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We’re Challenging IT Pros Across the Globe to Let the World Know What It Is They REALLY Do

By | June 16, 2014 in General IT

The IT Log

We're celebrating our successes of 2014 with the initiative "The IT Log," a video collaboration challenging IT professionals to show the world what they really do. The IT Log invites all IT pros (or appreciators) to submit 90-second ‘day-in-the-life-of’ videos through our iOS or Android app.

The videos will be compiled into a crowd-sourced documentary in time for the New Year on January 1st, 2015, and $4,000 in cash prizes will go out to the top five submissions.

At SysAid we feel that outside the industry no one seems to really know what IT professionals do. The IT Log is an opportunity for everyone in IT to get creative, challenge the stereotypes, and win respect for the entire industry. Whether you keep a datacenter up and running or take on hilarious help desk requests, it's time to show the world who you are and what you do.

To participate in The IT Log, you need to download The IT Log app from the iTunes or Google Play store. Using the app, you can record a 90-second (or shorter) video and submit it directly to The IT Log. Videos will be posted on The IT Log website and Twitter (#TheITLog).

At the end of every week, our IT Log team will announce the "Best Video of the Week." From this selection, we will be inviting the IT community to vote on a "Fan Favorite of the Month." When submissions close in November, a vote will be held to determine the top five videos, and the following cash prizes will be awarded:

  • 1st Place: $1500
  • 2nd: $1000
  • 3rd: $750
  • 4th: $400
  • 5th: $350

We know that IT pros work incredibly hard and are often responsible for a lot more than people think. IT Administrators maintain network security, update websites, manage enterprise computer systems, back up data, serve on the help desk, and juggle many other roles. Ultimately, our goal with The IT Log is to showcase this work and to create something that the entire IT community can be proud of.

Over the years, movies, TV shows like The IT Crowd, and office culture have perpetuated the stereotype that IT professionals are “nerdy”, “socially inept” and somehow separate from the rest of the business. While the IT industry generally has a good sense of humor about the jokes and stereotypes, The IT Log has been created in the belief that IT professionals deserve more respect and appreciation.

With The IT Log we hope to change attitudes towards the IT community and show the business world what people working in IT really do. We also believe that it's important to push this initiative as far as possible in the IT community, and for that reason we are welcoming other IT vendors to join in to be part of this initiative (at no cost). If you are a vendor and you are interested in being part of The IT Log, please contact us directly.

Learn more about the The IT Log here.

To download the IT Log App, visit iTunes or the Google Play.

Join the conversation on Twitter: #TheITLog

Please share your thoughts in the comments or on Twitter, Google+, or Facebook where we are always listening.

Dena Wieder-Freiden

About Dena Wieder-Freiden

As SysAid’s Content Marketing Manager, Dena values most her friendships and daily conversations with the awesome IT service management (ITSM) authorities from all over the world! As they share their knowledge with her, she enjoys paying it forward to the IT community at large. Outside of work, she’s most likely at the gym, the beach, or at home watching a movie and spending time with her family.

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