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PaperCut Introduces the 2021 ‘Sysadmin of the Year’ award

PaperCut is proud to present the world’s first ‘Sysadmin of the Year’ award. With an application process starting 1 July and ending 23 July, the print management software company is asking workplaces around the world to nominate their sysadmin to be crowned 2021’s sysadmin of the year.

Timed to coincide with International Sysadmin Day, the winner will be announced live during a YouTube ceremony on 30 July.

Prizes include:

  • global recognition as the first recipient of this new award
  • a golden keyboard trophy
  • a new Razer Blade gaming laptop valued at approx. £2,400 (RRP).

Nominees can also enter the weekly draw to win 1 of 40 limited edition Sysadmin Day t-shirts designed by PaperCut.

A history of sysadmin appreciation

PaperCut’s Steve Holmes, EMEA Regional Director, said: “As a print management company we talk to hundreds of sysadmins a week, and we appreciate first-hand the amazing work they do for countless businesses of all shapes and sizes. In fact, our company was co-founded by a former sysadmin.”

PaperCut CEO and co-founder Chris Dance started PaperCut by coding software for tracking and controlling printing for his then workplace.

“That’s not the only reason we wanted to acknowledge these unsung heroes of modern working life,” Steve continues.

“IT teams have always performed incredibly valuable work from behind the scenes. That’s been doubly the case during the Covid-19 pandemic. Sysadmins have shown up every day all over the globe, supporting schools and businesses during lockdown. Without them enabling hybrid and remote working, business and school life would have ground to a halt.”

How the award nominations work

Workplaces are asked to nominate their sysadmin by filling out the form here.

The nomination process includes providing an example of when your sysadmin exhibited one of the PaperCut values: Caring, Honest, Intelligent, and Nimble.

Nominators and nominees do not need to have purchased or used PaperCut software to enter or win.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.