running smoothly and securely. Their time and efforts often go unnoticed or underappreciated, and they are the first to take the blame when things go wrong, which is why motivating, collaborating with, and recognizing the hard work of the IT professionals in your organization is crucial.
In this slideshow, Aaron Kelly, vice president of product management at Ipswitch, offers seven tips to make your systems admin love you.
Keep Your Systems Admin Happy
Click through for seven simple ways end users can help make their systems administrators’ job just a little bit easier, as identified by Aaron Kelly, vice president of product management at Ipswitch.
Reboot Your Computer
Sometimes a quick reboot is all it takes to solve the problem. Thirty-seven percent of system admins polled in a recent Ipswitch survey said they want users to reboot their machines before asking for help.
Don’t Stream on Your Mobile Device
Try to keep the mobile video streaming to a minimum at work. One in two system admins (50 percent) noted that video platforms like YouTube or Vimeo are the biggest culprits when it comes bandwidth hoarding on wireless IT networks.
Acknowledge Their Hard Work
A simple acknowledgement of hard work can go a long way to make your systems admin feel that they are valued and appreciated. Let them know that their hard work does not go unrecognized.
Keep Company Data Safe
Be cognizant of your file sharing, take the necessary security precautions, and follow the guidelines that your IT department has put in place.
Be Honest About Personal Devices
Be honest about what personal devices you have synced to the company network – Save your systems admin from BYOD-related frustrations. Give them a list of the personal devices you use on the company network.
Remember Your Password
This may seem minor, but having to constantly reset passwords because employees have forgotten them becomes tedious and incredibly time consuming for system admins.
Clean Out Your Email Once in a While
Purge your inbox of junk mail, old attachments, and all other emails that no longer need to take up space on the network.