ManageEngine Kicks Off Contest to Honor IT Heroes on SysAdmin Day 2013


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$1,000 Prize for 1st Place Winner, Public Kudos for All in Company’s 2nd Annual Contest

PLEASANTON, Calif. — July 11, 2013 — ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced this year’s “Time to Say Thank You” contest honoring hard-working sysadmins around the world as part of the 14th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day on Friday, July 26, 2013. Users can show love for their sysadmins with a public declaration of “thanks” and give them a chance to win a $1,000 gift card. Visit before July 25, 2013, to enter.

When was the last time your system crashed or a virus scare swept through your company? If you can’t remember, thank your sysadmin. Wherever critical devices and apps run flawlessly, day in and day out, you’ll find sysadmins operating behind the scenes to make life easy, simple and smooth for the rest of us. SysAdmin Day is the time to bring these workplace heroes front and center and express our genuine appreciation for all they do on our behalf.

“Sysadmins are the people in the trenches, working their butts off to make the rest of us look good. They deserve kudos,” said Raj Sabhlok, president of ManageEngine, a division of Zoho Corp. “The response to our SysAdmin Day contest held in the U.S., UK, Australia and Canada last year was tremendous. So this year, we decided to make the contest global and open it up to sysadmins worldwide. We hope to get a lot more participation from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and South America. After all, hard-working sysadmins in those regions deserve kudos, too.”

“Due to the nature of their responsibilities, many sysadmins work long hours, nights and weekends. SysAdmin Day was started as a simple way to celebrate the profession,” said Ted Kekatos, founder of System Administrator Appreciation Day. “I am thrilled that ManageEngine is joining the celebration. ManageEngine’s ‘Time to Say Thank You’ contest is a perfect way to bring recognition to sysadmins.”

“Time to Say Thank You” Details

The ManageEngine “Time to Say Thank You” contest lets you nominate your favorite sysadmins for prizes and public recognition. To enter, visit by July 25, 2013, and follow three simple steps:

1. Tell the world about your sysadmins by filling out the entry form.
2. Share your entry with your colleagues.
3. Get your colleagues to thank your sysadmins through your entry.

Though optional, stories, photos and videos may also be submitted to increase your sysadmins’ chances of winning.

The contest winners will be the sysadmins with the most number of ‘Thanks’ in the comment box or most number of clicks on the ‘Like’ button. The winners will be announced on SysAdmin Day, July 26, 2013, and be awarded the following prizes:

• 1st place prize: $1,000 Amazon or iTunes gift card
• 2nd place prize: Foosball table
• 3rd place prize: iPad

The user who nominates the 1st place winner will receive a surprise gift.

To see people around the world who have already joined ManageEngine in thanking their sysadmins, check out the video at More details about the contest can be found online at

For more information on ManageEngine, please visit; follow the company blog at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at @ManageEngine.

About ManageEngine

ManageEngine delivers the real-time IT management tools that empower an IT team to meet an organization’s need for real-time services and support. Worldwide, more than 72,000 established and emerging enterprises — including more than 60 percent of the Fortune 500 — rely on ManageEngine products to ensure the optimal performance of their critical IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, applications, desktops and more. ManageEngine is a division of Zoho Corp. with offices worldwide, including the United States, India, Japan and China. For more information, please visit; follow the company blog at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at @ManageEngine.

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